I approach every project with enthusiasm, with an ultimate goal of pixel perfection, all while keeping the user in mind. During the design stage, a design decision is not made unless it either adds to the user's experience or enhances usability. From start to finish, from mobile to desktop, my goal is to make something that’s not only engaging and exciting, but something that allows the user to find exactly what they need, when they need it.
With more and more users viewing sites on mobile, tablet or "phablet" devices, responsive design is a must have on any of my projects. Gone are the days of redirecting users to a "mobile-friendly" version of your site. Instead, content is shifted, layouts are changed, and styling is altered to make a website look fantastic, no matter what screen size, platform, or device.
Like my websites, I am also platform agnostic. I can efficiently work on OSX or Windows, even though I prefer one over the other (but I’ll never tell). Lately my arsenal includes:
As a Senior UX designer & front end developer, I specialize in creating modern, simple and engaging user interfaces. I achieve this by staying current with best coding practices, tricks, and techniques.
I take pride in writing clean, well documented, and extensible code. Some of the languages I use daily are:
Since the web industry changes quite often, I always have a queue of coding practices, frameworks and libraries that I am currently working on mastering. Lately I've been working on:
I come from a background of customer service. From cashier, to client relations, customer care, and management, I have done it all. This not only helps me in speaking with clients, but it also gives me a leg up on my competition. I am easily able to find out exactly what my clients needs are, and how I can help them achieve their goals.
I have been in the web industry since 2012, and haven’t looked back since. Currently I am working as a Senior UX designer, front end developer and project lead at a Web Design Agency, where some of my duties include (but are not limited to):
I invite you to head over to my LinkedIn profile for a full list of projects, work experience, and more. You can also contact me and I'd be more than happy to discuss my thoughts, experience, and opinions on all things web.
Google. Google is a wonderful teacher. However, it takes a certain mindset to be able to learn from Google, and to not just copy and paste code. For me, this mindset was found at college.
In 2014 I graduated from Durham College’s Contemporary Web Design program, at the top of my class. During my time there I tutored my peers, taught a weekly seminar, and constantly pushed the limits of what was being taught in the classroom.
Wanting to move faster than my courses could take me, I started a journey of self teaching. Sure, college helped me learn the basics and gave me the head start that I needed, but self teaching is why I am at the level I am at today. It’s a VERY important skill to learn early on, as the web industry is constantly changing and improving.
That being said, self teaching isn’t everything, and I often pick up a course or two at Treehouse or Code Academy to enhance my skills. Feel free to take a look at my LinkedIn page for more information on my education and skill set. You can also contact me and I’d be more than happy to discuss my education and opinions on self teaching.
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