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My name is Andy Birdwell and I'm a freelance web designer / front-end developer living in Los Angeles, CA. I specialize in user-friendly, thoughtfully designed, standards-compliant websites. With over four years experience in an agency environment, the time was ripe for me to venture out on my own.

Prior to becoming a web designer, I played guitar in a variety of bands, traveled around riding a skateboard and did a little freelance work for the TransWorld Media family of magazines, writing reviews, conducting interviews and commenting on skateboard related websites.

I am inspired by:

My friends, insomnia, turning three chords into pure magic, urethene rolling beneath my feet, staring at an amazing piece of art with equal parts jealousy and admiration, a picture-perfect cast, a picture-perfect drive, snapping an imperfect picture and reading biographies, because truth is stranger than fiction.

Skills:

HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive site design (Bootstrap), Photoshop, Illustrator, and CMS(WordPress, EE, SDL Tridion).

Groups and Affiliations:

Internet Professional Society of Alabama (IPSA), UX User Experience Group and Web Design Lunch

Honors and Awards:

Web Designer/Front End Developer/Art Director on ADDY award winning websites
Gold: www.intermarkinteractive.com - 2006
Silver: www.intermarkgroup.com - 2006
Silver: www.brombergs.com - 2007