Web Design + Development
I’m Adam Walter, a web designer and developer from the North Shore of Boston. I specialize in designing and developing websites for today’s web. This is a web that’s not just mobile, it’s responsive, fast, touchable, swipeable, and pinchable. It’s about putting the content first and making it fully accessible to users. It’s also what I do every day, and I love it.
I grew up in Essex, Massachusetts surrounded by the scent of salt marsh, fried clams, and antique furniture. 34 years later, I’m still living here in Boston's North Shore and I can’t imagine being anywhere else.
Fifteen years ago I became fascinated by this new Internet thing and started playing around with HTML until I created my first fledgling website. At the same time, I was pursuing a degree in computer engineering and really struggling with it. I came to the realization that I don’t have a very analytical mind, so I switched my focus to something more creative: graphic design. But I knew I wasn’t an artist either, so it took me a while to find my balance between analytical and creative. What came out of it was combining my foundations in graphic design and typography with my coding and web development skills, plus a healthy dose of love for the web. I use both sides of my brain every single day and I couldn’t do what I do without both of them.
Today is a very exciting time for the web. It has changed so much in the last 5 years, not just because of new technologies, but the way in which those technologies are reshaping so many of the things we do on a daily basis. It’s a challenge to keep up‑to‑date with everything changing as fast as it is, but I’m incredibly passionate about what I do and love keeping myself engaged. I’m constantly reading articles, attending meetups and conferences whenever I can, and I always try to learn something new with each project.
When my head's not buried in a code editor, you'll find me spending quality time with my fabulous wife and our cat, Pixel. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to visit places like Kenya, Scotland, Alberta, and of course the most beautiful parts of my own country. I'm a music junkie, so I try to catch shows whenever I can as well as spend way too much money on iTunes. Rdio has helped my music addiction immensely. There's plenty more to know, but I'll end things here. Be sure to say hello on Twitter!