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As a Senior Front End Developer, Blake's role is centered around building unique websites powered by the WordPress platform or other content management systems. Continuously collaborating with a full team of designers, content writers and SEO analysts, he works on projects involving custom WordPress themes, interactive marketing pieces, responsive web design and more.

Blake's favorite projects include the Miller Heiman Group and Mattersight website redesigns, as well as the Hyperwallet Expansion Index microsite and the CloudCraze ROI Calculator. He also enjoys refining and improving his base WordPress theme which powers most of his projects.

Blake is from Van Buren, Indiana. Blake graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. After spending a year working for the school as a Human Computer Interface Electronics Designer, he decided to change his career focus to web development and moved to Chicago.

Before joining Walker Sands, Blake held several positions with different frontend focuses. Starting as a WordPress developer, he moved to workflow creation/maintenance, before returning (briefly) to his creative technologist roots with interactive applications.