Who’s behind HaleGrafx?
My name is Kevin Hale and thank you for coming by to check out my site! I am probably best described as a multimedia designer and developer. I split up most of my time between doing illustration, sculpting, graphic design and web design & development for various clients, personal projects and pretty much whatever suits my mood.
What is this site for?
The reason behind this site is many fold. I want to share my work, share my processes, share ideas, get feedback, help others, connect with clients and more! This site will always be a work in progress as I continually add content and look for ways to improve it.
Skillsets and Experience
Below is an overview of some of my skillsets and tools I use when designing and/or developing. I love the work that I do as it is always a process of creation and learning.
|Illustration & Graphic Design|
- Photoshop CS5
- Illustrator CS5
- InDesign CS5
- Flash CS5.5
|I currently use Adobe Master Collection CS5 and have been working with PhotoShop and Illustrator for over 14 years. I have grown and evolved with these applications.|
- Color Pencil
- India Ink
|I have been doing traditional illustration and painting for over 25 years in a variety of media. I have clients request either traditional or digital artwork or both and I am capable meeting these needs.|
|Web Languages & Environments|
|Years of experience writing browser compliant HTML and XHTML. Prior to tools like dreamweaver I pretty regularly created websites from scratch in notepad.|
|Years of experience writing compliant, cross-browser CSS.|
|I have a solid background working with Actionscript 2 and often use it with XML. I am now working with AS3 for Flash and App development.|
|I often use XML in conjuction with Flash to create various types of slideshows and data pulls.|
| I am experienced designing & modifying WordPress templates, plugin modification, ecommerce wordpress sites, setup & administration.|
|I currently do site collection administration for an organization of 1200 users. I am also responsible for creation of custom master page templates, doing site modifications in SharePoint Designer and user support.|
|Dreamweaver is my website development and modification tool of choice. I been designing both static and dynamic web content in Dreamweaver for 7 years.|