I studied as a graphic designer, but through internships, online courses, and practice I worked my way into web design and front-end development. I enjoy making beautiful, orderly designs and also getting to code them into finished products.My Resume
Analytics should guide the design process, but there's no substitute for experience. I'm well versed in every step of the creative process, from creating personas and wireframes to crafting pixel-perfect mockups and exporting optimized assets.
Front-end code is where form and function meet. I strive for writing clean, well-organized code, making use of modern frameworks and pre-processors to help with the heavy lifting.
Design principles apply across disciplines, but the technical requirements for print work distinguish it from digital media. I'm familiar with handling its unique challenges like setting up bleeds, proofing colors, and adjusting for creep.
First impressions matter and it's important to convey the right tone through branding. I enjoy getting to create color palletes, design vector logos, and draft guidelines to keep brands looking good and consistent.
Combining my interest in archery with my ability as a front-end developer, I designed and built an HTML app to make it easier to score and analyze my shots. With myself as the client, I used a UX driven approach to plan the screens and flow of the app, styling it off of my previous target log project.
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium based in Utah came to Speak Creative looking to update their existing site to reflect their recent growth. A new sitemap had to be drafted while I worked on template mockups with a fun and modern style. I built the site on WordPress, creating several custom Gutenberg blocks using ACFs to accomodate their unique content needs.
A long-time Speak client, the Southern College of Optometry needed a styling update to their site while leaving the content mostly unchanged. Using SiteWrench's theming feature, I was able to reskin existing templates, designing directly in the browser. Several new landing templates were added as well, specifically one highlighting life in Memphis to attract potential students and a home page featuring significant statistics and video testimonials.
Marx Bensdorf, a well-established real estate agency in Tennessee needed a styling update, marking their 150 years in business. Their main site and agent pages were already built using SiteWrench, so I was able to take their existing content and style new templates directly in the browser. I also improved the functionality of their agent directory and property listings.
Savage Construction is a Memphis, TN based company that builds residential, commercial, and even medical sites. They came to Speak Creative looking to update their old site. Along with refreshing the design to reflect their new branding I also developed a filterable portfolio page to highlight their growing list of projects.
Inspired by a combined love of pixel art and text-based adventures, I decided to design my own UI for a choose-your-own-path game. I used sprites and pixelated image rendering along with my own custom icon set and a modified pixel font to define the aesthetic. The cool, dark color scheme helps conjure the right mood for the story (which is still in the works).
Internships got my foot in the door and a combination of full time work and the occasional freelance project have given me a well-rounded experience.
Designing and developing custom websites for varied clientele. Preforming revisions, browser checks, and bug fixes. Collaborating with the creative team and dialoguing with clients.
Maintained and modified the company website. Designed materials for both print and digital media.
Designed promotional materials for departmental use and helped set up and run art gallery exhibitions.
Studied multiple coding languages and web patterns. Inserted and styled content for WordPress websites.
Created print materials for student outreach projects. Revised and designed web graphics.
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