Hello, I am

Gabriel Parke

I am a web designer and developer straight out of Pittsburgh

A little bit

About Me

I am a web designer and developer who loves creating new things, as well as puppies and cheeze wiz. I live and breathe web development. I love learning new technologies, languages, frameworks, methods and libraries to expand what I already know.

I am a musician, designer, developer, dog lover, extreme sports enthusiast, an outdoorsman, an indoorsman, and TIME Magazine's Person of the Year for 2006.

Just so you know

I'm A Designer

Deriving inspiration from what is around me and understanding core design concepts allows me to create concise and exciting layouts. From logos, symbols and graphics to full web layouts I treat every project as an opportunity to push my limits and impress my clients.

Weapons of choice include Adobe Illustrator (my main squeeze), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Affinity Designer as well as Sketch 3.

Typography

Contrast

Consistency

If you haven't heard

I'm A Developer

I've been developing for several years and I have come a long way, but I recognize that there is still so much to know. With a background in multimedia technologies, I try to push the bar with every new project that I do.

Weapons of choice include HTML 5, CSS 3, SASS, Stylus, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, Atom.io and massive amounts of coffee.

Best Practices

What i do

Starting with a mobile first design, I create simple yet effective user experiences from mobile to desktop. Other practices include using rem's instead of pixels for improved scalability, optimizing assets to the smallest possible file size to improve load times, scaling assets appropriately so they look crisp on all devices, as well as using the .svg format whenever possible.