Daniel Grayvold

I'm a puzzle solver
for the modern web

What I Am

Designer

The web is full of generic, messy, slow, and inaccessible sites, but it doesn't have to be. I create designs that are bold and unique but don't compromise on performance or a visitor's ability to experience them. I combine color, typography, structure, and media to provide experiences that delight and provide value to people.

Developer

Great designs come to life when they are made interactive and engaging. I use whatever tools and languages necessary to add function to form.

I also know the value of a well-crafted automation. My scripts have saved my colleagues and myself hundreds of hours of tedious labor by utilizing the capabilities of Goo­gle Apps Script, VBA, Apple­Script/JXA, Bash, and more.

Creator

My greatest strength is my varied professional background. I'm not just a designer and developer. I'm also a musician, a photographer, a video editor, a print designer, a writer, and much more.

What I Can Do

Development

Visual Media

Audio

Other

What I've Accomplished

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Employment

My time with BLC was spent bringing the church to the modern age by replacing its unused, cookie-cutter app with a fast, functional, and easy-to-use website, introducing a digital asset management system for records and media, and integrating new hardware, software, and web platforms that saved the organization thousands in costs and hundreds of hours of busywork.

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Dice Roller web app

Project

Rethinking the common dice-rolling utility found throughout the internet, Dice Roller uses the concept of dice groups, allowing players of tabletop roleplaying and other dice-based games to quickly roll any arbitrary selection of dice.

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Snowfall: Interactive

Project

I created an immersive companion experience to my composition Snowfall that allows visitors to more fully understand the significance of the data by presenting it visually alongside a dynamically generated performance.

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Audio Player web component

Project

I created an easy-to-use (for users and developers!) audio player web component with a striking aesthetic for the needs of my audio portfolio and a client's website. Meant to be a progressive enhancement over the regular HTML audio element, it features a responsive viewable waveform, playlists, and custom theming and uses modern JS features such as ES modules and Promise-based workflows throughout.

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Out o' Tune Piano

Project

I created the Out o' Tune Piano virtual instrument in Kontakt meant to reproduce the sound of an aged, worn-out piano. My work on this project included performing for recordings, processing audio, and developing the virtual instrument.

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How I Can Help

Get in touch with me to discover how I can improve your next website or other technological media project. To view my audio creative work, check out my main portfolio site. To view my photography work, go to the photography section. A résumé is available upon request.