Hello, I’m Steven Herr
I was given my first computer, an Apple IIc, when I was the ripe old age of five. Two years later, I used my first version of Photoshop, on a Macintosh LC, to create a drawing that can only be described as terrible. I’m going to blame this on the fact Photoshop didn’t have layers yet. From this point, I went on to code my first website during a middle school club in 1997 using Notepad and Netscape Navigator. Yes, there was, in fact, a GIF of a mailbox opening that linked to my email address. From that point on, I’ve consistently been learning new ways to create artwork on computers and the web.
Years of Web Design
Cups of Coffee
“I’m extremely happy with my new website and you couldn’t have made the process any easier…”
My Story and Experience
I’m very proud of my students and their successes in the career paths they chose after high school. In fact, several of them went on to win national awards for their design/programming skills. During my time working at the high school, I also took on the role as the school district’s Web Manager which included overseeing the modernization of their site and the management of 10+ people in multiple locations.
Since leaving the school I have been the Web Manager and Online Marketer for Rovers North, an online retailer. During the last four years working there, I have retooled and optimized parts of the backend, completely revamped the frontend to improve customer experience, built a new integration for marketing/emails, and created a new Google Adwords / Facebook ads / remarketing campaigns.
Lead Web Manager / Digital Marketer
November 2015 – Current
Web Design / Development Teacher
Essex High School
September 2004 – June 2015
Lead Web Manager
Essex School District
June 2006 – June 2012
Teacher Prep Program
Vermont Technical College
June 2010 – June 2013
Professional Development Courses
St Michael’s College / University of Vermont
2005 – 2015
What You Can Find Me doing Outside of work
I’ve always enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment when fixing something with your own hands. I’m currently most of the way through a frame up restoration of a 1967 Land Rover Series IIA.
If I’m stuck indoors you will most likely find me baking or developing a new recipe and testing it on friends. For five years I owned a cake and cupcake catering company.
I enjoy photographing cars, architecture and food I’ve created. Most weekends during the summer you can find me either shooting a wedding or out exploring with my camera.
If I’m not doing the three previous activities, and it’s one of the 5 sunny days in VT, you’ll probably find me on my road bike. Not a mountain bike, I don’t have that skill and we don’t talk about it.
I’m ready when you are! Your new beautiful website is right around the corner.