I'm the lead front-end developer for Le Creuset of America, managing all web development required to support a multi-million dollar e-commerce site.
Through my current and previous roles, I've had the opportunity to lead a wide range of projects including the development of custom applications and usability studies. As a result, I'm a well-rounded developer with a passion for creating intuitive, engaging and productive web experiences. I love to collaborate across multiple disciplines and constantly strive to learn new skills that can make me a stronger asset to my team or client.
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Role: Web Development, UX & UI Design, Project Manager, Database Design
With a growing headquarters and nearly 100 retail stores across the country, Le Creuset needed the ability to manage job postings and enable online applications. The careers tool needed to allow for jobs in multiple departments, resume uploading, and job board management by the Human Resources staff.
I taught myself pHp and mySQL to create a simple and easy-to-use internal tool, empowering our HR staff to list, edit and remove jobs as needed — an especially valuable benefit during the holiday hiring season. For the customer facing site, I developed an intuitive careers section for lecreuset.com that allowed candidates to easily browse jobs by department, and apply directly on the website.
This project brought out some serious creativity: I had to use pHp to build the tool, and seamlessly integrate it into a site running on a server that did not support PHP.
Role: Web Development, UX & UI Design, Usability Testing, Project Manager, Content Strategy
Le Creuset's conference coordinators were managing the planning and communication of national conferences via email, resulting in a repetitive and manual process. I proposed a mobile-first, responsive site that would serve as an information center for conference attedees and simplify the planning process for our coordinators. In order to be most useful to the conference staff, the site would have to be live in 6 weeks.
Based on functional specs established through stakeholder and user interviews, I designed a WordPress site easily updatable by our non-techy conference managers. The site provides a registration tool for national company conferences and gives users access to all relevant details (hotel, venues, agenda, etc) from their mobile device. Many of the attendees are infrequent travelers, so having this information easily accessible throughout their journey built confidence and allowed conference manageres to focus on the big picture.
Taking the time to write a proper requirements doc with milestones helped keep everyone on schedule for the tight timeline, and I was able to make a few modifications to an previously created WP theme to save design time. It was really rewarding to create a CMS interface that empowered my co-workers to maintain the site on their own, and to see how excited previous conference attedees were to get a tool like this during usability testing.
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Role: Database Design, Web Development, UI Design
Lecreuset.com was launched with a warranty form that wasn't correctly capturing data. 800 submissions were missed and the form needed to be reprogrammed to capture submissions.
For Phase 1, I worked with our platform vendor's back-end team to accomplish the main objective and also make for improvements for customer clarity. Once we had metrics to analyze after about six months of submissions, I went through two more iterations to improve usability and data integrity, benefiting the end user, along with our customer service and marketing teams. 4,000 registrations have been captured to date.
One of the most valuable improvements was modifying the form to allow registration for multiple products in one form submission. Introducing this functionality inspired some great improvements in our database design, making it easier to maintain customer records, and also reduced the influx of emails sent to our customer service department.
Role: Web Development, UX/UI design, Content Stragegy, Technical Project Lead
Le Creuset's assets collection and user base had out-grown their media management lizlantz. My image research and web development skills made me the perfect candidate to create a online library to manage assets and users that would allow for self-service as much as possible.
As the UX and web development lead for an international team, I customized an open-soure, pHp based solution that empowered users to search an extensive database, create and share asset collections, download files and request access to specialty imagery. This increased the brand value of Le Creuset to it's customers while providing an improved user experience from the previous solution.