a short adventure through my professional career

This is my resume, scroll down to view the whole thing. If you don't feel like scrolling you can download the PDF here.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BFA - Digital Studio Practice - Web Design & Animation

As part of the cross-disciplinary program at Milwaukee, my focus included web development, 2D & 3D animation, video & audio production, and graphic design. During my time in Milwaukee I participated in a number of art exhibitions including a performance at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Apprenticeship

UW-Milwaukee Research Assistant

Assistant to Dr. Nathaniel Stern - May 2009 to May 2010

The University of Wisconsin systems funds a faculty member who partners with an undergraduate student in what's known as a SURF award (Salary for Undergraduate Research Fellows). Within the Visual Art Department I worked with an Area Head to create and update their artwork, including existing and upcoming exhibitions in South Africa, Massachusetts, London, and Ireland. Awarded three semesters including a travel grant.

Responsibilities

  • Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Exhibition Installations
  • Promotional ads
  • Multimedia Production

Projects

  • Compressionism
  • Given Time
  • Distill Life
  • Passing Between
  • Arrested Time

Creatonomy

Interactive Engineer

Feb 2009 to Oct 2011

Creatonomy is an advertising and marketing communications agency located in Milwaukee, WI. Originally an intern, my hire led me to time-based media projects in senior marketing and health care. The largest impact I had at Creatonomy was the site redesign from ground up, which won an award from BestFlashAnimationSite.com.

Responsibilities

  • Web Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Videography
  • Animation
  • Motion Graphics

Projects

  • Creatonomy site redesign
  • Online virtual tours
  • Flash banners/games
  • Theater Ads
  • Doctor Videos

NOISE

Interactive Programmer & Designer

Oct 2011 to Jan 2013

During my time at NOISE, I worked intensely with a group of designers to rebuild and redesign large Visitor Bureau websites including new client development from the ground-up. As the Interactive department lead, my focus began with campaign objectives and web-best practices including SEO, mobile/tablet development, and the merge of Flash to HTML5. Followed by various CMS integration, problem solving, and client interaction. I also drank a lot of coffee.

Responsibilities

  • Front-end & Back-end dev
  • Mobile/tablet development
  • IT support
  • Client training on CMS
  • SEO integration
  • Project estimates

Projects

  • Visit Milwaukee redesign
  • Door County redesign
  • Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
  • Banner Ads
  • Motion Graphics

Laughlin Constable

Front-end Developer

Jan 2013 to Present

Currently at Laughlin Constable, I work with a large team of Front-end & Back-end developers to build organized and powerful commercial websites. My largest collaboration began with the redesign of Bridgestone's "Firestone Complete Auto Care" website. Using Apache Subversion, our team of developers were able to contribute source code without conflicts. Building mobile/tablet friendly websites using HTML5 boilerplate is what we did best as Front-end developers.

Responsibilities

  • HTML5 web development
  • Mobile/tablet development
  • Subversion
  • PC/Mac command line
  • Git repositories

Projects

  • Firestone Complete Auto Care redesign
  • Master Lock web maintenance
  • Brake Parts, Inc.
  • GE Healthcare

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

-Geeks everywhere

In my spare time
I enjoy
exploring the outdoors drinking coffee a good laugh watching the Packers playing disc golf making short films being with friends quoting Chris Farley making art hiking

accompanied by
wonder. good music. a knee slap or two. beer. my friends. good lighting. happiness. a fat guy in a little coat. charcoal. my dog.

In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors.

Languages I speak:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • PHP & MySQL
  • .NET
  • Actionscript 2 & 3
  • XML

Software I'm fluent in:

  • Sublime Text 2
  • TortoiseSVN/GIT
  • MAMP/XAMP
  • Xcode
  • Coda
  • Visual Studio
  • Handbrake
  • MPEG Streamclip
  • Adobe Production Suite
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Max MSP
  • Maya
  • Strata
  • Microsoft Suite

CMS knowledge:

  • Wordpress
  • ExpressionEngine
  • Drupal
  • Sitecore
  • Cushy
  • Magento

Both Mac & PC friendly


HTML5 Boilerplate, Firebug, UA Spoofer, YSlow, ImageAlpha & ImageOptim, CSSLint, CSS Pie, Emmet for ST2

- Things a developer shouldn't live without.