My name is Tim. I help early stage companies build accessible, robust, and design centered digital products.
Over the last 2 years I have learned what I know about software development through resources and people online. Through this, I have found a growing interest in design focused products paired with sharing the learnings through this site.
I believe in the fine, minute details in design and development — apart from its aesthetic appeal, I believe the care and thought that happens within a creator's mind is clearly reflected through the end product.
I currently live and work in Los Angeles.
Independent Product Developer
In mid 2017 I made a decision to put full attention toward learning web development. It is something that's always been of interest, but with many things creative, I had imposter syndrome. I bit the bullet, moved down to LA, and started learning and making things. I've learned that we have to build many, many things in order to get good at this.
I've also ventured into contracted client work. Recently:
Avrek Law Firm Attorney Micro Site
I developed an interactive micro landing page for Ryan Blake at Avrek Law to showcase individual attorney services. Because of its single page layout, I opted to build the entire UI using html, css, and vanilla js.
AV Resources Corporation
A ground up redesign of AVRC's company website. This is a completely in-house built Node.js & React application with a custom CMS and internal applications for building government forms.
Some recent side projects:
This Next Year (thisnextyear.com)
I teamed up with @alexcarey.s in building a holiday project, which ended up receiving #2 product on Product Hunt and 47k visitors.
A simple todo list that saves everything locally in the browser or through authentication if a visitor chooses to sign up. This was a project to play with layout and new React features. Featured on Product Hunt!
A events marketplace to list and find local events. My first play at building a full stack database driven, server side rendered site. But more notably, the domain and every social handle wasn't taken! This was my first feature on Product Hunt and I was overly excited.
2016 — 2017
Business Development & Product, Verlocal
I joined Verlocal after coming back from my year long venture in Asia. My role at Verlocal was a juggle between developing our Pro product pipeline, maintaining Pro client relations, and acquiring more Pro users. Pro is an online booking & events management software. We built Pro as a pivot from a B2C marketplace website towards a B2B SaaS company.
Acquiring 25% of the company's overall revenue
This sounds nice — though it was the collective effort of the entire team to build Pro, a good enough product that our early customers actually paid $$ for.
Living at the office
Realizing work-life balance is a real thing. I am never doing this again.
Learning that people is everything
A product is only as good as the people that build it. I worked with some great people during my time here and realized the importance of healthy relationships within the workplace.
Junior Developer and Content Guy, Omnyfy
I spent a year working and living in Shanghai, China. This was such a fun part of my life. I learned how to work and adapt in a whole different cultural environment. During this time I played a small role in the development and content management of Vicinity Centre's shopping centers in Australia as well as a site for Shanghai Multimedia Association. I was very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to learn here.
2015 — 2016
Product Operations Associate, Handpick
This was another job I am extremely grateful to have had. I was 1/3 of the pilot product operations team. With no past experience, we were able to partner with Safeway, FoodsCo, GSO, and OnTrac to develop a logistics food delivery system paired with the Handpick iOS app. We successfully delivered over 2500 meal kits within 2 months of launching. Mornings were spent in the office planning and strategizing long term plans while afternoons were spent with the team in the basement of Safeway at Market St., packing and listening to music.
Most importantly I developed long term, great friendships with the people here.
- React JS
- Strategy & Planning
- Creative Direction
But these are just words.
I enjoy working on problems with others. If you think our backgrounds, personalities, or skills may work well together, let's chat!