Where I Come From and What I Do
After a combined fine arts/technical skills education, I started out my career doing straight-up web design and HTML/CSS production work in 2003. I've since moved onto the world of Drupal theming, where I've been employed at Advomatic since 2007. In that time, I have been privileged to have lead and co-lead theming efforts on several large, high profile websites.
My most current resume can be found here.
Front End Development Skills & Experience
- Design and develop sites using industry standard applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks
- Experience using open-source design application alternatives like the GIMP and Inkscape
- Write valid XHTML/HTML5 and CSS3
- Working knowledge of PHP and jQuery
- Build atop CSS Grid systems whenever possible (Susy is my preferred grid) and use Normalized CSS to get things looking as close as possible across browsers
- Skilled in various performance techniques: using CSS sprites, proper image compression, reducing HTTP requests, etc...
- Use version control systems like SVN and Git on a daily basis
- Know the common issues and fixes for problematic browsers
- Analyze a site's accessibility capabilities and create section 508 compliant markup
- Experience using CSS Preprocessors such as Sass and LESS
- Design and develop custom responsive and mobile versions of sites, both from the ground up and as retrofit solutions
Drupal Skills & Experience
- Full time Drupal experience going back to Drupal 4.6
- Extensive experience theming content via custom fields and preprocess function overrides
- Theming of Panels, Views and many other popular Drupal building modules
- Format fields using Imagecache/Image Styles, File Styles and other custom formatters
- Prepare responsive image variants via Picture or Client-side Adaptive Image modules
- Adherance to the Drupal project coding standards and practices, including theme-side techniques for reducing performance overhead
Associates Degree in Multimedia & Web Design
Art Institute of Philadelphia (September 2000 - June 2003)