Education and Work
In May of 2014, I graduated from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences with a BA in Media and Information from Michigan State University. My focus in the major was in Social and Interactive Media, and I graduated with a specialization in the Digital Humanities. During that time, I worked on a team of student web developers at SNworks. Since then, I have been building websites at High Level Marketing in West Bloomfield, MI.
Responsive Frontend Development
Frontend Command Line Tools
Through the use of build automation tools like Grunt, Gulp, Bower and NPM, I have built sites that are powerfully optimized for performance on slow network connections. These sites use processed and minified code to deliver a great user experience through short load times and quick user interaction through the browser.
Websites need to be easily updated to keep users coming back for fresh content. Content Management Systems (CMS) are crucial to the websites that are updated daily. Having used many proprietary and open source content management systems, I have built modern, responsive websites that adapt to the content requested from the CMS.
Every development team has a central codebase. Through the use of version control (Git) and hosting (Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket), I've worked with multiple teams to help manage and sustain codebases for long term growth.
Through working with designers, content strategists and project managers, I have become accustomed to working on a team with non-developers and developers alike. Through collaborative software like Atlassian's JIRA and HipChat, as well as in-person meetings and discussions, I know how to work with others to build a stellar product.