Outside of work I love to compose music, mainly on electronic instruments, keyboards, drum machines, the more knobs the better. I was even a legit rockstar for a few years, lots of touring in a beat up van across the US and Europe. I even won a SF Weekly music award, in the lifestyle category whatever that means.
After that I did construction for quite a while. That really taught me a lot, I'm not talking about how to build a house more like what it's like to truly work hard and see the benefits of one's labors. To start out with nothing and end up with a home is a very good feeling. It really showed me that nothing is impossible you just need to break it down into the basic components, just like I see code now. If you can't build a house just the idea of building one seems quite intimidating, but once you know the language, it just breaks into just a lot of lumber, nails and sweat. Same basic idea as a website or app, all these tiny little commands all working together towards an end product. Another good thing about construction is it beat the annoying ego I had grown right out of me. Nobody cares how cool you used to be like a bunch of grumpy carpenters haha.
So what does all that have to do with tech? Be it music, construction or even homebrewing, whoops I didn't mention that earlier but I taught homebrewing for 5 years. They all are made of little tiny pieces forming a larger end product. All the little details giving life into a house, a song or a web experience. Code to me is becoming a form of expression, the better at it I get the better the ideas flow and the better the end result is. I'm pretty good now but in a year I'll be amazing.View my Works Contact me
2+ years of experience using HTML.
2+ years of experience using CSS.
1+ years using jQuery.
1+ years of Bootstrap experience
5+ years with Adobe Illustrator.
5+ years with Adobe Photoshop.
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Websites that will make you say WOW! I make sure to put my best in all the websites I create so that they work when my clients need them the most! Please challenge me!
Web design is always reinventing itself with new languages all the time! It's not only a concern but a huge interest to keep in touch with the newest technology available.
I coded and designed this site, I also get photo cred.
Ive been working with CAE for a while now. Working on his e-commerce site and creating short videos about what he does in the shop. its pretty cool stuff, mainly vintage music equipment repair.
needed a site that showcased both there as there name suggests firewood and more so there big tickets items, Reclaimed lumber and large wood slabs. Their favorite part of the site is the Instagram feed that automaticy displays on there site!
If you want to work with me or just say "hey Billy, what's up?" for no reason what so ever, call me, email me, or fill out the contact form. Whichever method you feel more comfortable, will work for me. Look forward to speaking with you.Billy Bates