A timeline of a (brief) professional career that I am very proud of. I love talking about my work/industry, so get in touch and lets talk shop.
WorkJune 2017 – Present
I am currently working on the Design Systems team at Sprout Social. My primary responsibilities are building and maintaining Seeds (our design system) and Racine (our React component library).
In my role I focus on designing and building tools that enable our designers and front-end developers to work together more efficiently. A lot of this work manifests itself as collaboration with cross functional teams in order to help everyone speak the same language.
B.S., Computer Science, Mississippi State University
Although I have always been a student of design, I spent my time at university gaining the perspective of an engineer. Computer Science taught me how to be a better problem solver, think in terms of state and logic, and gave me the skills to turn my designs into real products.
The Dark Sky Company contracted me out to write some Swift code for their flagship iOS weather app. I built a new weather visualization using Core Graphics and the Dark Sky weather API.
WorkJanuary 2017 — March 2017
Pico Digital Film
Louie Mantia and I partnered on a fun photography app for iOS called Pico Digital Film. Louie wanted a quick way to apply a few, well-designed filters based on popular analog films. I built the app in Swift, and it allowed you to select a film and then shoot photos with that film already applied. Picking the film before taking the photo forced the user to be creative directors on-the-fly. The app is no longer supported or available to download, but it was fun while it lasted.
WorkMarch 2016 – May 2017
National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center
I worked as an iOS and web designer/developer (although I often found myself pushing my boundaries and learning new things) at NSPARC. I worked with a fantastic team of developers, and I tried my best to enable them to make the best stuff possible through effective design. NSPARC makes iOS, Android, and web applications for many clients such as the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Department of Child Protection Services, and Department of Human Services.
WorkJune 2015 – Present
Cosmic Owl Studio
In the summer of 2015, a friend and I started a little design/iOS development shop called Cosmic Owl. We released a couple of apps to the app store, and had many more in the works. I run Cosmic Owl by myself now, and all of my freelance work is done through Cosmic Owl LLC.
WorkApril 16, 2011
Designed & developed my first website from scratch
It was terrible, but what a great learning experience. I think I got paid $100 and a jar of homemade strawberry jelly. Worth it.