Mike MacDonald

San Diego, CA

I design, architect, code, optimize, prototype and generally love web experiences.

I get an endorphine rush when I can take something average and transform it into something special; whether that 'something' is a website or an object is irrelevant. On any given day, I am likely juggling half a dozen projects...I rarely have "free time".

The greatest frustration in my existence is this: I am incapable of bringing the deluge of ideas that stream from my brain to fruition, but that doesn't stop me from adding each to the list. Upon winning the lottery, I would immediately hire a team of designers, developers, engineers and mad-scientists to help me start chipping away at that list. It could happen.

STUFF I WORK ON OFTEN: Python/django, Javascript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Compass CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, git, HighCharts

STUFF I WORK ON LESS OFTEN: Ruby on Rails, LESS, Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, Wordpress Themes, eCommerce

WHAT I'M GOOD AT: user experience, user interaction, UI architecture, responsive design, search engine optimization (SEO), conversion rate optimization (CRO), CSS sprites, photography, domain name monetization

WHAT I LOVE TO DO: (see above list)

WHAT I'M NOT SO GOOD AT (why not?): keeping track of time, dealing with status quo/bureaucracy, sitting still, existing without internet access