I’m seeking opportunities in web and mobile application development requiring UX and visual design gained from four years working in UX/UI design and over five years helping clients increase engagement with their target audience through accessible design and maintainable code.

Skills

Front End Development, UI and UX Design, Responsive Design, Information Architecture, Wireframes, Print Design, Web Accessibility

Tools and Languages

PHP, HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, WordPress, Photoshop, Bootstrap, Sketch, Logic Pro X, Garageband, iMovie, Google Suite, Chrome Dev Tools

Education

University of Texas at Austin
BS Electrical and Computer Engineering
August 2003 – May 2008, Austin, TX

Free Code Camp
Front End Development Certification
May 2016 – August 2016

Code School
Web Technology Courses
August 2016

Experience

Consultant / Front End Development, UX, UI Design

January  2012 – PRESENT |  Austin, TX

  • Created custom WordPress themes and plugins using proven, well maintained open source technology stacks, WordPress best practices, and design fundamentals
  • Enured maximum accessibility by implementing and prioritizing WCAG guidelines from the onset of projects
  • Reduced risks and cost by creating estimates for website feature enhancements and transitioning codebase to Git
  • Improved accessibility by optimizing content for maximum legibility and implementing progressive enhancement across mobile, tablet, and desktop devices
  • Translated mockups and wireframes into legible, maintainable code while adhering to brand and style guidelines
  • Created interactive behavior and interface elements with JavaScript and jQuery
  • Increased website performance with caching, CDN, consolidated resource calls, and images compression
  • Enhanced operations by improving integrating app such as SalesForce, Optimizely, and Blue State Digital

Musician / Saxophone, Flute, Djembe

May 2011 – PRESENT | Austin, TX

  • Created customized lesson plans for private lesson students. Recorded and performed with various soul, funk, r&b, jazz, and afro-beat ensembles.
  • Performed in two theatrical productions at Georgetown Palace Theatre as actor and pit musician
  • Auditioned for America’s Got Talent and appeared on News 8 Austin and Fox 7 News in the Morning

Distressed Property Institute / Information Systems Technician

March 2010 – May 2011 |  Austin, TX

  • built foundational systems for department – ticket system, inventory tracking, operations monitoring
  • improved employee communications skills through desktop and remote support with coworkers
  • created technical documentation and video tutorials of frequent issues, employee education, and preventative measures
  • developed an understanding of environment requirements through maintenance of physical servers and networking

Distressed Property Institute /  Marketing Technician

September 2009 – March 2010 |  Austin, TX

  • learned business infrastructure through CRM administration
  • gained marketing skills and strategy through the creation and distribution of marketing emails
  • logistical marketing practiced through creation of automated contact sequences for products

Distressed Property Institute /  Member Services Representative

March 2009 – September 2009 |  Austin, TX

  • developed interactive skills with customers through product and billing support
  • Negotiation skills developed through avoiding customer cancellation of subscription based products
  • garnered Sales abilities through ability to provide preliminary value and details to customers

Austin ISD / Substitute Teacher

September 2008 – March 2009 |  Austin, TX

Traveled to support various schools in ISD as a substitute teacher and held a long-term assignment at Austin Alternative Learning Center.