Phil Schanely Interactive Design and Web Development

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Phil

Some of my work

A little about me

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. I worked at a startup, a government contractor, and finally a fully remote digital agency. Through these roles I completed work for small businesses, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Defense, and one of the leading media and technology companies in the world.

Now I am a Senior User Experience Developer for Kajabi. In this role I have been excited to take part in building a new design system from the ground up and have further developed my specialty in bridging between Design and Engineer. I love building components that are precisely aligned to design specifications and also a delight for engineers to use in context.

I live in Charleston, South Carolina with my beautiful wife, two kids, and loyal golden doodle. I enjoy hiking and backpacking, singing, and discovering good eats along the way.

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