I’m a web developer with a background in design. Additionally, I’ve done a bit of public speaking where I’ve been a proponent of such topics as: HTML5, Sass, web standards and design in the browser. Beyond the web, I’ve worked on a wide range of projects from print to mobile apps.
VML (January 2018 – present)
Lead the successful completion of major projects by investigating, analyzing and resolving complex application problems. Designed, coded and testd complex websites and applications. Worked with project management and leadership to provide time estimates and schedules for projects. Worked to improve software engineering standards, processes and techniques.
Associate Director, Technology
Rockfish (January 2017 – January 2018)
Responsible for managing work and coordinating the efforts of a team of developers. This included creating task lists and protecting project budgets. Also, developed highly complex sites and applications. Responsibilities extended to architecting solutions on complex projects from requirements gathering to data model to implementation.
Rockfish (August 2013 – January 2017)
Primarily worked on front end development. Built single page apps with Angular, prototyped with static site generators and crafted custom interfaces for content management systems of many flavors both php and .net based.
Interim Web Production Manager
Antioch College (February 2013 – August 2013)
Established and implemented a stable and usable content management strategy. Migrated thousands of pages of content into Drupal from a mix of MODX and handwritten static html pages.
Additionally, I developed a Rails app to enable easy generation of html email newsletters by writers that were not familiar with writing markup.
Director of UX
Linxter (April 2007 – January 2013)
In charge of developing and enforcing the Linxter brand, while working to strike a balance between form and function on various products. Generally found on the frontline of creating apps: brainstorming features, working out information architecture, visually laying out solutions and even writing some copy.
Responsibilities often extended into the development pipeline. Not only designed the marketing sites established to promote products, but also developed and maintained them. Additionally, spread brand awareness by speaking at many developer conferences and hosting a developer centric podcast for over 3 years.
Graphic/ Web Designer
Rewards Network (January 2006 – April 2007)
Designed, developed and maintained monthly HTML emails for high profile clients such as: American Airlines, Delta SkyMiles, New York Times and Royal Bank of Canada. Wrote internal documents communicating technical matters such as suggested practices and problems with vendor software. Primarily used Photoshop, Illustrator, ExactTarget, Outlook and Thunderbird.
SparkPeople (August 2005 – October 2005)
Worked as an inhouse Web Designer for an online health and wellness company. While there, used Photoshop, Fireworks, ImageReady and Dreamweaver to create for both web and print.
Miami University (June 2003 – May 2005)
Designed and developed web sites for clients including university departments, programs and offices. Expected to be proficient in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and Acrobat. Strong graphic design and technical skills were required. The ability to develop successful relationships with clients was also crucial.