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.
In 2004, I began my career as a freelance web designer while a student at Purchase College.
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.
In 2010, my wife joined me in business, and we co-found Bocain Designs, a web design company in Albany, NY. Our typical clients are small businesses, nonprofits, small medical practices, and startups.
From 2010 to 2014, I dabbled heavily with affiliate marketing, launching several niche websites and projects, 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. I’m a partner of the TEN Pledge, an organization designed to connect digital service provides with new or struggling nonprofits, in a no-monetary exchange marketplace.
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.