Bread and Roses Web Solutions is a full service web design, development and marketing agency located in Kansas City. We provide professional web development, graphic design and publishing services for businesses, non-profits, organizations and media. We’ve been creating and developing high quality, high performing websites for clients since 2001.
Charles has been working with web development since the early days of the World Wide Web. While he started his first website in 1995, he was collaborating with friends around the world for several years prior, on innovative Internet projects. Charles got his Painting / Sculpture degree from the University of Kansas and his Masters in Library and Information Studied from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He sees web development as a perfect blend of visual design and information presentation.
- Charles grew up in Kansas City and currently lives here with his cat Angelo, aka “Michaelangelo”
- He loves making art and doing photography
- He is an active walker and proponent of plant-based lifestyles through his blog Chuck’s Plant-Based Kitchen. He has been a vegetarian since 1989
- He is a fan of classic movies (especially noir), science fiction, cooking, and going to local music shows
- Sports allegiances: Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers, Kansas and Wisconsin basketball, Sporting KC, Washington Capitals, and the Philadelphia 76ers
- Web design and development (HTML5, CSS, Photoshop) – 27 years
- Server administration – 22 years – LAMP stack
- Frontend: React, React.js, Apollo
- Backend: Keystone.js, Node.js
- REST API
- Async + Await
- Databases: MySQL, MongoDB (30 years experience with databases)
- Content management systems – (27 years) WordPress, Drupal, Postnuke, Joomla, MediaWiki
- Website hosting – WP Engine, GoDaddy, NearlyFreeSpeech, Flywheel, own servers, and more.
- Linux, Debian, CentOS, FreeBSD
- Analytics (27 years) – Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager
- Git, Github, GitKraken
- Visual Studio Code
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, PageDesign
- Currently a Twitch Affiliate with around 500 followers.
- Extensive experience in journalism and working with the media
- Magazine publishing. Worked for a major STEM publisher (Science magazine) and published a nationally distributed review magazine (Alternative Press Review)
- Public speaking (conferences mostly)
- Full Professional German
- Elementary Spanish and Dutch
We are fans of and participants in the open source software movement. We use open source software such as WordPress in our projects as much as possible. We’ve contributed to open source projects in the past and will be increasing our participation in the future.