I'm a user experience designer / web developer.
Here's my current resume, download a copy below.
To obtain a design and development position with a progressive, forward thinking IT development company where I can continue to grow and contribute to increased success by making full use of my experience.}
Website Design, Cross-Platform & Cross-Browser Compatibility, User Experience Design, Web Standards, Mobile Interface Design, Mobile Web Development, Custom Application Development, Project Management, Project Strategy / Planning, Project Estimating / Timeline, E-Commerce Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO).}
Adobe Photoshop, Textmate, Transmit, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Fireworks, Subversion, UNIX, Apache, XCODE, Apple / Google / Microsoft Office Tools. Browser Compatibility: Internet Explorer, Firefox / Mozilla, Netscape, Safari, Webkit, Opera, Camino.}
Director User Experience Design, 8020 Media, Inc.
Remote • 2010 - 2010
Lead Web Designer / Front End Developer. 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, wireframed & coded the front end (using HTML5/CSS3) on 4 new startups launching early next year: www.pixmover.com, www.trailercodes.com, www.tvweb.com & www.foundrymediaworks.com I continue to work with the team on a contract basis.
Director User Experience Design, Andrews McMeel Universal
Kansas City, MO • 2008 - 2010
Lead Web Designer / Front End Developer. Completed a redesign of www.gocomics.com (over 27 million monthly page views), GoComics Google (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, Back-end 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.
Owner / Web Developer, FortyEight Designs LLC
Smithville, MO • 2002 - Present
Lead Designer / Developer working on projects ranging from Web Site Design, E-Commerce Development, Custom Application Development, iPhone Web App Development, Web Standards-Cross Browser Optimization. Recent / Notable Projects: prolandscape.com, 32nddegreemasons.org, cierge.fortyeightdesigns.com (iPhone Website).
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, XHTML & 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.
Web / Flash Developer, Ingress IT
Lee’s Summit, MO • 2001 - 2003
Designed and developed company flash website. Maintained, updated & monitored all client websites. Designed and developed flash landing pages & HTML e-mail templates for college enrollment campaigns. Developed Custom PHP CMS / E-Commerce Solution. Notable Projects: NRCCUA: www.nrccua.org}
- 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
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’ve played guitar in several bands over the last 12 years & continue to do so. I enjoy spending time with the family/kids outdoors. I’m not much of a TV watcher, but I do love watching movies.}
References are available upon request.}