Everyone starts somewhere. Check out my portfolio to see recent work.
This picture was taken shortly after registering my first company "Versatility Werks".
This first draft of the Versatility Werks logo was only used for a short time.
First website. Notice the ad on the side for my photography business. You can still see some of my photos on National Geographic.
This second version of the logo was in service from 2010-2011 in various forms.
Spent some time on VistaPrint.com and had these puppies printed up.
My second website added a video portfolio to the homepage. These were dark times.
Finished the 3rd iteration of the website.
Started designing a new site and upped my game with certifications and accreditation!
A hosting provider liked what I was doing and partnered with me to provide hosting for my clients and advertising for my services.
In 2011, I upgraded to this stylish and modern logo, which I stuck with until closing shop in 2018.
Finished the 4th iteration of the website.
My wife (girlfriend at the time) talked me into getting a tattoo and since my life was my business, I decided to get branded. The scorpion is my zodiac sign.
We migrated to Port Charlotte, FL to escape the cold Minnesota winters.
I came up with the idea of putting my listing first on Google and was excited to get the business cards printed up. Unfortunately, they were a bit "busy" so people rarely noticed.
Started to really focus on responsive/mobile-friendly design.
In an effort to improve SEO and make my domain easier to remember, I switched from verswerks.com to FLWebsites.biz.
The verswerks.com homepage advertising a holiday sale.
Another site redesign.
I moved to Clearwater, FL and started a full-time position at Chargebacks911 where I worked for several years allowing my business to stagnate. During this time I worked with a great team and held several titles from Web Developer to Senior Software Engineer and Team Lead.
I knew I wanted to get my business going again and saw an opportunity to acquire HTMLGuy.com so I jumped on it. I wasn't going to make the same mistakes I did with Versatility Werks so I went with something very specific to my industry. I mocked up a sample logo (above) and a very talented designer from Canada created the version you see today.
I fought with myself on how to approach the issue of enterprise clients not taking my company seriously with a singular name like HTMLGuy. So I originally had the designer working to create a logo that showed me with a team of other programmers. Eventually, I decided to embrace the individuality of HTMLGuy to eliminate confusion.
I was so happy with the designer's work, I asked him to create characters I could use on my website.
I'm branded, so why not my car?
Versatility Werks closed it's doors in early 2018 so I could focus on a new partnership, and in preparation for HTMLGuy.com's launch. This is a final screenshot of the site at that point.
Initial design for the homepage.
Launched HTMLGuy.com on October 1st 2018!