The Designer

John W Svoboda

John W Svoboda

Current Position:
Principal Designer & Developer
at Designs by John W Svoboda

Educational Background:
BSAS in Computer Information Systems from Youngstown State University.

Years of Experience:
13+ years experience in graphic web design, web programming, database development, & other Internet technologies.

Technical Proficiencies:
HTML, CSS, JScript, JQuery, VBScript, C#, ASP/ASP.Net, MSSQL, & Oracle. Specialize in DotNetNuke (DNN) skin development and system integration.

Development Tools:
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

As a first generation Austrian-American, I grew up in a household that clinged to the notion that there was something superior about the old-country. When something didn't work, my father would say, "In Europe they know how to do things right!" However, in 1993 on a vacation to visit family in Austria, my father's story changed after about five days. "Get me back to America where things are the way they're suppose to be!"

My approach to web design has always been to stay true to my roots. While I try to incorporate new features and processes to improve the end product, I don't forgo the tried and true practices I've learned over the years.

I love the fact that when I was my daughter's age, there were no web designers. It wasn't a job that anyone would have imagined would exist. I like that!