Hi, I’m Ben, a friendly web developer for Up&Up in Greenville, SC. In my free time I enjoy biking, hiking, gardening, exploring Greenville, learning new things, and hanging out at our awesome public library.

I create fun, innovative, accessible, and fast websites. This includes award-winning front-end development as well as building out custom Drupal and Wordpress backends with an eye towards usability.


Experience

Up&Up Agency

Front End Developer | February 2015 - Present

Key Responsibilities:

  • Transform static design comps into fast, accessible, interactive, maintainable HTML/CSS/Javascript

  • Develop efficient, user-friendly backend content management systems

  • Integrate front-end development products with content management systems.

Technologies Used:

  • HTML
  • Sass
  • CSS
  • SVG
  • Javascript
  • React.js
  • Grunt
  • Webpack
  • Wordpress
  • jQuery
  • Drupal
  • PHP
  • CakePHP
  • Python
  • Django

Freelance

Wordpress / Frontend Developer | October 2014 - Present

Gannett

Digital Strategist | October 2013 - September 2014

Chicago Tribune

Digital Advertising Sales Consultant | February 2012 - September 2013


Side Projects / Volunteering

Second Nature Journal

I started and run (with the help of some friends) an online journal for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition, Second Nature. We’ve been running since 2013. I’m an editor and jack-of-all trades.

IISTC

The IISTC (International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity) is the non-profit we started to publish Second Nature. I’m an executive director.

Engaged Encounter

My lovely wife and I are presenting couples for South Carolina Catholic Engaged Encounter. We provide weekend-long marriage preparation retreats for engaged couples. I am also the treasurer.


About this site

This site is a simple, responsive Jekyll theme I designed and built using the Minima theme as the initial structure. My display font is Raleway Extra-Bold and the body font is Libre Baskerville. Fonts are served from Google Fonts. I borrowed my link styles from the Tufte CSS project.