1301 Sheridan Avenue, No. 102
Chico, CA 95926
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Build.com (2010 - Present)
Titles: UX Designer, Programmer
- Lead UX Designer for many internal and customer-facing projects
- Lead developer for m.build.com
- Designed and built critical high performance frameworks for Build.com’s touch optimized store fronts
- Created UI frameworks and documentation to standardize client-side usage and ease development for both marketing and software development
- Spearheaded efforts to improve client-side performance
- Designed and built tools for vendor and order management
- Championed and administered regular usability testing
Auctiva Corporation (2006 - 2010)
Titles: Web Developer, Jr. Software Engineer, Website Designer
- Championed and tutored on the use of CSS and web standards
- Developed UI frameworks to facilitate site redesign
- Pioneered adoption of jQuery, A/B Testing, and XSL
- Designed and Implemented XML driven CMS using jQuery and XSL.
- Developed tools for API developers
- Developed widgets for platform APIs
- Developed gamification applications in Flash
Created custom job board in wordpress for CommunityCareOptions.com
Contract work prototyping educational tools for the Smithsonian. Acted as UX but also did significant development using Backbone, stylus, and PHP.
Part of a startup front-end development consultancy focused on front end technologies. Worked on a google maps widget for real estate agency CMS.
Creating a port of Picross in HTML5, focusing on user-generated content and social sharing. (In develpment)
Simple todo list app I authored with help from @bradonweb
Bloody Bits (2009 - 2010)
Game Designer, writer, and developer.
FUG in Public (2007)
Deadmen Entertainment (2005)
Web Design and Development
California State University Chico (2001-2006)
Courses taken in pursuit of BS in Applied Computer Graphics (Communication Design / Computer Science)
- UI Design
- Web Perf. Optimization
- SASS, Compass, Stylus
- Graphic Design
- Google AppEngine
- Node JS
- Sublime Text 2
- Chrome Web Inspector
- I like having time available during my work week to sharpen my saw (catch up on tech blogs, study new technologies, etc)
- Being passionate about user experience means I have to care about the user. As such I am not okay with unethically manipulating users for short term gain.
- I don’t like extended crunch periods. A few 12 hour days for a big release is one thing, but a month of 60 hour weeks would make me very unhappy.
- Flexible work times are appreciated. I don’t like having to stress about being 5 mins late to work when there’s no time-sensitive obligations.