Taylor Smith

Website
tsmithcreative.com
Social Media

Work

October 2012 – Present

Product Owner / Frontend Engineer
at
Remote

Product ownership, mobile-first frontend development, Drupal theming and light module development, graphic design. Projects include:

  • Forcepoint, powered by Raytheon — (requirements gathering, scope control, story writing, feature prioritization, release planning, and internal client advocate) for a mobile-first responsive Drupal marketing site launched rapidly following the announcement of the joint venture between Websense and Raytheon Cyber Products. Editors can reuse content throughout the site to reduce maintenance overhead, translate content into seven core languages in a centralized interface, target customizable geographic regions for relevance, and receive deeper leads insight through tight integration with Marketo and Tealium. (View in Portfolio | Four Kitchens Case Study)
  • Texas Exes: 2014 Rebuild — Product Owner and lead developer for a new Drupal site for Texas Exes, the Alumni Association of The University of Texas at Austin. Through Salesforce integration and Single-Sign-On, members can easily join or donate, find organization and chapter events, maintain their contact information, find and use benefits determined by their membership level as recorded in Salesforce, and stay in touch with their chapters though a Chapter Framework experience authored by chapter leaders.
  • World Pulse: NextGen — for a new website focusing on internationalization, responsive design, and frontend mobile performance, allowing women across the globe to connect with and empower each other in their own language on their own devices to solve the most critical issues in their communities. (View in Portfolio | Four Kitchens Case Study)
  • University of Texas: University Policy Office Routing/Review Dashboard — Wireframing, usability studies, user flows, and product owner assistance to add a Policy Review Dashboard, guiding various University members through drafting, moderated review, and discussion of policy documentation with historical archiving of the review process. (Presentation: “Policy of Truth” | View in Portfolio)
January 2010 – Present

Freelance Developer / Designer

Freelance print and web designer for Tulsa and Austin based businesses and non-profit / arts organizations, including pro bono projects.

Clients include: The Williams Companies, Walsh:Barnes Interactive, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Sterling Integrated Communications, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Tulsa Cancer Institute, Tristesse Grief Center, American Advertising Federation Tulsa, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa PAC Trust, Hinkle Creative Services, Oktoberfest Tulsa, 209: The Arts Bar.

January 2011October 2012

Design Technologist (7/11–11/12),
Intern (1/11–6/11)
at
Tulsa

WordPress and Drupal theme and plugin development for sites designed internally and by Walsh Branding emphasizing compatibility and SEO. Clients include: The Williams Companies, Tulsa Airport Authority, Guthrie Green, ONEOK, Osage Casinos, Xylem, FWMurphy, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, WPX Energy, Downtown [Tulsa] Coordinating Council, The University of Tulsa.

  • Introduced responsive design using CSS media queries to streamline mobile development and eliminate “m-dot” sites / UA sniffing.
  • Researched and implemented Drupal as a powerful alternative CMS for projects not well suited for WordPress implementation
  • Proposed and demonstrated source control using git with a git-flow repository architecture for accurate deployments, code library.

Education

Fall 2007Spring 2011

B.F.A. Graphic Design
from
Tulsa

Certificate in Advertising. Minor in Art History. Coursework equivalent to minor in Printmaking.

Community

Aug 2011August 2013

The University of Tulsa School of Art Volunteer Advisor for Web Development to Design Students

Jan 2012May 2013

AAF 10th District 2013 Convention Planning Committee Communications Chair, Web Developer

Content

Creations

Scrummy

Node.js real-time, multiplayer Scrum planning / estimation game.

Callboard

A warning and scheduling tool for stage managers.