I design and develop out of Lawrence, KS. I spend most of my time in the digital realm, but I also design for print.

My father taught me to be curious. He taught me to discover how things work and why some things don’t work well and how to make them work better. In other words, he taught the essence of good design. I learned a lot from my father and the many other people who were generous enough to let me snoop through their code and figure things out.

Thank you for viewing my résumé. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Web Technology
HTML / CSS / SCSS / PHP / Twig / Go / Javascript / YAML / Markdown / SSH
MySQL / Flat File
Content Management
Hugo / WordPress / Directus / Pico / Grav
Optimization / Accessibility / Analytics / Typography / Layout / Color Theory
Creative / Adaptable / Communication / Problem Solving / Integrity / Organization / Passion / Self-Discipline / Relaxed / Humor
Hobbies & Interests
Fitness / Writing / Comedy / Music / Woodworking / Movies
What I Can't Do, So Don't Ask


Underscore Design
CPPR, The University of Kansas
UX Designer
Technology Solutions, LLC
Lead Designer/Developer
SIC Web Design
Kansas Memorial Unions
Technology Manager


December 2020
Finished a drop-in markdown/yaml editor for flat-file databases called Downdraft.
Voted Best of Web Developers in Olathe, KS
Python Training
online training course
June 2017
Launched UL Prospector Knowledge Center for China
UL needed a Prospector Knowledge Center focused on their Chinese audience.
February 2014
Launched UL Prospector Knowledge Center
A custom WordPress build, the Knowledge Center has become the hub of Prospector's content marketing program.
CS193 - App Development
Stanford University (online)
January 2010
Released Gadget for WordPress
Early page-building framework
February 2009
Released LaughTracker
A native MacOS app built in Ojective-C
September 2007
Started SIC Web Design
June 2004
Built my first WordPress site
Graduated The University of Kansas
English / Creative Writing


"Kent is remarkably creative when it comes to website design. I told him what I wanted... he delivered that and more. I couldn't be happier."
Brian Turner
Photographer, Kansas City
"Kent at Underscore Design has a rare, intuitive understanding of using the art of web design to communicate effectively with the market."
Byron de Freese
Owner, de Freese Living
"I highly recommend Underscore Design for your business website. Our customers matter most, and they compliment us all the time on the site. Kent is always helpful and ready to answer questions and make sure the site is running smoothly and I'm happy. I'm certain he can help your business like he helped mine."
Chad Glazer
Owner, Rudy's Pizzeria, Lawrence KS
"Kent has built several amazing websites for me. All exceeded my expectations in design and usability. I wouldn't go to anyone else to lead my web design projects."
Christopher Dorsey
Video Art Director, AMC Theatres
"Kent is the best! He has helped me for years with my blog, Dagmar's Home. There is so much to know when it comes to web design, and he's able to help every time. If you want a professional site, you need someone like him. I couldn't do it without him."
Dagmar Bleasdale
Founder, Dagmar's Home
"Kent has been great to work with. He helped us create the Prospector Knowledge Center, and his experience in software development and WordPress in particular made for a very smooth project. His design work was excellent and any changes requested were implemented quickly. We also appreciated his patience while working with us to address a few hosting issues."
Laura Knox
Product Manager, UL Prospector
"Kent's exemplary hard work on our website proved to be the perfect marketing for us. He executed our project with knowledge and professionalism that made the process stress free. His expertise and creative genius is bar none. He is so easy to work with and incorporates design changes without taking offense. I look forward to working with Kent for all our future design projects."
Rhonda Befort
President, Arbitre Consulting, Inc.
"Underscore Design has been great to work with. Kent helped us create the Prospector Knowledge Center, which is now the hub of our content marketing and social media programs. He not only delivered a website that met our needs, but guided us on ways to improve upon our original idea. The website is constantly changing, we've already done a complete rebrand, and everything has gone very smoothly. I would definitely recommend Underscore Design to anyone looking for Wordpress consulting."
Whitney Miller
Head of Strategic Communications, UL Prospector
"We couldn't be happier with the website Kent designed for us. We highly recommend Kent's web-design skills and feel that we received an outstanding value for our investment."
Jeanne and Jay Mathiesen
Owners, Backyard Bash
"Kent designed us a website that is attractive, functional and dependable. His services are always timely and solve the issues at hand. I am very confident in his abilities and would be comfortable recommending him to anyone."
Mike Crist
Owner/General Manager, Stonebridge Outdoor


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