Hi, I’m Chad & I love to create designs that make clients gasp with excitement.

I am a seasoned designer in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area who specializes in webdesign, UI/UX, responsive design, and front-end development. In today’s connected world, just being a web designer doesn’t cut it anymore. Over the past 13 years I’ve grown from just designing one-off marketing pages to leading a team to design complex multi-module web based applications for fortune 500 companies, and everything in-between. When you bring me into your team, I will bring that experience and knowledge to your organization to deliver pixel-perfect designs and front-end code to you and your clients.


Latest Work

What I’ve been working on recently.

A.O. Smith

A.O. Smith

Web Design

A.0. Smith needed a new website. Investors couldn't find the information they were looking for, and product customers couldn't find the support information they needed. Our solution was to clearly funnel product costumers to their product website, while putting all the information investors need right in front of them. All of this was accomplished with a responsive design in mind optimized for phone and tablet usage.

Project done with c2 media group


Responsive Web Design

Adonit is one of the leading manufactures of stylus for mobile devices. Partnering with Evernote and Adobe, they’re innovating the way we think about how a stylus should work. Surprisingly though, being a mobile device based company, they don’t have a website that’s optimized for mobile devices. Over the course of 2 days I took their current website, cleaned it up, refined it, then designed mobile ready comps for tablets, and mobile phones, all within a responsive layout.

Teams I’ve worked with

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Teams I've worked for

Adding me to your team

Need help on a project or want to add me to your team?

I am currently available for freelance opportunities in the metro Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

I have extensive experience across the entire adobe creative suite line including photoshop, illustrator, indesign, and the edge suite and a variety of wireframing programs like omnigraffle, axure, fireworks, and blueprint. I have also launched hundreds of sites using wordpress, expression engine, cushy cms, mojo motor, and other cms solutions while using either a custom build css framework or using popular ones like bootstrap, grid960, foundation, blueprint, and others.

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