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David Allen M.

Organizer

Bloomington Web Designer

Location:

Bloomington, IN

Organizer since:

August 9, 2013

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Introduction:

Hello! Hello! My name is David Martin & I'm a web designer. I started this Web Designer Meetup group and have been designing websites since 1998. The last 20 years have been an amazing ride and I must say that I ♥ what I do. Web Design and working with others on the web is a passion of mine that has turned into a rewarding career. I'd love to help others beat their own path and become entrepreneurs. I look forward to sharing my experience and learning from the community.

Describe your web design experience:

In high school, I really was lucky to have some supportive teachers at Bloomington North that encouraged my use of technology. I learned Macromedia Flash and was given web hosting space on the school server. After teaching myself HTML and how to create and upload a website, I was hooked on the magic of building things on the web. Furthering my interest, I took part in the pilot program for the Franklin Initiative, an internship opportunity for high school students. I was assigned to a company called Digital Media and I also worked with Bluemarble.net. Both of these experiences helped shape my understanding of how two different creative small businesses in Bloomington operated. I learned valuable skills and was able to interact with their employees while getting school credit. I learned Photoshop @ Digital Media, how to organize files, and other awesome things. I really appreciate these experiences to this day!

What are some of your favorite design resources?

CSSTricks - https://css-tricks.com/ Hey Designer Seth Godin - http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/ Sidebar.io - https://sidebar.io/ Website Magazine - https://www.websitemagazine.com/ Who's Blogging What - http://www.whosbloggingwhat.com

What topics would you like to see discussed?

PPC, SEO, Social Media, Graphic Design, Local Business Websites, How To, Mobile / Responsive

What is something you want to learn more about?

Designing systems for website design and marketing, creating sustainable practices, creating value for clients, how to better run my business

Introduction

Hello! My name is David Martin & I'm a web designer. I started this Web Designer Meetup group and have been designing websites since 1998. The last 20 years have been an amazing ride and I must say that I ♥ what I do. I look forward to meeting you.

What David Allen M. is saying about this Meetup Group

A great way to spend time learning how to be a better web designer.


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