About

My Background

Eric Karkovack

I started out as a professional web designer in June 1996 after graduating from high school. I was hired by my local newspaper and learned a whole lot about the importance of timeliness – both in keeping a news-oriented website updated and in customer service.

After my time with the newspaper, I had stints with a few local startups in a variety of roles.  That led to launching Eric Karkovack Web Design Services in 1999.

I started my own business because I have a real passion for what I do. I realized early on in my career that I wasn’t just hanging around until something better came along. Design and technology continue to fascinate me. Working with a wide variety of businesses, helping them understand what the web can do for them – that’s still very cool in my book.

Since 2012, I’ve been able to combine my passion for both web design and writing. I write for a number of online publications about WordPress, the ups and downs of being a freelancer and pretty much anything else related to the web.

Timeline

2022

Guest on the Do the Woo podcast

Began writing for The WP Minute

2021

Finalist for the 2021 Graphic Arts Today MVP Award

Published in the “Color My Heart Orange“ coloring book

Guest panelist on the Post Status “State of the Word Review” show

2020

Scheduled speaker at WordCamp Lancaster 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak)

Guest Panelist at Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup (11/9/20)

Winner of a 2020 Graphic Arts Today MVP Award

2019

Celebrating 20 years!

Speaker at WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2019

2015

Karks.com becomes
Eric Karkovack Web Design Services, LLC

2012

Started writing at Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.

Speaker at WordCamp Baltimore 2012.

2005

SaveSURGE.org featured in Associated Press article.

SaveSURGE.org in the AP

2002

Side project SaveSURGE.org launches. It would “go viral” within a few years.

SaveSURGE.org Screen Capture

1999

Karks.com launches.

The original Karks.com

1996

Begins work as web designer at local newspaper.