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About

Jason Simanek (shi-'mä-nik) is a web designer/developer currently located in Nashville, but originally from Nebraska. He was raised near, but not in, a barn. He is a descendant of a long line of Nebraska farmers and Czech peasants. Surprisingly, Jason also has a brother and sister that are graphic designers. None of his siblings are farmers. Yet.

After completing a BA in Fine Art, a BFA in Graphic Design and working as a designer for several years, Jason found an interest in web design and development. After a lot of self-education he found opportunities to employ what he had learned about the web to his full time design positions.

Jason has seven years of experience in graphic design with the last five years of experience focused as an inhouse web designer which involved the following:

If you are looking for help with your website or other design project, send Jason an e-mail about your project. Please include a timeframe, budget and any technical requirements.

What’s up with your last name?

The name Simanek is of Czech origin. The pronunciation shown above is the result of certain accent marks that were dropped as my ancestors assimilated into the U.S. culture. The name is correctly written here:

Šimánek

The little ‘v’ above the ‘S’ is called a háček or hachek although Unicode calls it a ‘caron’. Wikipedia has some good background on the use of this diacritic as well as the Czech language itself.