UX Developer

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Collaborative, thoughtful UX Developer seeking the next challenge to design and improve desktop, tablet, and mobile experiences. Bridges the gap between design and technology to establish solid working relationships and effective collaboration among teams.


  • Semantic accessible HTML5
  • CSS, SCSS, LESS, responsive design
  • JavaScript (native, TypeScript, jQuery/jQueryUI, Node/Express.js/npm, Backbone/Ampersand, React, Redux)
  • Familiarity with ARIA attributes and usage
  • Ruby (Rails, Sinatra, Jekyll, scripting, Nokogiri, Blacklight and Hydra experience)
  • PHP (native, WordPress, Omeka)
  • Drupal (module development, theming, site building for Drupal 7 & 8)
  • Graphic Design (prototyping, design systems, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Information Visualization (Tableau, Raphael, Paper.js, d3)
  • Databases & Data Structures (relational/SQL, document-oriented, XML, json, RDF/LinkedData)
  • REST API Development
  • Knowledge of Metadata Standards (IIIF, RDF/Linked Data, Dublin Core, METS, PREMIS, MODS, VRA Core, EAD, SKOS)
  • Test Driven Development & Continuous Integration (tape, Mocha, jsdom, phantomJS/SauceLabs, rspec, TravisCI)
  • UX design, interaction design, usability testing
  • Github, git workflow
  • Apache Solr
  • Automated Deployment (docker, capistrano, npm/surge.sh)
  • Audio production (Digital Performer, ProTools)


M.L.I.S., 2008-2011, Rutgers University
School of Communication and Information,
Digital Libraries concentration

B.F.A., 1993-1997, Rutgers University
Mason Gross School of the Arts,
Media concentration

  • 3.7 cumulative GPA
  • Graduated with High Honors
  • Received Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence upon graduation
  • Mason Gross Student Governing Association, President 1996
  • Residence Hall Counselor, 1997


User Interface Developer
Princeton University Library, 2010 - Present

Web Applications Developer
Princeton University Office of Development, 2009 - 2010

  • Aided with development of a system for fundraisers to obtain key information necessary to secure large gifts to the University. System also allows managers to track fundraiser success and progress. Recipient of two CASE Gold Awards.
  • Provided significant upgrades to online giving software, by which alumni and friends make donations to Princeton University. Upgrades included bringing the software into compliance with credit card industry standards, providing a membership subscription and renewal site for the Friends of the Princeton University Libraries, and implementing usability best practices to ensure a better experience.
  • Maintained and supported a variety of software tools for both Development Office staff and Alumni.

Web Applications Developer
Rutgers University Libraries, 2003 - 2009

  • Developed and supported online software tools for the submission, approval, and archiving of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) serving five Rutgers graduate schools serving several hundred graduate students per semester. “Rutgers Edition” is still in production and has been released under a GNU GPL v. 3.0 license. (Nominated for 2007 Rutgers Bridge Award)
  • Collaborated on development of Workflow Management software for cataloging digital resources in Rutgers’ institutional digital archive. Custom-built an integrated wiki-based Help Center. (Honorable Mention, New Jersey Library Association Technology Innovation Award)
  • Responsible for the development and support of BookRoom, web-based room and equipment scheduling software serving eight campuses and thirty-two room and equipment managers. The BookRoom database also feeds the Libraries’ public event calendar. (Nominated for 2005 Rutgers Bridge Awards)
  • Developed statistics reporting tools for Information Literacy tutorials to better assess the learning needs of incoming students and the effectiveness of the tutorials.

Web Producer
Incurrent Solutions (now Online Resources), 2001-2003

  • Managed a team of Web Designers and Developers to deliver ADA-compliant bill pay sites for major credit card issuers including Fleet, MBNA, Sears, and Target. In addition to UI design, tasks included client-side scripting, XSL and CSS stylesheets.
  • Worked closely with MBNA Business Card Systems to develop system and user requirements for custom bill pay and financial reporting application.
  • Developed and maintained Incurrent Solutions’ corporate Web site.

Technical Project Manager
Fusebox, 2000-2001

  • Responsible for coordinating the technical development of Carnegie Hall, JPMorgan Asset Management, and Redken Web sites
  • Worked directly with clients to understand business needs, plan application architecture, write system requirements, manage expectations, and provide status reports throughout development process
  • Managed a team of programmers throughout complete site redesign for Carnegie Hall, integrating custom-built CMS with existing online concert schedule and ticketing systems

Web Consultant (Proprietor)
Alien Robot Media, 1998-2007

  • Provided hosting, design, and programming services to nearly 30 clients
  • Hired additional contract employees when needed
  • Developed and supported a variety of Web solutions including fully-equipped e-commerce sites,course registration systems, collaboration portals, and content management systems.