Dan Bochichio is a digital designer with over 20 years of practice creating web-based experiences
WEB DESIGNER & DIGITAL STRATEGIST
I’m a founding partner of Bocain Designs and a top-rated WordPress PRO seller on Fiverr. I have over 20 years of “practice” creating websites and online experiences.
I have worked with over 2,500 business owners, helping them establish or improve their presence on the web, allowing them to increase reach, revenue, and business growth.
I’ve been featured on Yahoo News, MSN, Cloudways, and half a dozen other outlets for my expertise in web design and for business success.
I’ve been building the Internet, one website at a time, since 1997.
RESUME MEETS PORTFOLIO MEETS HUMBLEBRAGS
I first logged into the Internet around 1995, on Compuserve. It was a dull, but fascinating new thing to do with the computer. Once I learned that anyone could publish content on the web, I was hooked on the idea of learning how I could “put things on the Internet.”
I started using Frontpage and soon moved on to coding within Notepad and similar text editors. MS Paintbrush was my image editor of choice when I started out. Relax, I was 13 and it was 1997. My options were limited.
I launched KalKal Productions with a friend of mine in 2006, offering web design, graphic, and video production services. Most of our leads came from craigslist, referrals from people on campus, and local small-town bands.
From 2010 to 2014, I spent most of my days working with affiliate marketing programs. I launched multiple niche websites and micro-businesses, including an incentivized marketing community website I created which reach over 300,000 members before getting acquired.
I’m currently a top-rated PRO seller on Fiverr with over 3,000 completed jobs while maintaining a 4.9-star rating. Working on the platform has connected me with thousands of business owners (2,364 actually) across the globe.
Being exposed to so many difficult cultures and industries has helped me grow individually, and professionally.
In addition to working as a local website designer in Albany NY and on the Fiverr marketplace, each month, I donate time to help nonprofits thrive online.
It might look like I have a “full plate” in front of me, but I am always interested in collaborating and meeting like-minded people online. If you’d like to work with me, let’s talk.
“I didn’t grow up with the Internet, the Internet grew up with me!”
What I mean is, I’ve spent more time on the Internet than I’d like to admit, and this goes back to the mid-1990s when there wasn’t a whole lot of Internet to explore.
I’ve watched it grow from BBS systems and MUDs, to early Internet gaming and saw things get really exciting when web 2.0 came about. Since I’ve been actively creating websites since the late 1990s, I’ve constantly and my eye and hands, in following the latest web design trends and what “the Internet” wants.
Even in my early days online, much of my time was spent trying to find and create communities within the different spaces I occupied. My first websites were created out of my love for a game (Ultima Online) and the people (online gaming friends) I met along the way. Little did I know, this would later become my career path.
I enjoy “play” as much as work, often turning my passions into projects with potential.
I’ve been creating content and online experiences for over twenty years. Below I’ve highlighted a handful of my projects to give you an idea of what makes me tick.
The Bocain Foundation
2022 – current
A nonprofit with a focus on purchasing undeveloped land with land conservation in mind. Nurture nature by creating an animal loitering easement while stopping real estate development.
2010 – current
A web design company that consists of myself and my wife, based out of our Albany NY home office.
We LOVE the ARCADE
2017 – current
The arcade has always had a special place in my heart and this website was created originally to house game reviews, arcade gameplay footage, and reviews of real arcade businesses. Now it’s an arcade directory, serving over 1,000 businesses and competing with Yelp and Dave & Busters on Google for top positions.
The Board Kingdom
2018 – current
A board game – card game hybrid inspired by classic games but designed for tabletop gamers of today.
The 10 Pledge
2020 – 2022
The goal is to connect nonprofits and digital volunteers. These volunteers offer remote services like web design, content writing, graphics, SEO, etc. The services don’t cost the nonprofits anything and the volunteers gain experience, grow their networks, all while making an impact across the Planet. This project is a collaborative effort with Zima Media.
2019 – 2020
A dropshipping business that was successful but started at the worst time. I may revisit this business after shipping and the supply chain returns to normal.
2017 – 2020
An experiment with Woocommerce and Amazon affiliates to create a curated pajama catalog. This web store is more of an experiment than a serious attempt at a pajama business. The store is functional and allows you to order pajamas online but takes the customer to Amazon to complete the checkout and for fulfillment.
UO Second Age
2013 – 2018
A community of gamers reliving a classic era of Ultima Online, a game from the 1990s. After being a part of the Ultima Online: Second Age community as a player character for five years, I joined the administration team, helping with community management, organizing in-game events, and creating original content. I retired in 2018 to pass the torch on to future admins.
2010 – 2014
A community rewards website offering payment to everyday people from big-name advertisers. I created Loot Palace to connect people with advertisers on a platform that would pay people properly for their opinions or time. People could sign up, watch videos, listen to music, take surveys, and earn gift cards to major retail stores and games.
Old School Apps
2008 – 2014
I taught myself how to use Joomla (CMS) by building a massive abandoned software and gaming website. At the same time, a community of dedicated “classic gamers” was created. After a few years of running it, I sold the website to RetroDaze’s network.
Camping Advice Blog
2009 – 2013
Camping Advice Blog combined my love of the outdoors and web design experience into this side project. My original hope was to earn extra money blogging while learning more about WordPress. Once the website was profitable, I sold it to an outdoor recreation brand.
In college, my senior project in the new media program took me on a mapless, GPS-less, directionless trip to a specific address over 1,600 miles away. My goal was to navigate there on my own, with just the open road as my guide.
I’m always creating;
both digitally and in the physical world.
What’s a personal website, without a photo gallery of seemingly unrelated pictures?
Looking for my professional work? Visit Bocain Designs