Just a sec...

I am Kevin Rhodes
and I am a

Get to Know Me

I'm so happy you're visiting_

I designed this site so you can get to know me on a personal level. My facination with experience design, some fun works, my photography, my blog, my favorite quotes, and so much more.

Why I love design

Design allows me to speak any language. Solving problems through type, space, and image is the most universal way to communicate. It's everything and anything.

Why I love coffee

When I sip coffee, I ponder the delicate process it took to get from a bean to my cup. From the growing, harvesting, processing, roasting, and brewing, it's truly miraculous.

San Diego is my life

My culture and personality have been greatly influenced by the warm currents of the Pacific Ocean. My biggest inspirations happen on San Diego's beautiful waterfront.

What I offer_

These are the skills I'm most proud of

Interface Design

To provide a good interface, I must understand the users needs. That is why I investigate projects systematically with stakeholders and constantly iterate designs.

Front End Development

I believe in well organized CSS files, semantic HTML, and pixel perfection. This can only be achieved by a front-end developer who understands design.

Visual Design

I rely heavily on graphic design to support how the user is going to interact with the product. An aesthetically appealing site could make or break usability.

Corporate Identity

While designing, I always adhere to corporate and brand guidelines, but at the same time, evolving and pushing limits to stay on the cutting edge.

Let's get technical_

My interest in design started as a teenager, learning to code HTML in Notepad. I sharpened these by learning the fundamentals and principles of design. Core concepts such as gestalt psychology were fascinating. Over the last two years, I've shifted focus to UX Design. Whether I'm sketching, wireframing, prototyping, the field combines my love of psychology with my passion for design.

Resume
  • HTML5/CSS3
    9 / 10
  • Adobe Photoshop
    9 / 10
  • Adobe Illustrator
    8 / 10
  • Sketch
    9 / 10

Happy Colleagues_

Some companies I've been involved with

My works_

What I've done the last few years

I enjoy snapping pics_

Just a hobby of mine. Catch me on Flickr and Instagram.

Sometimes I blog_

Thoughts about design and living

2016 New Years Resolutions

2016 New Years Goals

9 months ago 5 min read

With 2016 upon us, everyone is posting their 2016 New Years Resolutions.  I strongly believe in setting goals, which is why I’m referring to this post as “goals” and not “resolutions.” […]

Read more
what is github

What the Hell is Github?

1 year ago 6 min read

At the start of last year, I had no freaking idea what the hell “Github” was. Words like “repository” and “source control” were foreign to me, and I’m not afraid to […]

Read more
2015-new-years-resolution

How to Keep 2015 New Years Resolutions

2 years ago 17 min read

2015 is here, and it’s time to talk 2015 New Years Resolutions. This is a time when the world makes promises to do countless acts of self-improvements. There is no doubt […]

Read more

Favorite Quotes_

  • You can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.

    - Steve Jobs / Apple Inc.

  • We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

    - Albert Einstein / Theoretical Physicist

  • While ideas ultimately can be so powerful, they begin as fragile, barely formed thoughts, so easily missed, so easily compromised, so easily just squished.

    - Jonathan Ive / Apple Inc.

  • You must have people believe in you. You have to be a leader. Even if you are unsure and insecure, don't show it. Go with strength, conviction, and confidence.

    - Calvin Klein / Calvin Klein Inc.

  • You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

    - Abraham Lincoln / 16th President U.S.A.

  • To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.

    - Osho / Spiritual Teacher

Say Hello_

If you have a question, I'll answer