Paving the way for internet equality. . Liberty, Justice, And Equality For Everyone Online.

Between my humble beginnings in the Dominican Republic and my identity as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I know the value of equity and belonging firsthand. Having fair access to the internet has given me a lot of opportunities and resources that have been game changers throughout my life.

That’s why I'm dedicating my career to teaching digital inclusivity. I founded Blue Beacon Creative to build awareness and spark action among businesses, UX designers, and web developers everywhere.

Throughout the years, I have worked with nonprofits throughout the US, Europe, and the Caribbean alike. As both a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), I'm on a mission to empower my clients to build usable and intuitive web experiences made for everyone.

That includes individuals with visual and hearing impairments, cognitive disabilities, mobility limitations, and beyond.

“Inclusive design isn't just a trend — it's what the world deserves. I want to ensure that your brand can deliver it.”

Fred Mercedes UX Designer & Web Developer Blue Beacon Creative

Our Mission.

To change how people think about UX design, and web development to give voice and presence to anyone, anytime, anywhere through inclusion, simplicity and innovation.

Core Values

Tech for Impact

Use and create technology that changes the world and create positive impact.

Transparency

Open communication and transparent feedback educate and drive growth.

Community

Create social and environmental change by providing tools & resources.

Strategy Driven

Market research, analytics and psychographics to you connect to your customers.

Innovation

Develop new methods to help you reach your full potential.

Sustainability

Practices that grow businesses and treat people (and the planet) with respect.

Let's break the mold and do things differently on the internet Embrace Inclusivity

Don't know where to begin with accessibility?

Schedule a discovery call with me to chat about your goals, and I'll show you how I can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm located in New York City. I'm available from 10:00AM to 6:00PM Eastern Time, give or take a few hours.

You can leave a message on the live chat, and I'll get back to you as soon as I'm online again -- we all gotta sleep after all, right?

Yes and no. I can collaborate with you consistently for weeks, even years, but only as an independent contractor. You can still think of it as full-time, aside from the engagement terms.

I prefer working alone on small to medium-sized projects, but I have a backup team for large projects that require a bigger team, so deadlines are met and budgets are kept.

Your information is safe with me. If I'm going to work on your project, both of us will sign an agreement to keep it confidential. And if I bring anybody else in on it, they have to sign one too.