Hello! My name is Jan and I like to

Design & Develop

minimal, effective websites.

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Design

Design

What makes a great web design? I believe great design can capture the uniqueness of the brand. Users should be able to feel in control of the site navigation in order to get to where they want rapidly. It also needs to be fashionably functional, which can be achieved by incorporating user interface and user experience to anticipate and better serve the users’ needs while meeting the organization’s goals. This is what I strive toward with every website I design.

Develop

Develop

Great web design can be accessible with functional web development. If people can’t physically experience what the company has to offer offline, they should be able to experience it online. In order to help both the end-users and the organizations reach their goals, I integrate online marketing principles into my designing and coding practice. My focus is front-end web development where I can concentrate on design and user experience to bring the vision to life.

UX Design

One of my biggest fears is wasting other people's time. For websites, people go online to find content, thus I look for ways where I can help people navigate to their destination to get the information they seek quickly.

Other than increasing productivity, I like to do research and connect the dots that help other people make sense of patterns, which is another factor that draws me into user experience design.

About Me

Jan Simmala - Web Designer & Developer

About Me

My name is Jan Simmala and I am currently residing in Milwaukee, WI. I developed passion for storytelling through illustrations since young. With every design I create, whether it be web design, print design, logos, or paintings, I always try to lead the viewers’ eyes to certain directions in order to tell a story.

While attending college, I discovered that my love for visually storytelling steered me toward strategic design, which guided me to pick up online marketing tactics, front-end and back-end programing. Thus, my journey began like this: graphic design led to web design that led to online marketing, which led to web development and now to UX design. All of these interests have been helping me design and develop websites that make impressions on users and allow them to have a satisfying experience as they browse the website looking for what they want. My passion to help people find information rapidly inspire me to build minimal, effective, efficient websites.

Education: I attended University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and was in the Graphic Design program for three years before I changed my majors to Information Technology Management (ITM) and Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM).

Other than designing and programing, I enjoy painting and outdoor activities, such as hiking and rafting.

Tools & Techniques

Below are the tools, coding languages and frameworks I use to structure my design and development.

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Dreamweaver

  • Adobe Coldfusion

  • HTML5

  • CSS3

  • JavaScript

  • PHP

  • Zurb Foundation

  • Wordpress

  • MS Visual Studio

  • MS ASP.NET MVC 4/5

  • MS SQL Server

  • Moqups

Contact Me

If you think I am the right person for your project, or simply just want to say hi to brighten my day, please feel free to do so using this form below!


Jan Simmala - Web Designer & Developer
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About Me

Jan Simmala - Web Designer & Developer

About Me

My name is Jan Simmala and I am currently residing in Milwaukee, WI. I developed passion for storytelling through illustrations since young. With every design I create, whether it be web design, print design, logos, or paintings, I always try to lead the viewers’ eyes to certain directions in order to tell a story.

While attending college, I discovered that my love for visually storytelling steered me toward strategic design, which guided me to pick up online marketing tactics, front-end and back-end programing. Thus, my journey began like this: graphic design led to web design that led to online marketing, which led to web development and now to UX design. All of these interests have been helping me design and develop websites that make impressions on users and allow them to have a satisfying experience as they browse the website looking for what they want. My passion to help people find information rapidly inspire me to build minimal, effective, efficient websites.

Education: I attended University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and was in the Graphic Design program for three years before I changed my majors to Information Technology Management (ITM) and Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM).

Other than designing and programing, I enjoy painting and outdoor activities, such as hiking and rafting.

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Contact Me

If you think I am the right person for your project, or simply just want to say hi to brighten my day, please feel free to do so using this form below!


Jan Simmala - Web Designer & Developer