Frontend Instructor – Tech Talent South
Oct 2015 -
I currently teach an 8-week frontend development course at the dev bootcamp school Tech Talent South. This requires lesson planning, creating sample homework websites, and lecturing on the basics of HTML/CSS/JS for 3 hours a week. Teaching has been a personal goal of mine for some time and I've been told I have a knack for breaking down material into an easy-to-understand format.
UX/UI Lead – Radium CRM
June 2012 - Nov 2015
I oversaw all UX/UI work for Radium, a CRM startup built as an Ember.js/Sinatra, SAAS, single-page app. I mostly worked on the frontend building Radium's web app, Chrome extension, Wordpress site and iPhone app (React). As UX/UI lead, I was heavily involved with every feature from concept to completion. New projects would include wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, development, and bug fixes. I was also involved with the business side of the startup researching and suggesting new ideas, blogging, marketing, head hunting, and sales.
Web Developer – Freelancer
Aug 2009 -
Most of my freelance work has come on the side for friends, family, and referrals. This frequently includes developing CMS-based sites such as Wordpress and Concrete5, but has also involved more exciting dynamic web apps and data visualization projects. I’ve also completed various other technical and artistic projects including illustrations, product brochures, flyers, email campaigns, data migration, and general troubleshooting.
CEO + Founder – Noteswap
Nov 2005 -
The bulk of my entrepreneurial experience came from founding Noteswap as a college sophomore. The site is an academic network for college students to share lecture notes and it has a strong grass roots following in Louisiana. I’ve developed it into a self-sustaining service that attracts 500k visitors, 5 million pageviews, 30k notes, and 15k users a year. It has been featured in 15+ publications and is the essential study tool for many. In addition to the UX/UI, design, and development skills I developed, I’ve also led the marketing, fund raising, business plan writing, legal structuring, presentations, public relations, budget making, project management, and human resources responsibilities for the startup.