Web Developer

Open Source

Font Awesome - fontawesome.io
Creator, Designer, & Maintainer

Mar 2012 to Present
  • Font Awesome, the iconic font and CSS framework
  • 519 scalable vector graphic icons in a single font, giving full CSS control
  • Currently in use on at least 3.6 million web sites (according to meanpath.com)
  • One of the most popular open source projects in the world (currently #7 on GitHub)
  • 30,000+ stars on GitHub, 18,000+ followers on Twitter


Fonticons - fonticons.com
Founder & CEO

Mar 2014 to Present
Cambridge, MA
  • Fonticons makes it easy for web designers and developers to find, upload, and manage scalable vector icons in their projects
  • Raised angel round of funding to turn a successful open source project into a profitable business
  • Designed UI & UX for fonticons.com web application and marketing website
  • Developed web application front end, going directly from sketches to imlementation

Kyruus, Inc. - kyruus.com
Lead Product Designer

Apr 2012 to Mar 2014
Cambridge, MA
  • Designed user experience and user interface for company's enterprise products
  • Worked closely with product team to define users, scenarios, and priorities
  • Developed powerful and flexible custom CSS framework for all company's front end development
  • Created streamlined process for engineering to go directly from sketches to implementation

Lemonwi.se, LLC - lemonwi.se
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer

May 2011 to Apr 2012
Cambridge, MA
  • Designed SaaS photo sharing platform for online merchants, focusing on responsive layouts and mobile-first design
  • Worked closely with end-users and customers to define and refine consumer-facing and administrative interfaces
  • Created prototypes directly in HTML & CSS from pen & paper sketches
  • Participated in the 2011 Summer@Highland program, a selective incubator funded by Highland Capital

Experience Continued

Dorchester Academy, Boston Public Schools
Resident, Teach Next Year

Jun 2010 to Jun 2011
Boston, MA
  • Instructed high school mathematics in Algebra I and Pre-Calculus at high-need urban high school
  • Developed real-world problem solving curriculum that captured student interest and exceeded district standards
  • Integrated cutting-edge technology into classroom lessons, giving students exposure and practice with a variety of devices

Endeca Technologies, Inc.
Manager, Performance Analysis

Jan 2007 to Mar 2010
Cambridge, MA
  • Promoted to manage entire team after first year as a Software Engineer
  • Directed $1M+ hardware purchase to support performance testing of new development efforts
  • Designed and directed development of a new performance summary dashboard, providing immediate clarity into daily software health
  • Managed team of seven performance analysis and infrastructure engineers to ensure consistent product performance and correctness
  • Managed hardware pool for build, correctness, performance, and stability testing infrastructure for entire development organization


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Cambridge, MA
Undergraduate Thesis: Shear Deformation of Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Copper Microstructures via Atomistic Simulation

University of Massachusetts Boston
Master of Education, Secondary Mathematics

Boston, MA
Full-year mathematics teacher in a high-need urban high school in the Boston Public Schools.


User Interface

Considerable talent & experience designing clean & elegant interfaces. Focus on abstraction of UI components into a maintainable and usable HTML, CSS, & JavaScript framework to rapidly speed engineering implementation.

User Experience

Focus on user-centered design and creating an intuitive, cohesive, & delightful experience. Strong understanding of when and how to apply UX tools of contextual inquiry, user feedback, A/B testing, and metrics instrumentation.

Front-End Development

Focus on test-driven development and maintainability of code. Preference for developing in Rails & Django. Experience with JavaScript tools & frameworks like jQuery & Backbone. Familiarity also developing in Java, Perl, & PHP.