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Work History

  • February 2017 – Present


    Location: Wilmington, NC

    Position: UI/UX Manager

    Manage team of Front End Designers and Developers to craft solutions for new features and functionality within the suite of CastleBrach product offerings, with a focus on usability and user flow. Develop new functionality and features within a Laravel stack using KendoUI, Vue.js, Vanilla Javascript, SASS and HTML. Work directly with Product Management to review business requirements and create functional requirements, as well as wireframes, mockups and clickable prototypes. Conduct key stakeholder meetings to review prototypes and present solutions for approval. Work directly with leadership to construct new SDLC process and implement within the engineering department. Interact with Quality Assurance department to review test plans and to help with feature testing. Manage all Front End development projects with emphasis on delivery dates, update leadership team on deliverables and the projects status.

  • October 2015 – February 2017

    Blue Acorn – eCommerce Web Agency

    Location: Charleston, SC

    Position: Front End Developer II

    Use Magento eCommerce software to develop pixel perfect websites for high-end retailers. Work with Account Managers, System Architects and Senior Developers to create Business Requirement documentation used for Tech Designs and Estimations. Work as lead Front End Developer on website implementations and value creation projects. Extend the Magento framework by creating new modules, install and upgrade scripts and new themeing elements for desired functionality. Coordinate and manage work que and deliver assets to other departments in a timely manner. Work closely with Quality Assurance team members to test and fix defects. Participate in department meetings and training sessions. Work in an Agile development process and held accountable for story burn down. Attend daily standups and work with Scrum Masters to red flag potential problems and roadblocks. Work with integrity and continually striving to improve productivity and performance.

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  • October 2014 – October 2015

    Jackson National Life Distributers

    Location: Denver, CO

    Position: Senior Web Designer (UI/UX) – Ecommerce

    Use HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, Javascript and Jquery to develop cross department web projects for a variety of business sponsors. Work with Marketing and Creative departments to wireframe, mockup and implement new functionality and promotions across all corporate websites. Write and review requirements documentation to produce qualified estimates on new projects. Lead training and status meetings, working with multiple departments, in multiple locations, across the organization. Create process and procedure documentation for content managers with emphasis on reducing roadblocks and rework. Create and manage inhouse workflows to ensure all projects meet deadlines and expectations. Work with Compliance department to ensure web materials are designed and developed with limited risk and meet FINRA guidelines.

  • September 2012 – October 2014

    Creative Services LLC.

    Location: Charlotte, NC

    Position: Interactive Director

    Use HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, Jquery and PHP to develop custom website solutions for national sales network. Conduct client meetings to discuss frontend and backend functionality with emphasis on useability. Use XHTML, MySQL and PHP to develop dynamic Ecommerce websites that drive sales. Develop and maintain custom WordPress development framework, with emphasis on browser and device compatibility. Oversee design concepting to ensure the end results match customer expectations. Create custom jQuery and AJAX web applications to deliver a streamlined user experience. Develop custom PHP and MySQL scripts for custom database functionality. Manage daily work schedule and oversee programming department with emphasis on deadlines. Conduct weekly programming department meetings to leverage team assets for complicated buildouts. Create custom tutorial and training materials for end users and manage client/sales training. Manage hosting department with emphasis on website/email security, software updates and new website launches. Work with server team to trouble shoot problematic websites, broken functionality and hacked/malicious website issues.

  • January 2011 – September 2012

    Union Studios LLC.

    Position: Creative Director/Interactive Director

    Location: Marshville, NC

    Develop custom website solutions on a variety of CMS frameworks. Use HTML, CSS, Jquery and PHP to create WordPress Plugins and Themes for custom funcionality with emphasis on useablility. Run client meetings to discuss website goals, sitemaps and review interactive proofs. Create and deliver HTML email newsletters, marketing campaigns and announements, monitor delivery results and create reports for marketing review. Incorporate Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools into websites, add blog functionality into existing websites and develop blog campaigns to boost SEO rankings.

  • September 2008 – January 2011

    Affinity 4, Inc. and

    Position: Senior Graphic/Web Designer

    Location: Norfolk VA

    Use HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript to build new product ordering website for NPO business unit. Build custom landing pages in HTML and CSS for business partners. Design and develop dynamic PHP web application to dynamically generate marketing materials. Helped coordinate BN Media’s acquisition of, website with over 3 million monthly unique visitors. Manage and maintain corporate websites with updated content and new marketing incentives. Create HTML email newsletters and marketing incentives. Develop HTML interactive sales material pages for new product launches and promotional sales. Developed custom Social Media landing pages and tied into exisiting Social Media platforms.

  • September 2004 – September 2008

    PlayPower, Inc.

    Position: Graphic/Web Designer

    Location: Huntersville, NC

    Use HTML and CSS to rebrand 5 corporate websites and buildout in a CMS framework. Develop animated banner ads for product promotion through website ad campaigns. Work with sales force to develop PHP and MySQL password protected online marketing material database. Develop monthly e-newsletter in HTML and CSS for delivery to customer email list. Manage in-house hosted websites on Windows IIS Server. Develop custom HTML website landing pages for tracking marketing advertising efforts.

  • September 1997 – October 2003

    ACI Design Inc.

    Position: Exhibit Designer

    Location: Charlotte, NC

    Work with sales staff and clients to create successful tradeshow strategies. Design and develop tradeshow exhibits with emphasis toward goals and budgets. Print and prepare large format inkjet prints for displays. Train and manage production artists. Install and manage tradeshow exhibit installations.