Headshot of Drew Loomer
My name is Drew.

I’m a front-end craftsman focused on making software that matters and creating tools that empower users.

Let’s build something together.

My approach

I’ve worn many hats in my 15+ years as a software developer and consultant, but I strive to embody the “t-shaped” developer. While my knowledge and experience cover a wide-range of topics, I consider myself a specialist in several areas:

  • Front-end architecture
  • Design systems/component libraries
  • Team leadership and transformation
  • Agile development
  • Rapid prototyping

Tools I Use

Solid foundations in vanilla Javascript, semantic HTML and scalable CSS have enabled me to successfully lead teams using a variety of front-end technologies, as well as role up my sleeves and ship lots of code myself.

Here are some tools I’ve been using recently:

And here are some others that aren't glamorous enough to merit an icon:

My Experience

If you’re interested in my formal resume, here it is as a .pdf or .docx.

Addison, Texas
- Present

Director of Technology

  • Lead development efforts on over $5MM of development work, delivering successful, on time outcomes for multiple clients
  • Developed standardized role definitions and a performance evaluation tool to align internal stakeholders to well-defined career paths
  • Created new tool for estimating work to ensure accurate planning and messaging during the sales and delivery processes
  • Coordinated staffing of developers and architects across all projects and clients, with a focus on proactively combating "burn out"
Capital One
Plano, Texas

Manager, Design Technology

  • Spearheaded information architecture and UI component library creation for the expansion of dealer platform handling over $500MM in loan originations
  • Trained team of backend developers in modern front-end practices with Angular 4, Redux and Sass during full re-architecture of foundational sales tool
  • Constructed high-fidelity prototypes of new dealer tools to validate functionality enhancements with actual users, reducing cost and time to market for new features
  • Championed Agile methodologies to foster collaboration and transparency between design, development and product teams
Addison, Texas

Managing Architect

  • Architected design system for multi-billion dollar enterprise client, providing a roadmap for user interface unification across a diverse product suite
  • Collaborated with business development team to build new client relationships and estimate scopes of work, helping to successfully secure many new projects
  • Evaluated potential team members' cultural fit, technical proficiency and consulting skills to grow development team
  • Effectively managed team of developers across multiple projects, with a focus on growth of consulting and technical skills
Drewloomer.com LLC
Bloomington, Indiana

Freelance Front-End Architect

  • Successfully positioned development capabilities and industry expertise to seek and win new business opportunities and secure long-term retainer contracts
  • Developed mobile-first web quiz for the Australian national government to promote national organ and tissue donation initiative
  • Partnered with the University of Michigan Health System to develop interactive Facebook applications, increasing visibility of online community
Hook Studios
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Senior Web Developer

  • Constructed award-winning applications in partnership with Google Creative Lab to generate interest in and drive trial of the Chromecast source development kit
  • Developed branded online experience to publish pre-scheduled content in support of Oreo's "Cookie vs. Creme" Super Bowl campaign, increasing impact of ad buy
  • Integrated real-time fundraising with branded materials for Toyota's "Tundra Endeavour" campaign, generating over $400,000 in gifts to the California Science Center
  • Conceptualized and developed cutting edge mobile advertising experiences for Target's "Summer Up" campaign to differentiate brand from competitive retailers
  • Evangelized next-generation development practices using tools like gulp.js, Browserify, Ember and npm to improve internal efficiency and collaboration
Perich Advertising + Design
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Lead Web Developer

  • Managed web development team's production of concurrent client website builds and advertisement deployments to effectively address tight timelines and budgets
  • Advised clients and internal creative team on digital best practices to better conceptualize promotions, campaigns and digital materials
  • Developed social media application for regional bank client, resulting in record growth earnings, national press coverage and over 500% increase in Facebook following
  • Restructured and maintained internal servers, development environments and procedures to improve asset security and reduce agency downtime

Brands I’ve worked with

I consider the ability to rapidly assimilate industry context one of my greatest strengths. From healthcare to banking, airlines to consumer goods, I’ve plied my craft for a variety of companies.

Here are just a few:

About Me

I’m a hands-on front-end architect who sees both the big picture and fine details. I love exploring new technologies and know how to balance them with battle-tested alternatives. I pride myself on solving the business problems of today without sacrificing the scalability tomorrow may need.

I’ve lead teams of designers and developers in delivering over $15MM in complex software. I work closely with product owners and UX designers to translate business requirements into clear development tasks. I leverage my SCRUM certification and practical Agile knowledge to keep projects focused on solving real user problems, realizing designs as code and minimizing technical debt.

I’m a remote worker, beard wearer, record collector and dad.

  • Drew with his wife
  • Drew with his daughters
  • Drew playing Burgertime
  • Drew as Ned Flanders for Halloween

Contact me

Drop me a line, give me a call or find me around the web.

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