Software developer for 20 years. Broad tactical experience. Spent 2 years at 1871 Startup Incubator in Chicago, working on:
...which WordPress plugins to use, WordPress theme selection and customization, hosting, security, and performance. Ask about WooCommerce and extensions. MVP development for Startups and why I think WordPress is the best solution.
Architecting and developing large applications requires a great deal of talent and teamwork. We chose Brian to be a member of our team for a large site build mainly due to his experience working with development frameworks. Brian contributed a great deal to our effort. He easily grasped the architecture we created. In addition he was a great mentor to members of the team who had less experience, offering advice on how and where to incorporate design patterns, and great insight on how best to structure pieces of functionality. During development, Brian offered many high quality solutions to problems we faced. As a programmer he strongly adheres to best practices, and writes code that is well structured and extensible. He has strong communication skills, and is a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Brian, especially for complex jobs that require an advanced skill set.
Brian is one of the best freelancers I have ever worked with. We came to him with a difficult project, one that we needed to really wrap our heads around. He sat with us, engaged in dialogue, brainstormed, opened our minds to a number of new technologies and gave us insight to put our ideas to work. He never squashed our creative process with technical limitations. In fact, he encouraged us to think bigger and always was willing to do what it took to make our project shine. He not only executed with exceptional results, but he made sure that our creative vision was carried through all the way, even though it made his job that much more difficult. Our client was quite impressed with the end result and little of it would have been possible without Brian's expertise and hard work. I highly recommend Brian to anyone needing a true Flash expert.
Brian was a great partner on a very important 3-month interactive project for a high profile client. From day one, there was a sense that Brian was seasoned at his craft of Flash development. Not only was it a sense, but it was a reality when the project got underway and Brian swiftly demonstrated his capabilities. The project concept was brought to life. I look forward to working with Brian soon and would highly recommend him for complex Flash development.
While working together at Fusion92, I found Brian to be not just an incredibly talented professional, but an invaluable resource. Many times, Brian would take time out of his daily schedule to discuss issues with me as I learned more about the nuances of online, interactive marketing. Though his title was Senior Interactive Developer, he delivered much more to our organization. He was a constant source of ideas and always offered valuable insight and opinions on projects and the company. He introduced me to the world of social media and patiently offered explanations as I learned more and more about the latest online trends. His technical work was impressive and I really enjoyed his straight-forward, team-oriented attitude. I’d highly recommend Brian to any company.
I've actually worked with Brian at Molex, at Agency.com and at Fusion92. Brian is the rare combination of creativity and order you rarely find in a one person. It is with great joy that I'm able to recommend him to the world. Brian knows flash like the back of his hand, he's a guru, a wizard... choose your title. He's also a rock-solid person to have on your team. He'll hold the team together by keeping people focused. He does this through process. Brian builds process around what he creates. Since most of the team truly wants to see into the window of what he does, he lets them, but only thru the window of a process that they don't really know they're complying with until after they've done it. In the meantime what he creates is brilliant.
I'd work with Brian anytime, anyplace.
I worked with Brian for over a year and it was always a pleasure. Brian consistently had innovative ideas and deep digital knowledge that made the work better. I can’t count the number of times I came to him with seemingly impossible problems. He solved them every time with incredible technical know-how and wizardry. Every team is better with Brian.
Brian is a ROCKSTAR when it comes to all things technical and digital. Brian is brilliant and a quick learner. We worked closely together when building Facebooks apps for our clients and Brian was my go to man. He knew the ins and outs of their ever changing platform which always put us a step ahead of the game and left our clients happy. Brian is great in front of the clients or behind the scenes. Definitely someone I am proud to work with any day.
brian was an absolute pleasure to work with. as a creative, i'm always looking for ways creatives and technologists/developers can work better together. brian was a great facilitator of this. he was always open to bouncing ideas off of each other and made the process between creative idea to development completely flawless. he was able to take creative ideas and figure out the best possible ways to accomplish them.
in addition to him being and incredibly hard worker and a joy to work with in general. he's a super interesting guy and one anyone should be excited to work with.
Brian approaches technology with enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit. His development and leadership skills are beyond par and his magnetic personality make him a pleasure to work with. He is a creative problem solver, overcoming obstacles quickly and efficiently.
Brian's breadth of skill and the ease at which he picks up new technologies make him an asset to any team. From Flash development to Ruby on Rails, he's has all of the bases covered. I highly recommend Brian and hope that we are able to work together again in the future.
I worked for Brian for over a year at Energy BBDO / Chi and he was a fantastic partner, and amazing technical resource. He's smart, fun, friendly and always went the extra mile to help me solve a problem or validate a solution. I would definitely work with Brian again!
As a lead creative technologist, Brian added a tremendous amount of value to one of the biggest and most successful Facebook programs of 2012 - Lay's Do Us A Flavor. Brian helped the team navigate the often changing waters that is Facebook and did it in terms everyone could understand. In addition to his skills in front of a computer, Brian is a good guy to hang out with.