I'm a user experience designer / web developer.
Here's my current resume, download a copy below.
I started my career off as a developer and transitioned to front-end coding and interface design. Over the past 3 years I’ve been working at startups on web & mobile applications. I enjoy the fast paced environment and being able to help out on any part of a project from planning & marketing to design & coding.}
User Experience Design, Mobile Application Design, Website Design, Responsive Web Design, Cross-Platform & Cross-Browser Compatibility, Web Standards, Project Management & Strategy, E-Commerce, Social Media, Marketing, Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO).}
- My iPhone interface design for Pocket Express was featured during the User Experience Design Session at the Apple 2008 World Wide Developer Conference.
- Interviewed by .NET Magazine for www.prolandscape.com website design.
- Featured in Andy Clarke’s Transcending CSS www.transcendingcss.com on page 48.
- www.fortyeightdesigns.com used as course curriculum at Hawaii University.
- Website designs featured on CSSRemix, CSSVault, TheBestDesigns & several others.
- Editor’s Choice Pick at W3C Sites - www.fortyeightdesigns.com
- Interviewed by .NET Magazine for my responsive portfolio redesign www.kennysaunders.com.
Creative Director, TerraWi, Inc.
KC & DC • 2012 - 2013
TerraWi is a cloud-based mobile security application designed to empower organizations to securely manage critical corporate data on mobile work devices... without compromising workforce effectiveness. While at TerraWi I planned & designed the flagship product Mobile-Loc for iPhone, Android & the web. Coded the front end on the responsive web app written in PHP/jQuery/HTML5/CSS/LESS. Created Style Guides, Design Specs & Product Specs.
Co-Founder / Creative Director, Nerd Swagger, Inc.(acquired)
KC & SF • 2011 - 2012
Bridging the gap between text messaging and Facebook. Quillt lets you be social in a private setting, with the people that matter most. I lead a 5 person distributed design team. Wireframed & prototyped Web/iOS/Android Applications. Front-end Development of the responsive web app written in Python/Django, Backbone, Handlebars & LESS. Attended Big Nerd Ranch’s iOS Development Bootcamp.
User Experience Architect, Saepio
KC • 2010 - 2011
Director User Experience Design, 8020 Media, Inc.
Remote • 2010
I maintained front end updates for our two key sites www.jpgmag.com (over 4.8 million monthly page views) & www.movieweb.com (over 12 million monthly page views). I also designed, wire-framed & coded the front-end on 4 new startups launched after I left: www.pixmover.com, www.trailercodes.com, www.tvweb.com & www.foundrymediaworks.com.
Director User Experience Design, Andrews McMeel Universal
Kansas City, MO • 2008 - 2010
Completed a redesign of www.gocomics.com (over 27 million monthly page views) written in Rails, GoComics iGoogle (over 15 million monthly page views) & Yahoo widgets, design of the UClick iPhone Comic Book reader & maintenance on several mobile / desktop web apps & syndicated partner sites. Key Partners: Dear Abby, Doonesbury, Garfield, Stan Lee, South Park & The LA Times.
Senior Web Designer, Handmark Inc.
Kansas City, MO • 2005 - 2008
Managed a 4-person team focusing on User Experience Design / Testing, Flash / Interactive Media, PHP Development, Mobile Interface Design, and managed www.pocketexpress.com, Handmark’s flagship product. Designed main interfaces for www.handmark.com, www.pocketexpress.com, and all partner / promotional websites. Designed Interface - front-end development for Pocket Express iPhone Travel Edition. Worked on proprietary programming language, EDP, for Palm OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, based of XML / OOP PHP.
Web Developer, Miller Design Inc.
Lee’s Summit, MO • 2003 - 2005
Worked directly with clients to determine project scope / timeline, estimation & ongoing support. Designed and programmed a Web Content Management System, Custom HTML Newsletter Manager & PHP Shopping Cart System currently used for multiple clients. Trained Co-Workers in Cross-Browser Compatibility, HTML & CSS. Project Management experience working with Internal Resources (Graphic Design, Copywriting) and External Resources (3rd Party Applications, Open Source Programs, Web Services). Developed Search Engine Optimization Procedures & Strategies.}
Exploring new technologies, Ruby on Rails, Code Igniter, Objective-C, Cocoa. Following Web Standards & HTML5/CSS3 development. Staying up-to-date with the web development community by following blogs / podcasts / web conferences.
I enjoy spending time with my wife & 2 kids outdoors as well as attending their various sporting events. I’ve played guitar & bass in several bands over the last 12 years & continue to do so most recently with Six Percent.}
References are available upon request.}