Producer, mix engineer and entrepreneur. I can help you make art your life. Partner at legendary Superfreq Records, founder of Hypertone Records.
From becoming a successful designer and developer at Automattic, to touring the world as a DJ, and managing legendary record labels, my expertise on career decisions is vast.
Techno legends choose me to mix their newest tracks. I've worked with some of the biggest (and smallest names) in the music industry. If you're running into a problem I can help you analyze your workflow and where you're going astray.
Noël is an incredibly versatile designer, who's equally brilliant at solving design problems as is tweaking the backend of a project. I still remember the first time I met him - at WordCamp San Francisco 2008 - where he gave a compelling talk about Monotone and Duotone (WordPress themes) and how he created the magic that goes into them. I was so inspired. I got to work with Noël only for a brief time at Automattic, and am happy to have made a good friend! He still inspires me constantly with what he does with his many creative talents!
I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Noel for more than ten years now, and have collaborated or hired him for multiple projects across a couple different fields (web design, photography and music). He excels at creative application of ideas, aesthetics and design, as well as having a deep technical and creative knowledge of multiple subjects. Hiring Noel is like hiring a one man genius army. Highly recommended.
Having worked with Noel on several creative projects, I can speak to his attention to detail and his constant desire to do remarkable work. If you seek a web designer who can give you that special something, Noel's your person. Need someone who runs circles around Wordpress while reinventing an enterprise website, talk to Noel. Oh, you would like the designer to make a gnarly custom widget, Noel will gladly consider it!
I could continue, but see this recommendation as me providing the highest praise I can muster.
Noël was an integral part of our team as Automattic's second designer. Always in search of creative solutions to tough problems.
Noël is a brilliant designer/developer with deep WordPress experience (he was a UX lead at Automattic, the makers of WordPress, for years). Expert in many areas yet seemingly with no ego whatsoever (no ego problems for sure) he has a gift for designing compelling user experiences, a flair for graphic design, a sophisticated knowledge of front- and back-end systems and his finger on the pulse of modern web technology.
Noël works well independently (but is a great collaborator too), has a wonderful, can-do attitude, and is as friendly and laid-back to work with as he is quick to deliver superb results. He keeps zeldman.com running and has debugged challenging front- and back-end technical problems there, including making short work of a tricky virus when my site was hacked in 2012. We are currently collaborating on a product launch. I love working with him and I feel safe and confident recommending him on design and LAMP projects.
In addition to all that, Noël is a composer and DJ (with LPs to his credit), a professional photographer, and just an awesome gentleman.
Noël is fast, smart and reliable. I had him do some web development work on my site, and he answered all my questions, gave me good options to pick from, and delivered high quality work on time.
Noel has a unique blend of exceptional abilities in web design, development, and styling. There is no one with better eyes, ears, and hands for WordPress theming.