Tim Smith is a silly person.

My name is Tim Smith, and I’m a frontend designer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. I bridge the gap between designers and back-end developers.

I started out as a graphic designer back in 2009. Over time, I’ve found myself interested in writing front-end code. My eye for design helps me markup sites and interfaces the way designers intended.

My ideal role allows me to create sites and interfaces by writing standards-based markup and CSS, foster collaboration between engineering and design teams, and help maintain or create a styleguide for UI components and front-end markup.

Experience

UX Designer & Developer at ACL Services, Ltd.

April 2015–Present

Worked on a team of designers to keep a consistent design language across various products. Help maintain a styleguide. Develop features within products of different technologies like Ruby on Rails, and Angular. Write about the design team’s process and how we solved problems.

Owner, Frontend Designer at Anythin’ Goes, LLC.

September 2012–April 2015

Managed the design & development consulting business. Produced an award-nominated, online broadcast focused on design. Wrote and produced video screencasts.

Frontend Designer at Rocket Lift Inc.

November 2012–May 2013

Lead design, front-end development, and internal marketing. Provided direction to hired designers. Responsible for the company’s rebrand.

Web Designer at Lullabot

March 2012–September 2012

Helped Drupalize.me with content infrastructure and a redesign. Created wireframes and mockups for client projects. Wrote blog posts on design to help promote the company.

Lead Designer at Bundly, LLC.

April 2011–October 2011

Lead design of the user interface. Crafted personable body copy for the site and automated emails. Directed and advised the strengthening of the brand in different mediums.

Education

Palomar Community College

January 2006–May 2009

Majored in Graphic Communications. Received a number of certificates.