• Member Since: October 16th, 2011
  • Location: Los Angeles and Lake Elsinore, California
  • Website: amperart.com
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Real hand lettering BC (Before Computers) for headlines, print ads, packaging, posters and signs. Typography from setting little pieces of metal (also BC) to InDesign.
Logos, layouts, all the rest.
Can’t draw worth a stick figure.

Personal: First and foremost, Crayolas. Disneyland, dancing. Modernism, nudism. Black cats (or any other color).

Oh yeah…and ampersands. I created AmperArt (aside from my design business which is desimonedesign.com) as a monthly project to feature “the ampersand as fun & fabulous art.” Check it out if you’re an ampersand fan! amperart.com

WordPress Origin Story

Put it this way: I built a rather impressive website for my design practice back in the 1990s with Dreamweaver. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted. Was not touched or changed for about 10 years because I dreaded dealing with the terms html, assets and ftp.

Then I discovered WordPress a few years after it was introduced, and after the stigma of “a blogging platform” had vanished.

I still have a hard time with html, css, all that stuff, but thanks to the WP platform and all the incredible theme and plugin developers and forums, I’m able to create websites that aren’t too darn shabby. It’s kind of like setting those little pieces of metal type: sometimes it fits and looks good, sometimes it doesn’t. The challenge is fun (except when there’s a pressing deadline).

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    Amazing amount of file size reduction on website - 78%…

    5 months ago

  • Created a topic, Simple and superb!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I dread stuff like configuring and implementing forms.…

    1 year ago

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    Took awhile for me to comprehend what this plugin does…

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Exactly what I need!, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    I added this to the Sparkling theme, and finally have …

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Even the free version is outstanding, on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Allows nice custom designs, works great with Mailchimp…

    2 years ago

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    I am having the same problem. Trying to set Sort Gallery by choosing "Alt/Title text"…

    2 years ago

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    This was not only super simple, but I expected to have…

    3 years ago

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    I could not find a way to show WooCommerce Shop or car…

    3 years ago