My Experience and Background

I have a range of professional experience in Print and Web Communications, Project Management, Event Management, Web Site Development and Graphic Design.

Over the last 10+ years, my professional career has been driven due to my strong interest in the Internet as a highly effective communications and service delivery method like no other.

Personal Interests:

My personal interests have long been my faith in Christ, the frugal use of my time and money and I'm an avid Do-it-yourselfer. These long-time personal interests are where my drive to create "frugaladvice" have emerged from. Over the years I have figured out, read about, learned and lived many frugal habits to conserve my resources but have kept most of them to myself and my family.

My strong desire now is to take what I've learned and help others.


American muscle cars and photography.

Professional Experience:

  • Program Manager
  • Subject Matter Expert for Web Accessibility and Usability
  • Web Technology Architect
  • Project manager
  • Web Content Service Manager
  • Web Team Manager
  • Statewide Web Development Manager
  • Display Coordinator
  • Graphic Designer


  • B.A. in Graphic Design from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville,1991
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, 2005


  • Print Communications
  • Web Communications
  • Communications Management
  • Project Management
  • Electronic PDF Forms Development
  • Web Accessibility
  • Web Usability
  • Writing
  • Drawing/Illustration
  • Photography
  • Digital Photo Manipulation and Retouching
  • Video Editing
  • Scale Modeling/ Fabrication

Feel free to write me at: or Patrick Beaird, P.O. Box 9203, Springfield, IL, 62791

Copyright 2007 Patrick Beaird