I'm Kirk, an experienced programmer currently looking for a UI + UX role, (near Boston or remote) largely as an individual contributor but able to lead small teams as well.
I've worked for a wide range of companies, from small lean startups to household-name corporations where code I wrote was used by of millions of unique users every month. (I also have an online résumé, optimized for print.)
monster + randstad
trailblazed design-system-for-design-systems and renovated homepage and job search for major industry player
revamp of a customizable, tech-agnostic widget for monster's newspaper partners to embed, used across hearst newspaper sites
upgraded homepage and search on the industry leading car buying website
ads for aol
developed management and tracking dashboards for vast-scale mobile ad placement camapaigns
webrtc @ cafex
prototyped a webrtc proof-of-concept allowing medical professionals to mark up shared visual resources in realtime behind webvideo link
championed "juicy ui" at pearson education's early foray in sprint-based development
web projects and communities
I am a big believer in the independent web and its ability to make community and bring people together. Most often I act as sole developer, creating experiences in the fullstack from whole cloth, solving challenges of ux, scalability, and longevity.
my long running tech blog to share ui/ux knowledge with others and provide a reference for my future self
blender of love
web's first romance poetry community, at its peak publishing 700 works a month.
interactive tools, toys, and games
"creative coding" has always been a profund source of pleasure in my life, from in-browser toys to online (and increasingly, real-time interactive) web tools to empower others.
24 delightful virtual puppets, a tribute to illustrator ed emberley who taught kids how to draw 'em.
a ux challenge - how do you present decades of life in a way people can connect with?
practical tool for generating printable medicine and meal checksheets
minimalistic free shared online whiteboard, a tool for early work-from-home days.
joking at a distance
browser-based realtime online-multiplayer port of a (NSFW) tabletop game, made in early quarantine times.
atari code tools
offline art and projects
Other creations (and concerts!) I am proud of.
I made a business card with a QR code URL on the back telling folks about local options to get back into making music in one of several bands I play tuba for and help lead