Ken Howard is best known for his work as Interactive Manager of Turtledove Clemens, a full service Integrated Marketing and Communications firm in Portland, Oregon. While at Turtledove Clemens, Ken has worked with Jonas Hartley on re-designing the firm’s aging website to increase it’s potential.
Launched in 2008, Simplicated Web Designs has kept Ken busy with local small business owners looking to get ahead of their competition with a professional web design. As a freelance web designer and internet marketing consultant, Ken has had extensive experience with web design, web development, SEO & Social Media Marketing.
Over the years, Ken has changed his focus from web design to web development and from web development to internet marketing. Each stage has presented various challenges and rewards. And to Ken, the reward is in the journey and educating his clients along the way.
Ken currently resides in Gresham, Oregon, a city just East of Portland. His wife, Bobbi, keeps him centered on experiencing the joys of life. His two daughters love to play hide-n-seek and walking in the rain even when not wearing jackets.
Photo Courtesy of Becky Jenson Photography
You can follow Ken elsewhere:
- Twitter: @kenhowardpdx
- Facebook: kenhowardpdx
- About.Me: kennyhoward
- Resume: Ken Howard – Web Designer Resume
- LinkedIn: kennyhoward
More of Ken’s History
Designing and Developing websites since 2001 when he and Mathew Smith created “JIVE America”, an MSN Group post 9-11, Ken Howard has been focused on the process of graphic and interactive design and community development.
In 2002, Mathew and Ken worked together to create B-Side Graphics, a graphic design community. While B-Side Graphics wasn’t around very long, developing custom utilities for online community software (phpBB) became Ken’s priority shifting away from graphic design.
After some time practicing web development and design, Ken felt it to be beneficial to him to attend Mt. Hood Community College and study web administration. While studying under Dr. Wayne Machuca, he learned the value of developing a website is greater than just designing one.