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I currently live in Wilmington, NC where I work as a web designer and front end developer for the vacation rental industry. My wife and I are both design nerds and push each other to expand our skillsets constantly. More importantly, we always make time to enjoy our beatiful beach town and hang out with our dog Max.

Admittedly, I'm a bit of a workaholic, but I spend my time working on projects that make me happy and inspire me. Design and development are my focus, but illustration, marketing and motion graphics all interest me. I love to work with fun people and am always open to learning something new. When I'm not working, I like to stay active by playing Ultimate Frisbee, practicing muay thai, snowboarding, cooking (I love to eat!) or hanging out with friends.


"I was admittedly a little nervous about the comp process. Rick (owner) let me run with this one, and he didn't see any of the work until it was launched. I am so proud with how Jim took what we talked about in the kickoff and came up with the comps that he did. Jim did exactly what I asked and I couldn't ask for anything more!" Corinne Crickmore, Marketing Manager
Elliott Realty
"As a customer who has overseen three prior website projects for my company alone, I am most pleased with the layout, design, and exceptional functionality of my new site. In addition to being visually appealing to consumers, my site was successfully designed to draw in visitors to access the target areas first, and from there it rapidly moves them to the information they are looking for with wonderful efficiency. My new site is an enormous step up in design and functionality from any other project I have been involved in. The team is top notch, and from moment one, was neck deep in attending to my needs, and ensuring the project revolved around a simple end result- making the customer happy" Toby Babich, President
Breckenridge Resort Managers
"Our web site was in need of some major updates and we were fortunate to have Jim referred to us by one of our patients. Not only was Jim able to revamp our site, he took all new photos and created a responsive layout that makes our site easy to use on phones and tablets. Patients can now download forms prior to visits and we have gotten great feedback on how the site looks! Jim was always available when we needed him and he did a great job with everything. We are going to continue working with him on future projects and definitely recommend him as a designer." Michael McNerney, Principal
Violand & McNerney, P.A.
  • HTML5
  • CSS2+3
  • SASS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • UX/UI
  • Adobe Suite
  • Bootstrap
  • Foundation
  • Familiar with PHP and CF
  • Familiar with Wordpress
  • Final Cut
  • Flash
  • Quark
  • CorelDraw
  • FileMaker Pro
  • Microsoft Office Suite
Associate of Arts, Graphic Design
Howard Community College Columbia, MD December 2009
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Frostburg State University Frostburg, MD December 2007


Web Designer/Developer

Visual Data Systems - Columbia, MD October 2012 - Present
  • Responsible for website design and development process and maintenance in collaboration with all internal departments
  • Produce creative solutions and provide consultation for increased site experience and usability, more effective branding and higher conversion rates for hospitality and travel industry clients

Graphic Designer

MTH Electric Trains - Columbia, MD October 2010 - October 2012
  • Controlled all layout and design of catalogs, product art, signage, packaging, custom decals, advertising and marketing collateral
  • Responsible for providing web content, instruction manual layout, and overseeing all licensing design specifications

Graphic Design Intern

Buck Wear Inc - Baltimore, MD June 2009 - March 2010
  • Participated in all aspects of design and illustration process for multi-million dollar sportswear company
  • Assisted with web content, photography, pre-production of catalogs and sales

Promotions Assistant

Clear Channel Communications, DC 101 - Rockville, MD Summers 2005, 2006
  • Represented #1 rock station in a top 10 U.S. market, leading on-location music, promotional, and sales events
  • Collaborated with all levels of promotions and production staff to plan and implement strategy for DC101 and its affiliates

Marketing Consultant

LaVale Dryclean and Shirt Salon - LaVale, MD March 2007 - May 2007
  • Conducted internal and external analysis of the client and industry
  • Worked with marketing team to develop comprehensive marketing plan for client

Arts & Lectures Chair

University Programming Council - Frostburg, MD Fall 2006 – Spring 2007
  • Completed contracts with various entertainers/speakers for university events to benefit students and community
  • Displayed leadership and communication skills by governing over committee and working with Programming Council