Two things that go hand-in-hand: lifelong learning and technology. You can’t produce great technology without learning newer programming languages and software. Once you’ve mastered one technology, another steps up to replace it. Oftentimes, the solution used for your last project doesn’t work for the next.
My curiosity about everything has led to learning a wide range of skills. From the right-brained artistic world of a graphic designer to the left-brained analytical nature of a mobile programmer, I cover the spectrum.
PHP, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Custom Wordpress Theme Development
SQL, MySQL, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon DynamoDB
2D Design & Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D Modeling & Animation, A/V editing, webGL, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, 3DS Max, Maya, Adobe Premiere, Audio Audition, Adobe After Effects
Wireframing, prototyping, interaction design, user personas, user stories, accessibility, usability testing, information architecture, heat map analysis, and A/B testing
Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics, Marketo Development, HTML E-mail Design, Social Media Marketing, Content and Community Management
One factor that good employees all share is the ability to adapt and do whatever it takes to complete a project. I’ve had many roles during my career, from being an Internet Marketing Specialist for an IBM distributor to directing e-learning for an international publisher. The skills I’ve gained and the roles I’ve had throughout my career have enabled me to create products from start to finish – and not just any products. I create impactful products that help others to succeed; products that feed the curiosity of learners; creative applications that engage and promote growth through interactivity.
My curiosity and desire to create truly engaging products resulted in returning to school after 18 years in the industry. I now have a degree in mobile media programming and the ability to create interactive products for all devices. This opens the door to a larger audience and I’m excited and eager to enter this new niche.
If you’re looking for a talented, hard-working developer or project manager, and you value creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning, please reach out to me! I would love to learn more about your goals.
Wishing you the best,
Have a project you need help with? Want to talk code or best design practices? Reach out.