Resume

Experience

1aim GmbH, Berlin

Developer, Copywriter, Web Designer, Sales | September 2016 - August 2017

Maintain and expand the native app, build and design web prototypes, write colorful words in terse paragraphs, and present the company's offerings to interested parties

FINE Design Group

Full-stack Developer | June 2014 - August 2016

Build front-end interfaces using pixel-perfect design, scaffold and customize Ruby on Rails apps, follow both agile and waterfall workflow processes on small- to medium-sized teams, build open-source projects

Freelance

May 2010 - June 2014

Work with professional clients to create websites, designs or campaigns that satisfy marketing goals. Have worked with dozens clients, ranging from VML to Westport Ale House

Brockton Creative Group

Developer, Designer, Copywriter | May 2012 - January 2014

Create websites from scratch, draw sitemaps and wireframes, fix or adjust retainer sites, write copy, and digitize designs from PDF mock-ups for the marketing group's clients

LarryvilleKU.com

Project Lead | September 2011 - December 2012

Funded by a Knight Foundation grant, LarryvilleKU.com is a website that displays hyper-local news on a map. Manage technical elements and site design

United Nations

Virtual Intern | February 2012 - August 2012

Unify the UN's presence across social networks and express message of Secretary's office more effectively; responsible for redesign campaign and interactive Facebook page elements

KU Dept. of Student Housing

Student Web Programmer | February 2011 - August 2011

Corrected website errors, digitized print forms and redefined the strategic message of housing.ku.edu in 2011 with interactive features and a site redesign

Education

University of Kansas

May 2014

Bachelor of Science in Journalism
strategic communication emphasis

Shawnee Mission East

May 2010

High School Diploma

About

When I'm not slaving behind a hot laptop, I enjoy a bowl of Lucky Charms, running, slapping the bass and finding a clean pair of jeans. Portland via Kansas via Massachusetts via Milwaukee via Chicago. That's not my dog.

Downloadable Resume (PDF)

Skills

Languages

CSS + SCSS/Less
JavaScript + CoffeeScript
HTML + Slim/Pug (formerly Jade)/HAML
PHP
Swift
Ruby
Git
MySQL
Python
SVN

Software

Mac
Windows
Sketch
InDesign
Photoshop
Illustrator
Xcode
MS Office Suite

Libraries/Frameworks/Services/Buzzwords

Babel/ES6, Backbone, Docker, Gulp, Hubot, Jasmine, jQuery, Karma, Middleman, Minitest, Ruby on Rails, React, Redux, Rspec, TravisCI, webpack, WordPress

Misc

Read and speak very little Spanish
Speak a little German
Bass guitar

Awards

Journalism Education Assoc.

April 2010

National High School Journalist of the Year (Runner-up)

National Scholastic Press Assoc.

April 2010

Co-Editor of 1st Place Best in Show, Newspaper, 17+ Pages
Editor of 2nd Place Best in Show, Website

Kansas Scholastic Press Assoc.

March 2010

Kansas State High School Journalist of the Year

Boy Scouts of America

April 2002

Eagle Scout Rank