Constellation Design is a predominantly one-man graphic design, production, and coding studio in the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington. Though the royal “we” is used thoughout the site, and the literal “we” is from time to time accurate when circumstances permit, mostly when work is done by Constellation Design it’s done by your’s truly. Having majored in studio art in college and been an early student of the Internet, I cut my teeth, as they say, on Website coding when no one had ever heard of “Google” or a “dot-com.” From humble beginnings designing and producing simple Websites for friends-of-friends, I went to work at Microsoft as an editorial quality-control monkey; before long it was discovered I had coding skills too and I was drafted into code-control as well. Freelancing while at Microsoft on the local sports magazine The Grand Salami, I learned the ins and outs of print production while producing page layouts and graphic content. By the turn of the century I moved on from coroporate employ and “went pro,” finally establishing this company in 2002. Since then Constellation Design has added a number of clients and produced a respected portfolio of work.
The name Constellation has its roots in a couple of things. My love of many things science-fictional and astronomical, to be sure, but also in the subtle influence of a
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