Profile

I am a talented interactive designer & developer with more than fifteen years of experience. Currently a front end developer at Modern Tribe, I have the privilege of working with a team of exceptionally talented developers, designers, strategists, and project managers to build amazing things with WordPress. I've done freelance and contract work for a variety of clients in the past so I'm comfortable going it alone when the project or task calls for it. I love web standards, progressive enhancement and responsive web design. Jeffrey Zeldman, Eric Meyer, and Jason Santa Maria are my heroes and I remember the days when we had to wrangle Internet Explorer 6 into submission. I'm eager to work alongside a team of creatives who are passionate about their work, energized by learning new methods & technologies, and enthusiastic about contributing to the greater web community.

Experience

Front End Developer

- Present

Modern Tribe, Inc » Hudson, WI (Remote)

Front end development for large-scale WordPress projects. Day to day activities include coding performant front end interfaces for a variety of enterprise clients, wrangling multiple active projects at any moment, and keeping myself up-to-date on the latest CSS post-processing method (PostCSS) or JavaScript syntax update.

Owner, WordPress & Front End Developer

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DPE Websmithing & Design, LLC » Superior, WI

Freelance & contract interactive design, front end development, WordPress development & consulting and web server administration. I regularly handle client interaction, project management, design, development and a number of consulting responsibilities.

Interactive Designer & Front End Developer

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Sleeping Giant Studios, LLC » La Crosse, WI

Information design, visual design and implementation of websites and web applications for a wide range of commercial clients. Regular duties included: wireframing, visual design and HTML, CSS & JavaScript development within the constraints of content management systems. Also responsible for cross-browser compatibility and mobile site design.

Co-Owner & Creative Director

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Essentia Studios, LLC » La Crosse, WI

Operated a full-service design studio specializing in small business websites and marketing. Designed & developed websites for various commercial and non-profit clients. Built client relationships and managed projects. Handled administrative tasks such as hosting, email and domain name registration.

Graphic Designer & Web Developer

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Touchstone Magazine » La Crosse, WI

Designed both the print and web versions for issue 67 of Touchstone Magazine, a regionally recognized arts magazine published annually by Viterbo University. Member of the entry selection committee. Assisted with photography of entries. Oversaw the prepress and printing process. Published the magazine's first online issue.

Web Design Intern

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The Pump House Regional Arts Center » La Crosse, WI

Redesigned The Pump House website from a simple brochure site into a continually updated events calendar and arts resource for La Crosse and the surrounding region. Refreshed the website design providing greater marketability. Developed a customized content management system based on MovableType and tailored to meet The Pump House's specific requirements.

Skills

Software

PHPStorm, Git, Subversion, iTerm, Docker, Vagrant, VVV, Adobe Creative Suite.

Mark-Up & Programming

HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, PostCSS, JavaScript, jQuery, React, PHP, MySQL, Grunt, WebPack.

Platforms

Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Ubuntu Linux, Apache & Nginx, Windows & Mac networking and server administration

Education

BFA Graphic Design

Viterbo University » La Crosse, WI

Studies included: 2D & 3D Design, Illustration, Layout, Typography, Photography, Printmaking, and Philosophy.

Interests

Family, technology, backpacking, canoeing, soccer, inline skating, photography, and auto repair.

Portfolio

http://davidpaulellenwood.com

References

References available upon request.