Welcome to Underground.


Eric Martin, Owner and Lead Designer


Your Personal Web Design Specialist

I am a sole-proprieter freelance web design specialist in Chicago. Working with a wide range of clients—from local businesses to national corporations, I take the time needed to understand the client and the client’s business—and use a large arsenal of tactics to achieve the most efficient solution with the most value possible in the final product.

On The Surface

What You Need is What You Get

I mostly self-identify as a web design specialist, however I have a kaleidoscopic background that allows me to drift into other lanes (safely, and with a turn signal). Graphic design and copywriting are also considerable strengths, as well as the not-so-tangible (excellent problem-solving, measured patience, exquisite bedside manner, and I smell nice). Does it sound like I’m trying to sell myself? I hope so.

Web Design Services

I specialize in the WordPress framework, however years of experience and training in HTML/CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, PHP and more have given me the ability to get the most out of this user-friendly product. And if your site changes often, this gives you the power to update your own site without needing to know a single line of code.


Maintenance and Security

I always tell my clients that owning a website is a lot like owning a car; Your car needs regular oil changes, tire rotations, and other tune-ups. Same with your website; if you don’t take care of it, that can create security holes for hackers and malicious bots. I also use the most aggressive tools available to lock down your site from any threats. From a routine maintenance check to a full security sweep, I can help.


Fun Fact

Hover over this card to find out my favorite vacation destination...

Venice Beach

I mean, COME ON. I get a new "souvenir" from the same shop every time I visit! ;)

About My Services

Beneath the Surface

I work with .


Building Websites

Document Layout

Technical Support

Video Editing

Audio Editing

Copywriting

Creative Cloud

Microsoft Office

Data Entry


I’m Learning!

To me, life is a classroom and a playground. I have fun learning! And I’m always training to bring you bigger and better things. Right now I’m learning to code apps in Xcode and Swift.

Adobe Creative Cloud
97%
HTML/CSS
95%
Copywriting
95%
WordPress
95%
JavaScript/JQuery
93%
Graphic Design
90%
MySQL
80%

Currently Mastering The Art Of:

Xcode/Swift
32%

Guess My Birthday

Hint: The whole country lights things on fire to celebrate.

July 4

Congratulations!
No, I'm not giving you a year.

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