John Long Design Profile Illustration

Hello! I’m John and I am originally from San Antonio, Texas. A few years ago my wife and I moved to Denver, Colorado in pursuit of cooler weather and new opportunities. I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a Major in Communication Design. I currently do freelance design and development work focusing on design for web, branding and custom WordPress theme development. Additionally I also have extensive experience in other digital marketing channels such as HTML email design/development, social media and SMS text messaging campaigns. Email design and development primarily done with Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget) for deployments and list segmentation.

I routinely enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, mountain biking and four wheeling my custom lifted orange crush Jeep Wrangler in the Colorado mountains. Most summer months I can be found hiking with friends capturing 13ers and 14ers as well as caravanning around local Jeep trails. I also frequent neighboring Utah for the trails and as well as local sightseeing. As a Texas native I visit home often and enjoy vacationing with family at Port Aransas for night fishing from local piers or taking the Wharf Cat out for some deep sea fishing.

My favorite movies are sci-fi, action, western, documentaries, and comedies. Notable favorite movies would include: Interstellar, Inception, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, 3:10 to Yuma, The Good the Bad and The Ugly, Into the Mind, Back to the Future series, Indiana Jones series, and Terminator series. I also used to be big into Marvel as a child and I collected comic books and other collectibles and always enjoy Marvel’s Avengers, X-Men and Spiderman as some of my favorites.

When it comes to music I’m all over the place thanks to services like Spotify. I’m always digging around for something fresh and lesser known. I listen anything from chill ambient tunes like Emancipator and Blue Sky Black Death to harder modern rock such as Fivefold and Baroness all the way to Texas country roots like Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen. I also am a sucker for interesting covers of popular songs to hear unique versions that are sometimes improvements on the originals.

I have a daughter named Piper and I enjoy spending every moment with her laughing and playing. She is a big fan of Disney’s Lion Guard, Elena of Avalor and the Trolls movie. She is just over 3 years old and is very energetic! She’s already going on hikes with us and I look forward to many more. We have 3 dogs: Bailey, Bluebell and Fiona. Bailey and Blue are Australian Cattle Dog (Heeler) and Labrador mixes and Fiona is a Chihuahua Dachshund mix.

This site exemplifies my personal achievements within the design and development fields and serves as both an online portfolio as well as a personal business tool. My intuitive strengths will be displayed here as I continue my unending journey to acquire new skills and develop them into successes for both the client and myself.