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Note: I am in mid-redesign. Everything is broken. Don't judge too harshly.

Skills

I'm a bit of a Jane-of-all-trades.


JS, HTML, and CSS

  • Things I <3: AngularJS, Angular, TypeScript (gotta love TS), SCSS, BEM (it 's the best for large scale projects)
  • Things I've used: React, Backbone, jQuery, vanilla JS, Bootstrap, LESS, SMACSS
  • Things I want to use more: Angular, React, Vue, Python

UX

What good is an application if no one can use it?


I take vague "we want this thing, there" statements and turn them into concrete mockups and designs that satisfy stakeholders and users alike.

  • My designs have been used by millions of customers (I'm still amazed!).
  • My favorite UX book is "Don't Make Me Think" by Steve Krug.
  • My UX tools of choice are: white boards, graph paper, Invision, and HTML / CSS.

Other Principles I follow

  • Responsive design is my world. I cry on the inside when I see a site that isn't responsive, and fight for those mobile users when a stakeholder says they want to limit access.
  • Accessibility for all people is super important. Contrast, roles and landmarks, aria labels, proper form labelling...the list goes on.
  • Who wants to wait 30 seconds for 30MB of data to download for a portfolio site? Not I.

Speaking and Teaching

I've taught at two schools: The Iron Yard and Pinellas Technical College. I find teaching one of the most pleasurable ways for me to give back to my community and share my knowledge.

I also drop knowledge at conferences and meetups sometimes.


Other Tools and Tech

  • Jekyll, WordPress, VSCode, Gulp, Grunt, GitHub, Photoshop, Illustrator, BitBucket, Visual Studio, TFS, Invision, Balsamiq, Sketch