David J Sorensen

Designer + Full-Stack Developer

Currently based in Charlottesville, Virginia

David Sorensen in WTJU tee shirt

/ Shelburne Falls, MA /

This is my life now

Growing up, I was always interested in one thing: Literature. From a very young age, I carried books around with me everywhere I went. As a teenager it was in the worlds of H.G. Welles, Jules Verne, George Orwell, and J.R.R. Tolkein that I found comfort, escape, and deeper meaning.

In college I decided that I wanted to continue along this path. I pursued a degree in Liberal Arts (EMU didn’t offer a writing program) and became the News Editor of the school’s newspaper, which I found to be extremely rewarding.

After I graduated, I took a number of small jobs here and there, from home renovation and construction to retail and restaurants. As a side gig I would provide developmental and line edits for novelists. In 2021 I decided to take it more seriously, and I knew that in order to further my business, I needed a great website.

But I wanted to be involved. I had some experience working with Python and C#, and I thought to myself, well, why don’t I just learn HTML and CSS and make one myself?

So that’s what I did. I spent a few months learning the basics, to the point that I could make a simple site myself, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I found that it was at once a whole new world, but also incredibly familiar. All of my experience in language and writing came together in a way that I could have never predicted. By the end of it I had a decent portfolio and no interest in editing novels ever again. I had finally found what the thing that I had always wanted to do.

It was web development.


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Angelo Jewelry

Angelo Jewelry is a hand-made jewelry store located on the Downtown Mall in Charlotteville, Virginia.

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James Cole

Personal portfolio website for poet and academic James Cole

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Red Brick Inc

Business website for content management and web development

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Who Dat

Who Dat? is a browser-based game where you have a conversation with an unknown fictional character and must guess whom it is you're talking with

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The Rumen

The Rumen is a literary journal a few friends and I started. I had always wanted to be the editor of one, and now that I'm able to create websites, it's become a project of mine to run what I hope will become a very respected source of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry

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Charlene Morris

Charlene is a local Insurance Agent who specializes in assisting elderly clients signing up for MediCare

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I contacted Mr. Sorensen to create my website page. He was very helpful to work with, and he created a beautiful website for my business that is easy for customers to navigate and straight to the point. The background color brings out my picture. He was extremely professional, quick, communicative, and an absolute pleasure to work with.


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There are a million technologies out there, and dozens of new ones being released weekly. Being able to teach myself means that whatever the challenge is, I can overcome it myself.


One thing that editing has taught me is that everything needs way more polish than you think it does. When I finish something and I’m satisfied with it, I go back and look at it again.

severely dedicated

When I decide to take something on, I don’t hold anything back. I believe that if something is worth doing, then it’s worth doing right, because at the end of the day, I am what I create.

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On a personal note...

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Orange Salamander


One of my favorite things to do is attend poetry readings and open mic nights in town. If you come while I'm there, you'll probably see me read something!

Dave dancing


Pretty much every week for the past eleven years (with a few notable breaks) I've spent my Wednesday nights swing dancing with friends. It's a great hobby, one that lets you be creative, social, and active, all at once!

Volunteering with the Great Cville Puzzle Hunt

Volunteer Work

I believe in giving back not only to my own community, but to the world. In 2009 I spent six months working with a medical NGO in Jos, Nigeria, and I am always on the lookout for events to help out with locally.

Drumsticks on a drumkit


While everyone was working on their best sourdough over the pandemic, I got my hands on an electronic drumkit have been practicing since. I even joined a band! Oh, and I admit I did try the whole sourdough thing too.

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David was wonderful to work with. He listened to my needs and created a website that is exactly what I wanted, down to the last detail. I can’t recommend him enough to anyone looking for any kind of website at all!


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