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BeardyMcD - Chris McDermott

BeardyMcD


Web Developer - Techincal Producer - Idea Man

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About


I lead implementation and development efforts for Firecat Studio, SACADA, TEDxSanAntonio, as well as other companies in the San Antonio & Austin area . Though I am a true internet technology generalist, I excel at web application design as well as information and technical architecture. Before going freelance, I worked at USAA as an Interaction Designer and Web Producer for 11 years. There I helped to create and support their initial Intranet and Internet sites, defining strategy, process and implementation.

Pre-interwebs I developed multimedia applications for touch screen kiosks & desktop PCs and even operated various studio cameras. I have an uncanny knack for asking the right questions at the right time, solving an underlying problem that makes lots of other problems go away. Insatiably curious and detail-oriented, I chase down the details and the final answers. Most importantly, I'm a firm believer in having fun!


Specialties: Information Architecture, Requirements Definition, Technical Liaison, Interaction / User Centered Design, Web Interface Coder, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Usability Testing, User Experience, Use Cases, 508 WCAG Accessibility. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal. MailChimp, Constant Contact, GoogleApps, BaseCamp, TeamWork, Draw.io, Mindmeister.

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