Zane Taylor

Creative Web Engineer


Phone 417.379.9296
Location Portland, Oregon

Accomplished web engineer with over a decade of experience in the creative agency industry. As a team member, freelancer, co-founder, and manager, led and contributed to a wide array of projects for diverse clients.

Advocate of open source tools and the community that supports them, with a deep interest in impactful, mission-driven work that leverages digital technology to elevate causes and organizations whose work is about more than profit.

Profiles


Experience

Totally

August 2014 - Present
Founding Partner & Technical Director

Conceptualized, planned, and executed digital identity and web projects for brands, businesses, and non-profits of all stripes, emphasizing content- and user- centric approaches to design and development, crafting branded platforms to further clients' business, marketing, and culture goals.

Collaborated with clients from concept through final delivery. Managed local and remote development teams, outlined project requirements and delivery standards, performed code and QA reviews, and collaborated with junior developers to address project needs and client feedback.

Total Design Shop

September 2011 - Present
Web Developer & Designer

Designed, developed, and maintained award-winning custom websites and applications for a variety of commercial and non-profit clients, leveraging modern front-end frameworks, CMS platforms, build processes, and cloud infrastructure.

Produced static mockups, prototyped, and iterated original visual design concepts, incorporating project specs and client feedback, to produce tailored, branded web experiences.

Freelance

January 2009 - December 2015
Creative Web Engineer

Developed comprehensive web experiences with an emphasis on user experience, mobile-first and responsive design, third party integrations, content + brand strategy, and email + social engagement. Engineered and integrated tailored web and content platforms with back- and front-end frameworks and modern content management systems.


Skills

JavaScript
WordPress
Advanced Custom Fields
WooCommerce
Theme Development
Plugin Development
Roots Sage Framework
Genesis Framework
PHP
Front-end Development
HTML
CSS
Bootstrap
Foundation
Responsive Design
SASS
jQuery
Node.js
Vue.js
Laravel
E-commerce
SEO
Version Control
Git
Project Management
Creative Direction
Adobe Creative Suite
Sketch

Volunteer

Trailkeepers of Oregon

2018 - Present
Trailkeeper

XOXO Festival

2015 - 2016
Event Volunteer

Electronic Frontier Foundation

2014 - 2014
Developer Volunteer

Education

2006 - 2010
Missouri State University
Fine Arts (Photography), English
2005 - 2006
Drury University
Fine Arts, Global Studies

Languages

English
Native proficiency
Spanish
Elementary proficiency
French
Elementary proficiency