Hi! My name is Jonathan Land.
I've been designing and developing on the web for a bit over a decade now. I work at Studio Praktik, planning, designing, and developing websites and digital products.
How I work, and why
As you may have seen on the home page, I like to say I craft smart, tailor-made solutions to interesting problems. Good design, as they say, isn't how it looks but how it works. Good design requires good goals and a good plan. Good solutions always follow real problems, and for everyone's sake I try to keep it interesting.
If pressed, I'd definitely say I'm a designer first, mostly in terms of how I process things. My first priority is always the user's perceptions, whether they're a visitor or an administrator. Developing a non-trivial digital experience will usually get pretty technical, and and it requires awareness and discipline to put the people before the numbers.
Interested in working together on a project?
Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I got my start in graphic design, with a Bachelor's Degree in design and education. After a few years of designing client websites, I decided to take up front-end development. A mix of "I bet I can do this!", and a bunch of built-up frustration with the designer–developer communication gap, led me learn how to do both. Now the communication gap happens in my head, where it's mostly harmless.