My name is Brian, and I'm a Front End Web Developer.


I grew up enjoying art, but was introduced to code in my early teens back in 1996.

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Graphic Design

  • Visual art courses
  • Loved design, but found my passion in technology
ITT Technical Institute

ITT-Technical Institute-Eden Prairie

Bachelor's Degree, Information Systems Security

  • Server administration
  • Configure/harden servers
  • Windows/Linux server management
  • Project based work
Van Wagenen
May 2009 - June 2011
2 years 2 months

Web Designer & Front-End Developer

van Wagenen Financial Services | Eden Prairie, MN

  • Redesigned and developed an SEO optimized company public website, internal ASP.NET proprietary content management system, & affiliated website
  • Assigned to relay communication between Marketing/Business Development department and IT department
The Nerdery
June 2011 – January 2013
1 year 8 months

Front-End Web Developer

The Nerdery | Bloomington, MN

  • Involved in over 30 agency projects
  • Lead developer on projects for clients such as Best Buy, PetSmart, Olive Garden, Killian’s, and Leinenkugel
  • Collaborated in developing Facebook and mobile apps
  • Assisted in building a responsive/adaptive layout for AT&T
  • Communicated with clients to establish project scope
  • Assisted with Sales and Solution Engineers in estimating work for proposals
  • Managed development hours and tasks as a lead developer on many projects
  • Voted by peers to be part of The Nerdery Drupal and Magento Committee
Thomson Reuters
February 2013 – February 2014
1 year 1 month

Front End Developer

Thomson Reuters | Eagan, MN

  • Built mobile optimized websites using the latest web technologies which include:
    • Responsive design
    • HTML5 / SVG
    • CSS3 / SCSS / Compass
    • JavaScript / jQuery
  • Personally built over 50 websites in a year
  • Day-to-day experience with:
    • WordPress / PHP
    • MovableType / Perl
    • Git / Perforce
    • Terminal / LAMP Stack
Thomson Reuters
February 2014 - June 2015
1 year 3 months

Front End Engineer

Thomson Reuters | Eagan, MN

Thomson Reuters
June 2015 - August 2015
2 months

Senior Front End Engineer

Thomson Reuters | Eagan, MN

  • Lead all WordPress projects through FindLaw
  • Managed transition of LawInfo WordPress development work over to FindLaw
April 2011 - Present
4+ years

Founder & Owner

Pixelment, LLC | Apple Valley, MN

  • Provide internet related services including web site design, front-end web development, domain name registration, web hosting, search engine optimization / submission
  • Handling all projects from start to finish, including administrative aspects
  • Communicate directly with clients to establish project requirements, write proposals for design/development work, and communicate progress with client throughout length of project
  • Design visual layouts and graphics for web sites, often including logo and banner designs
  • Design and develop web sites from start to finish
August 2015 - Present

Front End Engineer

10up | Global

  • Doing all things WordPress


I've been fortunate enough to work with some of these companies:

Best Buy
Olive Garden


Along the way, I was able to pick up these interesting skills:

  • User Experience
  • Prototyping
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • Node.js
  • Angular.js
  • Python
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Magento
  • Git
  • Subversion
  • Terminal
  • Linux


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