Hi. I'm Dave I design, create, and develop

Who am I?

I’m not your average cubical sitting type of guy. Actually since we’re remote now, I’m not your average button pusher type of guy. I thrive in creative environments where teams communicate and ideas are shared. I want to make trends and push the boundaries instead of doing things because everyone else does. I’m an innovator that wants to improve myself and my team every day. My experience has given me the opportunity to be involved in full life cycle design/development, collaborate with multiple departments from business planning, marketing, designers, developers, and finally the end users. I work as a team instead of siloed approach. If you’re an innovative company that wants to retain the best people, hire the best people, and improve together, then contact me and let’s grow together. I can take an idea written on a napkin to turn it into a full production ready product whether its for print, web, TV, and wherever you can place it! Don’t be fooled by that statement, I’m super humble and know I’m not perfect!

Help me quit my day job and launch my SaaS business!

My Portfolio

Some video animations I did long time ago. I’ve also designed and built games using Unity3d and 3D Studio Max. I wear multiple hats, can offer solutions to take any idea, and take it to completion. There’s more to me than just another developer. I offer business solutions even if it’s out of my comfort zone. I wanted to be a film director or an animator and that’s what I went after but my love for development and design was where I ended. I’m proud of my accomplishments because I’ve done everything from print design, web design and development, animation, game design and development, and so many more projects. I feel I have a lot to offer out of the box. If you’re hiring for an in box one trick pony, I’m not your guy. I’m also open to freelancing if you want my assistance but can’t hire me fulltime.

Games

My Resume

Rauland Ametek

May 2023 - Present

I'm a fullstack software engineer working on enterprise applications built with Blazor, C#, and SQL server database. I do everything from frontend design and development using the latest web based technologies along with designing/developing Maui Mobile applications for Android/iOS.

Standard Tasks

  • Create UI/UX mockups of the website interface using Photoshop, Adobe XD, Illustrator for approval
  • Design and implement the frontend interface via Blazor
  • Design and implement the APIs using .net 8 and C#
  • Design and maintain the SQL server database
  • Design and develop mobile applications using Maui for both Android and iOS

Technologies Used

  • Angular
  • C#
  • SQL
  • xHTML/HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript jQuery
  • Maui for cross platform
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD
  • Blazor
  • Lead and mentor junior developers

It’s Just Social LLC

January 2023 – Present

I run the day-to-day operations of multiple SaaS businesses and websites. Being the founder and CEO of my own company lets me be involved in all operations from software development, marketing, management of employees, and so much more.

Standard Tasks

  • Create UI/UX mockups of the website and mobile interfaces using Photoshop, Adobe XD
  • Design and implement the frontend interface via Blazor, Javascript
  • Design and implement the APIs using .net 8 and C#
  • Design and maintain the SQL server database
  • Design and develop mobile applications using Maui for both Android and iOS
  • Manage direct reports

Technologies Used

  • xHTML/HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript jQuery
  • LESS Bootstrap ASP.NET C#
  • Responsive Design MVC .Net Core
  • Axure Photoshop Illustrator TypeScript
  • MAUI Xamarin Adobe XD Figma
  • Blazor

ECRI

September 2021 - February 2023

My day-to-day job was to take business requirements, create low-fidelity/high-fidelity prototypes and mockups, then convert them to fully functional features/websites. I’m involved with everything from creating the mockups, developing the frontend code, implementing the backend, and creating the databases. I was part of an Agile team. Our methodology was SCRUM.

Standard Tasks

  • Design/Develop/Enhance/Maintain frontend and backend responsive websites targeting multiple devices such as Desktop, Tablets, and smart phones. Some websites were for internal use but majority of them were for external use.
  • Work with business stakeholders, designers, developers, and end users to take requirements from concepts to finish products. Yeah, I basically been through it all.
  • Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility. The website should always look good on the desktop, tablet, and mobile phones.
  • Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects. Basically, the full SDLC.
  • Implement TDD using xUnit, and when ready, Selenium.
  • Designed and developed mobile applications using swift for iOS, Kotlin for Android, and Maui for both Android and iOS
  • Lead and mentor junior developers as indirect reports.

Technologies Used

  • xHTML/HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript jQuery LESS Bootstrap ASP.NET C#
  • Responsive Design Axure
  • MAUI
  • MVC Photoshop Xamarin
  • Reactjs Illustrator
  • .Net Core TypeScript
  • Swift
  • Kotlin

Berkley Fire & Marine.

October 2017 – May 2021

Working as a full stack designer/developer for the WR Berkley team has giving me the ability to use the latest technologies to provide online solutions for customers to purchase insurance policies online. My day-to-day job was to take business requirements, create low-fidelity/high-fidelity prototypes and mockups, then convert them to fully functional features/websites. I’m involved with everything from creating the mockups, developing the frontend code, implementing the backend, and creating the databases. I was part of an Agile team.

Standard Tasks

  • Create low-fidelity/high-fidelity prototypes and mockups
  • Implement A/B testing
  • Perform usability testing
  • Lead a team of designers and developers from prototyping, development, to product launch.
  • Design/Develop/Enhance/Maintain frontend and backend of the responsive website targeting multiple devices such as Desktop, Tablet (iPad, Android), smart phone (iPhone, Android).
  • Design and Develop cross platform apps via Xamarin
  • Work with business stakeholders, designers, developers, and end users to take requirements from concepts to finish products.
  • Design and develop internal responsive design applications targeting multiple devices such as Desktop, Tablet (iPad, Android), smart phone (iPhone, Android).
  • Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility
  • Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.
  • Create/Maintain Google Analytics reporting Technologies Used xHTML/HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript jQuery LESS Bootstrap ASP.NET C# Responsive Design MVC Xamarin

Chamberlain Group, Inc.

September 2014 – October 2017

Working as a frontend and backend designer/developer for the MyQ team is giving me the ability to use the latest technology to provide online tools via the MyQ website for users to control their home automation products. The main focus for the MyQ website is for users to easily control their automated capable devices like Nest Thermostat, Lights, Garage, cameras, etc.

Standard Tasks

  • Create low-fidelity/high-fidelity prototypes and mockups of the website and mobile apps.
  • Design/Develop/Enhance/Maintain frontend and backend of the MyQ home automation responsive website applications targeting multiple devices such as Desktop, Tablet (iPad, Android), smart phone (iPhone, Android).
  • Design and Develop cross platform apps via Xamarin
  • Designed and developed mobile applications using swift for iOS, Kotlin for Android
  • Work with business stakeholders, designers, developers, and end users to take requirements from concepts to finish products.
  • Design and develop internal responsive design applications targeting multiple devices such as Desktop, Tablet (iPad, Android), smart phone (iPhone, Android).
  • Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility
  • Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.
  • Manage internal and external resources for frontend design/development.
  • Verify code quality and that it complies with best practices.

Medline Industries, Inc.

June 2013 – September 2014

Being the only internal frontend website developer asset to Medline, I have the opportunities to not only be a front runner with frontend development on their main website, but also have opportunities to assist in multiple (external/internal) web based products targeting multiple devices such as Desktop, Tablet (iPad, Android), smart phone (iPhone, Android), and RF Scanners.

Standard Tasks

  • Work with business stakeholders, designers, developers, and end users to take frontend requirements from concepts to finish products.
  • Analyze front end business requirements to research, recommend, and implement solutions using best practices.
  • Manage resources when projects require outsourced frontend design and/or development. Verify code quality and that it complies with best practices.
  • Design and develop internal responsive design applications targeting smart phone and tablet devices.
  • Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility
  • Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.

Independent Freelancer

2007 - present

Contracting has enabled me to have a vast experience in full life cycle design and development. Being involved with multiple projects and clients, I have gained valuable knowledge and experience enabling me to use out of the box planning and execution. Experiencing real world project challenges and successes, I am able to influence projects to end up with a greater success rate. Since no two projects and clients are the same, being able to interact with different people and technology has improved my ability to close the communication gap companies usually face on projects. My clients range from sole proprietorship, start-up, and enterprise businesses.

  • Since there is a wide range of differences in projects and clients when being a contractor, the standard tasks become too numerous to list. A few are listed as a reference.
  • Create low-fidelity/high-fidelity prototypes and mockups of the website and mobile apps.
  • Research, suggest, and implement current and emerging technology to meet a requirement.
  • Work with business stakeholders, designers, developers, and end users to take any requirements from concepts to finish products. This can entail designs for print, web, TV, etc or design and development for desktop, web, mobile media, games, etc.
  • Manage resources when projects require additional outsourced personal. Verify code quality and that it complies with best practices.
  • Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility
  • Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.

Monotype Imaging

June 2007 – March 2013

Working on fonts.com opened a wide opportunity to design/develop creative and intuitive methods to search and purchase fonts. Since the target audience of the site is creative users, aesthetics was crucial to the success of the site. Creative experimentation was encouraged but keeping in mind the standards of E-Commerce sites.

Standard Tasks

  • Design/Develop/Maintain fonts.com website for new and existing features.
  • Create wireframes, mockups, prototypes for new functionality
  • Participate in usability studies to maximize usefulness to the user.
  • Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility
  • Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.

Synergy

June 2005 – June 2007

Synergy’s SaaS website (SOLVER) is a Human Resource Information System (HRIS). Working on the SaaS was heavily involved with interacting and showing data to the user. Working with large amounts of data and the challenges of making the site usable was an important learning factor. Optimizing and maintaining efficiency of the code was a high priority.

  • Design/Develop/Maintain mySynergy.com website for new and existing features.
  • Developed auto-generated pdf files for dynamic forms.
  • Design and create SQL server table structures, views, and stored procedures
  • Designed and developed content management systems (CMS) for internal employees to maintain the website.
  • Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.
  • Create presentation and training videos for clients to take courses online. Also created DVD courses for clients to order.
  • Design training materials for print.

Hawk Electronics

July 2000 – June 2005

Hawk Electronics was my stepping stone into developing software for the desktop and also web development. Their website was an ecommerce site for clients can search and purchase electrical components online. Desktop applications were used by internal employees to maintain the database for the website. An Additional desktop application which was a Vendor Management System which allowed customers to easily reorder parts by scanning barcodes on products. This software streamlined the ordering process for the customer and kept their stock full. Intranet web applications were also used for internal departments to streamline their processes.

  • Develop/Maintain hawkusa.com website for new and existing features.
  • Develop intranet web based applications for multiple departments. HR (Accounts receivable application for generating past due, 2nd requests, and credit hold lists which would be automatically faxed to the customer using Castelle FaxPress or printed.), Customer service (Return Material Authorization (RMA) program to speed up the return process and streamline methods from customer service to value added departments for inspection.)
  • Design and create SQL server table structures, views, and stored procedures
  • Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.
  • Design marketing materials for print.

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art

2002 - 2005

Bachelors of Fine Arts – Graduated with Honors

Major: Animation & Media Arts

Oakton Community College

1998 - 2002

Course Work: Computer/Web programming & graphic design

Skills

Development Languages & Concepts

  • ASP.NET Core
  • ASP.NET
  • Angular
  • C#
  • CSS/LESS/SASS
  • Entity Framework
  • HTML/XHTML/HTML5/XAML
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Linq
  • KnockoutJs
  • MVC
  • Razor
  • React
  • SQL
  • SignalR
  • MVVM
  • WebApi
  • Xamarin
  • Boostrap
  • Axure
  • Agile
  • Scrum
  • BitBucket
  • Jira
  • Git
  • TFS
  • Unity3d

Adobe

  • Acrobat
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Animate
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premier
  • XD

Microsoft

  • Office Suite
  • Visual Studio
  • SharePoint
  • SQL Server

Autodesk

  • 3D Studio Max