Chris Locke

Hello, I'm Chris Locke

Visual Designer. | User Experience Developer. | Customer Evangelist. | Software Artisan.

chris at chrislocke dotcom
207.631.2604
Mapleton, Maine, USA

Chris Locke

Visual Designer. User Experience Evangelist. Software Artisan.

Skillset

UX Design
HTML / CSS3 / SASS
Javascript / Angular JS
C#

Social Profiles

Professional Profile

Accomplished Full Stack Developer with over 15 years of improving web-user experiences through conceiving and implementing internet solutions that elevate brand image, generate revenue and provide the basis for cost-effective content management and expansion. Recognized as a service-centric, process-driven leader and trouble-shooter, composing clean code and concise documentation that fully details software development lifecycles from the development environment to production. Academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems in addition to professional certifications and training from Microsoft and IEEE. Demonstrated interpersonal expertise, adept at negotiating with suppliers in addition to serving as liaison between technical departments. Dedicated professional with a strong work ethic who functions at a high level working independently or as part of a collaborative team effort.

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Happy customers

What i can do

My Services.

Speed to market

Using Agile principles and customer collaboration I can decrease development time and speed up time to market.

Visual Design

Conceptualize and implement a visually appealing design using sound information architecture principles and a great user interface.

Teamwork

Work with your team to create a well oiled machine that reduces waste and works smarter instead of harder.

Clean code

Write clean code and concise documentation making your applications easier to understand and maintain.

Responsive design

Build software for desktop, web and mobile so that you can have a presense wherever your customers are.

Social Media

Help you create and manage a social media program that is sure to make people like you more.

I'm currently engaged full-time.

But I'm willing to consider any offers...

Contact me

Professional Experience

My education and experience.

Experience

Programmer Analyst III

  • Demonstrate technical versatility in a number of programming environments, credited with designing, coding and implementing a custom solution that maps ACORD XML data to MMG's proprietary data format allowing for comparative rating and communications with other vendors.
  • Leverage Microsoft SharePoint technologies to build content management systems backing the company intranet, featuring search engine, item spec system, company message board and scheduling functions.
  • Develop full life-cycle website applications, from designing database schema to implementing front and back-end components using ASP.Net MVC, Web API, MS SQL, AngularJS, BootStrap with Cucumber testing frameworks.
  • Conduct and analyze Agile-based user experience surveys.
  • Prepare and submit highly-detailed data analysis, research and reporting to internal customers regarding customer data accuracy.
  • Provide comprehensive training to employees in the use of software available within the organization.
  • Outline specifications for the development of new applications by evaluating client requirements.

MMG Insurance

2006 - Present

Web Application Developer

  • Coordinated all aspects of project development from initial proposal to final delivery, consistently completing each project on time, under budget and adhering to all strict specifications.
  • Successfully led a team of three developers and document writers in a number of critical projects and process improvements including:
    • Development and implementation of an online credit card application site.
    • Creation of an Intranet site housing the tools for Human Resources and business operations.
    • Developing a methodology for public and admin modules.
    • Producing and integrating database structure with Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Steered the public site interface using ASP.Net and presided over all testing and implementation procedures.
  • Actively participated in requirements gathering, coding, creating test scripts, testing, production support, documentation and maintenance/patch deployments.
  • Prioritized and repaired site-related design problems; implemented new features based on feedback from users.
  • Displayed outstanding interpersonal and communication skills while collaborating with producers and graphic designers in the development of ASP/MS SQL applications and websites for clients.

ATX Inc.

1999 - 2006

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems

Programming, Database Concepts, Network Theory and Design, Systems Analysis and Design, Information Systems Management.

Florida Institute of Technology

2008-2013

Web Design Professional Certificate

Advanced coding and design techniques, exploring CSS layouts, web fonts, JavaScript, ActionScript, Wordpress development, and web accessibility.

Sessions College

2014-Present

Contact Me

Drop me a line or give me a ring. I'd love to hear you.

If is the middle word in Life.