Over the past 7 years, I have built successful brands for clients, contracted with a number of agencies and worked on hundreds of website projects.
I have gained a great deal of experience working with many different kinds of agencies over the years with freelancing and full-time employment in the Greater Philadelphia area. As a freelance web designer, I work with advertising agencies, brand agencies, marketing agencies and interactive agencies in Philadelphia. I understand their needs and I am familiar with common processes throughout any given project.
From 2008 – 2011 I was a Project Manager, Lead Front-end Developer, Drupal Theme Developer and Application User Interface Designer DLC Solutions in Philadelphia, PA. I created branding and user interface design for the EthosCE Learning Management System, which runs on two open source systems: Drupal and Moodle. As lead front-end developer, Drupal themer and UI designer I worked on websites for large organizations such as UPenn, United Healthcare, Cochlear and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Today, I continue to support the growth of the EthosCE system by working closely with DLC designing promotional and marketing materials.
In 2012, I founded Afteractive LLC after relocating to Orlando, FL. Afteractive is a small web development studio that brings colleagues of mine together to create outstanding websites. In 2013, Columbia University Medical Center hired Afteractive to revamp their entire newsroom. The results exceed expectations and we continue to provide our clients with the very best in WordPress based content management solutions while partnering with design agencies in Orlando and Philadelphia.
I’m an extremely passionate about designing websites. I constantly research new ideas to solve problems. I specialize in creating the best experience possible for my clients by focusing on usable backend content management with WordPress.
I use the latest and best practices in all areas of web development. I have a strong focus and desire to make designs that are usable and accessible. My work is optimized for performance and search engine placement. Clients find me easy to work with, strategic, obsessively organized, responsive and sharply focused on their project and budget requirements.
I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. I exercise continuing education and persistent practice to achieve the level of mastery that enables me to contribute to the success of others' businesses and organizations. I am constantly following and implementing the latest techniques, tools, trends, best practices and efficiencies in this rapidly-changing industry.
Although I am no longer physically located in Philadelphia, I continue to support the growth of Philadelphia by building successful websites for the healthcare industry, non-profits and small businesses in the area. See how we can work together.
Skills & Capabilities
- Web Design & Development
- User Experience Design
- Responsive/Mobile Web Design & Development
- Search Engine Optimization
- Project Management
- User Interface Design
- Interaction Design
- User Experience Design
- Less CSS
- Media queries
- Internet Explorer Debugging
Software, Tools and Processes Used
Project Management & Client Support
- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks
- Responsive web design
- Designing in the browser
- Flat Design
- Bitbucket, Git Repositories
- JIRA + Bitbucket Commits Integration
- Rackspace Managed Cloud Server