Brad Schiff: 65% developer, 20% designer, 15% educator, and 0% fashionista.
My name is Brad Schiff and I’m a front-end developer, designer, and educator. I’ve been building user interfaces for over a decade.
I’ve done work for Fortune 100 companies, national political campaigns, international technology leaders, and countless small businesses. Unfortunately, nearly all of my work has been completed under nondisclosure agreements so I lack a traditional “portfolio” of work.
Most recently, I’ve worked with the WordPress experts at Slice n Press as their lead front-end developer to create websites for some of the world’s top brands.
- Cross-browser compatibility historian
- Responsive & mobile layouts
- Adobe Photoshop veteran
- Node.js build tools (Gulp & Grunt)
- Git collaboration & deployments
- Intermediate PHP, Rails View (MVC)
- Email Design (modern & legacy)
- Bridging the gap between design and development concerns
- Project management experience from high-profile projects
- Listening to client needs and translating to technical needs
- Effective communicator with both clients and team members
- Delivering complex concepts in a simple fashion
I love writing code, but I’m not a computer science major. I spent my college years studying English, literature, and education. Using a language elegantly and efficiently has always intrigued me; regardless of whether that language is interpreted by humans or computers.
Being a front-end developer is incredibly rewarding. Tackling challenges, learning new things, and adding a dash of creativity along the way has been a recipe for professional fulfillment.
I teach an introductory web design course at Udemy. I enjoy making concepts as simple as possible and helping people learn new things!
I also run an educational YouTube channel with over 12,000 students. If you perform a Google search for “Responsive Web Design Tutorial” the first YouTube link is an example of one of my lessons.
I would love to teach in a traditional classroom environment, but currently video lessons are the best fit for my career, and allow me to reach a wide audience of people hungry to learn design & development.
Over the years my work has seen a gradual shift away from design towards development. I enjoy collaborating with graphic designers to craft elegant, modern user experiences.
Although I typically collaborate with dedicated graphic designers, I do take pride in my own ability as a designer. I appreciate white space, balance, impact, hierarchy; and all of the other hallmarks of good design. This page is an example of my design decisions.
I’m also the creator and designer of the educational LearnWebCode website.
Did I mention that I’m a nature photographer?
If you’d like to reach me you can always send an email to and I’ll do my best to reply in a timely fashion.
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