About Scott

I am a Front-End Web Developer with over a decade of experience building web sites.

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What I Work On

Currently, I am a web developer for California Lutheran University. I have built and maintained our front-end framework, implemented a major rebrand, assisted in marketing projects for driving enrollment, and offered web site support to our campus clients.

I got my start like many others with a curiosity of how things work and a drive to build it myself. While the web has changed a lot over the past few decades and has grown in complexity, the same excitement is there for me. Building a web site and a larger design system is a lot like a small, self-contained world. How we familiarize a user with the site’s brand? How do these components all interact with each other? What happens to the web site under certain conditions? These are all important questions before even grabbing for a specific tool.

To sum up how I think of my career: I love making the web come to life.

Born and raised in Southern California, I live with my wife Meredith, our son Luke, and our elderly pug Darla. When I am not doing web development you find me hiking my state’s mountains, watching Formula 1, or watching a lot of YouTube.

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Have a Question?

Get in touch at scott@smithscott.net

How This Site Was Made

This portfolio site has evolved in many different forms since college. Previous versions were written in PHP, custom Node JS scripts, and WordPress. This current version is built with Eleventy, Gulp, and hosted with Netlify. Dark blue and orange are my favorite colors, so the visual design started with that combination in mind. The fonts used on this site are Parkly and Open Sans. You may view the source code for this site at GitHub.