Resume

Have a look at my skills and experience, and what I can offer for you.

Objective

To make use of my extensive programming background and my prior experience as a UX Designer to develop websites and applications that meet clients’ needs in the most usable and delightful way.

Skills

  • JavaScript (ES6)
  • React
  • VueJS
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Sass

Work Experience

Software Engineer

The Nerdery, 11/2016 – Present

  • Develop interactive and accessible websites and apps for various clients, using a range of technologies including ES6, React, VueJS, Sass, and HTML5
  • Consult with back-end developers to ensure correct integration of front-end code
  • Led development of internal office project with React, Redux, TypeScript, and Sass; coordinated efforts of a front-end and back-end developer, resulting in a dashboard that is used on a daily basis throughout the office
  • Gave internal presentations about JavaScript technologies and techniques to larger front-end team


User Experience Architect

HS2 Solutions, 10/2013 – 9/2016

  • Designed wireframes, prototypes, diagrams, and use cases for web, mobile, and responsive projects, including a tool to find auto parts by vehicle, and numerous Drupal-based websites.
  • Led client workshops and information gathering sessions, as well as internal and external design reviews

User Experience Architect

Sears Holdings Corporation, 9/2009 – 3/2013

  • Led UX design decisions for search results page for Fortune 500 retailer
  • Designed wireframes and documentation for new site features, including an autosuggest feature that improved conversion and resulted in a patent application
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to develop vision for site

Development and Design Intern

Harvard Initiative for Innovative Computing, 5/2008 – 8/2008

  • Designed and developed interactive taxonomy viewer with Adobe Flex, resulting in an open-source library and a publication
  • Created wireframes for scientific websites and participated in usability tests

Web Developer

Jupitermedia Corporation, 6/2004 – 8/2007

  • Led development on new and existing sites, including a CMS for a network of 40 sites, using PHP and SQL
  • Wrote documentation for both developers and management

Additional Development Experience

Designer and Developer

Divisionizer (personal project), 2016 – present

  • Created, designed, and coded web application to explore NHL divisions using React, HTML 5, CSS 3, Sass, and Webpack
  • Available at http://divisionizer.com

Lead Game Developer

Petal et. al game development meetup, 2014 – 2016

  • Lead developer for several hobby video games using JavaScript and C#
  • Collaborated with designers and artists to ensure that their vision was executed

Education

M. S., Information (Human-Computer Interaction)

University of Michigan, 8/2007 - 5/2009

  • Board Member, Student Organization for Computer-Human Interaction
  • Semifinalist, CHI 2009 Student Design Competition

B. S., Computer Science

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 8/2000 - 5/2004

  • GPA: 3.93