User Experience / User Interface Designer and Front-End Developer
I'm a web professional dedicated to great user experiences. I'm into clean site design and structure with HTML5 and CSS, front end development, smooth UI architecture and flow, strong branding adherence, and social media integration for Mobile Platforms and the Web. I push the web forward by utilizing and pioneering cutting edge features to delight and engage users.
- HTML5 + CSS3
- Web Design
- User Experience Design
- User Interface Design
Apr 2013 - Present
I own the front-end of mobile payments startup Cardley. Cardley is an intelligent transaction processing engine that simplifies the checkout experience. The company’s patent-pending algorithm combines multiple sources of value (eg. offers and payment cards) into an account that can be accessed with a single swipe to save shoppers money and improve merchant efficiency. Cardley was founded in October 2012 by a team of payments veterans who are dedicated to revolutionizing the industry through simplicity.
May 2011 - Apr 2013
I am responsible for the User Experience and Visual Design of Spark Hire. Concepts, wireframes, graphic mockups, interactive prototypes and final production code. As well as written specifications, personas and user stories. I'm also heavily involved in direction of product marketing and development such as the iOS/Android mobile app, email campaigns, home pages, splash pages, affiliate ads, ebooks, social media, promotional materials, and more.
Digital Designer & Editor
Oct 2011 - Oct 2012
I converted TLT Publishing's print novels and publications into eBooks for popular digital distribution channels such as Kindle, Nook, and iBooks for both E-Ink and Tablet devices. TLT Publishing is partnered with nationwide printing and distribution companies. Books are available in all major books stores in-person and online such as Barnes and Noble, Hastings, Book-a-million, Powell’s Books, Broman’s Bookstore and Amazon.com.
Web Media Manager / SEO Strategist
Mar 2011 - Jan 2012
I worked with the Internet Marketing team, providing my expertise in web development, graphic design and social media to extend and optimize the scope of projects. Preforming site audits and content inventory. As well as site maps and navigation flow.
User Experience Architect
Mar 2010 - May 2011
I worked on Mobile Application Development for Android, iOS, Windows 8 and the Web with a heavy emphasis focus on clean and efficient interface and code. Working closely with developers to refine user experience and visual design of apps and develop unique platform features.
Best Selling App for Windows 8
I co-created, designed, and developed Notepad RT. It's a plain text, markup and code editor for developers and geeks for Windows 8. Released within days of the launch of Windows 8, Notepad RT has rich support for text manipulation and syntax highlighting. Notepad RT is one of the top selling apps in the Windows Store.
Popular Link Sharing and Shortening Service
I designed, developed, and maintain ITM.IM - a URL shortener for the No Agenda show's hosts and listener community. Users can create a shortened or custom url quickly and easily. Users can get full statistics including clicks and referrals. As well as a real-time feed of twitter posts using ITM.IM. Includes a bookmarklet, when clicked, it will use ITM.IM to shorten any URL the user is currently viewing.
Software Engineer at Spark Hire, Inc.
"Mark, like any good front end programmer, takes designs, and produces the pixel-perfect code equivalent. He always meets expectations, but stands out in three key areas. Mark is is versed in the newest features of HTML5 and CSS3, he and takes pride in his semantic markup. He is also a master of graceful degradation, rendering beautiful content in deprecated browsers."
Marketing Coordinator at Spark Hire, Inc.
"Mark is an extremely valuable asset to our team. His knowledge and attention to detail when it comes to design and user experience is unbelievable. Mark has been involved with several huge projects that required an immense amount of programming, coding and redesigning of our website. He offers realistic solutions and provides accurate insights when it comes to creating the best possible user experience for anyone visiting our site."
Internet Marketing Manager at eTechnologies, Inc.
SEO/PPC/Analytics Expert at eTechnologies, Inc.
"Mark proved himself time and again as being an astute and valuable member during our time working together on the Digital Marketing team. He demonstrated his versatility by streamlining many of the large scale changes we needed to implement with his knowledge of PHP and efficiently managed resources and delivered exceptional work."