a UI engineer with a background in design. I work on the web by myself or with other engineers and designers to find and solve problems.
I have lots of skills like cooking over campfires and drinking coffee but more to the point all the things that go with being a UI engineer on the modern web. Here are a few projects I have been working on recently
My currrent empoyler is a rails based application where I work with the a team of other engineers (Frontend, Backend & QA) and designers to optimize the website for our customers.
In particular I focus on optimizing the UI and increasing engagment and the application flow
This is a pretty simple website I built out in PHP for my wedding.
Was really fun and different to work on a non client site for a change and intersting to work on a site without any frameworks.
Pup-Ups is a collobartion to provied a never ending stream of puppy pictures to everyone. I built this out on rails with a simple API for jQuery, currently it is using a Bootstrap CSS framework.
Additonaly this was the first Rails APP I built on my own and launched on a server
The Donut Study is an interactive landing page that developed while I was at Walker Sands. It was a fun project that allowed me to play aorund with some of the fun CSS3 and HTML5 properties
StrongHammer is a Wordpress Tempalate that I developed to allow a quick and easy custom developement for small buinesses. It is responsinve and includes a content taging system to help dyanmically conntect CTAS, content and Resoures, while still being a very quick loading website.
I attended the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire, where I graduated with a BA emphasizing graphic design. During my last year of school I interned in Madison WI, with Matt Schaser. I continue to work with and learn from Matt, together we design and implement web sites and other projects.
During my school years I became interested in the Web after a few brief intro courses I struck out on my own to learn the skills I needed. By talking with friends and other developers I met along the way, while spending time online taking other's work apart I taught myself how to be a developer.
I have been in the chicago area for a number of years working at agencies in the digital world. I am currently working at OneMain Financial as a UI engineer with a full team of Engineers and Desigers.