Shawn Cook

Front End Web Developer Chicago, Illinois



  • HTML5 · CSS3
  • jQuery/Javascript
  • CSS Preprocessing
  • Bootstrap
  • Django


  • Responsive Web Design
  • Mobile Development
  • Information Architecture
  • User Experience
  • Semantic Web


  • Mac OS X · Git
  • Sublime Text
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Basecamp · Jira


The Onion / A.V. Club / ClickHole

Aug 2012 - Present

Front End Web Developer

  • Development and maintenance on markup, styles and user experience for three major websites
  • Contributed to The Onion and A.V. Club's redesign projects in 2012 and 2013
  • Worked as part of the team that launched ClickHole in June 2014, receiving 2.6 million pageviews on its first day

TAJ Technologies
National Center for Biotechnology Information

Dec 2010 - Jul 2012

Web Application Developer

  • Contributed to standard practice documentation for NCBI
  • Designed and developed Javascript widgets as part of an in-house framework
  • Coordinated with other teams to fix bugs and integrate new site features

Digital Dialogue

Apr 2010 - Nov 2010

Web Designer

  • Designed and delivered websites to local small business clients
  • Performed content management and time tracking on multiple accounts

Midwest Communications, Inc.

Dec 2008 - Apr 2010

Web Producer

  • Designed and developed interface for over forty broadcast radio websites
  • Worked with backend developers to meet user interaction and functionality goals
  • Redesigned and maintained principal company websites


Univ. of Wisconsin–Stevens Point

Bachelor of Science (BS) · Social Sciences

Univ. of Wisconsin–Marathon County

Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS)