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UI/UX Architect, Sr. Frontend Web Designer/Developer

Dave Koppe

UI/UX Architect, Sr. Frontend Web Designer/Developer

Web: DaveKoppe.com

LinkedIn: LinkedIn.com/in/davekoppe

A little about me

I’m not your average cubical sitting 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. My experience has given me the opportunity to be involved in full life cycle development and collaborate with multiple departments from business planning, marketing, designers, developers, and finally the end users.

Professional Experience

Medline Industries, Inc. - medline.com

June 2013 â€" present

IS-Sys Analyst & Dev II (UI/UX Architect)

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

Ã-- Work with business stakeholders, designers, developers, and end users to take frontend requirements from concepts to finish products.

Ã-- Analyze front end business requirements to research, recommend, and implement solutions using best practices.

Ã-- Manage resources when projects require outsourced frontend design and/or development. Verify code quality and that it complies with best practices.

Ã-- Design and develop internal responsive design applications targeting smart phone and tablet devices.

Ã-- Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility

Ã-- Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.

Technologies Used

xHTML/HTML5

CSS3

JavaScript

jQuery

LESS

Bootstrap

JSP

ATG

Responsive Design

ExtJs

ASP.NET

C#


WebSpore LLC

2007 - present

Founder/Contractor

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.

Standard Tasks

Ã-- 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.

Ã-- Research, suggest, and implement current and emerging technology to meet a requirement.

Ã-- 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, etc.

Ã-- Manage resources when projects require additional outsourced personal. Verify code quality and that it complies with best practices.

Ã-- Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility

Ã-- Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.

Technologies Used

xHTML/HTML5

CSS/CSS3

JavaScript

jQuery

LESS

Bootstrap

JSP

ATG

Responsive Design

ExtJs

ASP.NET

C#

MVC4

VB.NET

Flash

Photoshop

Illustrator

Razor

WebAPI

Ajax

JSON

SQL Server

KnockoutJs

SignalR

WebStorm

Visual Studio 2013

Entity Framework

And many more…

Monotype Imaging - fonts.com

June 2007 â€" March 2013

Web Interface(UI)/User Experience(UX) Designer/Developer

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

Ã-- Design/Develop/Maintain fonts.com website for new and existing features.

Ã-- Create wireframes, mockups, prototypes for new functionality

Ã-- Participate in usability studies to maximize usefulness to the user.

Ã-- Ensure cross-browser/device compatibility

Ã-- Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.

Technologies Used

xHTML/HTML5

CSS/CSS3

JavaScript

jQuery

MVC3

ASP.NET

VB.NET

C#

Flash

Photoshop

Illustrator

Razor

WCF

Ajax

JSON

SQL Server

Entity Framework

Visual Studio 2013

Synergy - mysynergy.com

June 2005 â€" June 2007

Web Interface(UI)/User Experience(UX) Designer/Developer

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.

Standard Tasks

Ã-- Design/Develop/Maintain mySynergy.com website for new and existing features.

Ã-- Developed auto-generated pdf files for dynamic forms.

Ã-- Design and create SQL server table structures, views, and stored procedures

Ã-- Designed and developed content management systems (CMS) for internal employees to maintain the website.

Ã-- Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.

Ã-- Create presentation and training videos for clients to take courses online. Also created DVD courses for clients to order.

Ã-- Design training materials for print.

Technologies Used

HTML

CSS

JavaScript

VB.NET

ASP.NET

Photoshop

Ajax

C#

Flash

Illustrator

SQL Server

JSON

Visual Studio

Action Script

After Effects

Encore

Hawk Electronics â€" hawkusa.com

July 2000 â€" June 2005

MIS Assistant - Desktop Software Developer/Web Developer

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.

Standard Tasks

Ã-- Develop/Maintain hawkusa.com website for new and existing features.

Ã-- Develop intranet web based applications for multiple departments. HR (Accounts receivable application for generating past due, 2 nd 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.)

Ã-- Design and create SQL server table structures, views, and stored procedures

Ã-- Research, reverse engineer, and fix defects.

Ã-- Design marketing materials for print.

Technologies Used

HTML

CSS

JavaScript

VB/VB.NET

ASP/ASP.NET

Photoshop

Flash

Progress

Flash

Illustrator

SQL Server

Visual Studio

Action Script

ADO/ADO.NET

Education

The Illinois Institute of Art 2002 - 2005

Bachelors of Fine Arts â€" Graduated with Honors

Major: Animation & Media Arts

Oakton Community College 1998 - 2002

General Studies

Course Work: Computer/Web programming & graphic design

Skills

Development Languages & Concepts

ADO.NET

ASP.NET

C#

CSS/LESS/SASS

Entity Framework

HTML/XHTML/HTML5

Javascript

jQuery

Linq

PHP

MVC3/4

Razor

SQL

VB.NET

WCF

WebApi

MySQL

KnockoutJs

SignalR

Responsive Design

Boostrap

Action Script

Mobile First Responsive Design

Single Page Apps(SPA)

MonoTouch

MonoDevelop

Xamarin

Adobe

Acrobat

After Effects

Encore

Flash

Flex

Illustrator

Photoshop

Premier

SoundBooth

Microsoft

Office Suite

Visual Studio

SharePoint

SQL Server

JetBrains

PHPStorm

WebStorm

AutoDesk

3D Studio Max

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