Robert Palmer

San Diego, CA, USA
Robert Palmer is a digital problem solver who lives and works in San Diego, California.

Work Experience

Honest Code

Web Developer

Robert owns and operates Honest Code, a full-stack development and graphic design shop for clients who appreciate hand-crafted, accessible, standards-compliant websites. Trusted by household names like Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, Robert is equally fortunate to count dozens of startups, U.S. manufacturers, defense contractors, universities, fellow designers, and service providers of all kinds among his esteemed clientele. His skills span a broad spectrum from brand and print design to WordPress themes to custom web applications — all crafted with care and attention to smoothly bring his customers closer to theirs.
June 2010 - Present California, United States

ViaSat, Inc.

Graphic Designer

Despite starting as a customer in September 2016, Honest Code "lost" Viasat as a client to Robert, when he became a temporary, casual-status employee a year later. At Viasat's in-house marketing agency, Robert was responsible for the design and production of artwork for datasheets, sales material, annual reports, presentations, trade show banners, and for the Viasat website. He also created HTML for email campaigns, developed a technical illustration style for government customers, and provided occasional art direction for projects spanning Viasat's entire satellite-internet product and service line — from resident to President.
September 2017 - Present California, United States


Web Developer

Utilizing skills refined for more than a decade, Robert currently works as a freelance web developer and site builder for talented designers and esteemed local agencies such as Josh Higgins, Justin Skeesuck, Buchanan Design, Departure, Fusion Media, Hollis Business Communications, MeadsDurket, High Class Software, and Miriello Grafico.
November 2007 - June 2010 San Diego, California, United States

Miriello Grafico

Production Artist, Web Architect, and Systems Administrator

Supplied award-winning design and production support for client projects of all kinds. Designed, produced, and managed hundreds of units of packaging for Iomega Corporation in 13 different languages. Produced a series of ball packages for TaylorMade-adidas Golf that used complex holographic printing techniques and were manufactured in Asia. Produced large documents containing hundreds of pages of content for clients as diverse as Hewlett Packard, the Gemological Institute of America, and Bazaar Del Mundo. Planned, designed, and built websites for Stratagene, Mondo USA, and AIGA San Diego. Created television-ready images and animations for Barratt American. Managed a network of 15 workstations, and migrated the company to Mac OS X in 2004. Administered email, backup, storage, website hosting, as well as wired and wireless networking.
June 2002 - November 2007 San Diego, California, United States


Flash Designer and Production Artist

Provided assistance and guidance designing sales materials for use in high-level meetings of all sizes. Facilitated the acquisition of millions of dollars in business from companies such as Nestlé, Hilton Hotels, Fox Sports, UPN, Gateway, Ziff-Davis, and Countrywide Home Loans. Also provided critical Flash support for internal projects, as well as developed a dynamic homepage system for Silicon Wave, Inc.
May 2000 - April 2002 San Diego, California, United States

The Mesa Press

Design Editor

Created and executed a completely new, far more polished layout for the bi-weekly campus newspaper to represent a new administration. Went on to regularly design and output mechanical art for printing. Also played the role of advertising manager and copy editor.
September 1999 - March 2000 San Diego, California, United States

The Daily Of The University Of Washington

Page Designer

Using QuarkXPress, designed and output mechanical art for various sections of the third-largest daily newspaper in the Puget Sound region. Regularly designed the Sports section and many daily feature double-trucks. Managed the output of the entire publication during occasional emergencies. Couriered mechanical art nightly to an off-site printing plant. Single-handedly designed a handful of special sections and editorial inserts.
October 1998 - June 1999 Seattle, Washington, United States

Opto 22


Assisted the webmaster in the day-to-day operations of the Opto 22 website. Took a major part in completely redesigning a 385-page website in just over a month, utilizing the latest technologies at that time. Created internal publications, as well as proofread complex technical documentation.
August 1997 - August 1998 Temecula, California, United States


Temecula Valley High School


August 1994 - June 1998 Temecula, California, United States

University Of Washington

September 1998 - May 1999 Seattle, Washington, United States


Print Design Magazine

Winner, Regional Design Annual



Branding, CSS3, Grilling, HTML5, Identity, JavaScript, Jquery, MySQL, Packaging, Photo Retouching, PHP, Technical Illustration, Translation Management, WordPress,


Best of Business Card Design 6 (2004), Designing Data Visualizations (September 2011)