My name is Jason Penezich and I am a rare breed of designer and developer. I am currently enrolled at Youngstown State University in Ohio for my bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic and interactive design with a strong focus on web courses. I was lucky enough to find something I enjoy to do while being good at it. I started web design in high school in 2004 in an intro class and ever since then I’ve been hooked. Since my time in high school I have come a long way and have learned a great deal about web and print design. Although I would have to say being selected as the team leader of a web design team for a college website remake has to be the proudest moment of my career.
My Design Principles
My designs come from a process of understanding the problem and coming up with a suitable solution. Most of the actual “design phase” is the last aspect to the project. Defining the problem and coming up with a solution to it is, more often than not, going to be a simple way of doing it. Albert Einstein once said “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” This is what I strive through in my work. My main focus is on web design and making sites that are as fast, aesthetically pleasing, and simple in the way they work. There are a million ways to approach every project but it boils down to the users and what they want. Having a website that is filled with huge images, backgrounds, and special scrolling may be very nice on the eyes, but in nine of ten cases, it is slow and browser dependent. I work to make sure code is as semantic as possible, always finding ways to make content load faster, and use as many best practice principles as possible.