Cloudmark, Senior Web Developer
At Cloudmark I design and develop user interfaces for both customer-facing web applications and internal technical tools — taking them from business requirements, to mockups, to production ready code. I am the lead user experience designer and a senior web engineer working on Cloudmark Trident (cloud-based anti-spearphishing) and Cloudmark Security Platform (carrier-grade messaging infrastructure protection). I contribute to the design of and review internal and customer-facing REST APIs, and have completed lead capture integration and major corporate website redesign projects on behalf of the marketing team. I work closely with product managers, back-end, test, and ops engineers on all of these projects during all phases of our planning/development/testing/deployment sprints.
Technologies utilized: backbone.js, require.js, node.js, d3.js, docker, nginx, SASS/SCSS, SVG, JSON REST APIs, RAML, Redis, git/gitlab, svn, Confluence, JIRA, Symfony2 framework, YAML, PHP, jQuery, Google Analytics, vSphere
Product feedback and recognition for my work on Cloudmark Trident
- “One of the best dashboards I’ve seen” — Andrew Walls, Gartner Research Vice President
- “Exactly what enterprises need & it now allows them to be smart with training” —Deb Kish, Gartner Security Analyst
- Trident qualified for inclusion in Gartner’s “Cool Vendor” award in 2016.
Apigee, UI Engineer
At Apigee I implemented UI designs as Backbone.js/HTML5/CSS3/web apps. My contributions included UI feature development on Apigee’s cloud-based API services platform, evaluating designer’s work for technical feasibility and functionality, an internal dev portal site, illustrating and documenting platform systems, customizing Twitter Bootstrap for company branding, and creating a set of Illustrator resources that allowed the UX team to quickly create designs that could be easily coded by UI engineers.
Technologies utilized: backbone.js, require.js, SVG, JSON and XML based REST APIs, jQuery, jQuery UI, Twitter Bootstrap, LESS, Play framework, Drupal, github, svn, JIRA, Google Analytics
dotBlu Inc. | BluLabel.com, Lead User Interface Designer
At BluLabel I designed product features from initial conception to technical execution including creating wireframes, workflow diagrams, visual mock-ups, and front-end code for BluLabel’s desktop and mobile e-commerce websites and apps. I met with corporate clients including CBS, OpenTable, and Cumulus Media to assess and execute their branding and feature goals for white-label websites. I produced multiple design variations for site features to facilitate a/b testing. I also designed marketing materials, corporate identity system, and branding. Working closely with project managers and engineers to ensure an intuitive product with a great user experience for both mobile apps and websites.
Technologies utilized: HTML5 & CSS3, media queries, progressive enhancement, jQuery, customization of open-source Ruby on Rails tools, YAML, XML, svn, git, TRAC, JIRA, Redmine, LAMP stack servers, Google Analytics, HyperV, IIS Server Manager, ASP.net (C#), Visual Studio
KYMC Design, Principal and Proprietor
Provided freelance design services — website design and coding, branding and corporate identity, commissioned photography, and printed collateral — to a wide variety of clients in industries including architecture, historic preservation, government, museums, education, and entertainment.
Technologies utilized: HTML5 & CSS3, XML, XSLT, streaming video (HTML5 & Flash), jQuery, media queries, progressive enhancement, mobile optimization, SVG, Symphony CMS, PayPal APIs, git & git based deployment scripts, LAMP stack servers, Google Analytics, MVC design patterns
Kava Massih Architects, Marketing Manager
Designed marketing collateral, proposal writing, client presentations, and website management. Art directing on-site architectural photo shoots and managing project databases.
Technologies utilized: Flash, ActionScript, Google Analytics, HTML/CSS
California College of the Arts Communications Office
Designing and producing website features, advertisements, posters, brochures, building signage, and other marketing collateral. Assisting with the development of the college’s visual corporate identity guidelines. Preparation of project files for use online and in offset printing. Preparing manufacturing bids, print orders, and attending press checks. Training and familiarizing new employees with the college’s design-related project management, advertising, and accounting procedures and systems.
Technologies utilized: Flash, ActionScript, HTML, XML, interactive PDF
CCA Sputnik Internship
Member of California College of the Arts in-house design team. The group is responsible for the design and production of the school’s online and printed collateral. Specific projects included: event invitations, course catalogs, print ads, mass transit posters, and website graphics. Participants are chosen for the honorary program through nomination by faculty and portfolio review.
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Graduated with High Distinction May 2006 receiving a BFA in Graphic Design with elective focus on web technology and cultural theory.
Skills and Qualifications
Dedication to creating user-focused and exquisitely elegant visuals, UI/UX, code, and communication. Knowledge of current best practices in web design and engineering, including mobile optimization, progressive enhancement, data-visualization techniques, semantic structuring, and accessibility concerns. Strong conceptual idea generation skills, and eye for fine typography, organizational hierarchy, and emotional resonance. Easy going attitude and ability to work quickly and independently on multiple projects and priorities. Enjoys learning new technical skills.
Digital Tools & Technologies
- Backbone.js, require.js, underscore.js, node.js, d3.js
- HTML5 & CSS3 standards and best practices
- REST API-centric web application development
- MVC design patterns
- Progressive enhancement & responsive design
- JSON, XML, XSLT, xPath
- git & svn
- Symphony CMS, Symfony framework
- Redis, nginx, docker, PHP, MySQL
- Introductory familiarity with other JS frameworks like Angular
- Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
- AfterEffects, Final Cut Pro, FontLab
- American Decorative Arts Forum (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
- Cumulus Media, Inc.
- Foundation for San Francisco Architectural Heritage
- Princeton Architectural Press
- SF Chronicle | SF Gate
- US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
- Victorian Alliance of San Francisco
- Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
References available on request.