Me (Joel)

I’m a web designer from Terre Haute, Indiana. I make and maintain some pretty cool stuff. My main gig is Director of Web Services of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

My first website was on the free hosting platform called Tripod back in the wild west days of the internet. I’ve progressed a long way from table layouts, font tags, and animated clipart, but quality HTML and CSS still matters a lot to me.

My hobbies include playing video games, geeking out about sci-fi and superheroes, hanging out with our kitterย Lucyย ๐Ÿˆ, doggo Molly ๐Ÿ• and bunno Pippin ๐Ÿ‡, and using too many commas.

Education

Master of Leadership Development
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

BS in Graphic Design
Indiana State University

Skills

  • Full-stack WordPress development
    • HTML
    • CSS/SASS
    • PHP
    • JS
    • Custom themes
  • UI/UX design
  • Branding
  • Strategic planning

Tools of choice

  • CMS/site generators:
  • Code editor: VS Code
  • Design tools:
    • Adobe XD
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Figma (still getting my feet wet)
  • Productivity tools:
    • Slack
    • Asana
    • Basecamp

What I’m playing right now

  • Warframe: If you’re a Tenno and want to make my day, message JTtornado and say you found my website. Or just say “CLEM”, that works too.
  • Destiny 2: Another great looter-shooter with a good mix of story and multiplyer. All of the tight gunplay of Halo, but with more polish and flexibility.
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition: I’ve been playing AoE 2 since I was a kid and I don’t intend to stop anytime soon. Especially with 4K graphics, events, and regular improvements in the definitive edition keeping things fresh.