About Michael Ware

Michael Ware

I'm a hybrid UX designer and front end developer, as well as a digital strategist with over a decade in marketing. With roots in graphic design, I transitioned to the Web in 2006, taking up front end development. After years of agency and in-house work at Elsevier, BP Design, MSI, Magic Hat and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, I revived my freelance alter ego Partisan Pixel in 2014.

Hire Me

You might be one of these, looking for someone like me:

  • A small to medium-sized business or non-profit looking for a digital rudder, a refresh, a mobile presence or maybe a new responsive website
  • An agency or project manager in need of a versatile, collaborative hired gun who can hit deadlines and put clients at ease
  • A graphic designer or programmer who needs a collaborator to speak browser and make things work from smartphone to desktop
  • A start up looking for a UX designer and front end developer.

Philosophy

We are living through a global design renaissance, heightening the design expectations of anyone with mobile phone or an Internet connection. There is an app for everything and 180 million active websites worldwide as of 2014. Users make split second decisions to stay or leave, and those that do linger may never come back if they don't find something useful. Beautiful design is not enough--you also need quality information and functionality.

In The Shape of Design, Frank Chimero notes that in the rapid evolution of our digital world, developers and designers sometimes forget to ask "why" before asking "how". We should first understand what problem we are solving. Everything else flows from there.

Chops

My skill set includes:

  • Mobile-first responsive Web design
  • User experience design
  • HTML5, CSS3, SASS, LESS & Bootstrap
  • Javascript, jQuery & Angular
  • Terminal
  • Drupal, Wordpress, Jekyll, Sitefinity & Shopify
  • Git
  • Working knowledge of PHP/MySQL & .NET MVC
  • Web typography
  • Graphic design
  • Content strategy
  • Workflow optimization

Contact

I am currently accepting work. Please call or email for examples of my work or to discuss your project.

michael@partisanpixel.com
tel: (802) 881-9157