Web Designer, Problem Solver

For over 14 years Steven Monson has built quality websites for a wide variety of businesses. His dedication and ingenuity make him a valuable employee.

Full Stack Designer

Extensive experience with HTML, CSS, WordPress, and Adobe software means Steven is comfortable with both the technical and artistic sides of web design.

Skills at a Glance

Technical Skills

HTML & CSS

They’re like a second language to me.  I’m very comfortable crafting responsive web layouts from scratch, or modifying existing layouts. 

WordPress

I’m intimately familiar with the WordPress ecosystem and able to create custom templates with back-end user interfaces so clients can edit their own websites.

JavaScript

I’m not a programmer but I frequently write JavaScript to enhance websites.  I big believer in progressive development which means websites should still function even if the JavaScript doesn’t load.

SEO

While not my specialty, I have a firm grasp on the fundamentals of search engine optimization and have helped many companies improve their search rankings.

Accessibility

I’ve done extensive usability and accessibility research and know I work to make ADA compliant websites.

Artistic Skills

Graphic Design

Specializing in Web and UI graphics but also very comfortable with traditional print media.

Typography

I understand the importance of finding the right font for a specific project, and can design type for maximum readability and impact.

Adobe Photoshop

I’ve used Photoshop for almost 2 decades and effectively use it to create all sorts of graphics.

Adobe Illustrator

I frequently employ Illustrator to create and edit vector graphics.  Its like an old friend.

Motion Design

I’ve always loved animation, and enjoy adding subtle animations to websites and interfaces.  CSS is my most common animation tool, but I also use Adobe After Effects and GSAP.

Soft Skills

Problem Solving

I’m a problem solver.  I love finding solutions to problems and making things better.

Research & Writing

I’m a life-long learner and have a secret love for research and technical writing. 
I’ve written numerous articles and tutorials and enjoy explaining complex ideas with an easy-to-understand presentation.

Interpersonal Skills

I strive to clear and honest communication.  I’m easy to get along with and love people.

Project Management

I’m able to manage my own projects, talk with clients, and push projects through the pipeline.

Creative & Analytical

Creative and analytical thought go together like peanut butter and jelly!  I enjoy analyzing issues and finding creative solutions

What People Say About Steven...

Amazing to work with Very knowledgeable A great listener Trustworthy Responsive, intuitive, and driven. Steven’s designs are beautiful and functional visually stimulating, and super easy to use and navigate.

Speaks the Language

Understanding design, code, and business allows him to communicate with various stakeholders including clients, programmers, marketers, and management.

Testimonials

Interested? Let's Talk

Steven is currently open to new opportunities.  Think we might be a good fit?  Contact me through LinkedIn or send me an email.