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Jeff Schaefer

I develop


My Info

I have a passion for the front-end and UI/UX. I develop games, apps and sites that my users find a pleasure to interact with. My skills include everything from web/game development to rich interactive applications to audio/video and much more.

My hobbies include being a Back to the Future nerd, a huge hockey fan, and an aspiring Pinball wizard!


My Brands

Throughout my career I have been privileged to work on web and multimedia projects with many brands and companies, from small businesses and personal websites to professional sports organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

My Resume


My Skills


My Experience

Crate and Barrel
Front End Developer (contractor)
2021 - present
  • Worked with high-profile brands such as KitchenAid, Breville, Cuisinart, OXO and more.
  • Coded design mock-ups for public-facing consumer website using HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Helped increase sales and revenue by keeping public-facing consumer website product and landing pages updated and refreshed with new engaging content.
Discover Financial Services, Inc.
Full Stack Developer
2019 - 2021
  • Supported rebranded new build of existing legacy application using VueJS and VuetifyJS on front end, NodeJS, ExpressJS, Sequelize, and MySQL on back end.
  • Increased agent awareness of policy and document changes by implementing notification system.
  • Improved efficiency by implementing dynamic custom tools page to allow staff to organize relevant documents and resources better.
  • Helped increase uptime of application by moving it to modern technology stack.
Discover Financial Services, Inc.
Front End Developer
2015 - 2019
  • Developed front end HTML / CSS / Javascript web applications across several projects.
  • Utilized JavaScript charting libraries and displaying custom dynamic charts and models, improving agent performance metric visualization.
  • Created new CSS-only animated loading messages, and refactored CSS code to calculate UI element positioning dynamically, lightening processing load of application.
Discover Financial Services, Inc.
Flash Game Developer
2011 - 2015
  • Conceptualized and developed various web-based Flash games and activities, to incentivize and engage phone agents and ultimately increase productivity and performance.
  • Ensured Flash games tied into overall platform, reporting game results and points correctly.
  • Designed and developed new GameCenter, showcasing current matchups and live scoring.
  • Contributed to lobby system, supporting pre-game chat and matchup previews.
  • Maintained player and team data, including auditing points earned, updating profile and avatar info.
ARS, Inc.
Front End Developer
2010 - 2011
  • Worked with high-profile brands such as Sears, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Whirlpool and more.
  • Developed front end client websites, advertisements, banner ads, email campaigns, landing pages, and interactive experiences using HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash / Actionscript3.
  • Built full interactive and animated Flash experiences using ActionScript3, enhancing product and service marketing for clients and engaging customers.
  • Coded design mock-ups into interactive experiences for public-facing websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
Ty, Inc.
Flash Game Developer
2008 - 2009
  • Concept, design, and develop Flash games and a virtual online world for Beanie Babies
  • Implement a website framework and infrastructure to support rich, dynamic database based games and activities
Sound/Video Impressions
Web/Multimedia Developer
2006 - 2008
  • Interactive multimedia design and development, for CD-ROM, DVD, web, kiosk, etc.
  • Video layoffs, digitizing, editing, compression, etc. using various formats for web, CD, DVD, etc.
  • DVD Authoring
Chicago Blackhawks
Freelance Multimedia Developer / Video Editor
2005 - 2010
  • Web and Flash banner ads and other website content updates
  • Video editing/production, as well as format conversion/archiving
Web/Multimedia Developer
2004 - 2006
  • Live real-time content updates of pro and college sports clients for games and tournaments, including NCAA March Madness
  • Audio/Video production, treatment, editing, compress/encode, publish for web
  • Manage schedules for a team of media members to provide media services to clients

My Education

Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg
2002 - 2005

Bachelor's Degree in Interactive Multimedia and Web Design

University of Nevada - Las Vegas
1999 - 2001

Studied music theory and sound recording technology

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