A bit about me

and some details about this website.

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.

Educations

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.

This website is possible thanks to all these bits and pieces

provides static hosting, and the domain is regeisterd with . The website is built using and , and uses for syntax highlighting. Typography is set in by Mikhail Sharanda and in by Philipp Nurullin.

Oh, and just in case you're interested, so far I've spent about on the design and development of this website, and about writing its content.