On any given day, you can find me…
I am unique creative leader who brings out the best in others. Naturally at home designing intuitive user interfaces, working seamlessly with all stake holders, with front-end coding chops too. An authentic and inspirational person to work with... unusually dedicated, hungry, humble.
From ambitious start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations, I've spent the past 18 years building and enhancing innovative, forward-thinking, highly successful digital products and brands.
In my current role, as the Digital Design Director for the #2 SaaS for US Physicians, I am the UX engine that turned a start-up into a hugely profitable digital suite of products. I work elbow-to-elbow with the executive team as the creative lead to build/direct all web ventures during this time of quarter-after-quarter record growth.
My UX/UI Teams run lean, meet deadlines, and deliver beyond expectations. I believe firmly in inspiring creative minds through example and empowerment. Strong ability to identify talent and nuture creatives to reach their potential. Dedication to one's creative craft, autonomy to create, and roll-up-your-sleeves hard work are the hallmarks of the innovation behind my creative teams.
Having spent the past 9 years working remotely, I have the proven track record of being a highly trusted resource. I am inherently and uniquely "all in" (it's just who I am). I hold myself to the highest levels of accountability. Rest assured, knowing that I can be trusted to deliver beyond expectations and on time, every time. I've mastered the art of remote communication so it feels like I'm right there with you. If you are seeking an experienced, highly driven, highly trustworthy UX/UI leader that will positively impact digital product user experience on day 1, you've come to the right place.
Creative Director and Lead Front-End Developer for a hugely profitable web portal for physicians and advertising space for the pharmaceutical industry. Just a start-up when I came on board as one of the first employees in 2010, we have transformed this portal with record profits, quarter-after-quarter.
Established, privately owned enterprise software company that also ran a very success boutique web development agency and IT support service. As the Creative Director, I was on the front lines of winning new business and being the public face for managing existing relationships. As Lead Front-End Developer, I built forward-thinking web solutions, including Content Management Systems (WordPress, Joomla) and email marketing.
Lead Front-End Developer for new site builds and e-publishing campaigns that emerged from The Penn Museum, a world-class archeological cultural institution and collection. Originated ecommerce site for books published by The Penn Museum.
Web development and editorial experience with world-class publishing companies, including Elsevier, Wolters-Kluwer, and others. More information is available upon request.
From creating compelling user interfaces, to coding the front-end development, to delivering a digital product that goes well beyond expectations for users and stakeholders.
Strong intuition backed by 15 years of experience building digital products that are human-centric, easy to use, forgiving, and aimed at simplying user interaction and maximizing value.
Human-centered design thinking that integrates the needs of people, the expansive possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.
Leading teams of UI designers and Frontend Developers comes with great responsibility, requiring vision, listening skills, and the ability to inspire others to believe in themselves.
Uncanny ability to understand product goals, intuite user needs, and use low- and high-fidelity prototypes to communicate between stakeholders, creative teams, and engineering teams.
I ditched Adobe and never looked back. Love, love, love Sketch. Expert level knowledge for rapid prototyping, wireframing, high-fidelity designs.
My go-to tool to rapidly and effectively present digital product design for collaboration, efficiency, especially in today's agile environments with multiple stakeholders.
Beautiful UI on any device. Countless Bootstrap site builds, with a expert-level knowledge of the Bootstrap framework (I know all the built-in classes by memory).
Super efficient, standards-compliant, expert-level HTML skills. Hand code html in seconds. Keep a forward-looking eye on the future of HTML, and the wonderful places it will take us.
Advanced, expert-level CSS skills. I can style an element by hand in seconds using the latest advanced techniques, including transitions, LESS, SASS. I keep current on the latest and greatest.
Expert-level knowledge and superior efficiency. I hand code in code view, and tap into Dreamweaver's auto-assist features to help me code SUPER efficiently.
Expert-level understanding of the WordPress platform, as well other Content Management Systems (Joomla, Drupal, etc) with hundreds of site builds over the past decade.
Photoshop is brought in for those jobs that require a little more horsepower. Expert-level skill.
From logo creation to the creation of custom graphics, Illustrator offers advanced creativity.
A very early adopter to In Design, migrating from Quark more than 15 years ago. Go-to tool for all print work.
Born in Baltimore. A decade plus in Philadelphia. Now living on the coast of the Maine, chasing a dream. Because family still resides heavily in the mid-Atlantic, we split our time between Philly and Maine. I've spent the last decade working remotely very successfully, and loving it.
Studied Romantic Poetry (yes, it's true) at the ungraduate level, before embracing technology and receiving professional training at the University of Pennsylvania. A few tall words from Wordsworth, Keats, Yeats, Emerson, Kerouac, or Thoreau still light the fire within.
Blessed with a loving wife (Ali), wonderful 3-year-old (Boden), and 10-year-old adopted Basset Hound (Max).