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  • Member Since: November 24th, 2014
  • Location: San Antonio
  • Website: ellicesanchez.com
  • Job Title: Designer-in-Chief
  • Employer: Concept Incarnate
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Bio

I have nearly four years experience working for commercial and federal clients as well as working as an in-house designer for most recent company. I also have 2 years experience as a freelance designer and contract designer prior to my current job. This allows me to understand that the client must always be satisfied within a budget and that I must work efficient to satisfy my own hunger for the best design possible.

I can also design for any medium. I believe as long as you have a strong design concept, it can be applied to any medium, whether it be print or web. I can manage a web project from requirements gathering phase, to design concepting and to development; this allows for a website to be developed perfectly in sync with the approved design mock-up by the client. I can also work print projects such as a brochure, logo, or business card design, from the creative brief phase, through the client revisions and final production designs.
I dont’t just make things look pretty though; design is useless when not also functional. I feel that the programming end of a website is an extension of creating a great design. I enjoy developing WordPress sites from my favourite, ‘boilerplate,’ theme; I love when I can create a WordPress theme from scratch with HTML5, responsive design, custom post types and custom widget spots that work perfectly for the client’s approved website design. I spend a lot of free time looking up newer, better, easier to use plug-ins for WordPress. design.

WordPress Origin Story

I actually used to hate WordPress but in the last few years it has become ridiculously easy to use as a content manager and as a developer. I now preach that 90% of websites can be built in WordPress. I never had any formal training; it was not needed. Between my simple knowledge of PHP, advanced CSS/html5 knowledge, the official WordPress tutorials and the endless other WordPress tutorials online I have learned a lot about WordPress. Comparing it to DNN, Drupal and Mambo, its so much better than any other CMS i have tried.
I used to build CMSs from scratch for my clients but now I don’t waste time constantly re-making login and updating functionality; I rely on WordPress to do that for me out of the box and focus on more unique functionality needs and design challenges with the website’s presentation.

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