I’m a reliable, people-friendly developer seeking part-time work in front-end web development. I have an eye for design and pixel precision, but enough experience to know when to deviate from a design to ensure mobile responsiveness and robust accessibility.
In the mornings, I write fantasy and sci-fi fiction. The first two books in my new series After Time will be ready in Spring 2023.
Freelance Front-end Developer
RussellStoll.net – Alexandria, VA
January 2004 to Present
I’m a reliable, people-friendly front-end web developer and strategist with many years of experience coding WordPress- and Drupal-powered websites, translating complicated designs into responsive, elegant code.
As a freelancer collaborating with Forum One Communications, I’ve worked on these sites during the last three years:
Nation Museum of the American Indian
The Nation’s Report Card
Frist Art Museum
Alliance for Justice
California Health Care Foundation
RARE – an international conservation and development organization
CSET – a policy research organization within Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service
River Farm Press – Alexandria, VA
2014 to Present
I’m currently working on a new fantasy series entitled AFTER TIME, the first two books of which should be ready for launch in early 2023. My first effort, a young adult science fiction adventure called QUIZNOT, was published in 2014.
Forum One Communications – Arlington, VA
July 2014 to May 2019
I themed responsive Drupal and WordPress sites for high-profile government and non-profit organizations.
Representative work: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, multiple individual reports for the Nation’s Report Card, Tax Policy Center, MIT Museum.
Creative Director & Executive Producer, LEGO.com
The LEGO Group – New York, NY
March 1997 to December 2003
I served as Creative Director and Executive Producer at LEGO.com, spearheading online community development for LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Bionicle, and many other LEGO brands.
The very talented Peter Mack of Templar Studios wrote, “Nonetheless, there was a real visionary at LEGO behind the whole [LEGO Bionicle Mata Nui Online Game] project: a creative director named Russell Stoll, who really believed in our abilities as story and game developers and saw an opportunity with this project to do something no one had done before. It’s not easy to get a big lumbering company to do something new, and we’ll always be grateful to him for getting folks there to take the risk on us.” — https://templargames.tumblr.com/
Columbia University – New York, NY
BA & BS, Liberal Arts and Biomechanics
1983 – 1987
Activities and societies: Dean’s List
Awarded two bachelors degrees after five years of study.
Columbia Business School – New York, NY
1991 – 1993
Activities and societies: Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.
Featured development work
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Live site: https://naturalhistory.si.edu
The Nation’s Report Card
Sole front-end developer for all report websites from 2013-2020.
Representative live site: https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/mathematics?grade=4
The Tax Policy Center
Sass coding for the full revamp of this influential organization’s website.
Live site: https://www.taxpolicycenter.org
Featured design work
Trinity Lutheran Church
Original design and coding for this Lutheran church’s WordPress website, 2018.
Live site: https://www.trinitytenafly.org