Wheelhouse, skillset, toolkit, this sort of thing.

I am a dedicated UI designer, with a deep background in development, marketing and technology. I’ve been a digital brand steward for many businesses and organizations as they begin, innovate and grow their web properties. It has been a great journey and an amazing education. I’ve been very fortunate to work for and with great minds, generous hearts, amazing artists, tech aficionados, creative gurus, determined business leaders and others obsessed with the quality of their work, innovating, and the power of their brand. I work hard and smart at interactive fit and finish, and being a valuable member of any creative communications or business development team. 

Recognize the expert. They are the ones always asking questions.

wordpress

I am an expert WordPress developer with complete design and development experience with the CMS and community. I’ve been adopting and customizing responsive WordPress platforms since very early on and have been building everything responsive for years… including large eCommerce projects, migrations and custom platform development.

I completely customize the right templates and platforms, and manage the entire design and development process… concept, wireframes, content, customization, management, plugins, hosting, training, management… everything.

I work on a daily basis implementing and managing components and integrations for data, audio and video, membership, eCommerce, animation, security, engagement, and more.

front end development

I am a strong, creative front end developer with a rich history in not only web development… but diverse design and branding experience. I have developed large responsive UI sets for distributed Enterprise teams using Bootstrap, CSS, HTML and Javascript. I build these platforms… propose, demonstrate and evaluate UX solutions, interactive components and messaging techniques… and take the interfaces through CR, browser testing, and integration and implementation stages with developers and stakeholders.  

 

design & composition
My design background stretches from print and tradeshow as an art director for Chicago area studios… to early iPhone apps and kiosks… to the web landscape that has produced so many variations on platform, promotion, delivery, engagement, rich media. 

I’ve designed many hundreds of website assets, and many complete websites… from small business B2B to fortune 500, retail, education, technology, entertainment, eCommerce stores, and more. I design and produce the visual assets that support beautiful, sophisticated online experiences.

project management
I am confident and comfortable in any creative or technical environment. With smaller projects I often wear every hat from initial concept and scope… to design and development and follow up upgrades and content additions. In larger projects, and working with distributed teams… I work within agile environments on more focused responsibilities and deliverables.

My work always focuses on the presentation layer and user experience… and how I can continue to raise the bar in the way my products and my contributions empower a digital brand.