"Where technology is an art..."

Design48 is the Portfolio Website of Marte Thompson.

Experienced, talented, motivated, inspired and now... "tableless!" Design48 is the showcase for my digital art. (It's also turning into my blog.) So much has changed in the field of Graphic Design since the introduction of the computer as a production tool, we designers have hardly had time to catch our breath!  I would dare say that the field of Graphic Design has been changed by the computer more than any other occupation. We went from drafting tables to computers back in the 1980's. That was difficult enough, but then came the internet in the 1990's and overnight graphic designers had to be web designers, and start learning to code! Many gave up at that point, and just became project managers, or retired completely from graphic design. But some die hards, like myself, hung in there and learned something mysterious called "HTML." That was only the start! Read more...

In case you don't already know, and I'm sure that you do, the authority in all matters "HTML" is the World Wide Web Consortium.


Marte Thompson has been a webdesigner, technical illustrator, and computer graphic designer for these large Silicon Valley high tech companies:

  • Lockheed-Martin (technical illustrator and commercial artist)
  • SEGA of America (computer graphic artist and 2D animator)
  • NASA (technical illustrator and webdesigner)
  • Oracle (computer graphic artist and webdesigner)
  • Intuit (webdesigner, graphic designer and Flash designer)
  • FileMaker (graphic designer and webdesigner)
  • Apple (webdesigner and content editor)

These traits describe my professional capabilities:

  • Mastery of HTML, XHTML, CSS, and effective use of both table and tableless structures
  • Extensive knowledge of layout and graphics applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, CSS, Flash, and Image Ready--specifically as they relate to web production.
  • Strong ability to integrate graphics design and attention-getting copy into an effective marketing package.
  • Works on tight deadlines to ensure timely delivery of materials to clients
  • Strong conceptual thinker, with the ability to take printed design mockups and visualize how to execute in HTML with attention to detail for the design and user experience
  • Ability to grasp new technologies and skills quickly and efficiently
  • Knowledge of content management software (FileMakerCMS and Teamsite)
  • Ability to work independently and as a team, willing to share information and know-how, ask questions, and make suggestions
  • Maturity and professionalism to see projects to completion
  • High motivation and self-direction with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • High degree of passion about web development and technology, expressing interest and drive in learning new techniques and technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to interface with all business groups.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent problem solving skills - attention to detail, quality assurance
  • Excellent language skills (writing, proofreading, and editing)

Professional Job Titles:

  • Digital Media Artist
  • Computer Graphic Artist
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Webdesigner
  • Web Content Editor
  • Commercial Artist
  • Powerpoint Presentation Artist
  • Macromedia Flash Designer

Expert Level Digital Design Skills:

  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Javascript
  • AdobeCS Photoshop
  • ImageReady
  • AdobeCS Illustrator
  • AdobeCS InDesign
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • FTP tools
  • Browser Issues
  • Powerpoint

There is a thumbnail page you can browse, or...

Screenshots of some of my websites