“The following sections behave almost like a Curriculum Vitae by giving not only an overall description of who I am professionally (Summary and Certifications); but also, personally (Volunteer Work and Hobbies).”
Who am I?
Full-stack developer with 10+ years of experience with a background that exemplifies a strong capacity to develop stunning UI interfaces.
What Do I Do?
- UI Development
- Front-end Web Development
- Graphic Design
- Professional understanding of all stages of the project lifecycle (SDLC): requirements gathering, conceptual design, development, debugging, and testing and usability documentation
- Skilled in using both creative and marketing/public-relations knowledge to create user-centered designs and effectively communicating those plans through wireframes, mock-ups, sitemaps, and design specifications
- Talented designer who can use layout/typography/color theory knowledge to create stunning static and animated projects, using multiple Adobe Creative Suite programs and other design tools
- Accomplished front-end developer, using HTML, CSS, SASS, LESS, HTML5 Canvas, and JQuery to create animations and highly interactive environments
- Experienced web app developer, using MVC and three-tier frameworks, client (RESTful) and server (ASP.Net) scripting, and data models/SQL queries to create multi-faceted applications
- Analytical, organized, and self-driven multi-tasker who thrives in individual and collaborative environments and high-stress deadlines, for development, project management, or testing
- Technical Marketing and Outreach for Lee Harris for Congress (2004)
- Technical Marketing and Outreach for Steve Cohen for Congress (2005)
- Print Design, Web/Media Design, and Public Relations for The House of Mews in Memphis, TN (2005)
- Marketing and Public Relations for The MidSouth Peace and Justice Center (2008)
- Scored 21% over global average on a Microsoft.NET Framework Competency Exam, 3% over global for ASP.Net, 30% over global for Visual Basic.NET, and 10% over global for SQL
- TeachUp! Program through Americorps (2009 – 2012): created an interactive and engaging website (The Teacher’s Secret Weapon) that documented highly-searchable resources that improved technology-use in the classroom by 38% and convinced over 50% of the teachers that were reluctant to add technology that the program worked
- After leaving the TeachUp! Program: Transferred the website, “The Teacher’s Secret Weapon,” to WordPress, while also transforming it into a user-generated content/knowledge-sharing site that also performs as a Learning Management System – nearly doubling the efficiency, usability, and interactivity of the site