About

Hi šŸ‘‹ Iā€™m Jaydan Urwin.

Work

I'm a designer, developer, and content creator from Boise, Idaho (yes, Idaho the potato state šŸ„”). I was born and raised in Idaho so I guess you call me a true spud. I've been doing web design for over 5 years now and started out just by hacking Squarespace templates. But I found pretty quickly that I am too particular and prefer to build it from scratch. I've tried several tools over the years but have since landed on Gatsby as my website building tool of choice...for now. šŸ˜… I don't just build websites though. For about a year now I've really been putting my spare time into learning Flutter, a cross platform development tool from Google.

I enjoy sharing what I know on my YouTube channel and my šŸ“ Blog.

Personal

Technically I live in Nampa, ID which is a surrounding town of Boise. It's a little smaller and a little quieter but Idaho in general is a pretty quiet and peaceful place. My wife, Leana and I have two hyperactive cattle dogs (RJ and Cooper) and we like to get outdoors as much as we can. Whether it's hiking, camping, jet skiing, or mountain biking we love it all.

This Website

This website is built with Gatsby. It's always a work in progress so if you see something you don't like maybe wait a second, refresh, and I might have fixed it already.šŸ˜‰ No but really, I am quite OCD so expect it to change often. I have taken some inspiration here and there from some of my favorite developers such as Wes Bos, Sam Larsen-Disney, and Andy Bell; however, the design and code is my own.

It's not open source right now because I've sadly seen too many examples of people copying another developer's website and selling it as their own work. I could change my mind on that in the future but for now I'm going to keep it closed source. Please feel free to contact me though if you notice something isn't displaying correctly on your device, I'm all ears for that sort of thing!