ME!

Hello there :D

My name is Christopher and I’m a Senior Front-end Developer. I conceptualize, design, build, and maintain products for the web. My wife Christine and I live in Northern Virginia, near-ish to Washington DC with Los Gatos Malos: Fran and Ralph.


Prime Directive

To craft creative, delightful, high-performance web and interactive experiences. To improve the quality and reach of those experiences through research, practice, and community engagement. To acquire skills in multiple disciplines so as to contribute throughout a project's lifetime.


Work Experience

  • The Scylla Group, Inc.

    Senior Front end Developer

    October 2012   —   Current

    Responsible for researching, planning, and executing Front-end requirements for client projects including: sitemaps, site architecture, site structure, user interface, and interactivity. Extensive work with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Continuously evaluating company development practices and emerging technologies. Managing small projects and company initiatives.

    Notable Projects
  • Self-Employed

    Web Designer/Front-end Engineer

    May 2011   —   October 2012

    After Media Box, I began working for myself. I handled the execution of projects for several clients including Spot & Co. Also performed business operational task such as invoicing, expenses, taxes.

  • Media Box Studios

    Graphic Designer / Front-end Engineer

    September 2008   —   May 2011

    Focused primarily on designing and developing standards compliant websites. Expanded company capability in Social Media, WordPress theme design & development, and refined company web process. Played integral role during redesign of company website. Duties included site architecture, wireframing, and (small) project management. Also produced videos, advertisements, flash animations, and interactive courseware.

    Notable Projects
    • Multiple, ongoing pieces of courseware for the U.S. Navy
    • Media Box Studios Website Design & Development
    • Knapheide Sortimo Configurator
    • Trex Website Design & Development
    Chris has consistently impressed me with his knowledge of the industry understanding of the full design and development process. His awareness and creative thinking bring great ideas and solutions to every project he works on.
    Andrew Serene
    Andrew Serene
    President, IT Director at The Scylla Group
    Chris has worked for us for over two years now, and in that time he has proven to be invaluable to our development efforts. From design to development to project management, Chris has taken on new responsibilities with ease. His hard work, dedication, quick learning and critical thinking would make him an asset to any organization.
    JP McAveney
    JP McAveney
    Technical Director/Senior Software Engineer at The Scylla Group
  • Axiom, Inc.

    Web/Graphic Designer

    July 2007   —   July 2008

    Sole web and graphic support for Axiom Inc., a small business working proposal efforts to a Large Systems Integrator.

  • DEI Services Corp.

    3D/Graphic Designer

    August 2006   —   May 2007

    Tasked with 3D and graphic asset production as part of the Interactive Courseware team at a central Florida DOD contractor.


Skills

Languages

HTML (XHTML, HTML5), CSS (SCSS), Javascript (jQuery, jQuery UI, Google Maps API), PHP

Tools

iWork or Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Coda, Transmit, Sublime Text, Mind Manager, Tower, Cornerstone, CodeKit, MAMP, VMWare Fusion

CMS

WordPress, SharePoint, Expression Engine, Craft