- Red Ventures
I worked with Heritage Anderson on the Hancock McGill & Bleau Law site. The website was in need of a basic update and refresh, as it had not been re-visted in some time, and the company had undergone recent changes. We worked to make the site visually appealing while providing nessecary information for clients and future customers of HMB Law. This was a quick, fun project and overall it went very well.
I worked with Heritage Anderson on the Lakeshore Fittings site. Our goals were to update the Lakeshore Fittings web properties, and bring them to a more current standard. We had several challanges here, the first was to provide compelling visuals, and simple interactions. The next was to provide a store for clients to place their orders, we used Woo Commerce to achive this, and had great success using it to create two storefronts. The last challenge was to include a series of conversion calculators, I achieved this by using the JS Quantities library to handle the math of complex unit conversions. My iterations of the conversion calculators are availible on CodePen here.
I worked with Heritage Anderson on the Boardwalk South Haven site. This was a fairly straight forward front end development. We didn't have any data challenges to overcome. But we did decide to use off screen navigation for both the Desktop and Mobile versions of the site. We also wanted to present the great arial footage of the property at the top of the page, but we also wanted to have text information availible to the user, which spawned the idea for our overlay interactions.
I worked with Heritage Anderson and GR Now to rebuild the GRNow.com website. The website is a large directory of businesses, events, and information about whats happening in Grand Rapids Michigan. The project was a large undertaking and included an extensive data migration from Mamba/Joomla 1.0 to WordPress 3.8. I greatly enjoyed working with everyone involved in this project and I am satisfied with the final results.
I began work as a freelance contractor working mostly as a Front End Developer. However clients also leverage my skills for server managment, data manipulation, and backend development. I am working primarily with WordPress but learn other framworks and CMS's as needed.
- Revel Marketing
I began working at Revel Marketing as the Digital Project Manager. This role was responsible for overseeing the web development team, managing web development porjects, being the web development point of contact, and contributing to discovery and design meetings as the voice for the web development team. I was also the support point of contact for customers, and helped to manage a large number of client webservers.
I began working at LongerDays.com as a Team Lead and Web Developer. In this role I was responsible for managing and performing tasks for clients who were primarily focused on web development. As our team grew during my time with LongerDays.com I became responsible for hiring decisions, managing the web development team, and guiding the direction of web development at LongerDays.com. I was also responsible for overseeing the LongerDays.com web properties, which included external sites, project managment software, and employee portals.
I worked with Doug Leybourne for the second time building him a new version of his site for The Red Book of Fruit Jars. The first site we built was based on table layouts. When this site was built responsive design was still in its early stages of evolution. But even given that this site over time has proven to serve Doug very well, driving the sales of his book.