About Poles Apart

Hi. I am a Front-End Web Developer with an eye for design and an understanding of back-end technologies. I’ve been creating web sites for almost 8 years now. Before becoming a Front-End Web Developer, I worked in book publishing on the administrative side, studied Creative Writing, Film Theory, Art History and Fashion Design. These days I still write, appreciate art, watch films (and criticize…I mean critique them) and occasionally break out my Singer to sew and mend some things.

I chose Web Development as my current career path because I get to use my right and left brain. Creativity without rationality, and rationality with out creativity is not my bag. The melding of the two is my raison d’etre, professionally and personally. As a Front-End Web Developer I’ve worked in small and large companies. I’ve worked on small projects and large projects. I’ve worked with lesser known as well as many well known domestic and global clients. I’ve worked as a designer, and with talented designers and back-end programmers. I enjoy collaborative work. But, when it’s time to code, I prefer to find my corner of the world and get to coding.

I live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area (though raised in New York City mostly). I take on projects from anywhere in the world by way of telecommunications: Skype, email, phone, basecamp, dropdbox, carrier pigeon, etc.

I enjoy working on interesting projects and especially those that make the world a bit more beautiful or at least more interesting. I am currently only taking short-term contract, ongoing telecommute contract and freelance projects/work. Feel free to contact me at the form at the bottom of this page if you’d like to hire me for a web development (and design) project.

Life’s a journey, not a destination…walk on.

I am a Front-End Web Developer.
I Specialize in WordPress Theme Development & Responsive Mobile-Ready Websites.
I Code in HTML (4 & 5), CSS(2 & 3), JavaScript, jQuery & (some)PHP.
I Design in Photoshop & Illustrator.

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All Projects

Hire Me!

WordPress Custom Theme Development & Design

From the ground up

Professionally design and develop your WordPress powered website or blog from concept to design to launch to rousing accolades

Make it responsive

Make your WordPress powered website or blog look good and behave on mobile devices so your clients, users, devoted fans don’t want to throw their phone or tablet at your head

Theme Customization

Customize or update WordPress themes to suit your aesthetic and functional needs and avoid tearing out your hair and nails from frustration and despair

Front-End Web Development & Design Skills


HTML5, CSS3, LESS (SASS too), JavaScript, RESTful Web APIs, JSON, AJAX (via jQuery), basic PHP


Twitter bootstrap, Foundation, jQuery, WordPress PHP framework


Photoshop, Illustrator, wireframing (OmniGraffle, MockFlow)