Resume

Product Strategist + UX/UI Designer + Front-End Developer

Summary

  • UX Designer and Developer with over 18 years of front-end development experience and over 5 years of UX and UI design experience.
  • Specializing in intersecting interface (design, brand, user experience) and implementation (code, architecture, scaling).

Specialties

HTML (Web Standards|Responsive Design|Semantic Markup|Progressive Enhancement|Accessibility|SEO|Web Performance|Best Practices), CSS (Less, SASS, SCSS, PostCSS), JavaScript (jQuery, React/Redux/JSX, Node.js, Grunt, NPM), Web|Product|UX|UI Design, Ruby, Style Guides|Pattern Libraries, Contentful, WordPress, Hugo, Sketch|Adobe CC, Agile/Scrum/Kanban/Lean, Ecommerce, Content|Media

Timeline

Clique Media Group

| Principal Developer, Web User Experience
| Los Angeles (11/2016 - Present)
| Techologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, React/Redux/JSX

Nasty Gal

| UX Developer
| Los Angeles (8/2012 - 11/2016)
| Technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, Contentful, WordPress
| Sites: nastygal.com (screenshots), blog.nastygal.com

  • Lead front-end developer and UI designer for ecommerce shopping experience and blog. Instrumental in connecting brand to technology while guiding product direction. Responsive, responsive, responsive. [#1 in mobile ecommerce experience study (2014)]
  • Transitioned ecommerce site from externally hosted services (desktop and m dot mobile sites) to fully responsive in-house technology platform.
  • UX guardian supporting business and merchandising needs while ensuring optimal user experience. Features include lookbooks, Q&A/ratings/reviews, marketing pages, product favoriting, account, checkout, more. NO BS.
  • Established style guide and interface library (site experience, email templates) to ensure consistent design and enable rabid prototyping/development of new features.
  • Integrated Contentful, API-first CMS, to power page layout creation [Contentful blog guest post (2014)], control site features [Case study (2014)], and ultimately empower merchandising and editorial teams.
  • Improved email production process by defining templated layouts across all email types (broadcast, triggered, and transactional), and implemented custom email template tool to speed up workflow and ensured robust layouts that aligned with the email style guide.
  • Built custom WordPress theme for company blog to align with refreshed branding and add responsive support: blog.nastygal.com
  • Spearheaded next generation, mobile-first checkout experience from prototyping, development, and user testing.
  • Continuous site performance and user interaction monitoring to ensure optimal site experience.

Evite

| Senior Web Developer
| West Hollywood (5/2009 - 8/2012)
| Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript
| Sites: evite.com

  • Modernized legacy website including revamp of entire UI/UX which included event creation experience and guest RSVP experience.
  • Lead effort in developing event engagement features such as a conversation feed, polls, questionaire, and photo sharing.

E! Online (Comcast Entertainment Group)

| Web Developer III
| Los Angeles (9/2001 - 5/2009)
| Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSP
| Sites: eonline.com, mystyle.com (offline), fearnet.com (offline)

  • Lead front-end developer on all customer-facing content sites for E! Online, Style Network/MyStyle, and FearNet.
  • Built custom internal CMS to manage news/blogs, on-air show packages, and photo galleries via jQuery/Prototype before the age of modern JavaScript frameworks.
  • Lead implementation of Jive Forums.
  • Established very early Twitter integration during Twitter’s infancy.
  • Hosted monthly front-end discussion groups.

APESHIT

| Co-Founder
| Los Angeles (7/2002 - Present)
| Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, MySQL
| Sites: apeshit.org

  • Co-founded music blog before the widespread adoption of blogging as a content platform (back when WordPress was b2!).
  • Responsible for all technology and design, plus shared editorial duties.

Education

University of California, Irvine

| 1994 - 1999

  • Studied Sociology and Computer Science which is an accurate intersection of my interests and expertise.

Side Projects

Music