SMICK.NET | Website of Mike Smick Graphics and Web Developer

I'm website consultant, a team lead, a client facing development supervisor. Sometimes a front end developer, sometimes a UI / UX designer. Primarily I communicate and clarify and improve. I build responsive websites and create marketing campaigns across all media from print, web and video. Perhaps most importantly, I make teams better by being a part of them. I build things with a goal of helping people boost their expectations. I do this from St. Louis, Missouri, imagine that.

Technical Writing

Part of my history in working with clients and colleagues and as a trainer is being able to spot process and documentation problems. I love correcting that for the benefit of all, making technical things easy to understand. I want other people to understand topics (so I don't have to do it for them.) I've been developing tutorials for a decade, both in written and screencast format. Some of my work is out there for free, and others is proprietary to places I've worked and contracted.


My wife is from Japan. Our son is fantastic. I wish I could share more here, but I promise there are some photos of him around the site somewhere.

Learning and Training (Graphics and WordPress)

I'm available for in-person and web training. If you have a small to medium size group and want to learn a topic specific to design software or content management systems such as WordPress, contact me. I can also create modular tutorials or training screencasts to help you communicate to your customers and clients. It's outdated now but I wrote a book in 2005 on the Adobe Graphics Suite (CS2). Since then I've been working with it and many tools tailored to creatives and developers.

OpenGround Labs

OpenGround is my brand for building and servicing my clients. Discover. Traverse. Create. Did I mention I'm in St. Louis, Missouri?

Give me a shout, tell me what you need.