As a graduate of Platt College, and over 8 years commercial experience working in various web related roles, I have a wide range of skills; front end development, web site design, and back end development.
I’m constantly trying to find better, more efficient ways to build websites, utilizing the latest web technologies. For many of my projects, I rely on tools and open-source libraries such as jQuery, Sass, Git, Grunt, Bower, Yeoman, Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, and Modernizr.
My goal is to create a website that allows users to experience the website in the best and most appropriate way suited to the device they are using. By using progressive enhancement, a website is delivered with a responsive layout that can best make use of the space available on the smallest to largest devices.
Cross browser compatibility is ensured by using feature detection so older browsers still in use today have a solid experience, while enhancing the experience for the modern browsers.
Writing clean semantic markup that is well documented and easy to read means it can be maintained and scaled in the future, and allows co-workers to quickly jump in and pick it up.
I'm always striving to create fresh, clean, inspiring designs, while paying close attention adhering to the best principles of website design.
I have a good understanding of back end development and have found that to be very beneficial in my career.
I often make use of PHP and use WordPress to allow for content management of many of the sites I create.
Since the web is constantly changing, I feel adaptability is key. Making sure new standards are always adhered to, new technologies are not used for the sake of it, but embraced when they will enhance a project and offer an advantage.
Web Production Engineer - San Diego, CA, 2008 Responsible for translating PSD files into CSS/HTML websites.
Independent Contractor Web Designer / Coder - San Diego, CA, 2009-2011 Responsible for translating PSD files into HTML/CSS and Wordpress CMS websites.
Independent Contractor Web Designer / Coder - San Diego, CA, 2009-2011 Responsible for concept, layout, site design, and translating into HTML/CSS websites. Collaborated with developers and product managers to introduce new functionality across client websites.
Web Designer Front End Developer - San Diego, CA, 2011-Present Designed and developed the front-end of House of Magnet’s & Note Card Cafe’s websites. Collaborated with developers and product managers to introduce new functionality across the .asp & .net website.