This website and the blog posts within, represent my interests, mostly design related, and is where I try to collect all my contributions to the web.
I work as a freelance designer, on contract and through my small web design studio, Pixelcode. While most of my work is in web design, I am also a proficient print designer, having learned my craft in CMYK before RGB.
This site is still, technically, the second version of the blog at this domain. This most recent update is a complete aesthetic overhaul (the last aesthetic update was more a 'massaging' of the previous design) and the CSS/HTML has been rewritten to streamline it. This site uses Sass and I cannot recommend it enough.
Every month I hope to change the colour scheme used throughout the site. This is made infinitely easier by the use of variables in Sass. I hope to compile all the colours together at some point.
The blogging engine is my own PHP/MySQL driven site, which has served me faithfully for the past two years.
I do not have comments enabled, but if you send me a message, I will be sure to respond and post a follow-up if necessary.
My family is well represented online- one of my sisters is the Gingerbread Lady and the other writes the Nest blog. My father blogs more often than I do and my brother is a well-watched drummer on YouTube and posts his drum videos there.
I am interested in all design projects, especially web design (UX/front-end coding) and branding.
I've worked with these nice folks and they had these kind words to say:
John Rainsford is a talented, energetic, and self-motivated designer with both web and traditional graphic design skills. His HTML is top-notch, his eye for the visually appealing is strong and true, and his enthusiasm is the best kind of infectious.
John is a web design craftsman. He is talented, considerate, and laser-focused on creating amazing designs atop impeccable code. He is also a joy to work with.
Please contact me to discuss your project.
I also run a small shop online, The Bleed Edge, where I sell a few different products that I produce myself.
I have another exciting side-project in the pipeline which should be launched really soon.