a screenshot of some of my code on my macbook

I craft web experiences
with a focus on the user

I specialize in Front End Development and crafting Exceptional User Experiences. I graduated from California State University, Chico in the Spring of 2016 and I'm currently seeking a front end engineering position in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm looking for a company where I can use my skills, talents and drive to create awesome user experiences that solve real world problems. I consider myself a craftsman and enjoy getting lost in my work. I always take ownership of the code I write and the products I create, never accepting anything less than my best work for a project. I truly enjoy my work and always bring a positive attitude and a great smile to my workplace. If you are looking for an exceptional front end enginner that has empathy for the user and an eye for design, then let's get in touch!

Graduated Spring 2016
California State University, Chico

B.S. Degree Computer Information Systems
Minor in Business Administration

Current Employment

Front End Developer for DK Web Design

I am currently the Senior Developer for DK Web Design. DK is a local web design and development firm in Chico, specializing in responsive web design for businesses of all sizes. Our Owner and Designer, Danielle Vogel, passes me Photoshop Documents with the specified design, which I convert to working sites. I am also given freedom to make design choices when necessary, which allows us to be an agile team. I mentor our junior developers on best practices for responsiveness, optimization and accessibility as well as provide guidance in writing custom sites with more complex technologies such as WordPress, Concrete 5 and Shopify. I pride myself in writing DRY, well documented, and semantic code and adhere to best practices for site optimization and compliance with accessibility standards. You can see some of the work I've completed for DK Web Design, below in the Projects section or at the DK Web Design website.

What I Do Best

I've developed many sites over the years at DK Web Design as well as a few freelance projects. Some sites are fully custom, written using PHP, JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Often times, clients require Content Management Systems or E-commerce functionality so I've learned to build custom sites on top of both WordPress and Shopify. WordPress has become one of my strongest skill sets. I am very familiar with interacting with the WordPress API, crafting the most elegant custom themes, utilizing the Settings API and custom post types to make it easy and straight forward for our clients to update their sites. I utilize as few plugins as possible in order to maintain a high level of security on my WordPress sites and can create my own plugins when necessary.

I have a lot experience writing JavaScript and am proud to understand the language's intricacies, not relying on JQuery but instead writing my own custom functionality using vanilla JavaScript. I have a strong understanding of DOM manipulation, scope, and asynchronous operations as well as some of the new ES6 features such as Template Literals, Destructuring, Arrow Functions and Promises. I've spent my free time over the last 2 years becoming familiar with some of the front end UI frameworks including Angular 1.5 and more recently ReactJS. I am comfortable with the command line and common build tools including Gulp, NPM, Yarn, Babel and Webpack. To learn more about my skills or if you just want to chat about code, shoot me an email or a phone call. I'm always excited to talk about what I love :)

  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Shopify
  • Sass
  • ReactJS