The University of Maryland College Park
The University of Maryland is one of the nation’s preeminent
higher educational institutions. Their research and computer
science programs ranks among the highest institutions in the
Director of Front-End Development
June 2020 - Present
I managed the project lifecycle for newly created high-traffic
web properties. I managed a multidisciplinary team of web
enthusiasts. I made WCAG 2.1 compliant reusable web components
based on our brand guidelines for campus units.
Managed a team comprised of full-stack engineers, UX Designers,
Project Managers, Information Architects, and Quality Assurance
engineers. Helped team members define short-term value
objectives and set long-term career goals.
Managed campus partner and vendor relationships. Defined phased
scoping for internal and external projects. Evaluated final
deliverables for successful completion of the project.
Contributed to several milestones for the University’s 508
compliance initiative. Created accessibility standards for
campus partners and third-party vendors. Provided instruction on
best practices for code and content.
Managed and helped maintain several SPA sites built in React and
Styled Components and served with Next.js
Implemented a design-build system using the atomic design
methodology. Created a library of custom elements from our
design system. Several of the components are open-sourced and
utilized for various University projects.
Managed and helped maintain several high traffic priority sites
built with content management systems: CraftCMS and Drupal.
Templates are created from our design system, which provides 508
compliant, user-focused experiences. In addition, these systems
are used as API endpoints for GraphQL requests for external
Conducted and documented weekly one-on-one meetings, quarterly
expectations setting meetings, and yearly performance reviews.
Under Armour Baltimore
Under Armour is a world-renowned sports apparel company. UA has
been evolving the sports apparel market for over 20 years
through innovation. Under Armour's tech stack includes
July 2019 - June 2020
I primarily work on the B2B E-Commerce application called
ArmourHouse. I work on a multidisciplinary team in an agile
environment with continuous integration and deployment. We
deploy in Kubernetes containers.
Worked on a large scale E-Commerce application with a 99.9%
uptime using React, Redux, React Router, Apollo, and GraphQL.
- Created API GraphQL endpoints in Scala and PostgreSQL.
- Conducted peer code reviews with GitHub.
Created isolated responsive and 508 compliant components in
storybook using styled-components.
Created design tool built using styled components and
- Converted compontents to be responsive and 508 compliant.
- Was affectionately referred to as the CSS guy
Happy Cog New York (Remote)
Happy Cog is one of the premier digital agencies in the New York
area. Happy Cog provides a full range of web services, including
design, development, and marketing. Happy Cog is a preferred
partner of CraftCMS.
Developer, UX Designer
February 2019 - July 2019
I have been a development lead and UX designer for a USA Today
subsidiary. I collaborated with designers and stakeholders for
user-centered and WCAG designs. I contributed to &Pizza and
other web applications with a large number of users.
Led development for web applications built with React, React
Router, and Redux. The apps integrate with web services to
provide a WCAG compliant single page applications.
Created static mock websites from designs and conducted
usability testing with clients and stakeholders.
- Created components for A/B usability reviews.
Developed Angular components for continuous integration
Created user flows for applications supporting multiple
platforms using Ionic and Cordova.
Partnered with the design team to create user-friendly,
accessible, and responsive web pages. Led design workshops for
usability, accessibility, and semantic HTML.
Utilized Docker and Docker Dash for containerized development
Alexander Tom Inc Baltimore
Alex+Tom is an award-winning digital agency in the Baltimore
area. Alex+Tom provides a range of services, including design,
development, usability testing, and marketing. Alex+Tom was
founded over twenty-five years ago and has been a leading
usability agency for the last fifteen years.
Senior Developer, UX Designer
November 2011 - March 2019
I was a development lead and UX designer for clients, including
the Department of Treasury and the National Park Service. I
created award-winning interfaces and web services for high
traffic agencies and companies.
Created WCAG compliant user interfaces for government and
corporate clients. Utilized ARIA and semantic HTML for easy user
navigation that is 508 compliant.
Created over fifteen award-winning user interfaces using vanilla
events to create 508 compliant keyboard navigation.
Created server-side web services (API endpoints) using Ruby,
PHP, and Node. These web services were created in REST or
GraphQL using the MVC architectural pattern.
Created responsive interfaces with vanilla CSS and transpiled
CSS from PostCSS, Less, and Sass. Created encapsulated styled
components for extensibility and maintainability. Utilized
Atomic design methodology for a hierarchy organization of
components and common styles.
Coordinated with designers and stakeholders to create
user-centric design experiences. Collaborations included
reviewing designs for UX concerns, creating mock examples of
concerning components or pages with alternative options,
creating user questions, analysis the results of user testing.
Mentored stakeholders, designers, content managers, and other
developers on creating user-driven and accessible interfaces.
Provided individual and group training for component design,
content authoring, and code structure.
Utilized an agile development approach to iterate interactive
usability and eye tracking tests. Rapid prototyping daily based
on user feedback for comparative analysis.
Compile qualitative research from user experience testing to
create usability portals for stakeholders. Created interactive
website portals with each participant's information, eye
tracking videos, and results.
Worked with multiple stakeholders to deliver complex projects
for the department of treasury.
Created a library of components using Custom Elements for rapid
prototyping. Abstract common styles into reusable repositories
and add components with a package manager for the DRY design
Configured and maintained Linux servers for production sites on
Amazon EC2. Used Linux distros CentOS, RedHat, and Amazon Linux
AMI FedRAMP certified servers.
Created and maintained high traffic sites using the content
management systems CraftCMS, Expression Engine, Drupal, and
Keystone. Created plugins and modules for CraftCMS to enhance
the authoring experience for content managers and stakeholders.
Created plugins for CraftCMS for enhanced user experiences on
the client with integrations with third-party web services.
Utilize MySQL and PostgreSQL for custom database integration
with triggers and ORM integration.
Client work includes:
- Department of Treasury
- National Parks Service
- Export-Import Bank of United States
- Chase Bank
- JJ Haines
- Star Spangled 200
- The Stronach Group
Kelly & Associates Hunt Valley
Kelly & Associates is an insurance and payroll company located
in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Kelly & Associates is one or the
nation's largest providers of benefits administration and
technology. Kelly & Associates provides a full range of internal
services for users and brokers.
June 2010 - September 2011 (Internship)
Led the automated quality insurance testing. Provided daily
reports on system status and test results. Created ASP webpages
Created unit and integration tests with Selenium toolkit written
in C#. Update the automated scripts daily for development
Execute test scripts and provide daily reports on application
state in daily stand-ups.
- Created front end webpages using HTML, CSS, and jQuery.
- Created ASP pages using test driven development.
Meet with business users during the discovery process for