I'm a front-end designer & developer based out of Strongsville, Ohio.

In my twenty-something years on this earth I’ve flown around the world seven times, been to nine countries, and have called two continents home. I lived in China for 10 years. In that time my interactions with people from all over the world shaped me into a person who sees things with a global perspective.

Most who know me would classify me as a ‘geek’ and I wear that title proudly. I taught myself how to code HTML and CSS when I was in 8th grade and have been learning about front-end development ever since. The Graphic Design program at The University of Akron has only solidified my love for all things web design.

I enjoy reading the classic works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Orson Scott Card, as well as the more recent Christopher Paolini and Stephen Lawhead. I consider myself a Tolkeinian first and foremost, but also a Trekkie, budding Whovian, and Star Wars fan. As much as I use Apple devices for design, I also have a PC that I built myself for the purpose of gaming. Dabbling in 3D printing takes up my spare time and Coca-Cola is the fuel that feeds my creative engine.

Experience

Experience


Web Guru, Co-Founder
Creative Folk
2014-Present
Partner and Co-Creator of a creative agency known as Creative-Folk. I specialize in Web Design and Development (Front-End). Responsible for client interactions, finances, and team management.

Jr Web Designer & Developer
A.M. Design Group
2015-Present
Working with HTML, CSS, and WordPress theme development. Responsible for collaborating with other team members to create a design for sites, then build it.

UI/UX Designer
GorMonjee Inc.
2014-Present
Worked with both UI and UX concepts to design and mock up GorMonjee’s webapp interface.

Designer
designxnine
2014-2015

Web Designer
Vestor Inc.
2014 (summer)

Web Design Intern
Flashstarts Inc.
2014 (summer)

Web Intern
Go Getter Growth Partners
2014 (spring)

Design Consultant
The Buchtelite
2014-2015

Page & Web Designer
The Buchtelite
2012-2014

Education

Education


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Class of 2015 | Magna Cum Laude
The University of Akron – Myers School of Art
The University of Akron Honors Scholar Program
Skills

Skills


Design
Websites
User Interface
User Experience
Development
HTML
CSS, LESS, SASS
CMS PHP
jQuery
Applications
Sublime Text
Sketch
Adobe CS (CC)
Terminal
Languages
English
Mandarin
Extras

Extras


Memberships
Student Member
American Advertising Federation, Akron
Member
Student Design Society, University of Akron

Volunteer Work
Videographer/Documentation
Project S.A.R.A
Student Member
Media Advisory Committee at the University of Akron

Awards
Dean’s List
Fall 2011
Spring 2012
Fall 2012
Spring 2013
Fall 2013
Spring 2014
Fall 2014

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