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Janis Gonser | Graphic and Web Design

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About

My name is Janis Alexander Gonser. I was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany.

After high school and civilian service, I decided to follow my interest in photography. In late 1997, I enrolled in the University of Hamburg, majoring in Sports Journalism. During that time, I worked at the university newspaper as a photographer. I was introduced to (X)HTML when I joined a class, whose focus was to represent the Sports Journalism department on the Web.

During the summer of 1999, I made a major life decision and moved to the United States to marry my true love, a Southern Louisiana Cajun sweetheart. I settled down in Tallahassee, Florida. In early 2000, I purchased my first Imac and continued to do small Web and graphic design jobs for friends and family.

After working in the restaurant business, I was given the opportunity to use my creative skills at the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) of Florida State University, as a Graphic Designer in 2002. There, I had the opportunity to work on many projects related to human performance improvement and training, which also increased the quality of my work.

During my time at LSI, I really became interested in the usability aspect of the Web, as well as the benefits of using Web standards. I attended the Digital Design World 2004 conference in San Francisco. This experience had a major impact on my life and my Web designing. Douglas Bowman and others did a great job showing how to use CSS to its full extent and Kelly Goto presented on how to improve Web development by incorporating process into the overall workflow.

In 2005, I began to take on consulting jobs, while adding Java Script, Flash and some PHP into my tool box. I am continuously learning and following up on the ever-changing technologies of the World Wide Web. My interest is never lost; I am always looking forward to what will develop next, personally as well as professionally.

Contact

Please feel free to contact me by either using the form or sending an email to janisgonser@gmail.com.

Janis Gonser