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

Resume (Highlights)

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

  • Understanding of software development fundamentals, problem solving, investigative and troubleshooting skills.
  • Working with stakeholders to identify and translate business requirements into system and feature requirements.
  • Self-Motivated, and demonstrated ability to contribute independently, as well as part of the team.
  • Working experience with various development lifecycle methodologies including Agile and Waterfall.
  • Multi-platform responsive design development and testing on Windows and Mac operating systems.
  • Pixel perfect output across browsers from style guides, brand standards and design documents.
  • Understanding of Object-oriented JavaScript concepts.
  • Active promoter of team development to encourage a sense of mutual commitment and support.
  • Mentoring junior developers and designers to drive personal growth and professional development.
  • User-advocate for appropriate architecture, functionality, interface design, usability and accessibility.
  • Passionate designer/developer of highly efficient user interfaces and experiences.
  • Effective communicator able to provide clear and concise.
  • Supportive and willing collaborator of a diverse team from a global range of disciplines, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Collaborating with internal and external executives, customers, vendors and suppliers.
  • Proven continuous professional development for skill advancement and trend awareness.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

TECHNOLOGIES

Languages & Libraries:
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Angular 4+, ngx-Bootstrap, SASS, Bootstrap, jQuery, Underscore, Lodash
Familiarity: PrimeNG, Perl, Ajax, Node.js, MySQL, JSON, PHP, React, 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 Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Acrobat, QuarkXPress, Sketch, Gimp

Environs Project Management
Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook, JIRA, Google Analytics, Windows, macOS

EDUCATION

BS, Web Development
Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.

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

Michigan Technological University, Houghton.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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

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

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

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

ACHIEVEMENTS

Dean's List, Champlain College. Spring and Fall Semesters, 2009

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