Peter Kaizer

designer | developer

About Me

I am a designer and design technologist with a passion for user focused digital products that are highly functional and beautifully designed.

My current job is Senior Designer for Booz | Allen | Hamilton where I currently am doing design work for the USPS.

Prior to that I was the digital director for the global humanitarian aid organization - Catholic Relief Services - where I built and led the team that managed front and back end development, online branding, user experience, information architecture and email marketing.

I have been a designer and maker of digital products for 20 years but really I have been a designer and maker of things my whole life. I started crafting objects as a young teenager. First finely crafted leather goods and then later hand made pottery. I spent 19 years making and selling functional stoneware pottery to the American Crafts Marketplace.

For more see my resume.

About this site

This is my personal web space, where I post about technology, design and food, along with other things that catch my eye. None of the views expressed on this site or any of my personal social networks reflect the opinion of my employers or any of my freelance clients. They are my opinions alone.

Publishing

This site is built and published using the 11ty - static site generator using an Apple MAC computer. The site is served on the JAMstack for free by Netlify and secured via https thanks to a free certificate from Let's Encrypt. I also use AWS Route 53 for DNS management.

Design & Typography

The site is typset in Source Sans Pro and Playfair Display served from Google Fonts.

Coding and code

My current coding editor of choice is Visual Studio Code. All the CSS is written in SASS using the Bourbon, Suzy and Breakpoint SASS libraries.