Taylor Smith

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As a product owner with a background in web development and an education in graphic design, I can efficiently lead a team by advocating for your business objectives and your users’ needs. I love responsive design, beautiful typography, efficient code, and helping clients distill their needs into actionable ideas.


October 2012 – Present

Product Owner / Frontend Developer

Product ownership, mobile-first frontend development, Drupal theming and light module development, graphic design. Projects include:

  • Forcepoint, powered by Raytheon — Product Owner (requirements gathering, scope control, story writing, feature prioritization, release planning, and internal client advocate) for a mobile-first responsive Drupal marketing site launched on a short timeline following the announcement of the joint venture between Websense and Raytheon Cyber Products. Editors are able to reuse content throughout the site to reduce maintenance overhead, translate content into seven core languages in a centralized interface, target customizable geographic regions for increased relevance, and receive deeper leads insight through tight integration with Marketo and Tealium. (Four Kitchens Announcement)
  • Texas Exes: 2014 Rebuild — Product Owner and lead developer for a new Drupal site for Texas Exes, the Aluni Association of The University of Texas at Austin. Through Salesforce integration and single-sign-on, members can easily join or give online, find organizational and chapter events, maintain their contact information, find and use benefits determined by their membership level as recorded in Salesforce, and stay in touch with their chapters though a Chapter Framework experience powered by Organic Groups which allows microsites to be constructed by chapter leaders.
  • World Pulse: NextGen — Lead graphic design and frontend development for a brand new website for World Pulse focusing on internationalization and responsive design allowing women across the globe to connect with and empower each other in their own language on their own devices as they seek to solve the most difficult issues in their communities. (View in Portfolio)
  • University of Texas: University Policy Office Routing/Review Dashboard — Wireframing, usability studies, user flow design, and assistant to product owner for an expansion to build a Policy Dashboard which guides various University members through drafting, moderated review, and discussion of policy documentation with complete historical archiving of review case process. (Case Study: “Policy of Truth” | View in Portfolio)
January 2010 – Present

Freelance Designer / Developer

Freelance print and web designer for Tulsa and Austin based businesses and non-profit / arts organizations, including pro bono projects.

Clients include: The Williams Companies, Walsh:Barnes Interactive, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Sterling Integrated Communications, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Tulsa Cancer Institute, Tristesse Grief Center, American Advertising Federation Tulsa, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa PAC Trust, Hinkle Creative Services, Oktoberfest Tulsa, 209: The Arts Bar.

January 2011October 2012

Design Technologist (7/11–11/12),
Intern (1/11–6/11)

WordPress and Drupal theme and plugin development for sites designed internally and by Walsh Branding emphasizing compatibility and SEO. Clients include: The Williams Companies, Tulsa Airport Authority, Guthrie Green, ONEOK, Osage Casinos, Xylem, FWMurphy, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, WPX Energy, Downtown [Tulsa] Coordinating Council, The University of Tulsa.

  • Introduced responsive design using CSS media queries to streamline mobile development and eliminate “m-dot” sites / UA sniffing.
  • Researched and implemented Drupal as a powerful alternative CMS for projects not well suited for WordPress implementation
  • Proposed and demonstrated source control using git with a git-flow repository architecture for accurate deployments, code library.


Fall 2007Spring 2011

B.F.A. Graphic Design

Certificate in Advertising. Minor in Art History. Coursework equivalent to minor in Printmaking.


Aug 2011August 2013

The University of Tulsa School of Art Volunteer Advisor for Web Development to Design Students

Jan 2012May 2013

AAF 10th District 2013 Convention Planning Committee Communications Chair, Web Developer




Node.js real-time, multiplayer Scrum planning / estimation game.


A warning and scheduling tool for stage managers.