I have been a front end web developer since May of 2008 when I got a junior position in a technology agency called Threshold Interactive. I had been bouncing around Los Angeles trying to sneak my way into the film industry without much success, and finally decided I needed a proper day job. So I got a free preview to Lynda.com and taught myself HTML and CSS. I got a temp job working for the Writer’s Guild of America during their 2007-2008 strike. Their antiquated website required someone with some rudimentary coding knowledge to make any post on it at all. Their head of technology and the second in command were engaged and had previously chosen the time of the strike to meet each other’s parents, so suddenly with them gone, there was no one to post press releases to the website to inform the Producer’s Guild of the writer’s latest demands. In any case, that little gig got me started. I then built out my own website and used it to convince Threshold to give me a job.
Since then I went from knowing just HTML and CSS to learning MooTools and then jQuery, and then becoming more and more familiar with the languages of the back end like .NET, Java, and PHP. I’m now quite expert as a front end web developer. I build complex sites with whatever custom layout and functionality you could desire using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and WordPress. Below you will find a list of some of my more notable projects.