Kevin Scott | kev•ən skät |

noun

  • Front End Developer: "As a Front End Developer I write concise and reusable code."
  • Interaction Designer: "As an Interaction Designer I design intuitive and usable interactions based on user needs."
  • Musician & Improviser: "As a Musician and an Improviser I attempt, often unsuccessfully, to entertain people.

Hi. I’m Kevin Scott.

I’m a designer and developer — some would say desingineer — based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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I’m always interested in hearing about new opportunities! Contact me here. There’s three things I feel distinguish me from the rest.

Bridging Design & Development

Good design is a necessity in order to stand out in today’s world. It’s imperative that a user be able to understand your application immediately; if not, you’ve already lost.

Paired with a constantly evolving technology landscape, replete with new languages, frameworks, and services emerging every day, it’s more important than ever that designers possess a keen understanding of available technologies and their limitations, and that developers have an equally astute grasp on what designers need to do their best work.

With a background in both disciplines, I am intimately familiar with the unique challenges of life as a developer and as a designer, from the iterative requirements of a design process to the need for a stable and robustly tested codebase. I take pride in producing work that is flexible enough to adapt to changing requirements as the product evolves; that is performant and on the cutting edge of new technologies; and that considers design choices against technical tradeoffs.

With one foot firmly in both camps, I’m capable of bringing this multidisciplinary perspective to your business.

Delivery & Communication

Working with bad communicators is frustrating at the best of times; it’s downright impossible if you’re working remotely.

You need to work with people who are communicative and can hit delivery dates. You need to know how things are progressing to avoid surprises that catch you off guard. And you need people who can translate technical specs into English, letting you focus on making the right decisions for your business.

I’ve worked remotely as both a fulltimer and a consultant, and I’ve managed two teams, one team face-to-face and one entirely remote. I’ve worked with small nascent startups to large corporations. I’ve been a designer working with a team of developers and a developer working with a team of designers.

I consider clear and timely communication an essential part of everything that I do.

Quality

Above all else, I care deeply about my work: everything from the quality of the code I write to my interactions with clients. Don’t take my word for it; hear what my clients have to say.

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I spend my free time doing this stuff; it’s what drives and inspires me. I love what I do.

I possess more than 7 years of front and back end development experience, for large scale enterprise clients down to ground floor startups.

More recently, I've learned research methodologies and UX design skills, allowing me to focus on crafting an absolute killer product experience, all the way from concept and design to programming and delivery.