Koan Design
Websmith, technomancer

I'm Jon, a native and resident of Schenectady, RIT grad, homebrewer, many-flavored geek, and all-around technological wizard.

I have accumulated a variety of talents which, since you have found this place, you may find useful. I design and host websites, digitize film and artwork, build and service computers, and many other things. I like to learn new tricks too, so if you have a problem/project/disaster of any kind, ask and find out if I can help.

Web Design Portfolio:


Anne is a licensed mental health counselor based in Saratoga Spings. A simple page coded from scratch.


Elizabeth Kasevich is a painter and collage artist. I created a custom jQuery-based image gallery for this site.


The Capital District Fencing School is based in Schenectady, NY. They teach epee, foil and saber for all ages and abilities. It pained me to do so, but I built this site with the design software provided with the School's free hosting account. It behaves after a few hacks, and now they can update the site on their own.


H. M. Saffer II produces amazing landscape paintings in a unique style. His work is featured in galleries across the country. This is a rebuild of his site with most of the table layouts replaced by sensible code.


Jeff is a photographer in New York City. He transforms mundane scenes and objects into wonderful abstractions and archetypal visions. This site uses a responsive image viewer.

Library Bookshelves

I created a Wordpress plugin for my library so that they can create virtual bookshelves on their website. Now many other libraries are using it as well.


Visual Winds Studio provides fine art reproduction services. Coded from scratch with some old-fashioned Adobe Spry framework galleries.


Walter Boelke is a scupltor and painter in Hillsdale, NY. His work explores the myths of our ancestors and captures the movement and balance of living forms.

Some other services I provide:


I can digitize your film, prints or small works of art, create DVD slideshows from your images, and provide advanced image retouching and restoration.

Computer repair

If you've got it I can fix it. Or at least replace the broken bits.

All jobs are priced on a per-project basis. Everyone has different needs and no two projects are ever the same, so contact me and I will quote you a fair price.

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