Experience

Hello!

I have been designing on and for the Internet for over a decade. I have worked with large corporations, small start-ups, and individuals in realizing ideas as solutions for Internet communication and representation. I have lead teams and worked as part of them. I have consulted, advised, and trained all types of people on technology, design and best practices in representing themselves on the Internet.

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Skills


Apps

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Sketch
  • Adobe Xd CC
  • InDesign
  • Visio
  • Balsamiq
  • Audacity
  • Google Docs/MS Office

Systems

  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Basecamp
  • MailChimp
  • SalesForce
  • GitHub

Coding

  • HTML/HTML5
  • CSS/CSS3
  • Sass
  • jQuery (Intermediate)
  • PHP (Beginner)

 

Other Code Stuffs

  • Bootstrap
  • Skeleton
  • Mini
  • jQueryUI

 

Experience


Front End Developer

WGBH Digital Services – 11/16 – 8/17
  • Front End Developer for the WGBH Digital Team
  • Build websites for clients with WordPress and Drupal
  • Work with internal and external clients to develop solutions for websites and applications
  • Work within the department on our own website/CMS product offering
  • Work as an advisor to departments within WGBH
  • Work as a team member for R&D sprints

 

Digital Designer

WGBH Digital Services – 11/14 – 11/16
  • Designer and Front End Developer for the WGBH Digital Team
  • Work with internal and external clients to design solutions for websites and applications
  • Work within the department on our own website/CMS product offering
  • Work as an advisor to departments within WGBH
  • Work as a team member for R&D sprints

 

Web Designer

The Boston Herald – 7/12 – 7/14
  • The front end Design and Development of bostonherald.com; HTML, CSS, jQuery, and PHP
  • Maintain the theme layer of Drupal; Page & theme templates, view mode templates, creation and maintenance of Views, Nodequeues, and Blocks
  • Plan and prototype any new initiatives for the Boston Herald website; Wireframes,design mock-ups, and semi-functional prototypes
  • Train new and current users on the Drupal administrative section; Posting, editing, and managing content, page layouts and functionality
  • Work with other departments to ensure promotions and other initiatives that run in print also run smoothly online

 

Web Developer

Digital Loom – 7/11 – 7/12
  • Build and maintain sites with the Drupal framework while I learn PHP and Drupal’s backend
  • Translating wireframes, mockups and designs to Drupal themes
  • Spearhead prototyping and conversion of client Drupal sites for mobile platforms; cell phones and tablets
  • Create and maintain front end code (HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP)
  • Work with (or as) the Information Architect to create website wireframes, define content and functionality, and define deliverables

 

User Interface Lead

ICSciences – 6/09 – 7/11
  • Provide thought leadership in architecting a near and long term design vision for customer experience
  • Initial research and prototyping for mobile versions of client sites and product platform
  • Balance multiple projects, timelines, quick deadlines, and communicate effectively with all involved
  • Discuss strategy direction for online projects and act as the glue between cross-functional teams
  • Evaluate functionality, usability, accessibility, and overall User Experience for existing and proposed systems and sites
  • Define patterns and advocate for consistency, without repressing inspiration or inhibiting innovation
  • Provide production-quality markup, CSS, and javascript when projects move beyond the prototype stage
  • Act as an advocate for the user, conduct user research, ad-hoc usability analysis, create user personas, evaluate existing designs and suggest areas for improvement

  

Web Production Supervisor

ICSciences – 2/08 – 6/09
  • Supervised a small web production team in the production and support of all client websites
  • Managed all SEO initiatives on clients’ behalf; Website optimization, AdWords campaigns, Pay-Per-Click campaigns and web traffic analysis
  • Create sitemaps, wireframes, process flows, and other related deliverables and specifications for the creative and technical teams
  • Balance multiple projects, timelines, quick deadlines, and communicate effectively with all involved
  • Discuss strategy direction for online projects and act as the glue between cross-functional teams
  • Evaluate functionality, usability, accessibility, and overall User Experience for existing and proposed systems and sites

Awarded the annual Employee Excellence Award for 2008 Awarded the monthly Innovations Award 2008 and 2009  

Social Media Designer

Prospero – 9/07 – 2/08

Forums Designer & Implementor, Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Marketing Department Supporter
  

New Media Designer

ICSciences – 4/06 – 9/07

Website Designer and Producer,Template Creator, Rich Media Evangelist, New Recruit Trainer
  

Member Services Advisor

ICSciences – 3/04 – 3/06

Website Producer, Client Adviser, Product Trainer
  

Junior Designer

Filene’s Department Stores – 1/03 – 3/04

Vinyl Sign Designer & Cutter, Window Decorator
 
 

Education


The New England Institute Of Art

Associate of Science: Internet Communications
Graduated December 2002

  

Newbury College

Associate of Science: Culinary Arts Graduated May 2000

  

Colorado Mountain College

Liberal Arts (snowboarding) Alumnus 1997-1998