Resume

Experience


Contract Front End Web Developer
Robert Half Technology – Des Moines, IA

03/2012 – 07/2015

Worked on contract for various companies in the greater Des Moines Area, providing web development, UI/UX design and consulting services to clients of Robert Half Technology.

Front End Web Developer
Principal Financial Group – Des Moines, IA

11/2013 – 05/2014

Brought in with Principal’s front end development team to assist with the development of a web application that makes IRA signups available online to both their current clients and the public.

  • Wrote solutions in jQuery / Underscore.js / Backbone.js / Require.js / Grunt.
  • Developed front end from prototypes using HTML5/CSS3 and progressive enhancement.
  • Utilized Dust.js and Bootstrap to rapidly develop a rich single page web app.
  • Worked with Git, grunt, node in command line.
  • Custom coded solutions for web analytics.
  • Worked in an Agile environment.

Front End Web Developer
Two Rivers Marketing – Des Moines, IA

11/2013 – 05/2014

Worked with Two Rivers technical lead and content strategists to build solutions and provide training for the agency and their clients.

  • Introduced and updated responsive techniques / frameworks.
  • Heavily used jQuery/JS for standardized responsive tables and front end enhancements.
  • Wrote scripts to handle advanced product customization in Drupal Commerce.
  • Created a solution to populate and manage products on a Drupal site with a CSV.
  • Developed http://www.weilercorp.com/
  • Developed http://cementech.com
  • Developed http://www.doosanmediakit.com/

UI/UX Designer
Farmers Mutual Hail – Des Moines, IA

01/2013 – 03/2013

Brought on to consult the current marketing team on latest trends and UI/UX ideas from, and help determine the design path for http://FMH.com

  • Created high fidelity wireframe mockups with proposed solutions for UI/UX problems.
  • Made style guides and documentation for UI/UX processes and usage.
  • Consulted team with incorporating web agency processes into production workflow.

Front End Web Developer
The Integer Group – Des Moines, IA

08/2012 – 11/2012

Continued the next phase of developments for the project I kicked off a few months prior and created a few micro sites for various promotions.

Front End Web Developer
Dice Holdings Inc. – Urbandale, IA

05/2012 – 8/2012

Worked on a project that today is http://healthecareers.com/.

  • Designed and developed front end of mobile site.
  • Utilized Bootstrap, LESS/SaSS, jQuery Mobile.
  • Worked in agile.
  • Designed Email blasts.

Front End Web Developer
The Integer Group – Des Moines, IA

03/2012 – 05/2012

Kicked off the development of a long term multi phase project for http://sellpellaatlowes.comthat required custom programming and front end development for both desktop and mobile.

  • Developed a WordPress theme that transitioned seamlessly into mobile.
  • Wrote custom hooks/loops that integrated into jQuery experiences for special slide-shows.
  • Used jQuery, HTML5 and CSS3 for front end development.

Partner
The b2 Studio – Newton, IA

11/2009 – 03/2012

Co-founded and lead creative production at b2 Studio.

  • Started and developed client base for b2.
  • Led creative and development efforts on all projects.
  • Supported and trained clients on usage of site.
  • Consulted brands on image and social marketing techniques.

Partner
JDH Creative Long Beach, CA

07/2007-11/2009

Co-founded and ran JDH Creative.

  • Developed a custom real estate web app for REO market.
  • Designed and developed web and marketing materials.
  • Continued to handle creative efforts of Hearn Quality Appraisal.

Marketing & Research
Hearn Quality Appraisal Long Beach, CA

05/2007-04/2008

Started as an appraisal researcher and was promoted to develop HQA’ marketing efforts.

  • Created brand materials for HQA (logo, cards, website, handouts).
  • Provided IT support and maintenance for office staff.
  • Assisted staff with market research.

eCommerce Developer & Graphic Designer
Links Marketing Group El Segundo, CA

09/2006 – 05/2007

Consulted freelance and then was relocated to do ground work for a new branch of business at Links.

  • Created fully custom eCommerce storefronts for Links clients.
  • Designed custom graphics for clients such as Myspace Helio & LA Lakers.
  • Performed web server maintenance, security upgrades, and server backups.

eCommerce Support and Trainer
ASI Computer Systems Waterloo, IA

05/2006 – 09/2006

Provided support for ASI eCommerce clients.

  • Trained and installed eCommerce applications for ASI clients.
  • Responded to incoming support calls and emails.
  • Assisted with application updates.
  • Wrote HTML/CSS for clients on request.

Web Designer
VGM Forbin Waterloo, IA

07/2005 – 02/2006

Worked primarily on VGM’s HME solution “powerweb”and assisted in current website updates.

  • Designed and coded “powerweb” websites.
  • Contributed to the transition from table based layouts to pure css for production.
  • Provided clients with content management training on launches.

Education


University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA — 2005-2006
NIACC, Mason City, IA — 2003-2005
Des Moines Area Community College, Newton, IA — 2011-2012