Adam Page

Designer & Developer in Portland, Oregon

I help build digital experiences to help people. I am passionate about inclusive design, accessibility, semantics, and standards. I find joy in identifying and removing technology barriers that prevent people from succeeding. I am always learning.

  • Employer
    OMBU
    Period
    2013 - Present
    Roles
    • Lead user experience designer

      • Sketch
      • Figma
      • Flinto
      • Principle
      • Django
      • Middleman
      • HTML5 / CSS3
      • JavaScript
      • WCAG 2.1
      • ATAG 2.0

      OMBU is a digital technology firm specializing in websites, web applications, and content management systems. I lead our clients through discovery exercises, produce detailed wireframes, prototypes and comps, and evaluate design fidelity throughout implementation. I guide our team in accessible development practices, evaluate our conformance to technical standards such as WCAG, and coordinate usability testing to ensure our compatibility with assistive technologies.

  • Employer
    Epoch Inc.
    Period
    2011 — 2013
    Roles
    • Lead user experience designer

      • Adobe Illustrator
      • Adobe Fireworks
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • TypeTool
      • Wacom Intuos

      Epoch’s flagship product is a web-based software service that automates video production workflows. I designed the user experience and created desktop & mobile wireframes to guide development. I was also responsible for managing outside graphic design work and occasionally illustrated image assets.

    • Senior frontend developer

      • Ruby on Rails
      • HTML5
      • CSS3
      • JavaScript
      • Postgres / SQLite
      • Git / Mercurial

      I wrote Rails code for Epoch’s web application, largely using Ruby, Slim, SASS, CoffeScript, and an assortment of other template languages, all of which boiled down to HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. NBC used our application to compress & transfer terabytes of high-resolution broadcast video from The London 2012 Summer Olympics.

  • Employer
    Atom Driven
    Period
    2003 - Present
    Roles
    • Owner & Operator

      • Figma
      • Sketch
      • Eleventy
      • Middleman
      • PHP
      • HTML5
      • CSS3
      • JavaScript
      • Mac / Windows / Linux
      • Apache / MySQL

      I incorporated Atom Driven in 2003 to formalize the freelance web design & development projects I’d been doing for years. I specialize in small, robustly written websites with an emphasis on accessibility and web standards. I offer a full set of web-related services and am responsible for all website production tasks from design to deployment, working closely with clients throughout.

  • Employer
    Hewlett Packard
    Period
    1995 — 2011
    Roles
    • Interaction designer

      • Adobe Fireworks
      • Adobe Photoshop
      • Adobe Catalyst
      • Adobe Flash
      • Adobe InDesign
      • HTML
      • CSS

      I joined HP’s internal design team in 2009. I was the lead interaction designer for an ink cartridge subscription program and managed UI designs for the touchscreen applications of our web-enabled Photosmart printers. In both projects, I was responsible for creating wireframes and interactive prototypes.

    • Software engineer

      • C / C++
      • Win32
      • XML
      • Windows / Linux
      • Localization
      • ASP
      • PHP / Perl

      I spent the bulk of my HP career in software engineering, where I was primarily responsible for authoring the UI of our software drivers using C, C++, and multilingual Win32 resources. I did this work in close coordination with our design & localization teams across multiple campuses & geographies.

Skills

  • Design

    • Sketch
    • Figma
    • InVision
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe XD
    • Flinto
    • Principle
    • SketchUp
    • Responsive design
    • Inclusive design
    • WCAG
  • Development

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Ruby · Python · PHP
    • C · C++
    • Git · Mercurial
    • Apache · MySQL
    • WCAG
  • General

    • Windows
    • Mac OS
    • Linux

Education

  • Institution
    Washington State University
    Period
    2001
    Program
    B.A. Computer Science
  • Institution
    WebAIM
    Period
    2019
    Program
    Web Accessibility Training
  • Institution
    Deque University
    Period
    2021
    Program
    IAAP Certification Curricula

Interests

  • Travel
  • Biking
  • Scuba
  • ASL
  • Piano
  • Gaming

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