Paul is awesome! While his portfolio tells it all, he has asked me to write a personal perspective which pleases me very much.
He is, hands down, one of the most talented new media designers and developers I have ever met (and I've met quite a few). To make that even better, he is also one of the nicest people with whom I have worked.
I've known Paul for many years. I first met him at the Academy of Art University when I was the Director of the School of New Media and Paul was a student — not just an ordinary student but the one who set the bar in all of his classes! What made his performance turly unique was the calibre of his work (which was always stunning, cutting edge and perfectly executed) and his willingness to share what he learned with everyone. As an educator and a professional designer this demonstrates to me the best possible combination of talent and collaboration. Paul shines as an extremely create individual and an exceptional team player.
His awards and special projects made him one of the most celebrated designers to graduate from our school: Paul was selected to intern at Apple during his midpoint (a rare opportunity); Paul was selected to design our department's web site (the first department site at the university); He lead the New Media team during the kick-off of our Digital Publishing course resulting in the university's first-ever app on the Apple App Store; and in several annual Spring Shows, he walked away with the most awards in all areas of New Media design. It was telling that Paul was hired in his first professional position before he graduated.
So what are you waiting for? If i were you, I would get him on the phone right now and ask him over. Both you and your company will be very happy you did!
Paul is the best designer I have ever worked with. His attention to detail and artful arrangement of practically any information is unparalleled. I am a designer myself and when I see the typography and whitespace perfection achieved by Paul my jaw still drops. I wish I had his natural talent for this. On top of that he is a wonderful front-end engineer! After years of personally following projects through from design all the way to shipped code, he clearly knows and executes the process. Additionally, Paul is the nicest guy I know. I challenge you to find someone more kind and friendly. This sounds like a typical over-exagerated recommendation, but with Paul every ounce is true.
Paul is one of the best coworkers and friends you can ask for. He is extremely hardworking, humble, and talented. He commits to deadlines and will work on anything that is needed.
He is truly a one of a kind designer that can do everything from solid design, motion, web prototypes and interactive. I would hire and/or work with Paul again in a second.
He is an asset to any place lucky enough to receive his contributions.
Paul is the guy you want working with you. I've had the fortunate chance to work on a few projects with him, including the redesign of the Graphic Artists Guild website. I brought Paul onboard on the project because I knew he had both a high level knowledge of web development and a great ability to communicate on a team of other developers. He's kind, patient and an all around great guy. I look forward to more collaborations with him.
Paul, hands down, is one of the best designer/developers I have ever worked with. He had my site up and running within 3 weeks and even took the time to train me on Expression Engine (which my site was built upon and which was new to me). He made my goals his when it came to personal maintenance and efficiency. To this day he has made himself available to help me with any issues I might encounter regarding my site.
I have highly recommended Paul to many friends and colleagues and will continue to do. He's incredibly talented and a pleasure to work with. Anyone would be lucky to have such a talented person on his or her team.