Hello! I am Chad Rieder, a Senior Front-End Developer and User Experience Architect from Minneapolis, MN. My greatest gift is my eye for detail, and I take pride in writing semantic, modular, and accessible code that is easy to understand and works beautifully across all browsers. Here is my resume and LinkedIn, let's work together soon.

User Experience Projects

Web Development Projects

Role: Lead Developer / UX Designer
Description: Miller Milling is one of the top four wheat flour mills in the United States. Working closely with our strategy team, I designed the user experience architecture understanding what the client needed now, and what they wanted to add to the site later. I then built out a fully custom WordPress content management system including product custom post types, custom taxonomies, and AJAX product filtering. The site is fast, accessible, easy to update, and will serve the client for years to come.
Technology: WordPress CMS, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
Role: Designer / Developer / Photographer
Description: I am a freelance music, event, and landscape photographer who has photographed hundreds of bands and worked with Jameson Whisky, Hyundai, Target, Warner Bros, among other brands. In May of 2021, I launched this new portfolio website that I designed and coded using WordPress to serve up the blog posts with GraphQL to a Gatsby single page application for the front-end. This is my first experience building out a headless React / Gatsby single page application and I learned a lot.
Technology: React / Gatsby, WordPress CMS, HTML, CSS
Client: broadhead.
Role: Lead Developer / UX Designer
Description: I first acted as the UX Designer, working closely with our Interactive Designer to lay out wireframes and design ideas. Once designs were complete, I developed a fully custom WordPress theme and content management system with the use of just three plugins to minimize maintainance needs and increase page speed. The agency website is highly optimized and easy for our Communication Manager to update on a regular basis.
Technology: WordPress CMS, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
Client: broadhead.
Role: Lead Developer / UX Designer
Description: We wanted to create a web experience that focused on the shifts in culture during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. I worked closely with our interactive designer during the design phase to create a parallax scrolling site with monthly shifts. I coded this as a custom page template in WordPress with PHP and vanilla JavaScript. I built the CMS so that all of the content is very easy to update including the parallax speed for each shift.
Technology: WordPress CMS, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
Freelance Client: Miller Dunwiddie Architects
Role: Developer / UX Designer
Description: I was approached in the summer of 2021 to build a brand new website and content management system for Miller Dunwiddie Architects. They had design ideas and a style guide in place, and I refined the web design to create a smoother user experience before building out a fully custom WordPress theme for them. The CMS includes custom post types and custom taxonomies for their projects. The site is highly optimized and the client appreciates how easy it is to edit the content and add new portfolio projects.
Technology: WordPress CMS, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS
Client: Colle McVoy
Role: Co-Developer / QA Engineer
Description: As part of a three person development team, I coded a majority of the page template markup and CSS. This project was on an extremely tight deadline and I worked weekends as necessary to ensure that we met the schedule. Before launching, I acted as the lead Quality Assurance Engineer, adding issues to a Trello board and assigning them to the respective developers and designers. With this project, I gained valuable experience in building a single page app website while learning Vue JS and Nuxt.
Technology: Vue / Nuxt, Craft CMS, HTML, CSS
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