Courtney G. Ives
Fizzy Beverage Enthusiast, Visionary Furniture Arranger, Technologist
I delight in puzzles, and in any opportunity to organize or simplify.
I'm always endeavoring to be a champion for other people, especially the quiet ones.
Very Good Websites Co.
Owner, Developer on the following projects:
Lake Monster Brewing Company
Saint Paul, MN | October 2017 — Present
Completed a website makeover that improved readability, accessibility, and asthetic appeal.
Worked on the responsive Google Calendar food truck widget for the website.
Kept the website taplist and events up to date, then upgraded the taplist to update automagically with the Untappd API.
Built a React app for print and screen menus in the taproom.
Impact Hub MSP, Technology Volunteer
Minneapolis, MN | November, 2018 — April, 2019
Impact Hub provides workspace for people doing big things.
Assisted in the implementation of a new member-check-in application built by Prime Digital Academy students.
Redesigned a Square CMS website for a fine jewelry artist.
Designed and implemented a new WordPress site for a media consultant.
Contract Developer on the following assignments:
Full Stack Development, Q3C / Primoris
Remote | March — July, 2020
Fixed bugs and added new features to a large construction management application.
Coached the team around Agile strategies, and implemented practices to improve team communication and cohesion.
Collaborated with other developers on debugging tools, bug fixes. Mentored newer developer.
Frontend Development, Allianz Life
Saint Louis Park, MN | July — October, 2017
Collaborated closely with UX design team to create complex UI components under deadline for a new website with strict accessibility requirements.
Fullstack Development + QA, Questar Assessment Inc.
Apple Valley, MN | August — December, 2016
Bridged a gap between development and QA teams by wearing many hats: QC/QA, CSS styling, technical documentation, and good ole programming. I was also the unofficial resident Apple/Mac expert.
Contract Developer on the following assignment:
UI Development, CHS Inc.
Inver Grove Heights, MN | April, 2019 — July, 2019
Brought UX designs to life with code, collaborating with the UX team to establish a new company-wide pattern library.
Full Stack Developer, Irish Titan
Saint Louis Park, MN | January — October, 2018
Interfaced with a variety of clients to build them beautiful and complex ecommerce and CMS websites.
Completely redesigned and simplified the WordPress site for cleaning product company.
Added a provider-search feature and other major improvements on a medical company WordPress site.
Established a brand new Magento site for a scientific supplies company.
Web Developer, Schmitt Music
Brooklyn Center, MN | December, 2016 — July, 2017
Implemented the company's first online sales solution, and worked meticulously to improve the website's functionality and appearance. Established version control and a ticketing strategy using GitLab’s Kanban-style system.
Testing Consultant on the following assignment:
QA Tester, Cox Media Group
Remote / Saint Louis Park, MN | June, 2015 — March, 2016
Collaborated with development and product teams to thoroughly document and test defects over many web properties.
Designer & Social Media Manager, Above the Fold Marketing
Burlington, VT/Remote | 2011 — 2013
Worked closely with our clients (including an insurance company, a sign maker, and an automotive company) to capture their brand voice and business goals in order to manage social media accounts and improve their websites with graphics and copy.