Loren Timothy Rice, Software Developer in New York, NY, United States
Loren Timothy Rice

Software Developer in New York, NY, United States

Member since September 6, 2019
Loren is a full-stack web development professional with over 15 years of experience, including a background in graphic design. He's fluent in PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL, HTML, SASS/CSS as well as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Captivate. Loren also has extensive experience in WordPress, eZ Publish, building custom content management systems, and developing in ColdFusion and ActionScript.
Loren is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

New York, NY, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Mac, PC, JIRA, Git, Brackets, Aptana IDE

The most amazing...

...project I've worked on was GrantSpace.org, a place for nonprofits to find training and resources to help them be successful.

Employment

  • Lead Web Developer

    2013 - PRESENT
    Candid (formerly known as Foundation Center)
    • Provided full-stack development, primarily in WordPress, using PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, HTML, and CSS.
    • Led a team of two back-end developers and provides training and mentoring to front-end developers looking to expand their knowledge of PHP and WordPress.
    • Developed WordPress parent theme now integral to most existing, and all-new, sites for Candid. Regularly contributed to the parent theme, keeping it up to date and enhancing performance.
    • Developed custom WordPress plugins to enhance the functionality of existing WordPress sites.
    • Led the maintenance and development of Foundation Landscapes–Candid’s issue-based web portals focused around critical issues in philanthropy. Maintained two AWS servers with WordPress multi-site installs, currently hosting 33 sites total.
    • Acted as technical lead on projects, working with diverse teams to develop detailed specifications, project deliverables, and timelines.
    • Collaborated with teams across the organization including designers, front-end developers, data application developers, and program teams to create innovative user interfaces and data visualization applications.
    • Presented on Candid products and services to staff, board, and external stakeholders.
    Technologies: WordPress, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, SASS, HTML, AWS, eZ Publish
  • Front-end Web Developer, Graphic Designer

    2012 - 2013
    Shoplet.com
    • Performed front-end development and general maintenance on all Shoplet sites, including shoplet.com, shopletpromos.com, and shopletselect.com.
    • Developed graphics and layouts for hero banners, e-flyers, social media mastheads, affiliate ads, and websites.
    • Worked with marketing and merchandising departments to assess needs and develop strategies for site enhancements. Designed creative content to promote products and services through online media outlets.
    • Looked for new ways to improve usability and user experience through HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and PHP.
    • Designed and developed user interfaces optimized for mobile platforms.
    Technologies: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, HTML
  • Front-end Web Developer, Graphic Designer

    2009 - 2012
    Center for Information Management & Educational Services – Florida State University
    • Developed the front-end of websites, prototypes, and applications using HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, Flash, SQL, and ColdFusion. Created wireframes and mockups based on client specifications. Incorporated graphic design elements into all aspects of site functionality and content. Responsible for the design, organization, functionality, accessibility, navigation, and overall usability of web products.
    • Developed graphics and layouts for illustrations, logos, educational materials, websites, and web-based products. Selected appropriate media and styles in conjunction with clients’ requirements.
    • Worked with supervisors and other colleagues to discuss drafts of designs and layouts, make suggestions, receive feedback, and plan revisions. Worked with printers, programmers, instructional designers, and developers to complete products. Contributed ideas, artwork, and technical solutions to various projects.
    • Developed the following for all web-based training projects using ActionScript, XML, Flash, and Adobe Captivate: graphic design and animation to develop the user interface, learning management system specifications, and an interactive Flash wrapper to act as a learning management system.
    Technologies: ColdFusion, SQL, CSS, HTML, ActionScript, JavaScript, jQuery, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Flash
  • Front-end Web Developer, Graphic Designer

    2009 - 2009
    Florida Department of Corrections
    • Created wireframes and mockups of web applications based on department specifications. Developed prototypes, websites, and applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    • Performed general maintenance on various in-house applications.
    • Developed graphics and layouts for illustrations, logos, posters, educational materials, websites, and web-based applications.
    • Ensured all websites and applications complied with web accessibility standards.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, PhotoShop, Illustrator
  • Part-time OPS Graphic Designer

    2008 - 2009
    Center for Information Management & Educational Services – Florida State University
    • Developed graphics for in-house branding materials such as manual covers, forms, nameplates, and presentation materials. Created wireframes and mockups of client websites.
    • Developed prototypes of client websites using HTML, XML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Flash
  • Lead Web Designer, Department Supervisor

    2006 - 2008
    Homes.com
    • Customized website packages to client specifications. Used HTML and CSS coding, flash animation, and JavaScript to manipulate the basic Homes.com template and create a unique design for each client within the parameters of the specific package.
    • Worked directly with clients through weekly phone calls to discuss site design and package features, make suggestions, receive feedback, and plan revisions.
    • Handled escalated client calls.
    • Typically fulfilled 30-40 client packages per month.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash
  • Front-End Web Developer & Graphic Designer

    2006 - 2006
    Netphiles, Inc.
    • Developed graphics for websites, illustrations, logos, and print materials (including business cards, bumper stickers, and brochures).
    • Developed the front-end of websites using HTML, CSS, Flash, and JavaScript. Provided clients with wireframes and mockups based on client specifications.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. PhotoShop, Illustrator, Flash
  • Web Developer

    2004 - 2005
    E. W. Bullock Associates
    • Developed websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and classic ASP. Used files provided by the graphic design department. Worked within aesthetic parameters established by the design department.
    • Designed banner ads and websites, created site animation, developed web applications using classic ASP, and performed search engine optimization and photo retouching.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, classic ASP, PhotoShop, Illustrator
  • Intern

    2004 - 2004
    Sims Design Troupe
    • Provided design mockups for websites and applications. Developed graphics for illustrations, logos, and other branding materials.
    • Performed search engine keyword research and search engine optimization.
    • Photographed client inventory, and edited and retouched photos.
    Technologies: HTML, CSS, PhotoShop, Illustrator

Experience

  • GrantSpace (Development)
    http://grantspace.org

    Served as the tech lead and lead back-end developer to redesign and migrate the site from eZ Publish to WordPress.

  • Advancing Human Rights (Development)
    http://humanrightsfunding.org

    Acted as the designer, front-end developer, and back-end developer on a website featuring philanthropic data on human rights funding across the globe.

  • Investing in Native Communities (Development)
    http://nativephilanthropy.candid.org

    Acted as the back-end developer creating features resources on philanthropy in Native American communities and a first of its kind native history timeline.

  • Candid Blog (Development)
    http://blog.candid.org

    Back and front-end development for a new blog for Candid.org.

Skills

  • Languages

    JavaScript, CSS, HTML, PHP, Sass, ColdFusion, ActionScript 3
  • Libraries/APIs

    jQuery, Highcharts, LeafletJS, Node.js
  • Tools

    Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Jira, Adobe Captivate, iMovie, Git, Babel, TeamCity, Apache
  • Paradigms

    DRY, Class-based OOP, Agile
  • Platforms

    WordPress, Mac OS, PC, Windows, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Storage

    MySQL, JSON
  • Other

    WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, InVision App, Ajax, eZ Publish

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Studio Art
    2010 - 2012
    Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
  • Associate's degree in Art
    2002 - 2005
    University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL

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