Summary

Talented User Experience developer and technical evangelist skilled in creating engaging client-side interfaces for large-scale clients. Seeking uncommon challenges and unique projects that tap into my limitless enthusiasm for all things web.

Specialties

Front-end and prototype development for enterprise-level applications using the latest technologies. Currently focusing on Javascript, HTML5, CSS3 and Mobile (utilizing Phonegap) projects. Experience with large scale frameworks and toolsets such as Node.js, Backbone.js, Knockout.js, Bootstrap, LESS, SASS and jQuery.

Roles and Resonsibilities

Director of Technical Solutions

  • Cramer
  • October 2013 - July 2014
  • provided expert-level leadership on all facets of the technology solutions
  • acted as technology lead for planning, budgeting and solution definition of technology related projects
  • responsible for managing one or more project teams of in-house developers, as well as managing any external development resources and/or vendors
  • responsible for oversight of applicable projects to ensure the solution is designed and delivered in accordance with the client and project goals, requirements and vision

UX Development Practice Lead

  • Buildium LLC
  • May 2009 - October 2013
  • developed new application functionality using .NET 4.0, Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3 technologies
  • collaborated with lead developers on the creation of APIs that would allow us to take full advantage of AJAX/JSON and JSONP technologies
  • created reusable Markup and Styles with documentation for use by Developers in India and the US
  • created reusable Javascript patterns that allowed Buildium to reduce the overall effort required to build new functionality
  • maintained and resolved existing functional bugs
  • provided gap analysis for existing functionality and UX design comps
  • maintained and updated enterprise level iOS and Google Play app
  • drove process to simplify and codify application framework using Knockout, Mustache, Underscore.js and Bootstrap
  • refactored existing CSS to use simplified and reusable styles by integrating LESS and providing roadmap to completely replacing legacy styles
  • drove migration of TFS code repositories to GIT
  • provided extensive application and code documentation using WIKI and PEA.RS blogging platforms.
  • led a team of 6 UX Developers
  • provided ongoing best-practices training programs to Developers in India and the US
  • provided detailed workflow practices to UX Developers on OSX platforms thus increasing productivity
  • mentored junior developers
  • interviewed and hired 5 UX developer using custom hiring guidelines and proficiency tests

Senior Experience Design Specialist

  • Aquent LLC
  • May 2009 - Current
  • Created functional HTML templates for integration the .CMS platform.
  • Created Django templates for the ecommerce and customization platforms.
  • Integrated Google Analytics and Google Optimizer
  • Managed analytics campaigns
  • Drove lead generation by collaborating with marketing to create user-friendly, dynamic web campaigns.
  • Molecular, Inc.
  • March 2007 - February 2009
  • Performed as Primary Information Architect, responsible for requirements gathering, taxonomies, wire-framing, and usability testing.
  • Created Web 2.0 interfaces, utilizing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript technologies.
  • Managed teams of offshore developers to maximize engagement margins.
  • Helped develop and implement blog and wiki as a business tool.
  • Wrote expert site reviews for industry publications.
  • Provided thought leadership to clients and colleagues.
  • Worked with Data Analytics team to integrate Google Analytics code.

Senior Web Developer

  • Staples, Inc.
  • July 2005 - March 2007
  • Created functional HTML templates for integration with JSP coding.
  • Created and maintained external facing websites, e-zines, and microsites.
  • Implemented and maintained CSS styles as defined by corporate standards.
  • Created e-mail marketing campaigns using Staples email marketing tool.
  • Updated and maintained the Staples email marketing tool.
  • Drove lead generation by collaborating with marketing groups to create user-friendly, dynamic web content.
  • Integrated core metrics with Marketing microsites.

User Interface Designer

  • Freddie Mac
  • February 2004 - May 2005 - Contracted through Pragmatic Solutions, Inc.
  • Created functional HTML templates for integration with JSP coding.
  • Implemented and maintained CSS styles as defined by corporate standards.
  • Serviced as a liaison between the UI and Application development teams.
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • January 2004 - February 2004 - Contracted through Phi Consulting
  • Designed the graphic elements used in the interface.
  • Created and maintained HTML and CSS templates for dynamic content.
  • Updated and troubleshot JSP pages.

Web Design and Multimedia Specialist

  • New Target, Inc.
  • September 2003 - January 2004
  • Created working HTML and CSS templates from design comps.
  • Made routine updates to existing PHP and ASP sites, including copy and graphics.
  • Designed original websites using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks.
  • Systran, Inc.
  • February 2002 - May 2003
  • Designed, developed, and maintained corporate and training websites.
  • Created original illustrations for use in training materials and collateral.
  • Managed ISP contracts and coordinated IP changes and configurations.
  • Created corporate collateral materials, proposals, and sales presentations.
  • Consulted on internal development projects, providing network support, project best practices, and graphic standards and prototypes.
  • Administaff, Inc.
  • July 2000 - February 2002
  • Designed and maintained corporate websites.
  • Created corporate usability standards for all corporate websites.
  • Created and maintained graphics for websites and e-mail marketing campaigns.
  • Created e-mail marketing campaigns using Responsys Direct Marketing Software.
  • Drove lead generation by collaborating with e-marketing groups to create user-friendly, dynamic web content.
  • Created multimedia presentations for corporate conferences/exhibitions.
  • Assisted in publishing AdministaffĂ•s monthly online periodical.

Education

University of Houston - Houston, Texas
BA, Communications

University of Texas - Austin, Texas
Geology