I'm a web designer, developer, and project manager who lives and works in Annapolis, Maryland and the Greater Baltimore/DC Metro area. I would love to work on–or provide consulting–for your website, mobile, email, or online marketing project.
I consider web design and development a great pleasure and enjoy creating high-quality results. Versatility and adaptibility with new technologies and situations is a point of pride.
I'm open to long-term contracts, full-time employment, and special projects (website redesign, hosting, social media consulting, and more). I'm happy with work with your existing website or team, or help bring your dreams to reality. I can also accomodate larger projects by reaching out to a team of top-notch professional designers and developers in the area.
I attended UMBC–starting as a second-semester sophomore–where I earned both a BS and MS in Information Systems Management, along with a Web Design Certificate. I graduated Cum Laude.
Information Architecture and many of the design courses I took during my time at college inspired me to follow the path of web design and development. I also excelled in management and project management courses that prepared me for being part of and leading a team of professionals.
I've worked for small businesses, government, government contractors, non-profits, and numerous personal/hobby projects over the decade-plus I've been working on the web.
This is just a small sample of my work. I'd be more than happy to provide more samples upon request.
A financial advisor, Wye River Group was looking to perform a facelift to their website using a reliable, easy-to-use CMS. We chose WordPress for its familiarity and ease of use. Their primary goal, however, was to serve their clients with a portal where documents could be shared securely. We leveraged an existing module and heavily modified the back (PHP) and front (HTML/JS/CSS) end to match branding and feature requirements. They were able to successfully upload files, manage users, and make updates without any further involvement from the agency or dev team.
TCS' Navigation division requested that the marketing team (which included me as developer/designer and a dedicated graphic designer) assist in the design and development of a small stand-alone landing site for their suite of navigation products listed under the Networks In Motion™ brand name.
TCS' Satellites division requested the design and development of a small stand-alone landing site for their line of portable, low-cost satellite products, in association with Norhtrop Grummand and Lockheed Martin.
I worked with a small team of stakeholders to design and deploy a responsive site to accomodate their needs. This was a larger-than-typical project because it involved working within ASP.NET and the CMS, Sitefinity, to develop a template for the page to accomodate updates via the CMS. It was my first exposure to the process and lead me to a greater understanding of the back-end.
Worked directly with clients and stakeholders to collect requirements and deploy a new site for this association. This was a team effort at Liquified Creative with my role as lead and sole developer. We deployed a friendly-to-update website on a WordPress platform with custom development and a fully custom theme and templates. On top of the front-facing portion of the site, I deployed, customized, and developed on top of WooCommerce, Membership, and Subscriptions modules.
I headed the project up and used a systems development lifecycle approach to the redesign. I started with stakeholder interviews and surveys to gather requirements. In conjunction with meetings with staff throughout the process, I produced blueprints, wireframes, and several iterations of the redesign.
The project was successfully launched in November of 2009, in little over a year. I was really proud of this accomplishment considering I am the sole web designer and one of two web staff at the association.
The AAPT eMentoring program was launched in September 2010. This was a new program that was devised as a way to match up new high school physics teachers with experienced teachers. The goal of the project was to allow a regional coordinator to find and match local mentors and "mentees" with one another so that they could communicate and share ideas electronically.
We worked with a few stakeholders (internally and externally) to develop initial drafts. This project was not developed in a traditional manner due to time and resource constraints. My portion of this project involved development of an initial logo, icons, design, and some development work in ColdFusion. I continue to work with the marketing team to market this program and enhance the design and functionality of the site.