Kyle Shevlin

Musician, Writer & Web Developer

Latest Articles

One Year In Portland

It has been one year since Anna and I moved from Pasadena to Portland. I thought it might be a good idea to recap some of what has happened during that time and review some of what we had hoped would happen in moving.


I think I can safely speak for both of us that we were really nervous about the neighborhood and apartment we were moving into when we first got here. We had not had the fortune of visiting the city before our move to try and find apartments,


Latest Music Articles

New Song: Days of Old

Hi folks! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve shared some new music with you. Shame on me.

This weekend, I finished a song and I wanted to share a demo of it and the lyrics here with you. I’d like to start a series of New Song posts that can be archived here on the site and here’s the first. “Days of Old” began when the first verse hit me like a ton of bricks,


A New Take on Making a “Band”

Hey folks, today I’m writing a blog to share with you an idea I came up with about a week ago and to seek out your feedback on said idea. Know this upfront, I want your feedback on this one!

I have been thinking about the idea of forming a band for quite a while now. I produce my music by myself, but do so with a full band sound. This is always interesting when it comes to getting gigs.


Latest Development Articles

Sassy Rhythm: Vertical Rhythm with Sass

So I want to take my first stab at writing an article about front-end web development. I don’t claim to have any great expertise in the field, but recently I redesigned my blog and wanted to share a technique I developed in the process that I thought could be very useful to other designers and developers.

If you’ve been around web design for even a small amount of time, it’s likely that you’ve come across the term “vertical rhythm”.


How Are Things? FINE.

You might be wondering why I’ve been so quiet these last few weeks. I haven’t been blogging much and I certainly haven’t written any music in a while. There’s a very simple explanation. I got a new job.

What? Where? When?

All good questions. I am now working as a junior web developer for FINE Design Group in Downtown Portland. I started on November 11th, or as I like to call it, Armistice Day.


New Job. New Challenges

Folks, I started a new job on Monday working for FINE Design Group here in Portland. I’m officially a web developer! Well, at least my job title says that. I still got a lot to learn. In fact, I need to learn:

  • Git (especially the cmd line)
  • SVN
  • Rails

This should keep me busy for a while!

Share with me any resources you might have for someone on these topics!


About the Author

Hi, my name is Kyle Shevlin. I'm a musician, writer and web developer living in Portland, Oregon. I love to make things, whether it be with code, with chords, or with words. When I'm not making something you can probably find me playing ultimate or chilling at home with my wife.


This website was built using several open source projects: WordPress, Sass, and jQuery. The source code for this custom theme can be viewed on GitHub.

I also could not have made this website without some significant help from many, many, many websites. Too many to count.