michael tuck

black max web design
/ black max on twitter

designing simple, elegant, attractive, seo-friendly and standards-compliant sites for non-profit organizations and individuals, with the goal of bringing in visitors and helping your organization raise the money and the user interest it needs to grow.


university of north carolina at chapel hill

major: english education

web design skills

web designer since 1999

designing sites for personal, school, non-profit, and commercial use for a decade.

former advisor and author at

one of the largest and most influential web design sites on the internet. 2001-2012.

author at smashing magazine

the pre-eminent design publications on the web. affiliated since 2011.

author at onextrapixel

one of the fastest-growing design publications on the web. affiliated since 2010.

author at six revisions

a well-respected design publication on the web. affiliated since 2010.

portfolio selections

bulwer-lytton contest popular literary contest, winter-spring 2012

neuronexus multiple sclerosis research site, winter 2011-2012

north carolina state ballet site for regional ballet, fall/winter 2010

amy burzinski, lisw informational site for social worker, summer/fall 2010

teaching english and reading to at-risk youth
historical research for History Commons
caring for cats, reading science fiction and history, following Tarheel basketball
available on request