Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Recent up to June 1, 2019
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Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Recent up to June 1, 2019
Printable Version

Personal Mission Statement


I want to show the world that by having OPEN HEARTS, doing HARD WORK, and facing HARD TRUTHS we can ACCEPT EVERYONE into our community and DO ANYTHING together.

Personal Mission Statement


I want to show the world that by having OPEN HEARTS, doing HARD WORK, and facing HARD TRUTHS we can ACCEPT EVERYONE into our community and DO ANYTHING together.

Languages / Technology / Skills


HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript
PHP7
Ruby
Python
React.JS
Angular.JS
jQuery
Node.JS
Backbone.JS
Meteor
Git
MySQL
MS SQL
PostGRES
nGINIX
Apache
JIRA
Agile
Scrum
React Native
C / C++ / C#
Creative Cloud

Skills


HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript
PHP7
Ruby
Python
React.JS
Angular.JS
jQuery
Node.JS
Backbone.JS
Meteor
Git
MySQL
MS SQL
PostGRES
nGINIX
Apache
JIRA
Agile
Scrum
React Native
C / C++ / C#
Creative Cloud

Work Experience


Currently

Jack-of-all-trades, master of most

Juxxe, LLC

  • Helping small businesses overcome tech challenges and reducing their cost to operate online
  • Business and IT consulting
  • Providing personally tailored consulting services to other freelancers on topics like contract negotiation, obtaining professional liability insurance, dispute resolution, invoicing, portfolio building, and networking
11/2017 – 4/2017

Graphic Designer / Software Engineer / Content Creator

Self-employed

  • Kept my skills sharp with the FTFY challenge in addition to taking on small client projects
  • Worked on a mobile / web app that allows users to manage mental health issues like depression and anxiety (ready for beta by 12/2019!)
  • Provided personally tailored consulting services to other freelancers
12/2015 – 11/2017

Creative Director

Flannel Studios

  • Managed branding strategies, website / app / software development, and marketing campaigns for 18 clients in the US, Canada, Germany, and Taiwan
  • Identified and eliminated wasteful spending to help clients re-invest in conversion-driving creative marketing efforts
  • Refined user experiences through rigorous research, auditing, and testing
7/2013 – 1/2016

Creative Director / Senior Web Developer

Popeyed Studios

  • Oversaw website development, redesigns, and marketing campaigns for over 60 clients worldwide
  • Led teams of 4-13 people in large and small projects requiring ongoing design / development maintenance
  • Developed several premium themes for WordPress
  • Oversaw the development of online community infrastructure for three high-profile clients, two of which were gaming communities
  • Produced several explainer videos in Adobe AfterEffects and Flash for a variety of products and services
  • Leveraged client social media profiles by developing a method of “reach triage” that quickly increased organic reach
  • Identified and eliminated wasteful spending to help clients re-invest in creative marketing efforts
  • Provided on-site training seminars for clients’ staff when implementing new CMS or marketing strategies
9/2009 – 8/2013

Lead UX / UI Developer

Second Tail, Inc

  • Developed websites, web applications, and mobile sites for over 100 non-profits, NGOs, and struggling small businesses.
  • Developed and marketed several premium themes for WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla! generating nearly $1M in non-profit funding over four years.
  • Provided graphic art, design, and re-branding services to non-profits and struggling small businesses / professionals, helping to increase visibility in a saturated post-recession market.
  • Designed and developed three iOS / Android 2D platformers as part of an engagement strategy.
  • Merged with Popeyed Studios in 2013
1/2004 – 9/2009

Freelance UX / UI Developer & Graphic Artist

Wicked Bit Design

  • Developed websites and brand identities for small to medium sized businesses and individuals.
  • Worked on a few long-distance projects, and also offered consulting / proofreading services to other freelancers.
  • Took on IT projects, computer repair, and software training (Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office).
  • Set up some white label reseller services to obtain some regular, passive income streams.
2/2009 – 5/2009

Internet Marketing Consultant

Plan USA

  • Performed deep analysis of website and email marketing campaigns and made fixes and changes to website and campaigns as needed
  • Used A/B testing to increase conversion and donation rates by more than 13%
  • Worked on one of my favorite global, feminist initiatives – the Because I Am A Girl campaign
8/2008 – 12/2008

Senior FE / UX Web Developer

Toollab

  • Curtain-Wall rebranded as ToolLab and asked me to return for a few months to develop a fully rebranded website that was optimized for user experience.
  • Developed and implemented a new design to increase site navigability and overall user experience.
  • Improved product display and checkout leading to a significant increase in conversions.
  • Developed automated engagement and drip campaigns to increase traffic and conversions.
9/2007 – 8/2008

Art & Marketing Director

AutoSound

  • Redesigned and maintained company product catalogs for customers and dealerships
  • Developed company website, introducing an ordering system for dealerships and wholesale partners to order free collateral online when they needed it, significantly reducing print waste
  • Provided seamless migration of corporate email and internal web sites to Google Apps for Business while the program was still in beta
  • Reduced the cost of servers, MX exchange, and web hosting by 82%
  • Developed and managed promotions, crowning achievement was a co-promotion with Boch during their President’s Day sale that increased sales and revenues that quarter by more than 30% with minimal investment

Education


2008 – Present

Bloc.io

Software Developer Track (FE / BE Development)

I am currently enrolled in their part-time program. This is an unusual move for someone with my background, I know. But I was falling behind in some of the newer technologies and frameworks and wanted to hone my skills as a developer.

Harvard University

Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies

  • Concentration in Government
  • Minors in Philosophy and Mathematics
  • Acting Vice President of Harvard Extension International Relations Club 2014

Bristol Community College

Associate of Liberal Arts

  • Anime Club & Bristol CC Gaming Association

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