Shawn Cook

Front End Web Developer Chicago, Illinois

About me

I'm a Front End Developer at The Onion & A.V. Club in Chicago, Illinois. In past years, I've worked at NCBI in Bethesda, Maryland and Midwest Communications in Wausau, Wisconsin. I'm a 2008 graduate of the Univ. of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. You can find me on LinkedIn and Github.



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


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


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


The Onion / A.V. Club

Aug 2012 - Present

Front End Web Developer

My current responsibilities include creation of and maintenance on templates, themes and functionality for The Onion and The A.V. Club. Previously, I managed the front end of each site's respective redesign projects in 2012 and 2013.

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 for 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 coded websites for a number of local clients
  • Performed content management and time tracking on multiple accounts

Midwest Communications, Inc.

Dec 2008 - Apr 2010

Web Producer

  • Designed and developed interface for forty broadcast radio websites
  • Worked with Django 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
2006 - 2008

Univ. of Wisconsin–Marathon County

Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS)
2004 - 2006