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Fast, innovative & accessible

I develop innovative, interactive, user-centric websites that are accessible to all. Specializing in delivering performant optimized sites that look great on all devices everywhere.

Skills

  • Programming Languages: HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, LESS, Sass, PHP5, Symfony2, AngularJS, NodeJS
  • CMS Experience:  WordPress, Timber (WordPress + Sensio Twig)
  • Responsive Development: Mobile-First Responsive Web Design
  • Performance: Experience with minifying and concatenating JS and CSS, critical CSS and using JavaScript plugins (e.g. respond.js, modernizr, picturefill, loadcss, lazyload)
  • User Experience: Experience with wireframing, prototyping and usability testing techniques
  • Software: Adobe’s PhotoShop and Illustrator, PhpStorm and Balsalmiq
  • Version Control: Github, Bitbucket, Git, SVN
  • Build Management: Gulp, Bower, Grunt, Hologram, NodeJS

Job Experience

BlackHawk Network, Giftcards.com (2016 – current)
Software Engineer

  • Updated the greeting card pattern to handle both 4×6 and 5×7 greeting cards
  • Cleaned up the greeting card animation

Giftcards.com (2013-2016)
Senior UI Developer

I’ve touched just about every main product page of the site.

  • Implemented accessibility features throughout the site, developed an accessibility audit wiki for the company and added accessible code samples to the style guide
  • Developed a custom pattern library that is visible to the internal team as a code-based style guide using hologram and switched the site to Sass.
  • Integrated Gulp into the workflow.
  • Converted Giftcards.com to be responsive
  • Conducted discovery for the site’s content creators and detailed what needed to be developed in the CMS.
  • Helped to implement the unifying of the products through a standard purchasing process
  • Developed wireframes for the admin tool for a product

Oncology Nursing Society (2006-2013)
Web Designer/Developer

  • Designed and developed responsive conference websites (Connections 2012, Connections 2013 and Congress 2013) utilizing HTML5/CSS3 and jQuery
  • Implemented UX techniques such as wireframing, prototyping and usability testing
  • Designed and developed TheCancerJourney.org website and logo (the main part of the site no longer exists)
  • Developed several online courses (coded and designed interactive elements with the course facilitator)
  • Learning Management System (LMS) administrator

Five Star Development (2004-2006)
Flash Designer/Developer

  • Worked as part of a team to design and develop custom interactive elements for Heinz training modules. This project was developed using Flash, Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
  • Designed and developed a complete set of training modules for Sharp Electronics (CD), which entailed a creating a custom player interface using Flash and implementing all of the content for the project.
  • Other eLearning projects included: Sheetz, Ford, and US Steel.

Freelance Experience

Kind Girls Mentor Program (2015)

Advanced Window and Door (2009-Present)
Web Designer/Developer

  • Designed and developed the original website.
  • Currently transitioning the website to a WordPress installation and implementing a responsive web design, HTML5 and CSS3.

Western PA Veterinarian Medical Association (2005)
Web Designer/Developer

  • Created and designed a database driven website for the WPVMA utilizing HTML, CSS and PHP/MySQL. Created the original artwork, logo and Flash animation.