Work History

2018

Bessemer Alliance / senior fullstack engineer - github

Hired to lead and replatform a web & iOS application migration to React Native and Vue.js. Migrated from Heroku to Google Cloud. Moved from a MongoDb to Google Firebase's Firestore, in order to leverage offline and realtime updates. Set up an internal management system and continue to build out features that focus primarily on Artificial Intelligence, Natural-Language Processing, and Machine Learning to allow users to get insights into businesses looking to learn more about their hidden potential.

Thick Bikes / thick bikes ad - github : project

Designed an ad for the GAP Trailguide.

2017

CMU School of Computer Science / senior frontend engineer - github

Hired to architect and implement a fundamentally new approach to a college campus web infrastructure. Using machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence to create an interface that promotes exploration of all the groundbreaking work and research being done by the students and faculty. Moved our infrastructure to Google Cloud from our on premise, developed and associated a graphQL endpoint of our campuss data points ranging from courses, directory, and research papers. Using semantic analysis to categorize course description and research areas to allow users to narrow in on the wide range of complexity that CMUs CS school explores. Opened up the opportunity of working towards a dialogue system that seamlessly explores complex subjects while being fueled by real courses, research, faculty members, and academic papers that defined the technology the user was interested in. This project is still ongoing

Superior Motors / menu addition - github : project

Used an external CMS API to power a SSR rendered Nuxt Website. Externalizing the menu allows the client to update without having to worry about web design.

Gelman & Reisman / letterhead & envelope design - github : project

Designed a letterhead and envelope. Worked with Flower City Printmakers in Bloomfield to run a two color offset press.

Superior Motors / gift cards design - github : project

Used a paper stamp to create a unique package for gift cards.

Gelman & Reisman / common web ad - github : project

Online resizing for promotion.

Superior Motors / photography - github : project

Photographed the interior. Edited and distributed the images.

Thick Bikes / city paper's best in pittsburgh winning ad - github : project

Print ad for winning City Paper's best bike shop.

Gelman & Reisman / pedal pgh ad : project

Sent an ad for Pedal Pgh.

Superior Motors / kickstarter backers web feature - github : project

Converted backers csv date to json and added individual pages of each backer.

Superior Motors / main restaurant menu design - github : project

Iterated and designed a unique design concept and brought it to print.

Superior Motors / training menu & internal team assets design - github : project

Designed a training manual and a floor design print out.

Sri Venkateswara Temple / plaque design

Rendered a plaque design for their 40th Thyagaraja Aradhana Celebration.

CMU School of Computer Science / conference

Attended Google's Next conference to learn more about Google Cloud's infrastructure.

For Good / web assistance

Assisted in setting up the web infrastructure for website that distributes hijabs for barbie dolls.

Spak Brothers / web development - github

Migrated the domain and website to zeit.co. Translated the menu design into the website design.

2016

Internet Skateboards / logo

Cleaned up a logo for a skateboarding company.

Thick Bikes / city paper ad - github : project

Print ad for winning City Paper's best bike shop.

Cruel Noise / skullfest commercial

Skullfest youtube commercial.

Cruel Noise / branding

Assisted in the branding of a local record store.

Bee Boy Pgh / web assistance

Technology and design assistance.

Eden Pittsburgh / seasonal update - github : project

Photographed the new menu, updated the website, menus and printed new assets.

2015

Eden Pittsburgh / seasonal update - github : project

Photographed the new menu, updated the website, menus and printed new assets.

Eden Pittsburgh / thanksgiving dinner - github : project

Assets for an online campaign to promote thanksgiving event.

Thick Bikes / city paper ad - github : project

Print ad for winning City Paper's best bike shop.

Scumco & Sons / website prototype - github

Conceptualized and prototyped a website that was built to be the anti-website. Each page containing an entirely unique ux/ui and an entirely unique theme per page.

Eden Pittsburgh / seasonal update - github : project

Photographed the new menu, updated the website, menus and printed new assets.

Pixel Titans / web development - github

Developed a website based on mockups from an illustrator.

Gelman & Reisman / website design and development - github : project

Designed developed a website describing the litigious offerings of Gelman & Reisman Law Firm. Simple static jade and sass website.

Gelman & Reisman / branding and photography - github : project

Rebranded a law firm. A more muted royal coloring. Rounded the edges off to make the company feel personal, while maintaining a level of prestige to represent the attention each case is given.

Eden Pittsburgh / seasonal update - github : project

Photographed the new menu, updated the website, menus and printed new assets.

Eden Pittsburgh / packaging design - github : project

Designed a package for Eden's raw vegan cookies that were distributed throughout pittsburgh coffee shops.

One Up Skateshop / photography / web development

Photographed and edited photos of the recently updated store. Transitioned to a shopify platform.

2014

Eden Pittsburgh / seasonal update - github : project

Photographed the new menu, updated the website, menus and printed new assets.

Superior Motors / website design and development - github : project

Designed and developed the website to have the same feel of being in Braddock at night by the Edgar Thomas steel plant. The website is on a consistent tilt and has a responsive overlay to focus attention on the center. The technology was originally built in angular and node.js but was later migrated to nuxt, a ssr rendered library for vue.js. The content of the website is managed by a 3rd party cms system.

Eden Pittsburgh / seasonal update - github : project

Photographed the new menu, updated the website, menus and printed new assets.

Highmark / web campaign

Created a web portal to house the endpoints of online campaign to 'tell cancer'. node.js and mongoDb.

Grist House / web construction

Developed a website for a local brewery.

The Cigar Den / photography

Photographed the shop and fantastic owner to be used for marketing.

Alpha-Lab / web maintenance

Added updates to the main website.

Mullen / digital art director / front-end engineer

Worked on projects for Allegheny Health Network. My obligations ranged from project scope, programming node.js and angular applications, to managing our git repository.

Superior Motors / branding - github : project

Branded the restaurant with a circle mark and a word mark. Defined the styleguide and determined the visual aspects of the design and feeling of the restaurant.

Branding Brand / application prototype - github

Developed a live analytics prototype to organize and manage analytics across hundreds of different full Fortune 500 commerce websites. Working with a statitician to develop an internal number that reflected the average usage of a user for our clients to gauge how they stack up. Built using elasticsearch, mysql, angular and node.js.

2013

Dicks Sporting Goods / website development

Working with a team of talented developers, we built a responsive website that worked for both tablet and mobile from the same source files.

eFollett / website development

Working with a team of talented developers, we built a responsive website that worked for both tablet and mobile from the same source files.

Tumi Japan / mobile website development

Working with a very talented backend developer, we constructed this entire mobile website to completion in a completely foreign language. Written entirely in vanilla js.

Ralph Lauren / mobile website development

Contributed construction to the mobile website.

American Eagle / mobile website development

Contributed construction to the mobile website.

RentTheRunway / mobile website development

Architected, developed, and managed the entire mobile website to deployment.

2012

Ace Hardware / mobile website development

Architected, developed, and managed the entire mobile website to deployment.

Branding Brand / brander

During their second wave of expansion, I was hired on to assist and help in any arena I could offer. We had a great deal of junior developers brought on, and it was the experienced responsibility to guide towards success. Roles ranged from front-end development (vanilla, angular, ember, backbone, and jquery), development of javascript library to centralize efforts across several teams, development of sass style libaries to reduce bugs, back-end development (php and node.js), code organization to increase efficiency, and general people management to make the experience for every Brander employed that much more fun and enjoyable.

K&L Gates / flash application

Modified and updated an as3 application used internally.

Smith Brothers / flash banner

Developed a series of flash banners for Nestle.

Smith Brothers / facebook application

Developed an interactive social application for nestle,

Smith Brothers / distribution platform

Developed and architected a distribution platform for targeted advertising based on a targeted location. Created documentation and delivered open and editable assets.

Famous Yard Sale / strategy and development

Assisted in design strategy, system's architecture, and development of a new business adventure by Lance Bass of n'sync. Celebrities have a great deal of items they rarely use. The idea is to auction these items for each celebrities charity of choice. Bringing awareness and value to charities, and giving the fans something to cherish.

Jibbigo / design strategy

Design strategy and general updates for a language translation start up.

Global Circuits / conference display design

Rendered a large 3d model and designed a three panel conference display.

TMG Electronics / print assets and web updates

Rendered various web and print materials for corporate identity

Global Circuits / business card, letterheads, printouts

Designed and created business cards, letterheads, and corporate identity assets.

Cleveland Museum of Art / interactive application - github

Developed an application that allowed users to capture their face with a webcam, modify and shape it into a popular Rembrandt panting.

2011

Thick Bikes / thick bikes ad - github : project

City paper advertisement.

Gilt / application

Developed a first of it's kind application for Gilt.com's facebook page where users could vote on their favorite items. Upon completion of the vote, each participant could share an application where they could purchase the winning item right from the facebook share wall.

Perricone Md / application

Developed and deployed a commerce application through a sharing exploit on the facebook wall.

QVC / application

Developed and deployed a commerce application through a sharing exploit on the facebook wall.

Auto Parts Warehouse / mobile website development

Developed a mobile website using an internal php web scraping tool.

Baby Phat / mobile website development

Developed a mobile website using an internal php web scraping tool.

Eden / menu updates

Added new concepts to the menu and website.

GNC / application

Developed and deployed a social commerce application that enticed users to like a company in order to unlock a coupon.

Eden / strategy, design, and development - github : project

Conceptualized and developed, a first of it's kind in Pittsburgh, raw vegan restaurant with my wife Hilary. The sole founder, owner, and head chef of the restaurant. The concept was to elevate vegan food to a level above casual eating by creating a fine dining experience. In charge of the branding, marketing, web developement, photography, sign creation and all associated design elements.

Ralph Lauren / development

Bug fixing and feature addition to the mobile website.

Pittsburgh Pens / application

Developed an intereactive online flash application.

Sephora / application

Engineered an application that allowed for purchasing of new products through an exploit of the facebook wall.

Shoplet / mobile website development

Constructed a mobile website using a php scraping library written by an internal team at Branding Brand.

Donnie Rager / design and development

Mocked up a design concept for business cards and a website for a local movie set photographer.

Pa Lottery / application

Engineed and architected a full web application for Pa Lottery called the 'Gus Calendar'. Working with three developers across two teams, I lead in the construction of a mass marketed campaign to deliver an interactive and dynamic calendar.

True Value / interactive application

Developed an application to experiment with different color styles when deciding on what paint to choose.

2010

Thick Bikes / print ad : project

City paper advertisement.

Dick's Sporting Goods / interactive application

Developed an interactive application for their winter season's catalog.

True Value / interactive application

Updated and added features to a dynamic 3D house featured on the website.

Marc USA / strategy

Prototyped an internal tool to combat communication issues. It was a basecamp competitor, in that it could simplify and prioritize issues seemlessly. Tracking each job. The project was brought to a stop when the project owner moved on to another company.

Cooper Tires / banner advertisements

Developed twenty eight dynamic banner ads to be distributed through doubleclick.

Rite Aid / redesign

Redesigned and rebuilt the caregiving portion of the website. Worked directly with a copywriter to construct the most ideal experience.

True Value / interactive game

Built a simple for the True Value website.

Evel Knievel Store / applicational development

Developed an interface for building a custom motorcycle.

Marc USA / interactive developer

Hired to assist an incredible versitile and tight-nit team of experts with interactive expertise. Each member was an owner in their technological space and allowed us to construct feature rich experiences in a fraction of the time.

Air & Waste Management Association / web design & development

Built IUAPPA and IT3 conference websites.

Air & Waste Management Association / web design & development

Designed and developed ACE Exhibitor's website.

Stillborn Identity / album design

Designed an icon and album cover for an EP.

Air & Waste Management Association / web design & development

Designed and developed ISES conference website.

2009

Thick Bikes / print ad - github : project

City paper advertisement.

The Blunt Force Trauma / online art collective

An online art collective of writers, artists, creatives, and just interesting voices. Posted in sequential order without catagory. Just expression. Raw expression.

Markowitz Communications / web development

Updated content and created interactive applications for the main website.

Air & Waste Management Association / print design

Designed a print ad for local conference featured in EM Magazine.

Air & Waste Management Association / web design & development

Designed and developed the ISES & Vapor Inclusion conference website.

Pride Pittsburgh / magazine design

Assisted constructing pride pittsburgh magazine.

Meeting of Important People / poster design

Poster design for their upcoming tour based off a music video directed by Thom Glunt.

UPMC / web development

Set up the server, database, and backend for their respect and dignity campaign. Delivered a csv dump from the mysql db of all the data at the end of the campaign.

Vidcam HD / design and development

Created the branding and design language of the business. Designed the website and developed a dynamic application for sorting through the inventory. Developed a unique landing page that featured the latest products. Rendered business cards, letterheads, and other corporate indentity materials.

Pittsburgh Pens / development

Cutup of a design.

Headboard Shop / development and design assistance

Transfered development environments, handled dns, and created an unique splash design to entice those to visit.

Thick Bikes / design and development - github : project

Redesigned and rebuilt a long historic website. Photographed and generated the style language.

Visit Washington County Pa / web development

Full responsibility of architecting and engineering the entire website from concept to deployment. Developed a custom php cms system to power each entry. Setup servers, database, and dns information. Developed a dynamic interactive map of the area. Integrated a unique calendar of events system. Delivered all assets on time for the commercial.

Always Board Shop / strategy, design, and development

Branded, designed, and developed design and web assets. Ranging from a skateboard design, stickers, large format posters, and a website for marketing.

Dana Cshanel / web design & development

Plus size clothing designer from Wilkinsburg, designed and developed a portfolio website for her work.

Mario Lemieux Foundation / web development

Cutup of a design.

Jenny Skiver / web design & development

Designed and developed a portfolio for a local cinemetographer.

2008

Tig Investments / web development

Constructed a php website and delivered the static assets.

Zds Consulting / web development

Developed the entire website and build several interactive features to enhance interactivity.

Travisano Construction / web development

Constructed the website and delivered the static assets.

Human Factor Inc. / web development

Developed a website for a local PR Firm.

tothebeat / application development

Developed an interactive banner for a furniture and interior decoration website.

J. Allen Masonry / design and development

Designed and developed an unique experience to showcase the detailed work of this masonry team. Powered by a sheets of XML allowed for regular updates of images.

CmiVisual / design and development

Designed and developed a unique porfolio for a local cinematographer.

Cappy's Cafe / web design concept

Designed a website concept for a local resteraunt.

Jonathan Fobear / design and development

Designed and developed a portfolio website to feature the stunning work of a local designer.

Dell / web design

Mocked up a layout for an internal website for Dell corporate.

ShowClix / animation

Animated a video an interactive video to explain the companies new featured widget for booking concerts.

Hiptique / web development

Developed a website for a local clothing company.

2007

Sure / print design

Designed assets for a national magazine ad.

Pert Plus / print design

Designed assets for a national magazine ad.

The Children's Institute / web development

Assisted in building web pages for the current site redevelopment.

Zone Perfect / game concept

Designed an interactive game to contribute to the upcoming pitch. The concept was to gamify interacting with the brand with a reward of a coupon.

Safe Auto Insurance / web development

Chopped up and developed over a 100 form heavy web pages that worked perfectly across browsers.

Airborne / packaging design

Rendered a final design assets for several flavors and packaging sizes.

Tenunited / Engauge / design and development internship

Worked part time as a design and development intern. Contributed to several projects ranging from design conceptualization to rendering assets for production.

Petsmart / web development

Halloween mini website displaying a css gallery of rollover animals in costumes.

2006

Polak Graphics / web design & development

Designed and developed a graphics php website to be used as a boilerplate for future work.

Leadership Logistics & Consulting / web design & development

Designed and developed a website for a consulting firm that specialized in the rehabilitation of Metro-New Orleans and its surrounding area.

2005

Mazdaparts.com / banner advertisements

Designed several unique banners for advertisements.

Diane Turnshek / web design & development

Designed and developed a website for a local author.

We Smoke Rocks / web design & development

Constructed a social website to chat, share flash videos, custom counter-strike maps, and upload pictures.

2004

cs_hempfield / 3d map design

Built a counter-strike map for the 1.5 engine that was a direct duplication of my high school. Led to a very uncomfortable meeting with the staff.

de_circa / 3d map design

Unique counter-strike map that takes place at night. in a mansion.

de_bar / 3d map design

A dedication to an online community, the map took place in a city corner outside of a bar.