I’m Will Leffert, and this is my bio.

I’ve lived a lot in 38 years. I’ve crafted myself from a shy, sick boy with an obsession with legos to the multi-hyphenate artist and geek you see here.

I’m still sick, living with chronic illness and constant pain that made passing a kidney stone seem like.. Well, not as big of a deal as I expected.

What I don’t do, however, is let it rule me completely.

With each health problem comes a new challenge, and for those of you who know me, you know I love a good challenge. When I had to give up playing trombone, I pursued countless other instruments. When my arthritic pain forced me to walk with a cane, I made it an accessory, rather than a crutch.

I apply that same mindset to everything I do; from code, to art, to music, and whatever new creative methods of expression I find myself pursuing. The most important part is this: I’ll never stop.

AWARDS, FEATURES & CERTIFICATIONS

Award: 2018 W3 Awards

General Website Categories > Law and Legal Services (Silver)

Certification: W3Schools

CSS Developer Certification

Certification: Constant Contact

Email Management

Certification: Hub Spot

Email Marketing

Feature: Smashing Magazine

40 Creative Design Layouts: Getting Out Of The Box

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, XD)
VS Code
NPM
Expo
Git
WordPress
XenForo
Sharepoint
Microsoft Powerapps
Propellerhead Reason
DaVinci Resolve
Blender

OS Experience

Windows (from Windows 3.11 to 10, including NT & 2000 and Server 2003.. and old school MS-DOS)
Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware – CLI comfy!)

Programming & Technical

HTML5/CSS
SASS/SCSS
Javascript/jQuery/React
PHP/MySQL
BASH
SEO
Google Analytics

ART MEDIUMS

Traditional

Watercolor
Pen & Pencil
Photography

Digital

Photo Manipulation
Illustration
Digital Painting

INSTRUMENTS PERFORMED

Current

Harmonica
Guitar
Bass
Vocals
Piano
Synthesizers

Past

Trombone
Bass Trombone
Ukulele
Musical Saw

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT WFL

I once performed a conceptual piece protesting legislation that allowed those of different sexual orientations to be discriminated against. I was tied up in rope bondage live on the sidewalk, with the design forming a traditional white-collar-and-tie look.

I have a bearded dragon for a pet, and her name is Knobbins.

I have color-grapheme synesthesia.

I started programming at 8 years old, having learned BASIC out of a 321 Contact Magazine. Much later, in college, I taught myself x86 ASM for fun.

CURRENT OBSESSIONS

Music

Nine Inch Nails
PIG
Mortiis
Carpenter Brut

TV

What We Do In The Shadows
Rick & Morty
Motherland

Books

The Expeditionary Force series

Games

Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost Recon Breakpoint

STATISTICS OF WFL

Websites built

Over 100

Records written/recorded

12

Years Creating/performing/working..

Websites: Over 20
Digital Art & Graphic Design: Over 20
Pen & Pencil Art: 7
Watercolor: 5
Photography: 13
Music (Performance): Over 25
Music (Composition): Over 20
Music (Recording): Over 20