Graphic Designer & Web Developer
Dan began his career as a program manager for non-profit organizations, specializing in program design, implementation, and grant writing. Seeing a need for better graphic design and user experiences on the web, Dan began designing websites professionally in 2008. After working for other design firms, Dan started Hatchback Creative in 2012 to combine his marketing experience with his technical skills in graphic design and web development. Since then, Dan has built dozens of brands, and worked on over 100 websites with a specialty in developing custom WordPress sites that look great, perform well on mobile devices, and are easy to manage.
In 2013, Dan was recruited to be a business coach with the Tahoe Tactical Team, a federally-funded grant program coordinated by the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, which assists middle and low-income business owners in South Lake Tahoe. As a business coach, Dan coaches businesses on branding, design, SEO, and marketing. In 2015, Dan became a business coach for a similar program, the Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC), coordinated by Sierra Business Council.
- Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
- Responsive Web Design techniques
- WordPress theme and plugin development.
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Writing, content strategy, marketing, social media strategy, and communications
Web Design & Development
After working in the Hotel Management field for 7 years Chris went back to school in 2011 to pursue an interest in web development. He attended Cerro Coso Community College where he took every applicable class that focused on digital media, web design, and networking. Receiving an Associate of Science in Web Design as well as Certificate of Achievement in Digital Media Skills, Chris began his career as a web developer with Perfect Balance Designs and later moved on to freelance web development. Specializing in custom web development, SEO and responsive web design, Chris has worked with a variety of designers and business professionals to create websites that fit their specific needs.
- Responsive Web Development
- Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop
- Search Engine Optimization