Ordinarily this would be the place where a website designer goes on about how he's the best there is at what he does, just like every other designer on the planet, so I'll just skip that and get right to the things that matter most.
As a lifelong artist, I also create my own artwork for the sites that I build; this website is a perfect example. Ideally, a website is an expression of the message it conveys, and of who it represents, whether it's a business, a rock band, or gaming clan. The wrong design can bury the message of its owner in a cluttered pile of nonsense, or dilute it in a pool of shallow conformity that looks like everyone else's website. The right design, one that has true synergy with your goals, can amplify your message a thousand-fold. Do you really want a web designer who uses a generic copy-paste layout and boring stock photos to be in charge of presenting your message to the world? If that's what you want, then I'm probably not the right guy for the job.
Next, my portfolio. I haven't designed websites for hundreds of customers, so my current portfolio is not large. Most of my work was done either dirt-cheap or just for fun because I love what I do. I believe that the quality of my work speaks for itself and more than makes up for the quantity.
Note: This site is still under construction. A dedicated portfolio section will be coming soon. In the mean time, there's an image link on the right to a recent sample of my work over at darkicon.com.
One other thing, and this is very important. I'm not going to try to push you into buying something that may not be the best fit for your needs. If I think my skillset and experience aren't right for what you need, I'll come right out and say so. Doing otherwise would only provide me with a string of dissatisfied customers and a bad reputation, not to mention leave you, the customer, with unsatisfactory results. This is why communication is so important well before a project even gets started.
The final matter is, of course, rates. I'm very flexible here, everything's negotiable, so if you'd like to hire me -- or are even just thinking about possibly hiring me -- shoot me an email and we'll get a conversation going and go from there. Whether you're having a new website built from scratch, or just want to breathe new life into an existing one, or simply need a facelift for your blog, I can help -- and can do so without breaking your wallet.