Problem solving through the power of why. My experience in front-end development, user testing, and design has given me the tools to lead and manage technical projects. Providing solutions that change in an agile-like way to match the shifting goals of a project.
- Accessibility (WCAG, 508)
- Front-end Development
- Information Architecture (IA)
- Project Management, Agile-ish
- Research & Testing
- SEO Best practices
- User Experience (UX)
- User Interface Design (UI)
- HTML5 & CSS
- PHP, Drupal & WordPress
- CLI, Drush, WP, Rsync & SSH
- Mariadb, PostgreSQL & Mongo
- Trello, Jira & Freedcamp
- Lookback, Fullstory, NewRelic
IBM | March 2020 - Present DESIGNER, FRONT-END DEVELOPER
Developed and deployed information search applications build on a MEAN stack, Mongo Express, Apollo, NextJS. Worked on Watson chat-bot information indexing, facet responsonses, and document retreval. Built node tools for extracting and analizing business records for analytical review. Worked on IA and the NEXTJS powered front-end to a new CMS that is used company wide. The CMS leverages the Adobe Experience Manager software and is instrumented with New Relic for usage reporting.
LivelyVideo | Feb 2018 - Feb 2019
Worked on custom video streaming administration UI built on React, used for managing subscriptions, streams, and followers. Built test versions of an automated documentation system leveraging JSDoc and Docz to extract components for a JS/React based video player and video streaming UI plugin.
The University of Texas at Austin | September 2016 - 2018
Managed and led the development of several marketing and technical projects, including a design system for web software that is used across the university. Introduced tools such as Trello and Freedcamp to better manage projects on our team. Worked across departments, and talent groups, to create standards and best practices for web projects. Used site traffic data, user testing data, and code to improve user experience.
SXSW | February 2012 - September 2016
LEAD FRONT-END DEVELOPER & UX DESIGNER
Collaborated with internal stakeholders to gather requirements, create tasks, and supervised junior devs to complete tasks. Created wireframes and user workflows for new applications based on user testing and business goals. Developed the front-end for new websites and apps with Ruby on Rails, Drupal, and Wordpress.
Cognizant Designs LLC | October 2004 - Present
OWNER, SR UX ARCHITECT & CONSULTANT
Provide web development, design, project management and consulting to small and medium-size businesses. Create project estimates, manage tasks and make adjustments as needs change during development. Build sites that are simple to support and maintain using open source software.
Vintage Digital | July 2010 - Present
SR FRONT-END DEVELOPER, UX DESIGNER & CONSULTANT
Designed and developed client and internal sites.
Four Kitchens : August 2010 - February 2012
THEMER / DESIGNER / WEB-CHEF
Designed and developed client and internal sites. Promoted the use of style tiles for rapid app concepting.
Examiner.com : February 2010 - May 2010
Contracted as a front-end developer to assist in implementing a new theme for the Drupal 7 release.
Mango Media : May 2007 - May 2009
Designed sites, branded clients and contributed information architecture and site theme development.
Furniture Row Companies : January 2006 - April 2007
DIGITAL INFORMATION COORDINATOR Worked as a production artist for cross-media web campaigns and content management updates across multiple sites.
Metropolitan State University of Denver BS, Multimedia Production, 2003 - 2005
Red Rocks Community College AA, Graphics, Animation, 2001 - 2003
Societies: Phi Theta Kappa