Hi, my name is Reid

Let’s create something amazing.

Past Projects

Why me?

I am great for your project because I have a very dogged and relentless approach when I have set my mind to completing a task. When I was building my first from scratch website I explained my vision for a specific look of the menu to the client. They very much liked the idea and signed off on the design as a whole and work began. Well like often happens (to me at least) I had said I could do something that required a different skill set than I had up to that point. Instead of going back to the client and telling them I didn't know how to do the menu, I did hours and hours of research and testing to learn how to do it. In the end I ended up using SASS (Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets) to help generate the necessary menu effects and as a result both myself and the client are very happy with the results. See what you think Golden Age Radio Restoration

I would be a great fit for your team because I work well with others. Whether that is in an advisory role when a peer has come to me with a problem and wants my help solving it or suggesting possible solutions, in a group role where we are collaborating in order to create or refine a project, or even in an employee role given tasks to complete and deadlines to meet. I actually got to help teach a responsive web design short course over the summer because of my ability to work well with others, my reliability and willingness to step up in a pinch and my ability to break down concepts into bite size segments. In fact, I was voted as the MVP (Most Valuable Peer) by my peers because I try to be available and willing to help anytime someone needs it. You don't have to take my word for it, take a look at some of the things that the individuals that I have worked with have had to say about me.

Testimonials

Portfolio

Golden Age Radio Restoration

My client wanted a site that brought the design and feeling of the golden age of radios to life. I used the specific styling that was used because I felt like it was a good representation of the design philosophies of that era.

Skills used:

  • HTML,
  • CSS,
  • SASS

S.M.A.C.S.S.

My task was to research S.M.A.C.S.S. and build a single page website with the information I found and try to implement some of the ideas that I learned.

Skills used:

  • HTML,
  • CSS,
  • JS

Discography

My task was to research a band and then create a discography website that informs the visitors about the band and their albums.

Skills used:

  • HTML,
  • CSS,
  • JS,
  • Bootstrap,
  • Photoshop

PHP Revamp

My client wanted a revamp of a current site, implementing PHP to make the site more robust and full featured while not changing any styling or design decisions of the original site. So lets talk about features and not designs.

Skills used:

  • HTML,
  • CSS,
  • JS,
  • SQL,
  • PHP,
  • phpMyAdmin

Oklahoma Vintage Radio Collectors

My client wanted me to redo an old site they had and bring it into Wordpress ( a content management system) so that they may add content as they need to. This project will be a learning project as I will go back and refine more and more of it as I learn more about building for Wordpress.

Skills used:

  • HTML,
  • CSS,
  • JS,
  • SQL,
  • PHP,
  • phpMyAdmin,
  • Wordpress

Skills

HTML
CSS
JS
SQL
PHP
Bootstrap
Photoshop
SASS
phpMyAdmin
Wordpress
Github
Sketch

Who am I?

A graphic representation of Reid Brownell

I am just your regular neighborhood "adult" (the quotes are because my wife constantly tells me that I shouldn't be allowed to call myself that) trying to follow his dreams and carve out a spot in this ever-changing landscape we call web development. I realized that I was interested in web development as a career when I was tasked with building a website for a previous employer. I searched high and low and couldn't find a theme on Wordpress that was exactly what they or I wanted. So I found one that sufficed and I started the biggest learning experience of my life thus far. I knew how I wanted certain things to behave (or not behave, STOP MOVING MY CONTENT) but I didn't know yet how to do it. Over the next couple months of putting this website together and learning the HTML and CSS I needed to make it look good and function how I wanted it to, I came to the realization that I enjoy this. I enjoy creating something and trying to get it just right both in the look and how it functions. I enjoy the challenge of an ever changing and evolving field and I can't wait to dive head first into your project so we can let my passion and outside of the box thinking work for you.



What do I enjoy doing when I am not stuck behind a keyboard you ask? Well I actually really enjoy video games (Destiny 2 is my current game of choice), disc golf, and I also enjoy playing boards games in my free time. That being said, even in my spare time I end up thinking about ways to implement online technologies. I am currently working on learning more about API's so that I can help contribute to an online collaboration to create a user dashboard for Destiny players.



Contact

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