- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Flash, Acrobat, and Bridge
- Proficiency in Mac-, Windows-, and Linux-based environments
- Experience with Git/version control software
April 2011 – Present
At Groupon, I function as something of a full-stack developer: My work touches many parts of our stack and is done in many different languages. For several months, I worked on Groupon Now!Groupon Now! is a Backbone-based, API-driven fat client application that allowed users to find deals to use right now., but I've also worked on numerous interactive pieces. Right now, I'm even working on a project that has the potential to completely redefine the way consumers interact with our website. Besides strictly front-end work, I have contributed to many of the Rails helpers and presenters that we have, built out Node apps, and have also written numerous Rspec, Cucumber, and Jasmine tests to ensure that our code functions as intended.
Front End Web Developer
October 2010 – March 2011
Ian was an absolutely great addition to our company; both as a gifted developer as well as an overall team player... Ian's work shows an ardent ability to both serve as the primary thought leader within a team, or serve in a capacity as collaborative supporter of other projects and initiatives... Ian's approach to work and ability to manage a multitude of projects is rare for any professional developer, particularly from someone as young in their career as Ian.
IBEX Multimedia Intern
Chicago, IL 60605
September 2008 – May 2010
Ian was a delight to work with at the Adler. His easygoing manner and willingness to jump in and learn new technology as needed were everything you could want from an intern. He is a quick learner and adept at finding resources that will help advance a project.
September 2006 – Present
As a freelance designer and developer, I've worked on projects ranging from club fliers and posters to brandingI will very likely never claim to be a branding expert, but I am a stickler for detail, consistency, and flexibility. to personal website development. I specialize in crafting effective information architecturesBreaking the information down in to chunks and organizing them logically without overloading the user is a difficult but extremely rewarding task. Reducing the risk of information overload will keep visitors on your site longer and will also make your CTAs much more effective. and interactive elementsUsing progressive enhancement techniques to enhance pages engages the user and allows you to keep them on your site longer, giving you more opportunities to convert them into leads or even sales. that not only engage users but also bring them a whole new experience.
Ian is a wonderful worker and even better designer. When working with him on developing advertising for a DePaul Linux Community event, Ian was up to the task and the end result was great for our event!
Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media
2006 – 2010