Who I Am

Hi, I'm Dan. I like to make stuff. I especially like to make progressive and responsive web applications using current technologies with a focus on user experience, design, and accessibility.

In previous endeavors I've been a financial advisor, a Realtor, a real estate investor, a youth soccer coach, a legislative staffer, a candidate for public office, a scuba diver, a bass player in a very amateur Metallica cover band, and a baby.

For the complete paper version of me, check out my résumé.

What I've Made Professionally


plc texas desktop version

A new website for an existing government relations firm in Austin, TX. It was built with Gatsby, React, and Sass with a focus on performance and accessibility. The development was made easier with the use of both ESLint and Stylelint. This was also the first project where I was able to dive into React Hooks with some good use cases. The production build is handled with Netlify.

Reelect Carlos Lopez

reelect carlos lopez desktop version

This project was a new website for a local constable's reelection campaign. It was built with Gatsby, React, and Sass. Its focus was a clean, easy to read site. Developement utilized both ESLint and Stylelint for readable code, and production is run through Netlify for a super easy experience.

What I've Made for Fun

Home Finder

home finder project desktop version

A full stack project allowing for secure and authenticated (Bcrypt, Passport) user accounts for the creation of public user profiles and property listings with a custom admin dashboard and image uploads handled by FileStack. A Nodes.js and Express back end works with a Postgres database and Backbone.js for modeling and collections. A React front end is styled with Sass, including a custom grid system. This app was built with mobile-first, responsive design in mind, and uses a Gulp framework to compile it all.

Texas Legislature Countdown Clock

legislature countdown clock desktop version

I made this for practical, self-serving purposes as a legislative staffer at the Texas Capitol. A JavaScript-heavy site that provides for a real-time countdown clock for both the beginning and end of Texas legislative sessions, helped by the date-fns library. It also includes a custom calendar showing all legislative dates and related holidays (with a few extra things thrown in). The design uses Sass and some heavy doses of Flexbox and CSS Grid. It's all put together with a homemade Gulp framework.

Buda Fooda

Buda Fooda project desktop version

I hated having all my family and favorite recipes stores as PDFs uploaded to my Google Drive. I always had to manually zoom in when looking them up on my phone. This front end project, built with React and Sass on a custom Webpack framework, allows me to have easy access to my recipes wherever I am. Uses React Router to navigate and includes functionality to search recipes by filtering for courses.

What I've Also Made

investment calculator project

Property Calculators

Project Link GitHub
gulp framework project

Gulp Framework

webpack framework project

Webpack Framework


What I Use