Hi, my name is Andrew Heins. About 5 years ago, I realized I wanted to spend my life building stuff and writing code for the web. I had a degree in Media, an entry-level sales position and some terrible HTML skills. Today I manage, write and develop for web projects.
I love compelling story-telling. I love the web. I love big ideas. Even better, I love working with brilliant people to weave these three passions together to create effective and engaging communications. I’m also the first to tell you if something isn’t working or if the web isn’t the best medium for what you’re trying to do. More than anything, I love it when everyone’s happy, and that doesn’t happy unless you get the right mix of medium, message and grey matter.
I have a voracious appetite for learning. I’m completely self-taught as a web developer, and I devour books, articles and course material with abandon. Every single day I’m learning, and I hope that’ll ever change.
I like to think big. I like to plan. I like to get caught up in other peoples’ passion and enthusiasm. I’m supernaturally attracted to markers and clean white surfaces. I thrive in small, informal teams of amped-up, dedicated nerds.
When I grow up, I want to be a wise old man telling fantastical bed-time stories to his grandkids about castles and young people and the limitless potential of human ability.
- PHP and WordPress Development
- Translating communication between creative types and technical types
- Building understanding
- Organizing and ordering lunch
My editor of choice is Vim. I make small, incremental commits to Git. I keep all my stuff on Dropbox. I’ve never written a piece of code that I liked a week later. I doodle or write when I need a break. I drink unhealthy amounts of coffee. I practice Tae Kwon Do on weeknights. I’m competitive, and foster that in others. And I’d love to work with you.
So please, get in touch.