Hello, and welcome to my portfolio.
I have nearly ten years of experience in web design and development, including performing the roles of designer, web master, content manager, technical analyst and instructor. During the past year with my current employer, IQ Solutions, I have been the primary developer in the launch of four Section 508 compliant Web sites aimed at improving health care. In addition, I was the lead front-end developer in launching the companyís first Drupal CMS-based Web site, and have been integrally involved in the development of additional Drupal-based sites.
During the tenure of my position with my previous employer, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), I was the sole designer and lead developer for multiple organization web sites, email communications, and web-based marketing efforts. Beyond this, I was responsible for the improvement, extension and management of the organizationís new brand, and had a key role in developing print and digital assets for use in a successful political campaign in the state of California.
Before HSUS, I worked at the law firm Arent Fox LLP, where I played a pivotal role in the launch of the new firm Web site. Furthermore, I took the initiative to design and implement new programs for departmental and client use, improved upon the function of existing tools, and managed content and functionality for three national offices.
On a personal note, my long time interest in web design started in the mid-90s, when I realized that I could combine my love for the creativity of visual design with my natural inclination toward the logical and analytical nature of coding. To further explore this interest, I taught myself HTML and later Flash, using my knowledge to create personal websites. Since that time, I have continued to learn and build experience, working to constantly feed my passion for design and development.