Resume

I’m Brian Behrens, a developer living in Seattle. I’ve been developing interactive projects since 2003 at a professional level. The bulk of my career has involved design, development and programming of websites, social campaigns and web–based applications. I have focused heavily on interaction design, web standards, usability, animation, video, e-commerce and application architecture. My passion for technology is ever-evolving and I enjoy new challenges. Behind it all, I’m a storyteller. In my free time you’ll find me surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, taking photos or seeing live music around town.

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Experience

Senior Interactive Developer, POP

Seattle, WA | 2015 – Present
Returning to POP a second time has allowed me to focus heavily on JavaScript. I use Node.js on almost every project integrating Grunt, Gulp or WebPack for build tools. We write our applications using the right tool for the job. This often includes ES6 modules w/ Browserify or WebPack for bundling. We often use frameworks and libraries like React, Angular, GreenSock, jQuery, ScrollMagic and many others. I create animations in both CSS and JavaScript. As of late I’ve been involved in or led server integration, API and database development, Docker configuration and other backend duties. I develop within Node.js, Apache, .NET and AWS environments.

Senior Web Developer, Mervin Manufacturing

Seattle, WA | 2012 – 2015
Led a team in development efforts and made key decisions in e-commerce infrastructure, hosting architecture and build system. Developed new applications for users to find and customize products. Developed responsive WordPress templates for all brand sites. Researched new technologies like AngularJS and implemented them in production builds. Planned marketing and social initiatives. Implemented new management communication and analytic tools for team efficiencies. Set up source control infrastructure. Evaluated analytics and made informed online-business decisions.

Senior Interface Developer, Blast Radius

Seattle, WA | 2011 – 2012
Managed a team of developers in order to execute marketing initiatives for Starbucks. Brainstormed and planned technical execution for marketing initiatives including Frappuccino, Pumpkin Spice Latte and Starbucks Holiday. Planned timelines and feature specifications for technical execution. Utilized JIRA for iteration planning. Programmed MVC based Flash experiences for Starbucks Holiday and Frappuccino using ActionScript 3 and PureMVC.

Senior Interactive Developer, POP

Seattle, WA | 2008 – 2011
Built Flash based experiences for corporate clients such as Target, Nintendo, Amazon, Xbox and more. Led development planning efforts and execution.

Multimedia Developer, Marx Creative

Milwaukee, WI | 2006 – 2008
Web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ajax, Flash, XML, PHP and MySQL), DVD production, In-store Media Creation

Freelance Web Development

2006 – Present
Web-design and Programming (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash, XML, PHP and MySQL), Custom CMS Application Development

Multimedia Developer, WIN Media Inc.

Burlington, WI | 2003 – 2006
Project Management, CD-ROM Development, Web Development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash, PHP and MySQL), DVD Production, Live Event Video Production, Commercial Productions

Production Assistant, Milwaukee Public Television

Milwaukee, WI | 2002 – 2003
Floor Director, Camera, Make-up, TelePrompTer, Switcher, Lighting, Audio

Co-Producer, Milwaukee Bucks “Bucks Buddy” Half-time Segment

Milwaukee, WI | 2003
I Produced, Shot, and Edited a 30 second half-time segment for the “Bucks Buddy” program with partner, Brad Manderscheid. The segment aired on the WB during a Bucks half-time show.

Executive Producer, MPTV’s “Letters to Santa”

Milwaukee, WI | 2002
I oversaw all aspects of production in the 7 Part Children’s Series aired on Milwaukee Public Television.

Awards

Target – Best of the Bullseye: Collaboration

Seattle, WA | 2008
The team at POP on the Target account was awarded a Best of the Bullseye award by Target Corporate for collaboration.

Freddie Award

Milwaukee, WI | 2007
International Health and Medical Media Awards for Best Web Site
Working at Marx Creative, I helped produce and maintain chefmd.com. I set up the databases, created/implemented designs, and maintained the site since I started at Marx Creative in 2006.

Best Director Award

Milwaukee, WI | 2003
Milwaukee Public Television Student Operations
I was awarded best director for a half hour long feature titled “Let’s Be Frank”. I was the director, producer, cinematographer, and editor for this feature.

Education

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, WI | 2001 – 2005
Associates Degree in Television & Video Production
Associates Degree in Visual Communications

Skills

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, React, Angular, WebPack, Grunt.js, Gulp, Preprocessors, Babel, PHP, MySQL, NoSQL, Source Control (Git & SVN), WordPress, JSON, XML, Social APIs, JS Libraries (jQuery, Underscore, GreenSock), Agile Methodology, Adobe Creative Cloud, Project Estimation/Planning, Managing Development Teams, Video and Photography

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