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