Joel Wilke
front-end web development
& user-centered design

Resume (Highlights)


  • User-advocate for appropriate architecture, functionality, usability, and accessibility.
  • Collaborating with internal and external executive stakeholders, customers, vendors and suppliers to identify and translate business requirements, and opportunities into system and feature requirements.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture to design products/enhancements in line with business objectives.
  • Agile and Waterfall software development life cycle fundamentals.
  • Design across mediums to existing brand standards or full-scale development of new design/branding.
  • Active promoter of team development to encourage a sense of mutual commitment and support.
  • Supportive collaborator of a richly diverse team that spans the global, social and political spectrum.
  • Four years working fully remote.


UX Engineer III Fortra (HelpSystems), Eden Prairie, MN

Front End Software Developer WTS Paradigm, Middleton, WI

UX/UI Designer Developer G2Planet, Minneapolis, MN

UI/UX Developer Optum, Eden Prairie, Minnesota (contractor through Modis)

Analyst (Front-End Developer & UI/UX Designer) ICF International, Minneapolis, MN

Front-End Developer & UI/UX Designer Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Minneapolis, MN (contractor through Apex Systems)

Front-End Developer & UI/UX Designer U.S. Bank, IT Operations, St. Paul, MN (contractor through KForce Technology Staffing)

Web Developer Ameriprise Financial Inc., Interactive Marketing, Minneapolis, MN (contractor through Apex Systems)

UI/UX Designer U.S. Bank, IT Operations, St. Paul, MN (contractor through KForce Technology Staffing)

Web Tech Champlain College, Marketing, Burlington, VT

Creative Services Manager Masters Gallery Foods, Inc., Plymouth, WI

Senior Graphic Designer/Art Director The Genesis Group, South Burlington, VT

Graphic Designer, Marketing TMG Corporation, Williston, VT

Graphic Designer MANI-Graphics & Co., Madison, WI


Languages & Libraries:
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React/Redux, SASS, Bootstrap, jQuery, Underscore, Lodash
Familiarity: Angular 4+, ngx-Bootstrap, PrimeNG, Perl, Ajax, Node.js, MySQL, JSON, PHP, Highcharts JS, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Java

Dev Tools & Applications
Visual Studio Code, Komodo Edit, MAMP, Git, Subversion, Terminal/CLI, Groovy/Grails Tool Suite, Ingeniux CMS, Drupal

Design Applications
Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Acrobat, QuarkXPress, Gimp

Productivity & OS
Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook & Teams, JIRA, Google Analytics, Windows, macOS


BS, Web Development
Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.

BFA, Graphic Design
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie.

Michigan Technological University, Houghton.


Hack Reactor
Precourse: Lexical scope and closure, recursion, automated testing introduction, Underscore.JS

Code School
JavaScript Path: ES2015, MongoDB, AngularJS, Angular, Backbone, React


Susan Beiner, Dish.For Good Food, The Artisan Cheese Exchange, Neenah Paper Company, and others.


cum laude, Champlain College. 2010

American Inhouse Design Award. Morning Fresh Farms packaging. 2006

American Graphic Design Awards, for both the Dish logo and identity system. 2005

Neenah Paperworks Competition, Silver award for Dish identity system. 2005

Neenah Paperworks Competition, Gold and Silver awards for TMG Corporation marketing materials. 2000

Madison Advertising Federation, American Advertising Awards. Two ADDY Awards and three Citations of Excellence. 1998