By the time I got to college in 2004, time out of class was spent either travelling around the province of Ontario playing music or sitting in my dorm room teaching myself Photoshop, ImageReady, Microsoft FrontPage, and SWiSH Max. That year, I used these tools to build the first version of patdryburgh.com,2 launched as the homepage for The Pat Dryburgh Band.
In the time since, I’ve worked with some great teams and clients including two-time Grammy-winning engineer Tim Latham, Blanc Media, Ensibuuko, Platero Visual, Arc’teryx, Stantec, Carly Thomas, Fusion Ads, Corona Light, Pepsi Max, Ongo, Agent Inbox, Perch, Finstripe, Brewhouse, Steamclock, Grooveshark, CocoaTech, QuickCal, Fraser Speirs, Lake Steilacoom Improvement Club, Viral Foundry, UpThemes, Adobe, Thorel Woodworking, Patrick Rhone, Ethical Coffee Chain, Rye 51, and Make IT.
My work has been featured in Beautiful Pixels, TechCrunch, Gigaom, VentureBeat, and the iOS App Store.
Originally from the small town of Dorchester, Ontario, I now live in Vancouver, British Columbia. In my free time I write and record music, take photos, and explore this beautiful province.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site is designed and developed in Sublime Text, tested in various web browsers, statically generated by Jekyll, and hosted on Github Pages. The typography is set in Freight Sans and is served by Adobe Fonts.
The illustration of me is by Courtney Make.
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I love learning how people do what they do and think what they think. Growing up, I enjoyed watching directors’ commentaries and behind-the-scenes features of my favourite movies. In web design and development, the closest comparison to a director’s commentary is getting to see the actual source code for a site. You can see how this site is made by viewing the public repo on Github.
I’ve tried to find some form of proof of this claim, but neither the Wayback Machine nor any WhoIs directory I’ve found has a record of this. I’m assuming this is because Cool Page offered the domain name to me for free in exchange for allowing them to put ads on my nascent pro-produce website. ↩
Sorry, not much to see there. The first half-decent capture of patdryburgh.com in The Wayback Machine is from 2010. After the demise of The Pat Dryburgh Band, I let the patdryburgh.com domain name go and a domain squatter was quick to pick it up and held on to it for a few years. I started a new blog in 2007 to document my time as a young music director which was hosted at patdryburgh.net. ↩