John Heiner

Front-End Designer



I'm a front-end designer looking for an opportunity to make a difference. I thrive on being a part of projects through their entire life-cycle, and have close to ten years experience in web discovery and strategy, research, design, development, and deployment.


Design Lead, COLAB
December 2013 - Present
Currently serves as the design lead for COLAB, a digital agency focusing on web design and development. Responsibilities include project intake, strategy, design, development, as well as managing and coordinating with a team of project managers, designers, and developers. Developed an entirely new project process to ensure each project is completed to its maximum potential within each budget.

Web Designer and Front-End Developer, COLAB
July 2012 - December 2013
Member of the design team, responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and developing unique, engaging and effective websites for a variety of clients. Worked directly with clients through strategic and design discoveries to identify goals and project plans.

Front-End Developer, USA Today
July 2012 - December 2013
Served as a web developer for Responsibilities included writing scalable HTML, CSS, and javascript for new sections of the site, as well as maintaining current sections and features. Developed the 2012 Elections coverage portion of the site and was responsible for building live results modules and statistical features. Member of the 2012 redesign development team.

Creative Director,
November 2010 - August 2011
Served as director of the creative team for the most visited defense website in the world; responsible for art direction, campaign marketing, project management, and supervision of creative professionals. Managed and coordinated with a team of designers, developers, and content editors to design, develop, and maintain the U.S. Army's website.

Worked directly with the client on a variety of projects including the U.S. Army's Official iPhone application, the U.S. Army's first online branding toolkit for web and social media, and many micro-site features such as the Medal of Honor site for SSG Salvatore Giunta, and SFC Leroy Petry. Managed design projects from conception and design through front and back-end development, 508 compliance standardization, and other government regulatory requirements.

Web Designer,
November 2008 - November 2010
Member of the creative team, responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and developing monthly features, micro-sites, and historical sites on Served as the lead designer and UI architect for the U.S. Army's Official iPhone application, as well as the lead designer, developer motion graphics, video, and sound editor for the ‘battlescape' on both SFC Jared Monti and SSG Robert Miller's Medal of Honor websites.


James Madison University, School of Media Arts & Design
Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media - 2008

Technical Skills

HTML, CSS, Javascript, Vue, React, Gulp, Webpack, PHP, Craft CMS, Wordpress, Django, AWS

Sketch, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, Invision