2012 - NOW

Manager of Product Design with Marketron Interactive

  • Managed strategic planning and feature implementation for suite of 15 large-scale CMS tools used by dozens of diverse clients with hundreds of websites serving millions of users monthly.
  • Guided adaptive mobile development strategy with focus on RESTful APIs and modern front-end workflow.
  • Increased frequency and regularity of production code pushes with downsized team.
  • Solved thorny CSS and JavaScript issues.
2008 - 2012

Product Designer with Emmis Interactive

  • Designed intuitive user experiences and information architecture for new and legacy tools of BaseStation, an organization-oriented content management suite.
  • Produced specifications and appropriate-fidelity mock-ups, wireframes, sketches, and functional prototypes.
  • Introduced sophisticated, app-like interfaces using jQuery and vanilla JavaScript components.
  • Mentored team on modern techniques, including an eight week, self-initiated web app course using MV*, RESTful APIs, TDD, and Backbone.js.
2000 - 2007

Lead Application Developer with Emmis Interactive

  • Developed custom suite of 13 content management and engagement tools which enabled four million in sales in division's inaugural year.
  • Responsible for planning, application design, database design, stored procedures, app logic, and user interface.
  • Automated production of requisite graphics and code, reducing weeks of manual work to hours.

JavaScript

  • Modern MV* JavaScript, with Backbone emphasis.
  • jQuery
  • JSON
  • Node
  • MongoDB
  • AJAX
  • Grunt
  • Require
  • Jasmine/Mocha.

Product Design

  • Pragmatic API Design
  • UI
  • UX
  • Strategic planning
  • Problem solving
  • Effort estimation
  • Priority setting
  • Specifications and sketches
  • Functional prototypes
  • Developer support
  • Sprint planning
  • Agile development
  • Documentation and support
  • Layout and typorgraphy
  • Data analysis
  • Data visualization

Development

  • ASP.NET
  • SQL
  • XML/XPath/XSLT
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Python