A cryogenically frozen web company. Do not thaw until Ted Williams is ready.

Fact #1: If a designer wants a 10 pixel gap between images, the gap needs to be 10 pixels, not 12 or 8. A person with no design background may not see this detail.

Fact #2: Graphic designers may or may not have sufficient development background or knowledge of web technologies to properly assemble and style a website. It’s not as easy as it looks.

That’s where I enter the picture. I’m Erik Ratcliffe, sole proprietor and pixel- and code-jockey at a cryogenically frozen (a.k.a. shut-down until further notice) company called Modal, and this is a temporary holding cell for my website as I migrate to a different provider. I’m a bona-fide designer that can assemble and style websites, jockey some C/C++/Python code, and make a mean bowl of hummus, among other things.

I am currently seeking full-time employment that will utilize my brand spankin’ new computer science degree (read: no more freelance, sorry), but feel free to look around anyway. I have a portfolio that may be of interest, and for not-so-light reading, check out my blog. If you like what you see, or if you don’t, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss things further. I don’t bite.

  • Blog Instructions, thoughts, pleas, rants.
  • Portfolio A sampling of the things I do 9-5.
  • Contact Email, phone, even a resume.