Web Apps, Mobile Apps,

High quality full-stack web development.

Consulting and
professional development services

Get to know my

skills and experience

Design skills
After Effects
Development skills
Ruby on Rails

Director of Engineering

Explore.org2019 - Current

Responsible for managing, maintaining and developing all of Explore’s web, mobile and tv applications.

Prepared risk analysis of technical projects, managed outsourced development teams & reviewed and improved the technology expenses.

Provided expertise on software engineering procedures, services and best practices. Developed a technology roadmap for the organization.

Senior Full Stack Developer

Explore.org2017 - 2019

Rebuilt main website using React and developed and released new React Native-based mobile apps.

Maintained and developed backend tools utilizing Python & Django, PHP & Laravel, Solr and WordPress.

Developed a modern, domain focused CMS system built in Laravel.

Software Engineer

Music Audience Exchange2016 - 2017

Developed and maintained MAX Artist Registration, Artist Matching and Genre Matching systems using Laravel/Lumen and Backbone.js

Participated in developing a Node powered administration and analytic system servicing all of MAX's sites and tools.

Utilized Agile development techniques to deliver projects in a reliable and timely manner.

Lead Web Developer

GenArts, Inc.2013 - 2016

Maintained and developed functionality for GenArts corporate website and online store.

Developed and created the Digital Canvas site dedicated to showcasing motion graphics work.

Led development team on updates, maintenance, and refactors of the internal, Ruby on Rails-based CRM.

Web Developer

Streetwise Media, LLC2012 - 2013

Migrated two large sites (2 million unique visitors monthly) from Wordpress to a custom built, in-house, Yii framework-based content management system.

Led software testing and quality assurance for all Streetwise products. Implemented processes for unit, acceptance, regression and security testing

Developed and implemented responsive functionality into all Streetwise Media sites, allowing for optimized performance and viewing on mobile phones and tablets.

Web Developer & Designer

Laidlaw Group, LLC2011 - 2012

Designed & developed a web-based, WordPress driven mobile application optimized for use with iOS, Android, & Windows 7 mobile devices.

Developed multiple CMS driven, custom e-commerce solutions for local, national, & international businesses.

Shot & edited the short film “There Is No Limit” for The FA Project to be shown at the national symposium for Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance.

D’Mention Systems, LLC

Web Designer & Multimedia Artist2008 - 2011

Implemented a multisite WordPress installation & developed a customizable theme that enabled clients to incorporate logos, custom colors, advertising & social media through a back-end interface.

Designed & developed websites for businesses & individuals utilizing WordPress, Drupal & Joomla.

Edited & produced motion graphics for business web commercials, customer testimonials & promotional videos, leading to the expansion of our video services department.

Web Content Producer

University of Arizona Career Services2008 – 2011

Produced, cast, shot & edited a series of training & promotional videos which informed university students about otherwise unused resources.

Designed & programmed flash-based games to engage students while informing them about potential career paths & resume writing skills.

University of Arizona

Bachelor of Arts – Media Arts: ProducingMay 2011

Studied in the Media Arts program with a focus on Film Producing. Minored in Japanese studies. Completed 2 years of Japanese language study.

Pima Community College

AAS – Digital Arts: Film & AnimationMay 2007

Completed a degree in digital arts, with focus on film and animation. Graduated with honors. Produced both computer generated and traditional animation in multiple styles. Participated in school film and video production. Had multiple films screened at school film festival.

"I have always been able to count on Dan to provide supurb designs, quality work and on time delivery of all his projects... Dan is my go-to guy."

Nancee Wolter | Reiland Lane

“I have yet to request something of Dan... that he cannot do - he always finds solutions to new problems or challenges and does so quickly.”

Andrea Sydney | GenArts, Inc

"Dan is solid, trustworthy, sensible and has a great 'work the problem' engineering approach and attitude."

Gary Oberbrunner | GenArts, Inc

Check out all

my services

Web Application Development

Web applications have been becoming more and more prominent over the last decade. Whether you're looking for internal company tools or public facing customer utilities, I have the experience necessary to deliver a high quality user experience.

Web Design

Web design is more than just selecting a color scheme for a website (although that is important!). It has evolved to incorporate typography, layouts, responsiveness and usability. UI and UX best practices have become an absolute necessity and you deserve someone who can bring in-depth knowledge to your project.

Mobile Applications

Individuals and companies across the globe have recognized the importance of having a mobile presence. This may mean a responsive site, a mobile web app or a fully native application. Determining what the best choice is requires careful analysis and understanding of the audience and the market. I can help you choose the best option to meet your needs.

E-Commerce Solutions

Having your product purchasable with a click or via a tap on a phone is the golden standard of business today. There are a wide array of shopping cart, product management and inventory management systems on the market today, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. I can help you navigate this sea of complexity and help your online business sail smoothly.

Technology Consulting

Knowing what SaaS product, hardware or programming language to use is often difficult. The answers depend on your company's budget, requirements and goals. I can help you navigate through the buzzwords and the trends and help you to devise technology and development plans to accomplish all of your objectives in tangible timeframes.

Social Network Integration

Have you ever posted a link in Twitter or Facebook and discovered it populated the post with a title, description and thumbnail? Have you ever found a site that offered you to log in with a social network account? What about a site with options to share on your favorite platform? I have extensive experience with all these integrations and can help you make the best use of them on your site.

See a few examples

of my work

GenArts Corporate Website and Online Store

2013 - Present

Corporate website for GenArts, Inc. GenArts produces high quality vfx software used by many top tier Hollywood and television studios

Digital Canvas VFX Showcase

2013 - Present

Digital Canvas is designed to be a curated showcase of excellent vfx and motion graphics work. Hand picked by industry professionals, each post is a riveting watch.

Leesville Rotary Club

2012 - Present

The club website for the Leesville, Louisiana chapter club of Rotary International. Website features news, events and galleries showcasing the club and their activities.

BostInno & Streetwise Media News Networks


BostInno is a startup focused news site, based out of Boston. It expanded to become part of Streetwise Media's network of innovative local news sites, all of which share the same flexible codebase.

Unipower Corporate Website


Corporate website for Unipower, LLC. Unipower is a leading manufacturer of power supplies and controllers serving telcom, industrial and military industries. The website serves plenty of content and information to serve both marketing and engineering requirements.

Distinct Impression Corporate Website

2011 - Present

Corporate website for Distinct Impression. Distinct Impression has been specializing in silk screen printing for over 30 years, with expertise in apparel, signage and industrial printing.

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