Hi, I'm Blake 👋
I'm a TypeScript developer with over nine years of experience planning, creating, and maintaining various types of apps and websites. My current weapons of choice include React, Next, TypeScript, and Node. I spend my days building enterprise-grade web apps, consumer facing websites, and mobile apps. I kick back on my nights and weekends by honing my skills and working on passion projects.
Currently I'm open to new opportunities in web and application development. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any need for a TypeScript developer who loves to learn and stay on the cutting-edge of the industry.
I know some TypeScript|
I don't want to toot my own horn, but I do know a little something about these:
Just because I didn't write a little blurb doesn't mean I don't have experience in something, here are some things I've used in production:
I've had an interesting journey to get me to where I am now. Originally I set out to be a graphic designer, then switched to web design in college, and then eventually realized web development was my true passion. While growing up, I was always interested in computers and took as much time as I could to teach myself programming and design. I've learned I have a passion to create and problem solve; web development is a perfect culmination of these two things.
My career so far has taken me from startup to agency. Using a myriad of different technologies, frameworks, and methodologies I've built everything from web applications to marketing websites, hybrid and native applications, and then back again. Currently I find myself working on web and native applications using React and TypeScript as well as the occasional freelance website.
Crema Application Developer III
Aug 2021 - Oct 2023
As an Application Developer III I am expected to lead both the technical planning and development phases of the project. I help make decisions on the tech stack used for the project as well as function as part of the larger development team. As a senior member of the team I assist the team in working through issues and ensure the highest quality and correctness.
Crema Senior Application Developer
Dec 2019 - Aug 2021
In this role I helped build web and mobile applications as a member of the production team while also helping mentor and give direction to the development team as a whole. As a Senior developer I'm expected to have wide areas of expertise and be able to advise the development direction of projects.
Crema Application Developer
Sep 2016 - Dec 2019
While in this role I developed, implemented, and updated software solutions for web and mobile applications. I gained a lot of experience working in a cross-functional team and grew as a developer while working with other talented devs.
Code Koalas Team Lead
Sep 2016 - Nov 2017
Code Koalas Web Developer
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
The Briefcase UX Engineer
May 2014 - Aug 2014
I developed and integrated the front-end of Briefcase with the back-end and also made design/usability decisions. I focused on HTML/CSS/JS but occasionally used PHP.
The Briefcase UX Intern
Dec 2013 - May 2014
I was a front-end user-experience intern that helped implement the web-app and advised on usability decisions.
Due to the nature of most of my client work I can't show it off here. I'm either under NDA and can only speak in general terms about the non-proprietary aspects of the work or the apps are internal enterprise level apps that companies use as their competitive advantage over other businesses.
Feel free to reach out and start a conversation where I'll chat with you about the kind of work I've done, the technical decisions that were made, as well as learnings and outcomes from those projects.
However I do have some side projects you should check out, the code for these is all publicly available on my GitHub.
It's intentionally over-engineered for a simple one-page website. I like to use my personal website as a playground for new technologies or new ideas. Sometimes simply to show off stuff that I know how to do.Check it outLook at the source code
This is mainly a project to play around with some new libraries and some new UI Concepts. Almost Done is a simple Todo style app with the added functionality of assigning due dates and seeing the calendar with upcoming items that are due all in one view.Check it outLook at the source code