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I like to be creative and I like to code. I mix them together to design & build amazing mobile apps.

My 15 + years working online includes: 8 years of mobile design / development, 8 years as owner / designer at Squad, 4 years as owner / director at Glue and 1 year on a Ruby certificate at UW.

SKILLS: Mobile, CSS3, HTML5, Ruby, JavaScript, Webkit, UI/UX, Animation, Design & Development

Experience
Freelance
Mobile & Product Developer / Designer
Focused on product design and mobile design / development.

My clients, teams and projects include:

Groupon, Expedia, T-Mobile, Xbox, Zapd, Bayan Branch, Remit.ly, Sencha Touch, MontageJS, jQuery Mobile, Pinch / Zoom, Projekt 202, Jive, Zenprise, Push.io, Radius, Seattle.js, The Superformula, Loyola College, mStoner, Explore.fm & GroupToDo

I've presented, lead teams, designed, tested and built mobile apps, web & native for PhoneGap, iOS, Android, Firefox Mobile, Chrome Mobile, Opera Mobile & Mini, WebOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry and many more.
Dates:
May 2010 - Present
Location:
Tacoma, WA
Squad
Owner / Designer / Creative Director
Creative Design & Development since 2002.

Branding + Web + Design + Print + Motion

Squad closed for business in December 2010.
Dates:
January 2002 - December 2010
Location:
Seattle, WA
Glue
Owner / Product Designer / Developer
Glue was a mobile focused product designed & developed under Squad, Inc used by over 20,000 artists and musicians.

http://Gluenow.com
Dates:
April 2005 - June 2010
Location:
Seattle, WA
Website:
MerchSquad
Owner / Designer / Creative Director
A full service e-commerce platform designed and developed by Squad, Inc serving hundreds of artists and musicians.
Dates:
June 2001 - June 2010
Location:
Seattle, WA
VectorSquad
Designer / Owner
My first startup which was focused on providing cutting edge concepts for artists and labels in the music industry.

Vector Squad's varied services were eventually split up to create Squad, Glue and MerchSquad.
Dates:
January 2001 - January 2002
Location:
Seattle, WA
Dayfather
Designer / Animator / Developer
At this small three person startup, I created flash sites from concept to completion. Many of the projects were very experimental and included liberal amounts of animation sequences.

This is the job that taught me how to run a business and push me to start my future business ventures.
Dates:
October 2000 - May 2001
Location:
Seattle, WA
PhotoTrust
Junior Designer / Developer
This position started as an internship through Bellevue Community College where I was able to use many of the skills I learned from my Multimedia Design degree. After my internship and graduation PhotoTrust hired me to continue the work I started.

I created many mini sites based around their main photography site using flash, HTML and Javascript.
Dates:
August 1999 - October 2000
Location:
Bellevue, WA
Education
University of Washington
Certificate in Ruby Programming
Classes included Ruby, Ruby on Rails and Ruby Metaprogramming.
Dates:
September 2008 - June 2009
Location:
Seattle, WA
Bellevue Community College
AA in Multimedia Design
Dates:
August 1998 - June 2000
Location:
Bellevue, WA
Eastlake High School
My electives were focused on media design and photography.
Dates:
August 1996 - June 1997
Location:
Sammamish, WA
Penn High School
My electives were focused on media design, photography, video production, graphic arts and print design.
Dates:
August 1993 - June 1996
Location:
Mishawaka, IN