About

Hi, I'm Scott Tolinski.

I'm a Senior Web Developer for Team Detroit and formerly a web applications developer for The University of Michigan and the Senior Developer at Q LTD in Ann Arbor, MI. I also do freelance web design and development for projects that I find interesting, challenging or exciting, and give private training or consulting in various web topics.  In 2012, I created Level Up Tuts with web developer Ben Schaaf. With Level Up Tutorials I have taken our knowledge of web technologies to YouTube to provide free training to developers looking to learn something new. I've also created premium tutorial packages for Packt Publishing.

I also enjoy bboying also known as breakdancing, and have been dancing for over 8 years doing shows for professional NFL and NBA teams. I'm inspired by a hot cup of green tea, excellent music, and Shaw Bros. kung fu movies.

Please contact me if you would like to work on a project together, or just want to chat.

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/* SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS */

  • Received a Bachelors degree in the Fine Arts at the University of Michigan’s Media Arts program.
  • Excellent organization, self-motivation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Created and runs a popular Youtube coding education channel with over 700 videos, 8.5million views & 85k subscribers.
  • Creative, strong communication skills and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Passionate about web development and new technologies.

/* Experience */

// SENIOR FRONT-END DEVELOPER, Team Detroit - DEARBORN, MI
// MAY 2014 - PRESENT
  • Rapidly prototyped designs for the design process and user testing.
  • Utilized AngularJS to build a component library for Ford.com Global Redesign.
  • Met with Ford executives to display functionality of design experiments.
  • Worked on a team of developers to coordinate and develop compoent library.
  • Built resposive web applications to display potential design and interaction experiences.
// OWNER, Level Up Tuts - ANN ARBOR, MI
// MARCH 2012 - PRESENT
  • Wrote, produced and recorded over 1000 popular tutorial videos on various topics for Level Up Tuts (www.youtube.com/user/LevelUpTuts) with over 8,550,000 views.
  • Designed websites, interfaces, and layouts to fit clients’ desires including developing responsive layouts to enhance the experience on mobile devices.
  • Consulted on large scale development projects.
  • Provided dedicated training on coding practices and content management systems.
  • Wrote, produced and recorded commercial video tutorial series for Envato and Packt Publishing.
// WEB APPLICATIONS DEVELOPER, UM Creative - ANN ARBOR, MI
// OCT 2013 - MAY 2014
  • Developed single page applications using Angular.js or Backbone.js.
  • Maintained and built websites for secure University servers.
  • Took initiative on internal projects to advance direction of department.
  • Tested and troubleshot slow application speeds as well as slow front end load times on existing websites.
  • Built responsive, CMS based websites with rapid turnaround.
// SENIOR DEVELOPER, Q LTD - ANN ARBOR, MI
// MARCH 2011 - OCT 2013
  • Built large, medium, and small scale websites from the ground up using appropriate content management systems (Drupal, Wordpress, Expression Engine, Magento).
  • Utilized latest HTML5 and CSS3 technologies to build semantically correct and visually interesting responsive designs.
  • Created interactive elements with custom JavaScript and Jquery.
  • Worked frequently with clients to train, assist, and troubleshoot their websites.
  • Used Sass, Compass, and Coffee Script to more effectively write clean, fast, and easy to read code.

/* EDUCATION */

  • University of Michigan - Media Arts Bachelors of the Arts Spring 2008