Kris Black

Kris Black - Designer

Columbia, SC, United States

I'm an interactive designer, web developer, author, illustrator, and Squarespace Specialist.

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Overview

I build websites.

Before becoming a web designer, I worked as a graphic designer, art and photography director, and customer support specialist.

I worked for two Fortune 500 companies, state government, and small businesses. I'm currently an interactive designer and developer at truematter.

I actively consultant and specialize in building websites on Squarespace for small businesses and creative professionals. I've written two books about Squarespace. I've been a life-long drawer and cartoonist. I plan on publishing books one day that I illustrate.

I'm happily married with two incredible kids and two dogs. I geek out over anything related to Apple, comic books, and Star Wars.

Oh, and I want to build my own R2-D2.

Languages
English
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction)
Computers & Internet
Technology

Work experience

Interactive Designer and Web Developer

truematter
February, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

Click to edit position descriptionAs an interactive designer and front-end developer for truematter, I provide user-focused experience with responsive design and development, semantic code, and enterprise-level content management systems like Kentico and Sitefinity.

Partner, Interactive Designer, and Web Developer

Self-employed
September, 2012 – Present (about 6 years)

As a partner at black&hue, I design and develop websites for small businesses, non-profits, and professionals. Projects range from creative professionals' portfolios to online shops for selling products or services to marketing driven sites to promote a business or initiative. I help clients establish a consistent brand across multiple points of communication from email newsletters to social media channels.

Designer, Illustrator, and Cartoonist

Self-employed
September, 2012 – Present (about 6 years)

My studio is where I create and explore art and design that moves beyond my work as a web designer and into my love for storytelling and sequential art.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Squarespace 6 For Dummies

Kris Black

Build your own blog, website, or portfolio with Squarespace Squarespace lets you create visually rich web pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks you wish, just by dragging and dropping. Even if you've been using earlier versions of Squarespace, the features in version 6 will amaze you - and bring you straight to this must-have guide for practical information! If you're a do-it... read more

Build your own blog, website, or portfolio with Squarespace Squarespace lets you create visually rich web pages with any configuration of text, images, or blocks you wish, just by dragging and dropping. Even if you've been using earlier versions of Squarespace, the features in version 6 will amaze you - and bring you straight to this must-have guide for practical information! If you're a do-it... read more

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