Joseph Danny

About

TL;DR

I'm a visual designer with experience in graphic design, user experience design, front-end development, and photography. I'm also a winemaking student, and I like to cook.

The Nitty-Gritty

I started tinkering with web design in the late '90s, and by 2002 I got the nerve to ask people to pay me to design things. A lot of them said yes. Crazy!

Since then, I've worked in a lot of industries and on a lot of projects, primarily as a designer. Sometimes as a designer-developer. Other times as a designer-developer-whatever-else-guy. What do they have in common?

Design!

I love designing. And I have a strong desire to use my design skills to contribute to causes, products, and services that I believe in. (Doesn't everyone?)

My portfolio is a collection of past and recent, personal and commercial work of varying technical and emotional depth.

Outside of design, I study winemaking at Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg.

If I'm away from the computer, I'm probably in the kitchen!

You can reach me on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jdanny/

Skillset

Industry Knowledge

  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Print Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • UI Design
  • UX Design
  • Website Accessibility
  • Website Design

Coding

  • CSS / SASS / BEM
  • HTML
  • jQuery

Design Tools

  • Adobe XD
  • Diagrams.net
  • Figma
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • SketchBook Pro
  • Sublime Text

Photography Tools

  • Nikon D850
  • ZEISS Milvus 2/35
  • ZEISS Milvus 2/50M
  • ZEISS Milvus 2/100M

Books

I love learning from books and it's still my preferred method for learning a subject. Here are some of my favorites:

Industry

  • "100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People" by Susan Weinschenk
  • "Articulating Design Decisions" by Tom Greever
  • "Atomic Design" by Brad Frost
  • "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug
  • "Laws of UX" by Jon Yablonski
  • "Lean UX" by Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden
  • "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg
  • "UX Strategy" by Jaime Levy

Other

  • "A Gentleman at the Table" by John Bridges, Bryan Curtis
  • "Catalan Food" by Daniel Olivella, Caroline Wright
  • "Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman
  • "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain
  • "On Writing" by Stephen King
  • "Outliers" by Malcom Gladwell
  • "The Danish Way of Parenting" by Jessica Joelle Alexander, Iben Sandahl
  • "The Flavor Bible" by Karen Page
Portrait

Do you think I'm wearing too many dots?