Available for hire
I’m Oliver Pattison, a designer who makes responsive, forward-thinking websites.
I am looking for a design role that requires both design and development expertise. This might be called “web designer” or “front-end developer”, but I am happy to work outside and in between those boundaries.
Part-time or contract role
I am available to provide design and light development work for small projects (or as a small part of a larger team).
Side projects and collaboration
I am interested in providing design, prototyping, or other assistance for open source projects that solve interesting problems, communicate provocative ideas, or promote social justice.
What I work with
I have a passion for well-written, thoughtful HTML and CSS. Although it is sometimes dismissed as a simple markup language, getting HTML right is challenging, both when dealing with visual design and with accessibility and usability.
Jekyll is my favorite tool for designing and publishing content on the web. Most of the sites that I build currently are static sites (using Jekyll) with minimal but flexible configuration and high performance.
Version control is essential for designing dynamically, maintaining code, and collaborating quickly and remotely. I use Git as a safety net for all of my work, whether on my own or with a team.
I use SCSS to help me write effective CSS. I find it invaluable as a creative tool and as a way to organize and develop styles in short and composable parts.
I have designed and developed sites with Shopify, Statamic, WordPress, and other content management systems. My focus has been on integrating front-end design with content editing systems, and creating clear and usable content structures for editors.