I'm a designer and web developer in San Jose, California who's worked in startups doing web design, UX, UI, front end development, copywriting, and digital marketing. I've also done brochures, logos, branding, posters, pitch decks, and more.
Fun fact: I built my first website in the 6th grade on the all-consuming subject of Starcraft. Those were simpler times.
I was born in Fremont, CA and I've lived in the SF bay area my whole life. I enjoy travel (not the resort kind), backpacking, cooking, eating unusual foods, and writing.
Technologies I work with:
Development tools I use:
- Atom (my main IDE)
- Notepad++ (for quick edits)
- Node.js (Grunt, Bower, Yeoman, etc)
- FileZilla (FTP)
- XAMPP, http-server (local server)
- My brain (I would hope so)
- BrowserStack (cross browser testing)
Design tools I use:
- Adobe Photoshop (since 7th grade, for photos and mockups)
- Adobe Illustrator (for logos and artwork)
- Adobe InDesign (mostly for print and layouts)
- The ultimate tools for ideation and rapid prototyping--pencil and paper sketchbooks
- RIOT (for small lossless image optimzation tasks)
Other tools I use:
- Google Analytics
- Google Webmaster Tools
EFFECTIVE WRITING - Created and managed online/offline marketing copywriting and PR releases, created PowerPoint pitch decks for mixed/executive audiences, wrote for online B2B audiences of 1000+/day.
CREATIVE - Lead designer role in a startup environment, led major site redesign project, led dozens of smaller feature development projects, technical mastery of common Adobe design programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), creation of hundreds of
original pieces of written/visual/video/print content, and front end development expertise in HTML/CSS/JS.
ANALYTICAL - Experienced in solving problems using data based approaches/tools--Google Analytics, Hootsuite, Klout, Google Webmaster Tools, WP-Stats, Optimizely (A/B Testing/Conversion Rate Optimization), CrazyEgg (Heat Map Tracking), BrowserStack (cross-browser
compatibility testing) and numerous other analytics packages.
UX/UI FOCUSED - User testing experience via 1-on-1 sessions, community management feedback tools (forums, email, prototypes, wireframes), and using analytics (inferring conclusions via click/bounce/conversion rates, scroll maps, funnel analysis, a/b testing).
TEAMWORK - Thrived by constantly collaborating with engineering, marketing, and executive leadership in solving business challenges