My name is Mike Riley. I call my digital and print creative business Pyrographic Design. I got started in design by making flyers, record covers, and websites for my bands. That blossomed into a sincere interest in visual art, layout, and typography so I enrolled in the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Fine Arts program with an emphasis in Graphic Design. During my final semester I landed an internship with the web programming team at Mission Media where I developed my skills with the help of some of the best people I’ve ever worked with. Upon graduation in 2012, Mission kept me on out of the kindness of their hearts until I landed a job at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where I was the sole front-end web developer for the first year and half until we were able to hire additional staff. After two years I moved into a project lead position for the two other front-end developers and one back-end developer. After three years at JHSPH, I headed west to Boulder, CO to take a position as Interactive Developer at CP+B, where I currently spend my daylight hours. As a person who is constantly looking to grow his skillset, I am eager to get my hands into as many projects as possible, so after spending some quality time with my family and my daughters go to bed, I put pen to paper (or fingers to mouse and keyboard) and work on the things you see here. I love meeting and working with people, so if you’re in need of some design or web development work, get in touch. Maybe you’re a designer that needs someone to code your comps? Maybe you’re a new business in need of a logo design or a website? Maybe you’re a musician and you need someone to lay out your album cover? I’ve worked with people in all of these situations and more.

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This site is set in Open Sans from Google Fonts. It was built on an iMac and a MacBookPro with iTunes set to shuffle albums using the following tools and technologies:
  • WordPress
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • Bower
  • Grunt
  • Google Fonts
  • Gridlock
  • Fancybox
  • Photoshop
  • GitHub
  • Sublime Text 2
  • Transmit FTP
  • Coca-Cola