Résumé

Summary

  • Creative, versatile designer / front-end developer with a wide range of skills and a particular interest in web standards and accessibility.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Sketch, and Flash. Intermediate-level ActionScript and Javascript/jQuery. Expert-level hand-coding HTML and CSS (Sass).
  • Comfortable with Git branching and merging for version control. Able to perform basic maintenance and updating of Rails apps without developer intervention.

Experience

12 Spokes

Senior front-end designer
Provide design for new applications and features.
Convert designs into standards-based HTML and CSS, both as static files and directly inside Rails, Backbone, Angular and Ember application views/templates.
Write "sandbox" javascript to give the back-end developer a solid idea of any front-end interactions that are part of the design.
Participate in project estimations, and manage client budget and expectations as part of project team with back-end developer and product manager.

Cuddledown

Web designer
Create and code page displays for cuddledown.com on the MarketLive eCommerce Platform
Design and code weekly HTML emails/newsletters. Serve as department expert on email coding best practices.
Developed product pickers in JavaScript/jQuery to help customers choose from massive assortment of pillows during 2010 and 2011 Annual Pillow Sale.
Designed and coded custom Wordpress theme for corporate blog, The Bedding Snob. Created custom post types for sales and other site events so marketing team can maintain the site without needing to touch any code.

BT Conferencing (British Telecom)

Graphic / web designer
Created user guides, posters, web graphics, Flash demos and banners, HTML emails, and minisite designs under tight deadlines
Collaborated with developers in both marketing and IT to provide interface design, CSS, and copy for large-scale web projects
Served as creative team's CSS resource; helped designers and developers troubleshoot browser and layout bugs
Mentored and trained new and contract designers

International Data Corp. (IDC)

Research editor
Created web and print graphics for sales and marketing collateral
Used PowerPoint, Excel, and Illustrator to create and manipulate tables, figures, and infographics for publication in research documents
Edited research documents for clarity, grammar, and conformity to in-house/Chicago style

TimeTo.com

Content producer
Added HTML and XML markup to content for online publication
Collaborated with external design firm to create interactive guides
Wrote short features and reviews, and edited freelance submissions

Education

New England Art Institute

Certificate in digital graphic design
Intensive eight-month program comprising design theory and history, typography, print production techniques, and Adobe Creative Suite

University of Connecticut

B.A. English (Honors) & Philosophy
Phi Beta Kappa

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