Eric Howey

Hello and Welcome!

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

Recent Writing

  • Understanding latent component shadowing in Gatsby themes

    As I worked on building themes for Gatsby I went through a number of different iterations trying to find an approach that would allow for ea

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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.

A fun face

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.

A picture of a grad cap

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.

A slow race

Selected Work

Gatsby Theme Catalyst

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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Gatsby Theme Catalyst

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

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Gatsby Theme Catalyst

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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Gatsby Theme Catalyst
Gatsby Theme Catalyst
Gatsby Theme Catalyst

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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