keyboard jockey, tech lover, problem solver, minesweeper pro, aspiring polymath, avid learner”
Through all the jobs I’ve worked in many different domains from design, sales and management I’ve found over time that the common thread has always been an interest in technology and how it can increase the efficiency and profitability of my own time as well as those I’m working for and with. No matter whether I was designing custom furniture with CNC machinery, creating generative and parametric designs for 3-d printing, websites that generate hundreds of thousands of dollars of sales annually, or API integrations to improve efficiency in selling through eBay I’ve always found a way to increase product quality, productivity, or profitability through technology.
My past experiences with architecture and design instilled in me a passion for great design, and a focus on a user experience that creates a personal connection between a product’s design and develops a user’s interest and engagement with the product. At the same time my experience running a small business developed my communication and presentation skills in dealing with customers, vendors, and other employees.
After completing the Front End Engineering course at The Iron Yard, I feel like I’m finally ready to pursue a career that puts that focus front and center rather than existing to the side. With a focus on modern web technologies like React.js, HTML5 / CSS3, and Single Page Web Apps built around APIs, The Iron Yard has provided a sturdy foundation to build a new career on. I’m excited for the opportunity to put my skills and experience to work with an exciting company that is putting modern web technologies to work to accomplish exciting things.