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.
When I arrived at TCS in early 2012, the homepage needed a facelift that accomodated several stakeholders without delving into a major site redesign. Prior to the deployment of a carousel featuring a product from each Business Unit, they were using a Flash animation. I deployed a fairly simple jQuery-powered cycling carousel with slots to accomodate space for each competing business unit.
I am not a fan of carousels as a design element, unless there seems to be no other option. I attempted to counter-act the issues that come with implementing carousels (content is hidden until revealed with a user action or time elapsing) by designing large thumbnails beneath it that provide the title/core content of the slide as well as visuals. It tested very well with our stakeholders.
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.
Work with Information Safeguard for HCU has been an on-going recent project. I developed the entire back-end for an online version of homecare business certification. It involved extensive HTML, PHP (forms, backend), and MySQL (application and user data) development work.
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.
The Naval Academy was my first career position as a web developer/designer. As such, I did a lot of work internally and behind the scenes to individual division pages. The video player was probably the biggest feature that I created that made it the the front page.
The United States Naval Academy developed a series of mini-stories that would be used to promote diversity at the academy. They needed these videos converted to a web-friendly format and placed on the website
This was one among many of the projects I was tasked with at USNA. Nearly all projects had a goal of simplicity and cleanliness. They wanted to portray a feeling of military professionalism.