About Me

My name is Ethan Clevenger. I’m a web developer at Webspec Design in Des Moines, IA. I graduated from Drake University in 2014 with a degree in computer science, lending me a diverse background with experience in PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript + jQuery, Java, C++, Objective-C, Android and whatever you need me to learn tonight. This is just a snippet, and a fleshed out resume can be found on LinkedIn.

Below are several examples of my work. A gallery of my web design work can also be found on the site, and a full suite of code samples can be found on my GitHub.

In addition to an online resume, this site contains my blog where I talk out various programming frustrations and post video game reviews. You see, reviewing video games is my fallback career (it’s funny because the tech industry has more jobs than journalism). From a programming standpoint, this exercise is still valuable, as it gives me a sharp eye for quality and detail in user interface and a wealth of knowledge to draw from when I accomplish my dream of designing a video game myself.


Animal Crossing Windows Gadget

This is a Windows clock gadget based on an Animal Crossing art style. You’ll need to install the FinkHeavy font, which is included. If you don’t install it, it should fall back to Georgia, but what fun is that? Extract the gadget to C:\Users\[You]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets. Right-click on your desktop and click “Gadgets” to launch it. This was developed for educational purposes only and should not be redistributed, especially for commercial gain (because I’m not sure on the licensing for FinkHeavy). Windows 7. Note that gadgets have ultimately been discontinued by Microsoft.



For my senior capstone at Drake University, I created Pong for the OUYA. This Android-based game supports two players and the ability for users to adjust the background image and music playing during the game. It’s currently not available on the OUYA store – not sure it’s copyright-friendly. Merely an educational endeavor, though I’m exploring what needs to happen to publish.



In 2013, I was part of a team of five students at Drake University that put together an app for Android called MirrorMeThe app is currently not available on the Android store due to third-party photos of various celebrities being used. Check out the website where you can see a more in-depth review of the app’s capabilities.