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Hello and welcome!

My name is Eric Howey. I am a web developer and mental health therapist. I listen and care.

Recent Writing

  • How to use Theme UI variants

    I am a big fan of using Theme UI to style Gatsby projects. For me one of the standout features is the less well known - but very...

  • Using Theme UI with RedwoodJS

    RedwoodJS is a new javascript framework bringing the frontend and the backend together in one incredible fullstack package. They have a ...

  • Decoupling data and presentation components in Gatsby themes

    When building a Gatsby theme it is best practice to separate data queries from presentation components. This separation of concerns...

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About Me

I built my first website in 1998

It sucked.

A lot has changed since then. I develop kickass websites that don’t suck using the latest technologies and performance architecture. I can grow facial hair and have two super awesome kids. It really has changed.

By passion a frontend web developer

I have degrees in philosophy and social work, not computer science.

I enjoy the juxtaposition between creating websites and my full time job as a mental health therapist. Fixing a line of code is reassuringly certain when contrasted with the nuance of human experience.

Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

I don’t do rushed.

Building a fast and easy to use, website is a slow process. It requires focus, collaboration and creativity. I only work on a few projects per year and appreciate the craftsmanship of a well made product.

Selected Work

Gatsby Theme Catalyst

A set of opinionated themes and starters I built to accelerate my own workflow when building new Gatsby projects. Uses ThemeUI and MDX. Free and open source.

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A portfolio website to showcase Brianna's freelance writing and brand. Built using GatsbyJS and Catalyst Themes.

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A small business website for a creative professional who specializes in content creation, photography and videography. Built using Wordpress and WPRig.

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Follow the journey from hello to finished product.

It starts with hello

Let's Talk

I'm ready to listen! Inspired idea? New direction? Creating something amazing?

Let me help you succeed with a fast, secure and robust web presence that achieves your business goals and promotes your brand.

The best way to begin the conversation is via email. We will meet in person (if geography allows it) or over the phone to discuss your ideas in more detail. I am excited to get going!

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Illustrations by Diana Valeanu
Design inspired by Gatsby-Absurd
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