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 500 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.
- HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
- Responsive & mobile layouts
- WordPress developer and educator / Intermediate PHP
- Familiar with MVC paradigm (in a front-end capacity)
- Adobe Photoshop veteran
- Team player with Git experience
- Pre-processors (Sass & Less)
- Comfortable writing code from scratch, or leveraging Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, jQuery Mobile, etc…
- Effective communicator with both clients and collaborating developers
- Excellent presenter / Communicating complex concepts in a simple manner
- Listening to client needs and translating to technical needs
- Bridging the gap between design and development concerns
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.
I find being a front-end developer to be incredibly rewarding. Tackling challenges, learning new things, and adding a dash of creativity along the way has been a recipe for professional fulfillment.
I’m currently authoring several jQuery plugins, but as of this moment the only thing you’ll find on my GitHub account is the source code for this page.
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 a nature photographer:
I run an educational YouTube channel with 5,000+ 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 web design & development.
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.
You can also get a hold of me on Twitter: