#Welcome

I am a devel­op­er and design­er liv­ing in Chica­go, Illi­nois. This web­site is a col­lec­tion of projects I have worked on and my career expe­ri­ence so far. At the bot­tom you can find tools I like to use and how to con­tact me. Hope you enjoy!

#Experience

Dec 2016 - Present

Developer at 3st

Communication Design Practice

Housed at Wright auction house, our small team of multi-disciplinary designers work on just about everything. See my portfolio section for more details regarding projects for select clients.

https://3st.com/
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016

Student at DePaul University

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science

DePaul was a great school for me to grow my skills as a developer. They had a well rounded program with many talented instructors and professors. Course highlights include:

  • Agile software development
  • Distributed systems
  • Object oriented programming
  • Systems programming
  • Algorithms
https://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016

Freelance Developer

Chicago Consultancy

After Designation, I worked with several companies to complete various development projects. Technologies I worked with included WordPress, React, and Gulp. Clients include Idea Booth, Studio 424, and Team Pixl.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Student at Designation.io

UX Design Bootcamp

Here I met a lot of people from around Chicago and the rest of the country while learning about user experience design. We worked on several design challenges and helped companies at 1871 for our final projects.

https://designation.io/
May 2014 - Jun 2014

Intern at Neoteric Design

Software Development Consultancy

I spent six weeks here building a project management tool with Ruby on Rails. I was in charge of the design and development of the application, with Nick and his team being very supportive throughout the experience.

https://www.neotericdesign.com/
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Student at SIUC

Computer Science / Minor Art & Design

I started my college career at Southern Illinois University Carbondale as a civil engineer. I transitioned to Computer Science in my second year and finished my minor in art and design before leaving the university. I enjoyed my time at the university, which shares a closer topography to Tennessee than the rest of downstate Illinois. I was a founding member of the school's skateboard society helping to organize fundraisers and events.

https://siu.edu/

#Projects

Additional Projects

https://wolfpointeast.com/

https://workwithfocus.com/

https://daveburk.com/

https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/2050/about

https://vonweiseassociates.com/

#Skills

Easy to extend, Craft is the best CMS I have worked with so far.
https://​craftcms​.com/

Decent option for Blogs + HTML, still very popular.
https://​word​press​.org/​d​o​w​n​load/

Mete­or is a tool for cre­at­ing real-time web appli­ca­tions with Node.js.
https://​www​.mete​or​.com/

Not need­ed on all projects, but a pow­er­ful tool for real-time DOM updates.
https://​reac​tjs​.org/

SASS com­piles to CSS and allows you to use func­tions and variables.
https://​sass​-lang​.com/​guide

Boot­strap is a good start­ing point for col­lab­o­rat­ing with oth­er developers.
https://​get​boot​strap​.com/

Great tool for DOM manip­u­la­tion, bet­ter API than vanil­la JS.
https://​jquery​.com/

Lodash adds some impor­tant func­tions to JS like throt­tle and debounce.
https://​lodash​.com/

Metafizzy is a suite of javascript com­po­nents that are easy to use.
https://​metafizzy​.co/

Web­pack based JS/CSS build tool, sim­i­lar to Gulp.
https://​brunch​.io/

Git is a won­der­ful tool to use to man­age ver­sions of code and col­lab­o­rate with oth­er people.
https://​git​-scm​.com/

Google Ana­lyt­ics is a pow­er­ful free tool to track user behavior.
https://​mar​ket​ing​plat​form​.google​.com/​a​b​o​u​t​/​a​n​a​l​y​tics/

Sketch is my favorite UI design tool because of it’s abil­i­ty to eas­i­ly export assets and sim­i­lar­i­ty to the web.
https://​www​.sketch​.com/

#Contact

#Extra

Tools


  • Smart Phone One­Plus 8
  • Lap­top MBPR 13″, Thinkpad X1 Yoga
  • Note­book 3″ x 5″ Word Notebooks
  • Trans­porta­tion Road Bike, Skate­board, CTA
  • Head­phones Sony XB-900N
  • Speak­ers Sony SRS-XB32