Mark Ridgway

Graphic & Web Designer

My Story

I have always loved to code and create things. I love programming and getting my hands dirty with web servers. Learning and using web technology is a strong passion of mine and I have been interested in making websites for many years now. After a few years of learning HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP I decided I wanted to fill in the blanks with some creative skill so I took a one year graphic design program at Specs Howard. Now I am currently freelancing and looking for a job in the web design & development field.

Design & Development Tools I use

I’m always looking for new tools to get the job done. These are my favorite design & development tools

  • Sublime Text 2
  • Brackets Code Editor
  • Grunt
  • Code Kit
  • Adobe Photoshop

Skills & Software Knowledge

Front End Development

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • Responsive Design

Back End Development

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Database Design
  • WordPress
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Linux CLI
  • Apache Web Server Admin


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Color Theory


  • C/C++
  • Java
  • C#
  • Object Oriented Programming