I am a passionate full-stack web developer with over 10 years of professional experience and a love for crafting responsive, easy to use and beautiful websites. As a web developer I am constantly communicating with project managers, designers and other developers in order to keep projects updated with new technologies, running smoothly and on budget. The ever growing list of web requirements, including: technical expertise, communication and art, is why I absolutely love what I do.
Launched: May 2016
Ground Up Responsive Site Build using C# MVC and Entity Framework
Decktester.com is a site that was built when it was realized that the Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest online game had a community that was in desperate need of more information about the game. The developers were unable to provide enough content to satisfy all the needs of a very involved theorycrafting community. Community feedback was solicited during the entire development process from the initial wireframes all the way through ongoing feature requests. The site features a robust search function and comprehensive glossary that is as easy to use on a mobile device as it is on a desktop.
Creating a clean, simple, and feature rich UI that remains easy to use was my biggest goal for this small site and the response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive. While the site may have began as a small hobby, there are now thousands of unique monthly visitors. It's clear that online gaming is more than just a niche industry and is prime to grow even larger in the years to come.
Launched: March 2016
Full Responsive Site Build Using Sitefinity CMS with full ADA compliance
This website redesign project began with a discovery session to determine exactly what IBMSECU needed, and how to deliver it. The team's strategists then overhauled the website architecture after reviewing IBMSECU’s analytics, employing SEO and usability best practices and aligning with IBMSECU’s short and long-term vision.
While the old layout of IBMSECU’s website had informative content, promotional offers, and opportunities for members to explore new account options, the site was difficult to navigate and the outdated design wasn’t optimized for the various mobile devices their members used. Clean visuals, welcoming photography and organized content bands were introduced to IBMSECU’s site to engage and inform members throughout their financial journey. The new, responsive design, built in the Sitefinity CMS, allows members to quickly access their account, find a nearby branch or ATM, and read informative financial content no matter where they are and what devices they are on. Additionally, landing pages for each of IBMSECU’s SEGs provided just the information each company needs in an organized, informative manner.
With website ADA compliance regulations changing in 2018, IBMSECU knew that the new site needed to be built to conform to ADA standards. We ensured that the site design met WCAG 2.0 AA level standards so that those with visual disabilities could enjoy the same positive user experience as those without.
Launched: April 2015
Full Responsive Site Build Using Umbraco CMS
UPS Employees Federal Credit Union tasked us with rebuilding their outdated site from the ground up. They recently unveiled some new features and decided that a redesigned website was the best way to get their message out to their customers and tasked my company to revamp their website into a modern digital space that reflects their principles.
UPSEFCU is proud of its expressed focus on good business practices and helping members in every stage of life with sensible products and advice. In the spirit of this commitment, we created a website with a responsive design that caters to their tech-savvy, mobile audience. The fresh design features large, engaging imagery balanced by an airy aesthetic that invites visitors to dig deeper into the website.
Important information now can be accessed easily through improved navigation, meeting UPS's request to quickly lead visitors to online banking, ATM locations, contact information, loan applications and membership and account openings.
The flexible Umbraco platform will grow with UPSEFCU while continuing to provide areas where the credit union can tie together its social media and marketing initiatives and provide educational material that explains the benefits of credit union membership.
Launched: July 2013
Front-End Responsive Redesign
Have you heard the old adage the shoemaker's children go barefoot? When every new business proposal is prereferenced with, "Please ignore our website, it's a work in progress," it was time to put the shoes on DrinkCaffeine's site. After a three month content strategy and design process I developed a website that more accurately captured the spirit of DrinkCaffeine. In the months since the website was launched traffic has increased more than tenfold leading to many new business leads.
During the process of the DrinkCaffeine website I was responsible for 100% of the development from start to finish including tying into a MS SQL database using jQuery and AJAX. Later in the process I styled and installed a WordPress Blog as a way for DrinkCaffeine to post articles relating to the latest interactive strategies. Other responsibilities involved working together with management stakeholders and designers throughout the content strategy and design process.
Launched: October 2013
Front-End Responsive Redesign with DotNetNuke CMS
While Foote School was happy with their current design, they wanted a better way to manage their content and deliver a better site to their mobile and tablet users. During design we sought ways to create an enjoyable experience for the end user regardless of what their screen size was. This included streamling the navigation menu and developing a strategy to help users easily find the content they desired.
During the development process I was responsible for creating interactive HTML templates and integrating them into DotNetNuke, an ASP.NET content management system. Foote also required a way to display data from Google Calendar which they used to manage the daily school schedule and athletic events. Using the Google Calendar API I was able to create user administerable access and display of their calendars within DotNetNuke.
Launched: September 2013
Front-End Responsive Redesign with Cascade CMS
Okemo has been a client for almost 10 years and is one of the most progressive when it comes to design. Okemo Mountain is a company with two very successful public faces. During the Winter it's all about skiing and other cold-weather mountain sports. The rest of the year is devoted to hiking, leaf peeping, and many festivals. This means a very different ad strategy depending on the time of year and has resulted in website redesigns at least once a year.
This year Okemo had only a moderate redesign for the Winter season but decided to make their site responsive in response to their overall web traffic being over 50% mobile. The site was completed and launched just as their first snow making machines were being deployed.
Responsible for the development of multiple .NET CMS (Umbraco, Kentico and Sitefinity) websites from the wireframing and prototyping phase all the way through production deployment.
Responsible for leading and managing all facets of front-end development projects including project prioritization, strategic planning, content strategy, development, execution, implementation and testing in an Agile environment.
Responsible for maintaining onsite computer systems, website development and maintenance, inventory management, and general customer service.
Thank you for taking the time to read through my résumé. If you would like to contact me about freelancing, new business opportunities, or just to talk code, you can use email, or give me a call at 203.200.0152.