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About Me

Hey there, I'm a freelance developer currently living in Philadelphia. I've been building things online since the halcyon days of Geocities, my earliest projects featured cutting-edge web technologies like flaming skull gifs and unceasing MIDI soundtracks.

I wear a lot of different hats and can fit in just about anywhere on your next project. In addition to the requisite front-end skills, I offer experience with mobile optimization, Photoshop, audio editing, copywriting and beyond. Have a look at my resume for further details.

“Zach's top-notch communication skills and willingness to take on new challenges makes him a great part of any team. I was extremely impressed with his ability to quickly learn and apply advanced development concepts, which enabled us to deliver cutting-edge work to our clients."

Jim Dixon
Director of Mobile Strategy, Trellist

"Zach is a creative problem solver and diligent developer. He puts in both the hours necessary and has the talent required to make it cool."

Brendan O'Connell
President, Boco Digital Media

"Zach has been awesome to work with, he is painless to communicate with and if we have a problem he is quick to fix it. His work always fits in with our designs seamlessly. We couldn't ask for more."

Paul Boger
Creative Director, Mind Your Design

BitLegal

January 2014

BitLegal, a new webapp I developed and currently maintain, is the easiest way to explore emerging virtual currency regulations around the globe. I created this project using the mapping library jVectorMap, MySQL, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery and the CSS precompiler, LESS. With over 25,000 unique visitors per month, BitLegal is a widely-used reference in the cryptocurrency community and has been featured in publications like the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

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CapitalOne LaunchPad

March 2013

Working with another designer's assets at Trellist, I created an HTML5 prototype of Capital One's mobile banking launchpad. We used PhoneGap to deliver the code as a native iOS app, which was later developed in Objective C. The client's internal development team was able to save significant resources by conducting early usability testing on this prototype instead of a fully-realized native app.

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derivePlay

October 2013

I was approached by Mind Your Design for support on NYC-based startup derivePlay's new site. I provided JS development and CSS3 animations in an effort to lend the site a more dynamic experience.

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Nephrology 101

June 2012

This mobile module is currently used internally by a company to both train pharmaceutical reps and help them present information to doctors about kidney health during sales calls. The app contains PDFs for download, technical images and video interviews with doctors and specialists. I used the popular JavaScript media library jPlayer to integrate a lot of custom features into the application.

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Macular Edema Module

March 2012

This iPad application provides educational resources detailing approved disease treatments and clinical trial data. I used a helpful HTML5 media framework, Popcorn.js, to sync element transitions in the app to specific events in video dramatizations of doctor/patient interactions. Several interactive exercises were included to test user comprehension at the close of each section.

I reused my initial code several times to release new modules periodically, iterating the template with new content for a speedy delivery to the client.