I started with technical design in 1989. and was creating web pages/sites in 1993 shortly after the birth of the web. I've since become a very capable digital photographer, digital artist with the ability to merge the two mediums. My designs are unique and quite creative.
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Martino Graphics was founded in November 2004, initially to sell designs and photographs on products through Cafepress. It later expanded to fine-art prints at Imagekind, Redbubble, FineArtAmerica and other high-end print-on-demand sites.
Martino Graphics has donated art pieces to a variety of silent auction fundraising events for AIDS service organizations in the Austin, Texas area. This has proven to be a great way to gain recognition in the community. In fact, all proceeds from sales of my AIDS awareness designs are used toward the cost of the donated artwork.
I do use server-side includes at times if the site can utilize them well. For example, to insert contact names which appear throughout the site that may change; makes it easier to update site-wide.
Each graphical or site design is thoroughly discussed with the client to ensure clarity on both sides as to expectations and limitations before the project begins. I never over-promise or claim to be capable of doing something I am not 100% certain of.
Of course, I've been know to surprise myself and others with how quickly I can learn that which I don't already know, but I will never do this on your dime.
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Texas A&M University Department of English
1996 - 2004
Created complex relational database system in FileMaker Pro to track departmental inventory, personnel and office space. Planned additions included software licenses, job ticket tracking and...