Experience


I'm a developer obsessed with design, technology, and the great outdoors. Interactive experiences have a feeling and life all their own and it's that subtle craft that I focus on everyday. I've worked with brands large and small, focusing on their needs, providing concise and beautiful interactive experiences that are device-agnostic and loved by the user. I'm continuously working towards the ever-evolving pursuit to push what is possible. It's amazing what we're all capable of when we're given the opportunity to challenge ourselves and those around us to do great things.

As the director of technology and partner at The Brigade, I worked in all aspects of the project life cycle. I worked closely with clients to clearly understand their needs and the needs of their customers. From there, I developed a strategy for our team to build from while pushing its creativity and use of the latest in technology. Throughout the project, I drove the team to build efficiencies in process through collaboration between design and development by focusing on what's important and not over designing static comps, and moving quickly to designing in browser. This agile process created a partnership with the client, allowing us to share early and keep the project focused on its goals, creating a final deliverable of which the team and client could be proud.

What's next for me? I'm actively searching for new opportunities that would benefit from both my experience and focus. Do you think you have an opportunity that is a good match? Great, let's get in touch. I'm always interested to meet new people and talk code, design, adventure, and anything else that comes up over some coffee or a cold beer. Shoot me a quick email (nsearles@gmail.com) and let's make something happen.

Focus


  • Strategy & Concept Development
  • Design & Technology Direction
  • Design & Development Process
  • Development Leadership
  • Front-end Development
  • Responsive Design & Development
  • UX/UI Design
  • Project Management
  • Business Development

HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, GitHub, WordPress, Grunt, Sublime Text, Sketch

About


In my free time I'm often found in the wilderness of the great Pacific Northwest with my (soon to be) wife and our dog. Getting out and enjoying the outdoors is a huge part of who I am, whether that be hiking, camping, riding my dirt bike with friends, or exploring back roads in my truck. In the PNW, you can't help but enjoy the great outdoors.