Users come first

I'm a user experience designer currently living and working in Durham, North Carolina. My goal is to be a strong advocate for the user in all aspects of the development process.

A bit about me

I have been into computing for as long as I can remember. Some of my most vivid early memories are of my family's Texas Instruments TI-99/4A. Playing games was fun, but I quickly realized that making the computer do something new was even more exciting. (Even if it was just using the speech synthesizer module to tease my little brother.)

I was a loyal member of the local BBS until the Internet finally showed up in my hometown of Gaffney, SC. I was instantly hooked: chatting with people from all over the world, trying out bleeding-edge technology as soon as it was available, and creating web pages on every free host I could find.

I went to college at the University of South Carolina, where went to a ton of sporting events (and earned a degree to boot). I met my wife-to-be, Andrea, during our sophomore year.* After we both graduated, we held our wedding at the campus chapel.

Andrea went to UNC to pursue her Ph.D in Biology, and somewhere along the way, we decided that the Triangle was a perfect place to settle down. Dr. Andrea and I now live in Durham, North Carolina along with a cat and two wonderful daughters.

* Technically, we first met during our freshman year, but it was in a game of Unreal Tournament. I'm not sure that really counts.

Greg and Andrea Greg and Miranda

Work examples

My current work can be seen at AJE, Research Square, and JournalGuide.

Get in touch with me to see samples of the mockups, wireframes, and code I've produced as part of Research Square.


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I'm a user experience designer and web developer with skill and experience in every aspect of the development process, from wireframing to user interface design to server-side programming. My strengths lie in user experience and front-end development. I am adept at designing and developing useful websites, leading small teams, and creating strong relationships with stakeholders and customers.


  • Wireframing
  • User flows
  • User stories
  • Conversion optimization
  • Split and multivariate testing
  • Responsive design
  • Brand identity
  • Personas
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Photoshop
  • Sketch
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Apache
  • SVN and git
  • WHM/cPanel
  • MVC frameworks
  • API development
  • Mac OS X, Windows, Linux
  • Team management
  • Project management
  • Managing KPIs and analytics


University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 2000-2004 Spartanburg, SC 2004-2005

Earned Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Concentrations in Computer Science, Journalism, and English

Gaffney Senior High School

Gaffney, SC 1998-2000

Graduated with Honors
Received a National Merit Scholarship


UX Interaction Designer, Research Square

Durham, NC January 2016 - Present

Front End Engineer, Research Square

Durham, NC January 2012 - January 2016

Designed and implemented customer-facing pages for customer submissions and account management. Created user flows and wireframes for new features and websites. Served on the development and marketing teams by performing front-end focused development and design work, split testing designs, and ensuring cross-browser compatibility.

Creative Director, Virante

Morrisville, NC August 2009 - January 2012

Managed a small team of developers working on both client websites and internal web applications for online marketing. Served as primary point of contact for development clients and worked with them to create design plans and wireframes. Set priorities and schedules for all development work. Managed spending for the development department. Continued to serve as a developer.

Senior Developer, Virante

Durham, NC August 2007 - August 2009

Created and maintained PHP/MySQL websites using open-source tools such as WordPress and CodeIgniter. Improved and managed existing client websites based on a wide variety of platforms. Created custom PHP web applications such as content management systems and developed front-end solutions for clients including full site redesigns.

Web Developer, Newfangled Web Factory

Carrboro, NC July 2006 - August 2007

Created, maintained, and updated websites based on a proprietary PHP/MySQL content management system. Took designs from Photoshop mockups to full HTML/CSS designs and integrated them with the PHP backend.

Graphic Designer & Junior Sysadmin, Medfusion

Raleigh, NC November 2005 - July 2006

Created and edited graphics and layouts for medical websites. Managed nameservers and several web servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Apache. Resolved network and other computer-related issues for employees and clients. Managed two Windows domains (one Active Directory) and an Exchange server. Created a new PHP-based corporate website with emphases on standards compliance and accessibility.

Computer Technician, Lighthouse Computers

Gaffney, SC Summers 2002-2005

Performed a variety of computer-related tasks, including PC building and setup, hardware and software installation, application and network troubleshooting, virus and spyware removal, telephone support, LAN setup, and Windows Server and Active Directory configuration.

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