Phil Schanely Interactive Design and Web Development
Welcome! I’m glad you’ve stopped by. Here you can see some of my work, learn a little more about me, and find some ways to get in touch.
A meal planning tool
A Grass Roots design sytem
Cool stuff with Gatsby.js
An Ember and Elixir website
A progressive web app for recruiting the US Army Corps of Engineers
An assessment mapping tool for higher education
View source for these and other projects on Github.
See some of my smaller doodles on Codepen.
I’ve explored a number of interests in my short time on this planet. In high school I focused on music and hoped to become a composer. In college, I explored psychology and graphic design. After college, I worked with a Web Developer who inspired me to learn more about the web. Before long, I landed a career as a web designer and developer in a university staff position. I was promoted to manage a department of creative and technical professionals that helped professors teach well and use technology effectively.
Now fully enveloped in building beautiful and usable web applications, I completed an M.F.A. in Interactive Design and Game Development from the Savannah College of Art and Design and transitioned to teach full time at Cedarville University. In this role I had the fantastic opportunity to make a difference in the development of budding professionals, use my skills in design thinking, instructional design, and leadership to improve University operations, and build an expertise in front end development crafting digital interfaces for sites and web applications. Seeking to deepen my software consulting and product development experience I left Academia in 2017. Since then I have worked at a startup, a government contractor, a fully remote digital agency, and prominent tech platform. Today I am all the more passionate about bridging between Design and Engineering to build delightful user experiences with precise yet scalable code.
I live in Charleston, South Carolina with my beautiful wife, two kids, and loyal golden doodle. I enjoy hiking and backpacking, arranging and orchestration, and discovering good eats along the way.