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about me


Name: Andrew Coyle
Age: 25
City: Richmond

I ride bikes, with a strong preference to fixed gear/track. I am learning card magic. I collect old prints and etchings (especially scientific and encyclopedic line art). I also collect rusty metal, finger nails, comics. I believe my personality has a leaning towards aquiring things, despite placing a very low emphasis on private property. I work closely with a radical soup kitchen, homeless rights advocacy group. I fix things that spoiled college kids break, for a living. I hate shaving. I don't use drugs (yes, alcohol is a drug). I like cooking. One day, I'd like to... nevermind.

about this site

This entire site does not use a single table for layout purposes. CSS is my weapon of choice. I try to keep the code as clean and semantic as possible. I used SIFR for the headlines, and the type is Zuzana Licko's Filosofia Unicase.

Why is there a style switcher? Well, this is a personal portfolio site. I can add useless features for aesthetical purposes if I want. Besides, an answer like that hides the fact that my design process turned into a tree, and I didn't have the courage to cut one of the branches.

Wordpress is the CMS I ripped code from in order to fuel the blog section.



Bachelors of Fine Arts in Communication Design, 2003
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

software skills
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Freehand
  • In Design
  • Quark
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • CSS, HTML, basic PHP
  • CMS (i.e. Drupal, WordPress, TextPattern, etc)
pro-bono projects

Web Page Design, Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
Publication Design, Skilltrader
Poster Design, Critical Masquerade
Publication Design, 17th and O Broadsheet
Web Page Design, Food Not Bombs Richmond
CD Jacket, Water Dressed in Black
Publication Design, 2004 FNB Summer Gathering Schedual

paid projects

Poster Design, Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads 1-800-Children Billboards
Graphics + Web Layout, College Connection
Identity, Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads Colatoral
Web Page Design, Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads

employment history

University Student Commons, Trades Technician III, 2004-Current
VCU, Commons and Activities
Richmond, Virginia

Survey + Evaluation Research Labratory, Admin. Office Spec. II, 2004
VCU Center for Public Policy
Richmond, Virginia

Department of Recreational Sports, building maintenance, 2002-2003
VCU Department of Recreational Sports
Richmond, Virginia

Café Rosso, line cook, summer 1999, 2000, 2001
Norfolk, Virginia


Available upon request.