Hi, I'm David Demaree, and I'm looking for an awesome job.
Two or three things about me:
For the last decade or so I've been a Chicagoan, and for about five years a professional web designer/developer. I've been making web sites since I was 14, designing things since even before that. I got my first desktop publishing tools the year I finished fifth grade, my first good markers in elementary school, my first crayons before I could walk.
Design, digital or physical, is in my blood. I went to college at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, studying mostly film/video/new media during the day and teaching myself PHP, MySQL and Ruby on Rails at night.
While the list of skills on my resumé may imply "gearhead nerd," I come from a fine arts background, and I'm never happier at work than when I can use cutting-edge tools to reach out to audiences and make real, human connections. My user interface work has given me a sense for utility; my video and marketing work has practiced me in the art of seduction. I'm obviously proud of my skill set, but at the same time I'm always learning, always curious to find the next new thing to study and hopefully master.
For the last couple of years I've been an independent consultant, and that's worked out very well for me. However, I'm also more and more interested in forming longer-term relationships and collaborations, to deepen my creative practice and (hopefully) allow me to focus less on business development and more on making great work.
My contact information is on my resumé, and included below. If you like what you've read here and will read there, please get in touch. I look forward to talking with you.
Best regards, and thanks,