Before individually hiring a designer and web developer, consider a candidate who has the skills and capabilities to do both tasks. Being a designer and front-end web developer, I am passionate about code and have an extensive eye for detail.
Quality design should be simple to use yet innovative at the same time. Creating great design not only requires talent but also an understanding of user experiences and business strategy, just to name a few. As a designer, my process starts with a wireframe sketch, which then flows into a mockup and then becomes ready for development.
A front-end developer visually brings beautiful design experiences to life through code. Having a concentrated focus on the quality of code, this ensures browser compatibility and long-term maintainability as a developer and I am able to ensure that everything is covered right down to the very last pixel.
An effective marketing campaign begins with a strong brand strategy. These days, we constantly see many companies pitching their brand in attempt to compete for our attention. In order to have a successful campaign, we must first create an effective strategy that reflects your target market and demographic. By creating and implementing an identity allows users to easily recognize and distinguish your brand from the rest.
The key to building your online business requires you to understand your users- how they currently behave, how they could be acquired, and how your competitors compete for them. Through the use of web analytics, user testing, and industry research I am able to analyze and process data. By following this data you can be assured that your web presence builds on the data collected and capitalizes on ways to improve.
Christopher Michaels © 2014 Montreal Front-End Developer & Designer