The Résumé of Will Brall
Who am I?
Now celebrating over a dozen years of Web UX, Design and Development excellence.
My goals are simple. I want to challenge myself. I am looking for difficult tasks, the kind of complex applications that I need to lead a team to complete.
I have a proven track record of being able to identify, architect, implement and lead others in implementing cost-saving and revenue-bringing projects. For the last half a decade I have been a core member and thought-leader of the Zenimax Online Studios' web team in support of The Elder Scrolls Online. There I have created and architected systems that drive the marketing, sales and retention of millions of players.
Do you have a need for a web developer with a wide range of abilities? Video games? Artificial Intelligence? Huge scales? The bleeding edge? Beyond the bleeding edge? I am your man.
What do I do?
I've written production code in PHP, JS, Ruby, Java, Action Script, Perl, and C#. I've written personal projects in C, C++, COBOL, BASIC, Python, Blitz Basic, BlitzMax, C64 Basic, BrainFuck, Piet, JASS and probably a dozen things I can't remember right now. I've used more frameworks, libraries, scripting, pre-processing, and query languages than I can name: XML, DHTML, XSLT, JSON, CSV, Markdown, Server Side Includes, Blade, Handlebars, SASS, LESS, Coffee Script, too many SQLs, jQuery, Laravel, CodeIgniter, PEAR, Symphony...
A visual overview
My work on The Elder Scrolls Online
The ESO Home is the main hub for ESO news and information.
ESO: Summerset is one of the chapters of ESO. The goal of this page was to project a more premium version of what a DLC page is like, with more information and a little classy glitz. This page was produced on very short notice, but none-the-less is built of interchangable parts in our CMS. When I say short notice, I mean everything from concept to html to text to the images were created from nothing in less than a month.
ESO Updates Hub The updates hub is a timeline-like description of all the major content updates to ESO. It clearly shows just how much content is being produced for the game. As with everything else, updaing this page is a matter of adding another section to it and filling it in with images and text. No dev required.
ESO Crown Store Imported directly from the in-game data, the web Crown Store is an overview of all the items for sale.
A prior version of this resume
The prior version of this resume. I set out a goal to remake my resume from scratch in one day. 10 hours later, I had a fun cherry blossom design. I'd like to think this current version is better.
My work at Army.mil
The Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry Medal of Honor Site was an honor to have the chance to support. The design and content were filled in using the CORE API that I built for the CORE CMS. This shows off a good bit of the flexibility of that system.
The Army.mil Homepage Rather than the CORE API, the Homepage takes advantage of the full CORE CMS Page Management system. A WYSIWYG content layout system with drag and dropable widgets. Each component of the page could be moved, duplicated or omitted to tailor the content to the news of the day. See the link above for an even earlier design, using the same system.