After a misspent youth devoted to tinkering with lime green iMacs, at age 16, I kickstarted my career in code with Harvard’s online course: CS50. Now, my development and design portfolio encompasses all kinds of websites, apps, and digital tools.
A background in full-stack development, facing challenges from Information Architecture and User Experience Design to Marketing and SEO, puts me in a unique position to innovate, communicate, and deliver the highest quality code. In other words, I remember the big picture while perfecting the smallest details.
Head of Web Development
Having been mentored by a team of veteran user experience designers and developers, I was promoted from Intern to Head of Web Development. Not only contributing code and designs but also liaising with clients and strategising for practically every project that crossed the company’s desk.
Coordinated a team of 20 to organise extremely well-received open days. I was responsible for the entire five-day event including: conducting team interviews, planning events, welcoming guests front of house, and delegating tasks while maintaining morale with volunteers who were working eighteen hour days.
After redesigning my college website I was elected to manage publicising events and news to almost 1000 students. Using my experience in digital marketing, I tripled email engagement.
Digital Marketing Assistant
Rapidly iterated on designs for digital and print adverts. Designed and presented a new approach to the company’s online forms with an intuitive user experience to reduce abandonment. Learning from an experienced front-end designer, built a 30-page website, from mockups to code, in under a week.
Xander Gottlieb – Photographer, Explorer, Bookworm, Snowboarder, Inquirer, Cook…
Words I live by
"I do not remember the books I have read anymore than the meals I have eaten. Still, they have made me."- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree."- Jim Rohn
"The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there."- Robert M. Pirsig