Experience

  • Support Manager & Web Developer

    RainStorm, Inc. — Dec. 2014 - Present

    Responsible for optimizing site delivery and performing routine maintenance to preemptively reduce customer support requests, providing advanced technical support for current hosting clients, and creating and streamlining internal tools to increase productivity of support and operations behind the scenes.

  • Freelance Designer / Developer

    Lusk Design — Jan. 2010 - Present

    Provided marketing, web design, web development, and web hosting services for local businesses and organizations. Developed a mobile-responsive website, marketing voice, and print collateral for Diversified Ink in Bangor, Maine. Conducted periodic customer surveys to adjust marketing focus to core customers.

  • Web Developer

    UMaine Composites Center — Apr. 2013 - May 2014

    Developed a mobile-responsive website as part of the Global Communications team to showcase the composites research underway at the research center. Site design revolved around the six research areas and themed each area to meet the differing marketing needs of each program.

  • Media & Marketing Specialist

    R.H. Foster — Jan. 2012 - August 2013

    Created and managed multiple subsidiaries' social media efforts. Conducted sweepstakes and contests for the retail market. Created print and web media to promote retail products and consumer services. Designed, conducted, and analyzed marketing surveys of customer base to fine tune marketing efforts.

Education

  • Bachelors in New Media

    University of Maine — Class of 2015

    Focus on user experience and interface design. Senior Capstone thesis defined new 3D hand gestures for use inside interactive virtual environments. Project focused on applying design philosophy and user experience research to a custom-built Unity game environment utilizing the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion peripherals to create a totally immersive user experience.

  • Minor in Graphic Design

    University of Maine

    Experiences designing product packaging, promotional print and web advertisements, and developing branding identity and assets. Frequent collaboration with fellow students and professors to meet design expectations of projects.

  • Graduated

    Auburn High School — Class of 2008

    Experiences in industrial design, engineering, and graphic design. Participated in accelerated new media studies that culminated in a demo website presented to the Business Studies school department.

    Competed at state level music competitions on the tenor saxophone. Lead the tenor sax sections in both the symphonic and marching bands. Organized section rehearsals and helped junior members develop their abilities.

Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS / SASS / LESS
  • Javascript / jQuery
  • PHP / MySQL
  • UI / UX Design

Apps

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • git
  • Slack
  • Sketch 3

Interests