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.
  • Acrylic
  • Color Pencil
  • India Ink
  • Gouache
  • Oil
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
  • XHTML
Years of experience writing browser compliant HTML and XHTML. Prior to tools like dreamweaver I pretty regularly created websites from scratch in notepad.
  • CSS
Years of experience writing compliant, cross-browser CSS.
  • JavaScript
Experienced writing javascript, working with Jquery and the UIZE framework.
  • ActionScript 2 & 3
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.
  • XML
I often use XML in conjuction with Flash to create various types of slideshows and data pulls.
  • WordPress
 I am experienced designing & modifying WordPress templates, plugin modification, ecommerce wordpress sites, setup & administration.
  • SharePoint Server 2010
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 CS5.5
Dreamweaver  is my website development and modification tool of choice. I been designing both static and dynamic web content in Dreamweaver for 7 years.
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