My Experience

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Design and UX

  • + years of experience designing for Fortune 500 companies like Charles Schwab, Allstate, Regions Bank, and Northrop Grumman.
  • I hold a master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from DePaul University in Chicago, one of the top-ranked programs in the field.
  • I am an expert in user-centered design and research, and I use both quantitative and qualitative data to create the best design solutions for your users.
  • I can help you achieve your goals with my design skills and expertise, whether you need a website, an app, or any digital product.

Development

  • + years of experience in creating lean, efficient, and performant bespoke websites, apps, and digital products.
  • I use a minimal, tested, and popular technology stack (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL) that ensures your projects are easily understood and maintained by any developer.
  • I deliver high-quality code that meets your requirements and deadlines in Agile environments.
  • I can help you bring your vision to life with my development skills and expertise, whether you need a simple landing page, a complex e-commerce site, or a cutting-edge app.

About Me

A little about me, in no specific order:

  • I am a nerd and a geek.
  • I love Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC, and so many other similar things.
  • My favorite bands are Pearl Jam and Radiohead.
  • I grew up watching the Three Stooges and the Twilight Zone.
  • I was an art major during my first year of college, then switched to computer science.
  • Before I started working on the web, I wrote software for fighter jets.
  • After working as a developer, I wanted a role with more creativity. So I got a master’s in Human-Computer Interaction and transitioned to UX.
  • I grew up in the St. Louis area and am a huge Blues and Cardinals fan.
  • I enjoy playing just about any board game and also enjoy TTRPGs like Dungeons & Dragons.
  • I’m married with a year old daughter.
  • We have a black labradoodle whose name fits him very well: Odie.
  • I wish I had more time to create traditional and digital art.

If you want to chat about any of the above, please contact me.

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