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Hello, I'm Brian, currently based in Santa Cruz, California.

My passion is to create highly engaging digital experiences that anyone would love to use. As a Silicon Valley professional, I've created and enriched platforms that tens of millions of people use everyday.

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Beyond Silicon Valley

Bringing a little bit of Santa Cruz to every project

As a Santa Cruz native, I grew up with Silicon Valley just over the hill. My hometown's laid-back beach culture has always been a deep part of my identity.

As a contrast, my education and my professional background both lend to my relentless drive to take projects — both big and small — to the next-level. My gravitation to being a high-output, high-performer in the tech landscape is an exciting driving force.

My Skills

Web Development . Web Design . Strategy

Front-End Development 15 Years
UI Design 6 Years
Product Strategy 3 Years

Web Development

My experience here touches a broad spectrum — from HTML5 / CSS3 to JavaScript and from PHP to MySQL.

Interface Design

My creative skill-set is responsive to any audience. My tools of choice range from Photoshop and Illustrator to Sketch.

Product Strategy

My keen eye for analysis-based strategy can help any product hit metrics that achieve stronger returns.

Consistency

Driven to return exceptionally high value results — consistently.

My Experiences

Recent roles

Startup Owner   2010 - 2018

Nettopolis [Exploration Interface], News Clusters [Giant News Aggregation Engine].

Consultant   2014 - 2018

Freelance Web Developer / UI Designer / Product Strategist.

My Education

Attended a Top 3 university on a full-ride scholarship

The University of Chicago   2005 - 2009

Started a successful, accredited, student-run investment club.

Fun fact: I lived next to Barack Obama and was a reseach assistant for Austin Goolsbee, a Chief Economist within the Obama Administration.

Bachelor of Arts   Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology

Maintained a GPA over 3.7 (cumulative).

Fun fact: Nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship by the Chairman of the Poli Sci Dept.

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.

— Swami Sivananda

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I also read emails  

Visit my office

4526, 101 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA

Contact.

831-XXX-XXXX [email me]

Brian@nettopolis.com

Nettopolis.com [Primary Brand]