Shawn Cook

Front End Web Developer Chicago, IL

I'm a Front End Developer at The Onion in Chicago, where I also work on The A.V. Club and ClickHole. In previous years, I've worked at the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Maryland and Midwest Communications in Wisconsin. I'm a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.


  • HTML5 & CSS
  • LESS & Sass
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Digital Strategy
  • Responsive Web
  • Mobile Design
  • Web Analytics
  • Python & Django
  • Git & Github
  • Trello
  • Adobe Creative Suite


Onion, Inc.

Front End Web Developer
Aug 2012 Present
  • Contribute to ongoing development for core websites and internal CMS as part of product team
  • Collaborate with Editorial and Media Operations teams to develop special features and sponsored sites
  • Launched ClickHole and StarWipe; participated in redesigns of The Onion and The A.V. Club

NCBI (TAJ Technologies)

Web Application Developer
Dec 2010 Jul 2012
  • Developed standard practices documentation for National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • Contributed to and designed applications for in-house Javascript framework
  • Coordinated with other teams to fix bugs and integrate new site features

Digital Dialogue

Web Designer
Apr 2010 Nov 2010
  • Designed and delivered websites to local small business clients
  • Performed content management and time tracking on multiple accounts

Midwest Communications, Inc.

Web Producer
Dec 2008 Apr 2010
  • Designed and developed interfaces 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)