MY NAME IS DAVID ROOST




I STAND AT THAT SWEET SPOT

WHERE CODE + DESIGN INTERSECT.







PROCESS



My approach to design starts with a big cup of coffee, then we'll sit down and define the goal, drink more coffee, do research, specify the requirements, brainstorm solutions, get to work, drink more coffee, build prototypes, gather feedback, test, and refine the design.

If there's something I don't know how to do (yet) then I'll learn it on the fly.

Good design is messy. It takes time, but with organization and communication, deadlines will be met. For me it usually goes like this “I hate it (but keep working on it), I hate it (but keep working on it), I hate it (but keep working on it), then after I struggle with it long enough, eventually, I create something I love!"


TEAMWORK



“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” (my approach to teamwork)

One must communicate outside the realm of their specialization to be effective on a team. You must step outside of your own little world of focus and into someone else's, I might not always fully understand them, but I can communicate with them the needs of the project and the team better this way.

I prefer to work as a team, I want to be surrounded by people smarter than me. (This pulls me up, pushes me to grow) I thrive on pressure. I enjoy finding ways to resolve conflict amongst my teammates.


ADAPTABLE



There are always unanswerable questions and there is always pressure.

When I face adversity, I stay calm, break the problem down into pieces. (Let the pressure be your motivator, not your handicap) This is where I get to work gathering information, learning, asking people smarter than myself.

Steady consistent work yields solutions to even the most challenging problems. Communication (with client + team) minimizes frustrations and brings results.

You will never hear my say “that’s not my job, I won’t learn that.” I'm a lover of learning and exploring new concepts, processes, and skills.










I BELIEVE IN THE EXPRESSION
"YOUR WORK IS YOUR GIFT"



SO IF OUR WORK  
IS OUR GIFT TO THE WORLD,  
WHY NOT MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL ?











   WEB-DEVELOPMENT   

WEB-DEVELOPMENT









In May 2017 I received my certificate

in Front-End Web-Development

from General Assembly in Irvine.






To go along with my design skills,

my toolbox is now filled

with acronyms you might have

heard of such as:







<  HTML5  >

{  CSS3  }

(    JS    )









TO VIEW MY CODE:  VISIT MY GITHUB PAGE


   PORTFOLIO   
PORTFOLIO







As a web-developer I love to

solve complex problems

and explore new ideas to

build beautiful digital content.




This is what know, and I want

to explore every caveat that

may stem from this.








I also have other skills from my professional development:




graphic design, marketing, branding, photography, strategy, events, business development, fundraising, sales, inventory management, and data analysis.

















Enjoy my work below,

click on the images to read more

about each project.





DESIGN



SEA B. SWIMWEAR

Graphic Design | Branding Identity



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SF CITY FC

Brand Identity Guidelines | Custom Typography



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ALI + GEOFF

Graphic Design | Branding | Art Direction



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TORI - STATUE SPECIALIST

Graphic Design | Branding | Art Direction



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SAN DIEGO SEAL

Graphic Design



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UNIVERSITY CITY REUNION

Graphic Design | Branding



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CONNECT THE DOC

Custom Illustration Art



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COMMUNITY LITTLE LEAGUE - FORT FIELD MURAL

Graphic Design | Mural Art



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DAVID ROOST CREATIVE

Personal Branding



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PHOTOGRAPHY




CORONADO BREWERY

Photography



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ERICA PORTRAIT

Photography



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FRESNO STATE FOOTBALL HELMET

Photography



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STRATEGY + MARKETING




ZONA ZOO STUDENT SECTION

Strategy | Policy | Marketing



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FRESNO STATE ATHLETICS

Strategy | Marketing | Art Direction | Media Relations



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STADIO

Strategy | Marketing Consulting



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CRAFTSMAN




In my free time you can often find me

covered in sawdust, salvaging trees,

hunting for the elusive hardwood pallet,

or making a lot of noise in the garage.




Building rustic-industrial style furniture

is one of my biggest passions

outside of work.



ISLINGTON TABLE

12 Person Salvaged Pallet Dining Table



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AMERICAN ELM

Sustainable Urban Forestry



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SYCAMORE SLAB TABLE

Salvaged Sycamore Console Table



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   WANT TO WORK TOGETHER?   

WANT TO
WORK TOGETHER?











If you're interested in working with me, or have a creative opportunity please email me at davidhroost@gmail.com












I'M A WEB DEVELOPER

LIVING IN IRVINE, CA AND

I BELIEVE THAT:




"WE EXIST

TO BUILD

GREAT THINGS".



















COPYRIGHT DAVID ROOST 2017

I wrote all 3,547 lines of code to make this little website a reality, I've included notes and explanations of my process in the code, right click and inspect my work or visit my github page.