Robert Spangler

UI/UX designer & front-end developer

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Experience

User Interface/Experience Director
Sizeable Interactive (3/2010 – Present)
  • We're a team of industry experts that deliver remarkable websites, attention to detail and progressive services.
  • Guide projects through the planning and design process and craft a web experience geared towards our client's goals. This is done by means of website design, social media campaigns, web applications, and email marketing.
Short-term Web Designer/Developer
Africa Inland Mission International (7/2013 – 7/2014)
  • During this one year assignment I will be providing strategic planning, design, develop and management for websites for Africa Inland Mission and partner organizations, including the first website for the Eastern Region (Kenya and Tanzania). Many of these projects are built mobile-first to accommodate various devices and slower Internet connections. I am also conducting research for the better use of technology for ministry, especially mobile devices.
Creative Services Manager
Groove Commerce (6/2007 – 3/2010)
  • Conversion focused website design for medium to large eCommerce and lead generating websites.
  • Heavy concentration on conversion optimization, user experience and SEO best practices.
Website Designer
E-Moxie (10/2006 – 6/2007)
  • Designed and programed websites for a broad range of clients ranging from small businesses to large New York magazines.
  • Worked with customers to develop print graphics such as book covers, flyers and advertisements.

Education

A.S. Digital Media
Full Sail University (3/2006)
  • Certificate of Excellence – 96.60% Grade Average
  • Course Director's Award in Digital Publishing

Software

  • Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, InDesign
  • Scripting Languages: HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery
  • CMS/Platforms: WordPress, AspDotNetStorefront
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • OS Platforms: Macintosh, Windows

Skills and Abilities

  • Expert in design for the web with a focus on conversion and user experience
  • Expert in front-end development with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Expert with web resources such as jQuery and integration of social media
  • eCommerce consulting and conversion analysis
  • On-page SEO (Search Engine Optimization) best practices
  • Knowledge of and adherence to web standards and accessibility (WCAG, Section 508)
  • CMS (Content Management System) integration, especially WordPress
  • Proficient with back-end development, especially PHP

About Robert

I work with clients ranging from local small businesses and non-profits to large Fortune 500 companies.

If you think I'm the right guy for your project, please feel free to give me a shout.

I am a full-time freelance website designer and front-end developer from Baltimore, Maryland, currently living in Nairobi, Kenya.

I design and code for user experience on the web with special attention on mobile devices. I come from a background in eCommerce and lead generation, which I'm very good at. I spend most of my time personalizing and creating customized WordPress themes for clients. Other than designing websites I spend time with family, study, occasionally tweet, and rarely +.