A new year, a new site design, new work and a new CMS. And it’s about time. Somehow years have passed since I’ve done a serious visual overhaul to my website. Four years, in fact. With all the stressors of life, it can be hard to make time to design for yourself. To represent yourself in a way that’s fresh and interesting. But it was time. I’ve put a lot of hard work into this big new visual overhaul and I’m pretty happy with the outcome.

As always, I use my website as a self-learning tool more than anything. A sandbox where I can plan with different techniques and visual styles in order to come up with something that I think is fun and current. I’ve really amped up my sense of motion with animation throughout the site from small, subtle things to big page transitions. I think they’re fun and something to keep playing with and honing.

I’ve added some new work, too – finally sharing off some of the fun work that I’ve been doing at Citrix over the past couple of years and hopefully more to come. Working in tech has a lot of fun perks, but one of the downsides is that you can’t always share the things you’re working on until they’re released… if ever. It’s also been a challenge to think about how to showcase some of the more recent work I’ve done that’s not so visual, but more UX or customer-focused, often without a final hardcore deliverable.

Along with the sweeping visual changes to the site, I also switched to a different CMS. After many many years with ExpressionEngine, I decided it was time for me to move onto something that would be easier for me to update and re-style quickly as the months and years move on. So with that, I’ve come back home to WordPress.