I entered the web field in 2005 as a web designer and Flash designer/developer. I know how designers think, and I know what they want. Functionality doesn't have to be ugly - I write code and solve problems with a designer's heart. My focus lately has been on site and page performance and minimizing load times and overall payload. I've become slightly obsessed with analytical data, too.
If you're looking for a developer to help make attractive and useful web sites and web apps (or put out some fires), give me a buzz.