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Hi, I'm Brian.

I craft thoughtful, well-built, and visually compelling websites, while striving to create a balanced and beautiful life.

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Originally from Missouri, I’m now working at Columbia College Chicago as a Web Developer, making web apps and responsive sites. I have over a decade of professional experience in web development, working almost exclusively for not-for-profit organizations, including the Poetry Foundation and many colleges and universities. My appreciation for higher education blossomed while getting my B.A. in Philosophy & Religion (with a minor in Classical Studies) from Hendrix College, a private liberal arts school nestled in the center of The Natural State.

After loving the city life in Chicago for 6 years, I packed up and moved back south with my wife Sarah, an Arkansas native. When not working you might find me exploring my beautiful new surroundings or sharing recipes on Westervin, a popular lifestyle blog I write with Sarah. Through our work on Westervin, we’ve been featured on the Etsy Blog, published in the book Design: Paper, and built a social media following of over 500,000. Blogging lets me explore my other love, mixology—the crafting of fine cocktails. I’m proud to have been commissioned to create the signature cocktail for the Poetry Foundation's Centennial Celebration, a recipe that was featured in the New York Times.

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