Objective

To apply skills and experience to software projects that will have a meaningful impact on the world. To grow personally and learn from experienced professionals to build quality software for global use.

Work Experience

Virginia Tech | University Relations

Front End Developer May / 2017 - Present

Manage client side code of top level Virginia Tech websites.

  • Locate and fix bugs in the client side code, as reported by users.
  • Implement new, bulletproof, cross-browser tested, responsive design themes for Adobe Experience Manager.
  • Create bulletproof, cross-client tested HTML email templates.
  • Create digital infographics for philanthropic data collected by the Advancement division.
  • Plan and execute agile sprints.
  • Manage code using Git version control.

InteractiveGIS Inc.

Application Development Intern June / 2016 - May / 2017

Create custom dashboards for client data

  • Pull and display data from a MS SQLServer database using the Laravel PHP framework.
  • Implement user interface components using the Javascript React library.
  • Create and develop standards and processes for a small development team.
  • Design and implement GUI components in addition to and based on client specifications.

Radford University

Student Web Master May / 2016 - May / 2017

Update site content in the Content Management System for the Department of Information Technology.

  • Create, update, and delete webpages using Adobe Experience Manager.
  • Develop new projects and tools for the Department of Information Technology.

Peer Instructor September / 2015 - May / 2016

Assist the instructor during the lab periods for introductory and intermediate level computer science classes.

  • Helped students grasp object-oriented programming techniques, concepts, and mechanics using Java.
  • Assisted students as they solve homework assignments on their own.
  • Studied with students as they prepare for tests.
  • Provided feedback on the course to the instructor.

Modea

Digital Production Engineer October / 2012 - March / 2013    |    October / 2013 - January / 2015

Worked in a team to develop the framework upon which Simulator and Emulator content is produced, as well as develop the content for the products.

  • Rendered XML data into templates using the Backbone Javascript library
  • Used Grunt.js to minify, concatenate, and otherwise optimize site files for production.
  • Worked within agile project management methodology.
  • Versioned files using Git.

Associate Creative Developer November / 2010 - February / 2012

Implemented interfaces based on design comps from Interactive Designers.

  • Implemented front-end UI functionality.
  • Experience building interfaces for small static page sites, CMS driven sites, and web applications.
  • Maintained the Javascript codebase of kiosk software.
  • Used free-time to research and learn new techniques.

Intern Content Developer March / 2010 - November / 2010

Developed digital content for smart phone simulators and emulators.

  • Used Adobe Flash and XML inside a pre-existing Actionscript framework.
  • Used Android SDK to capture screenshots from the Android OS directly.
  • Optimized and edited images for the web using Photoshop.
  • Took product photography regularly, and retouched those photos for production quality.
  • Used Adobe Flash to simulate loading animations and recreate UI functionality.

Hall and Partners

Designer August / 2009 - November / 2009

Designer for both printed material and web content.

  • Updated and maintained layouts for existing printed material, including direct mail, advertisements, logos.
  • Worked out logistics with printers, and prepared print packages via Adobe InDesign.
  • Met with clients directly to discuss design specifications.
  • Used Adobe Flash to build animations for client websites.

Skills

Education

Radford University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Concentration, Graphic Design, GPA: 3.4 May / 2009

Bachelor of Science, Information Science and Systems, Web Development, GPA: 3.9 May / 2017

Other background

Radford University

Artis College of Science and Technology, Dean's Scholar: Information Science and Systems April / 2017

Appalachian Trail

Northbound Thru-hiker March - September / 2013

Recipient of the KMA Architects Purchase Prize

21st Annual High School Art Exhibition, Hollins University May / 2005