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who I am

Born in '84 & raised across the United States, I live by the mantra "Be good to those around you," "I am my brothers' keeper," and I practice "Leave it better than you found it." Bespoke work is my specialty and I thrive off props from brainchild to launch.

what I do

As UX Engineer I graffiti up whiteboards, work nimbly across the modern JavaScript toolchain prototyping prospective implementations, and I specialize in scalable CSS architecture. I strive to purposefully distill complex problems into elegant web-based solutions, producing beautifully engaging experiences. I take wireframes from initial scribble and explore design through varying degrees of prototypical fidelity. I manage design systems, implement user interfaces, and commit front-end skullduggery. I have presented my work at design meetups and code schools and have consulted in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Nashville, and Seattle between 2011-Present. In 2015 I was featured on the front page of GeekWire for participating in [and ultimately winning] Seattle's largest hackathon to date alongside my brilliant team of crucibled leaders: SpaceLabForever.

#hackHousing winners David Puerto, SpaceLabForever. Make the SmartMove at Zillow Seattle.

I was previously at Facebook where I worked on FBIDE codenamed Lyric: the zero-install, cloud-based IDE that was well-loved and impacted a significant number of Facebook engineers between 2013-2017. I would love to work as a UX Designer for Codepen and Github (esp Atom/VS Code) and SpaceX. Over the last decade, I've joined design and engineering teams and contributed to the outcome of a plethora of internal and customer-facing tools. While I love being a remote consultant, I am especially happy to serve on staff at major brands as I continue to grow in this discipline. I dedicated my early career to a federal organization assisting non-profits in rural Kentucky carry out their missions and impacting the lives of people who I care deeply about. "From Kentucky well-water to whale-watchin' off my back porch." -CunninLynguists

where you'll find me

You can find me on social media such as: CodePen and GitHub, cookin' it up on MapMyRun, competing on Stava, gettin' high on PeakBagger, goin' places with GaiaGPS, handlin' it on ChessWithFriends, and placing tiles of coquesttish fantasy upon WordsWithFriends. Outside I'm usually at my urban farm in SODO. During Covid19 we took our hobby microgreens and mycology out of the kitchen and upgraded to a proper warehouse space with a lab. More on this coming soon as we establish our business! Cheers to open-water swimming and the pools reopening!


For work inquiries, hackathon-related information, speaking engagements, or to help publish my novel, please send me a dedicated email. I'm a sucker for a green tea matcha latte at Cherry Street Public House.

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experience

January 2020 - Present
Microsoft

Visual UI UX Designer

August 2019 - January 2020
Zuora

UX Engineer

April 2018 - May 2019
Nordstrom

UX Engineer

Oct 2017 - April 2018
WebMD (Seattle office closed in acquisition by KKR)

Senior UX Design Engineer

Oct 2015-July 2016
Starbucks

Senior Product Designer

Feb 2015
Zillow #hackhousing Win

Thought leader for the Footclan / Front-end Developer

March 2014 - March 2015
Facebook

UX/UI Consultant

special thanks

It has been an honor to work alongside awesome people at the offices of: Facebook, Nordstrom, Starbucks, Microsoft, WebMD & more.

I am heavily influenced by the work of CSS-Tricks and CodePen (Chris Coyier), GitHub, Dribbble, Awwwards, Smashing Magazine, Codrops, Lea Verou, Nicole Sullivan's OOCSS, SMACSS, StackOverflow, Codyhouse & more. Thanks for all you've given of yourselves and done for me and all the other stragglers out there. I literally wouldn't have been anywhere without your gracious contributions to this community.

contact

me@davidpuerto.com

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