👋 Hi there! I'm Garrett

A Frontend Web Developer.

For the past six years I have worked as a Graphic and Motion Graphic Designer for well-known corporations, fast paced advertising agencies, as well as running my own side freelance business. I am a problem solver and great at Googling. Currently I am a Digital / Graphic Design Specialist for Kroger Digital in South Florida where I create graphic designs for web, user interface, and email design for the Vitacost.com eCommerce site.

In the past few years - aside from adding Animation, Motion Design, and 3D Modeling to my Graphic Design skillset - I have taken on learning JavaScript, Frontend Web Development, and React. Currently I am studying to get AWS Cloud Practitioner Certified with the goal of getting a AWS Developer Associate Certification by Late Summer / Early Fall 2022.

I'm currently wrapping up the Scrimba - Frontend Developer Career Path bootcamp and looking to pivot from being a Graphic Designer to a more Frontend Development focused role on a fun / educated team with similar professional goals and interests at an organization that will fully utilize my skillset as well as promote growth and continuing education.

I attended college at Florida Atlantic University for Graphic Design. While attending, I worked for Whole Foods Market in various roles and locations in the South Florida area. There I was fast tracked to leadership, promoted multiple times, and received many team performance and regional financial accolades working with the Produce Departments of the top grossing stores in the Florida Region.

I'm a father of three wonderful children and have a lovely spouse. I'm a daily runner, I've run mostly barefoot for over a decade, and have previously completed an Ultramarathon. I know way too much about fruit and vegetables and find cooking theraputic. I have very high standards for aesthetically pleasing typography and have stories to go along with. Something many people find weird about me is that I've grown to enjoy constant change and have learned to thrive in uncomfortable situations.

Please check out my work on this site and my current skills / tech stack below. If you think I'd be a good fit for team, I'd love to hear more! You can reach me at garrett@submurgedcreative.com.

Tech Stack

Web Development and Coding

  • ReactJS
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3, SASS, Tailwind CSS, Flexbox, Grid

Graphic Design Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Sketch
  • Procreate

Motion Design and 3D Software

  • Adobe After Effects, Animate, Substance Painter 3D
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Blender 3D

Currently Learning

The Frontend Developer Career Path - Scrimba.com

AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification

TypeScript

Next.js

Latest Reads

The China Study
- T. Colin Campbell

Twelve and a Half
- Gary Vaynerchuk

The Motivation Myth
- Jeff Haden

Fun Fact

From December 2021 to March 2022 I created 5 NFT projects, learned the processes of creating generative art using JS/React/JSON, wrote and deployed smart contracts to the Ethereum and Polygon Blockchains using the Remix IDE, created websites for them utilizing digital/physical roadmaps and React templated minting DApps, accumulated over 2,000 Twitter followers organically, and created/Admin for 2 Discord servers