Profile

I am a creative website builder that falls halfway between Web Designer and Front-End Developer, meaning I can do both straight design and advanced coding. Whatever a website needs, I can do it, I can learn to do it, or I can’t wait for it to be invented so I can learn to do it. I live to solve problems and improve my workflow so I can take a someone’s vision and make it appear on their monitor. Building websites is a passion I plan to feed for the rest of my life.

Work Experience

Impero Media LLC

Owner, Web Designer, Front-End Developer - Oct. 2006 - Present

  • Created sites for clients both locally and remotely.
  • Create wireframes and mockups to design for a variety of devices, screen sizes and development stages.
  • Set up E-commerce sites and storefronts for clients.
  • Integrated advanced forms for a client to create a directory site.
  • Cut page load times by over 40% and tripled Google Speed Insight scores for a prominent national chain’s website.
  • Rebuilt lead generation forms for clients to optimize their customer relationship management workflow.
  • Increased conversions and speed by redesigning and recoding client sites to minimize and streamline code.
  • Launched sites with WordPress using both custom, handmade themes and third-party premium themes at clients’ request.
  • Worked with many clients simultaneously by using a finely tuned modern workflow and having very strong productivity skills.
  • Continuing advanced coursework in many aspects of design and development.

XTRA Sports 910

Beat Reporter, Live Host, Engineer- Feb. 1998 – Oct. 2006

  • Covered Phoenix area sports for local radio station.
  • Reported from practices and games of all local teams.
  • Hosted weekly call-in talk show.
  • Guest hosted morning drive and afternoon drive talk shows.
  • Covered national events including March Madness, Super Bowl, BCS National Championship, PGA Tour events and the World Series.
  • Produced promos, commercials and live talk shows.
Front-End Development Skills
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SASS
  • LESS
  • WordPress
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Version Control
  • Responsive/Mobile Design
  • Google Analytics
  • SEO Knowledge
    Design Skills
    • Typography
    • Grids & Layout
    • Color Theory
    • UX Design
    • UI Design
    • Basic Logo Design
      Software Skills
      • Adobe Creative Suite
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe InDesign
      • Sketch
      • Codekit
      • GitHub
      • Sublime Text
        Other Professional Skills
        • Framework Familiarity
        • Command Line Abilities
        • Very Fast Learner
        • Unmatched Passion
        • Creativity
        • Communication
        • Attention to Detail
        • Problem Solving
          Interests and Hobbies
          • Photography
          • Art
          • Golf
          • Fitness
          • Guitar
          • Music
          • Dogs
          • Hiking
            Education

            Arizona State University

            Tempe, Arizona

            1996-2001
            Broadcasting, Philosophy

            Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

            Tempe, Arizona

            1998-1999
            Master Recording Program, Audio Engineering