My name is David Sparks. I’m an User Experience Architect at archer>malmo in Memphis TN
I spend my days developing the visual strategy for websites and applications built on business goals and user needs. I spend as much of my remaining time as I can with my ridiculously cute dog named Munny. I believe that for any technology product to be successful in todays market it’s focus must be on the end users. I create deliverables that establish a unified well thought out approach to websites, services and applications before design or development begins.
If you’re thinking about hiring a freelance designer or developer for your new website, or you want to tweak you existing website to keep up with constantly changing user needs, let’s talk!
I can identify usability issues with your existing site, recommend ways to increase conversions or help you plan properly for you’re upcoming project.
A little bit about myself. In ’98, when i was in 9th grade, my family got our first computer and I absolutely had to know how to build websites. I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen so I started teaching myself how to code.
From 2000 to 2008 I was involved with the Memphis punk, metal and indie music scene. I co-ran a venue called the Caravan, played in numerous bands, toured a little and released a self titled full length album in a metal band named Serapis. I started a site called OurMemphis.net which featured show listings for all venues in the Memphis area. Band profile pages and local music fan profiles. Pre-friendster mind you.
In 2006 I got my first web design and development job.
Two years later in 2008 I started working in Interactive Advertising and have been ever sense.
That’s six years and counting of landing pages, email campaigns, micro sites, small business sites, corporate sites and just about everything else in between.
If you need help with a website or application or you’re not even sure what you need, I can help. My best skill is listening and my favorite thing to do is learn. Talking is on the house.
WHAT I DO WELL & WHAT I LOVE TO DO.
I design simplistic websites focused on quality User Experiences and I develop semantic code by hand in HTML5, CSS & jQuery. I have over 14 years experience designing and developing front end websites.
Already have the design? Send me your PSD Files & I send you HTML & CSS files. Single pages framed out or multiple sub pages coded.
Hand Coded from Scratch. What Else Do You Need To Know? I’ve been working with WordPress as my blogging platform and CMS of choice for over 6 years. I’ve done the most common blog theme to some of the strangest uses of the platform that I can imagine.