Derek Moore

Derek Moore - Web Developer

Austin, TX, USA

I'm a well-rounded creative and I love the Dystopian and Science Fiction genres. End-of-the-world books are great!

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Overview

My name is Derek Moore, and I'm a Design Technologist located in Austin, TX. I have over 14 years of experience with front-end development, web design, logo design, WordPress, Shopify, Squarespace, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP. Along the way, I've learned out to use all those Creative Cloud apps, Sketch, and Webflow.

When I'm not making things for the web, my passions lay in the kitchen, with my art, and with my music. I'm a total nerd in the kitchen and enjoy trying out wacky ways to cook traditional dishes — a big fan of America's Test Kitchen. Pizza is one of my favorite things to cook, and one time I even won first place for toppings in a very very small pizza competition. Go ahead, ask me about it.

I'm skilled, thoughtful, and passionate. I have extensive front-end development and web design experience and invest deeply in making. I focus on the invisible details that make a good project great.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Dystopian
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Design
Entertainment
Photography
Works with
Ghost
Shopify
Squarespace
Wix
WordPress

Work experience

Senior Designer

Third & Grove
September, 2017 – February, 2018 (5 months)

Designer and Developer

Self-employed
June, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

Interactive Designer

Self-employed
June, 2009 – June, 2016 (about 7 years)

• HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Ruby templates, Wordpress, Tumblr, Kirby, Squarespace, Shopify
• Web UI, logo and brand design
• Design of all marketing and branded material in-house and public
• Coordination with upper management in regard to company development

Web Developer and Designer

McKinney Chicago
February, 2009 – July, 2009 (5 months)

• HTML, CSS, Javascript
• Site maintenance
• Web Design
• Interface Development
• Motion graphics
• Interactive applications

Web Developer

Artemis Solutions Group
November, 2007 – May, 2008 (6 months)

• HTML, CSS, Javascript
• DNN Skinning
• C# Web Application Skinning and Structure
• Client Support
• Rapid application development

Projects

Chicago Magazine

Focusing on a lightweight modular grid, we streamlined ten years worth of Chicago Magazine content and made it flexible for various reading platforms. I was in charge of creating HTML and CSS templates to implement in the magazine’s content management system. Typically when you move your mouse off a button even the slightest bit, its drop-down menu disappears, which is a pain in the butt. I fixed this by adding an invisible space around the drop down. Luke Seemann, Chicago Magazine’s Managing Editor of Digital, said a few kind words about it in a Society for News Design interview, which you can find here. The site now reads fantastically, and Luke has done an excellent job pushing our base forward. I’m always excited to see the site when I click on a social media link.

Frances Whitehead

Frances is an immensely talented artist, and it was an honor to work with her and fellow designers Kyle and Steve on this project.

In 2013, we launched its first phase as a static one-page site utilizing skrollr for scrolling animations and the color changing at the top. With this as a base, we released the full site, adding projects, press, and a bio page. I created a great experience using Kirby CMS to manage the site’s content, crafting custom fields and templates. Watching the site become populated as Frances continues her work is and will continue to be, very exciting.

Mae Ryan Filmmaker & Photographer

I was thrilled when Mae asked me to create her new logo and website. It'd had been quite a few years since Mae, and I had a chance to work on a project together and the last one, Audio Vision, came out great. We started by exploring an optically inspired path to create the logo. Then added motion and color to highlight the movement of the static shapes. Everything we learned from the logo exploration regarding movement, color play, and form collection directed the site creation. The final product is an unyielding collection of expression both in the design and depth of Mae’s work.

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