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Web Developer / Digital Producer

May 2013 - Present

Worked both in-office and remotely with a small but agile team of Wyoming based creatives to drive both the discovery and development phases of the web project life cycle.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Interfacing with client and team members to identify inital project needs, scope functionality requirements, map site architecture and provide recommendations on overall web strategy based on project goals and industry trends.
  • Building, testing, and maintaining standards-compliant, performance optimized, custom responsive WordPress websites from the ground up, while keeping in mind SEO best practices, browser idiosynchronicities and the needs of the end user (among other things).
  • Architecting intuitive and structurally sound content management systems that would allow the client full autonomy over their new site.
  • Being comfortable stepping into the role of project manager and/or designer as needed to free up resources.
  • Participating in daily team-wide scrum.
  • Driving developement of TMBR's internal code libraries and WP starter theme.
  • Initiating and actively participating in conversations about process and coding best practices.

VR Interactive

Front End Developer / SEO Specialist

Jackson Hole, WY - June 2009 - May 2013

Worked in a variety of areas for a tiny web development shop in Jackson Hole, picking up skills quickly so as to competently wear any hat that needed to be worn in a given moment.

  • Being prepared to interact with client web projects / web content as front end developer, content manager, designer or ground-up developer.
  • Familiarizing myself with both WordPress and our custom .NET CMS and being ready willing and able to efficiently debug / contribute to code.
  • Designed a comprehensive SEO package that I was tasked with executing as well.
  • Performing SEO audits of websites, recommending improvements, performing keyword research, compiling monthly seo performance reports,
  • Tracking performance in Google analytics
  • Driving paid advertising campaigns using google adwords
  • Designed a social media services packages
  • Content writing ( I wrote content for everything from legal and financial websites to websites specializing in nordic ski gear)
  • Designed and created email templates

Core Competencies

Responsive Front End Development

On a very basic level, I bring the web to life. From a 2-D mockup, I can build a webpage that maintains functionality and aesthetic across devices. I have a keen eye for detail and am a stickler for standards compliant code. I pride myself in my ability to recognize the latest and greatest trends in front end design and always do whatever I can to keep abreast of the latest technologies.

  • 7+ years working in, on and around websites.
  • Fluent in W3C compliant HTML/HTML5
  • Deep understanding of (and genuine love for) CSS3/CSS
  • Knowledge of object-oriented approach to CSS (currently obssessed with atomic design system)
  • Highly versed in responsive development including on-device remote debugging and testing across browsers and operating systems
  • Extensive experience troubleshooting cross-browser issues and with QA process
  • Versed in front-end frameworks (think Bootstrap).
  • High level knowledge of PHP and PHP/MySQL web server environments
  • Working knowledge of Javascript, jQuery and working with apis via javascript
  • Experience integrating backend technologies such as json
  • Familiarity with Git/GitHub-based workflow
  • Solid experience working with package management tools (such as npm and bower) as well as front-end compiling tools (SCSS and gulp)
  • Knowledge of both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Solid experience with Adobe Photoshop and best practices for web ready images
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and crating and exporting web-gready graphics such as svgs

WordPress Development

Simply speaking, I am passionate about WordPress. I have over 4 years of hands-on experience bringing WordPress websites from concept to completion, whether building themes from the ground up or expanding upon / customizing existing themes. In addition I have worked with clients to organize and design content management systems that are intuitive and educated WP newbies on how best to use the dashboard. I have a working knowledge of the WordPress core and architecture, and always keep my ear to the WordPress community for news on the latest plugins, bugs and fixes.

  • 5+ years building custom wordpress themes.
  • High level knowledge of PHP and PHP/MySQL web server environments
  • Familarity with WP core - plugins etc - WP solutions

Digital Production

A website is so much more than a static image rendered in code - a website is a system of information. I have worked with clients and team members to identify client goals, target demographics and formulate content inventories with the goal of outlining all client needs before the development process begins. This ensures that developers, designers and project managers remain in stride with client expectations and helps determine accurate project scope early on. As I have streamlined this process, it has become an invaluable component of the design, develop, deploy lifecycle.

  • Strong written and oral communication, in particular communicating tech jargon into a language clients can understand.
  • Experience with agile scrum process

Skillz - Quick & Dirty

Development

  • HTML: W3C compliant
  • CSS: Bootstrap, Atomic Design
  • Responsive Development: on-device remote testing with wildcard DNS (xip.io)
  • Performance optimization and cross browser testing
  • Client-side: Javascript, jQuery, working with APIs, leveraging JSON
  • Server-side: PHP, .NET
  • Web server environments: PHP/MySQL
  • Graphics for web: Best practices. Photoshop, Ilustrator, svg, png, jpg

Workflow

  • Operating Systems: Mac, Microsoft Windows
  • Source control: Git/GitHub
  • Package management: npm, bower, git
  • Preprocessors: SCSS, Gulp

Project Management

  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Experience communicating tech jargon into a language clients can understand.
  • Agile scrum process

Skillz

  • 7+ years working in, on and around websites.
  • 5+ years building custom wordpress themes.
  • Fluent in W3C compliant HTML/HTML5
  • Deep understanding of (and genuine love for) CSS3/CSS
  • Knowledge of object-oriented approach to CSS (currently obssessed with atomic design system)
  • Highly versed in responsive development including on-device remote debugging and testing across browsers and operating systems
  • Extensive experience troubleshooting cross-browser issues and with QA process
  • Versed in front-end frameworks (think Bootstrap).
  • High level knowledge of PHP and PHP/MySQL web server environments
  • Working knowledge of Javascript, jQuery and working with apis via javascript
  • Experience integrating backend technologies such as json
  • Familiarity with Git/GitHub-based workflow
  • Solid experience working with package management tools (such as npm and bower) as well as front-end compiling tools (SCSS and gulp)
  • Knowledge of both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Solid experience with Adobe Photoshop and best practices for web ready images
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and crating and exporting web-gready graphics such as svgs
  • Strong written and oral communication, in particular communicating tech jargon into a language clients can understand.
  • Experience with agile scrum process

Education

Occidental College

Bachelors, Art History and the Visual Arts

2004 - 2008

United Nations International School

International Baccalaureate, English, Anthrolopology, Theater Arts

1991 - 2004

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