I am a web developer and designer, and I'm proud of it. There are a ton of frustrating web experiences out there, and I'm glad to be one of the good guys, trying to take bad experiences and turning them into good great ones.
Up until March 20th, 2020 I was the Lead UI Developer at RedAwning, the world’s largest branded network of vacation rental properties. I worked on both app and web development, and it was super fun! When I started our office was only 3 of us, and before COVID-19 hit we were up to 15. We were located at a spot on Capitol Hill that was pretty amazing, and near tons of awesome restaurants.
Prior to that I was a Senior Web Developer and manager at the marketing headquarters of Apollo Education Group in Seattle, WA, where I managed their Marketing Platform Dev team. There I specialized in responsive web design (RWD), mobile UI / interaction, and accessibility, and was the lead developer on a number of large scale projects including the main University of Phoenix website redesign in early 2016, the University of Phoenix Brand site in 2015, and ensuring our sites fully complied with WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements.
I also created a device lab wall which I maintained for our office, and I was constantly creating mockups and prototypes of things to test or utilize in order to create better user experiences on all of their properties.
Besides my "9 to 5" I also do quite a bit of designing, devving, and learning in my spare time. It seems like my website is in a constant limbo of updates. I help my wife and friends out with their websites, and I've taken quite a few Udacity, Code School, and Codecademy courses. It stretches the brain and keeps me on top of my game. :)