Front-End Web Developer and Designer
Grand Rapids, Michigan
As a front-end developer with a strong design background, I take a holistic approach in the consideration of every new project. I believe that great design is a result of the collaboration between designers, developers and stakeholders, whose combined experience and efforts come together to create great user experiences. I believe that great user experiences are created through understanding not only user expectations and goals, but also the commitment to help see through expectations and goals through effective storytelling and enhanced functionality. As a designer and developer, I aspire to be apart of a team that is oriented in this way, and look forward to applying my knowledge and skill toward the concept and creation of sophisticated digital products.
At Rocket Science, I worked with the creative director to conceptualize and produce highly creative designs for local clients such as Amway, as well as national consumer brands such as Jamba Juice. Deliverables included identity and branding design applied to print communication as well as minor web/interactive design.
Stevens was an invaluable and crucial experience in advancing my proficiency as a self-taught front-end developer. At Stevens, I collaborated with two senior developers as well as the creative director to see projects through from start to finish, often assisting with the layout and content creation for many client sites. On two occasions I was given the responsibility of completing both design and development for client websites,
At The Image Shoppe, I frequently collaborate with our web designer and senior developer to produce and maintain websites built on both ExpressionEngine and WordPress. This typically involves reproducing PSD mockups using modern best-practices and tools with great consideration as it pertains to cross-browser compatibility and technical SEO requirements.