Sam Hermes is a User Experience Developer II at Alley who specializes in front end development and accessibility. Sam works to bridge the gap between development and design in order to create a seamless user experience. Prior to Alley, Sam worked at Crate & Barrel where he focused on front end development, including gift registry features and a site header redesign. He also previously worked at Washington University in St. Louis, contributing to many of the university’s major web properties. Outside of work, Sam loves reading, writing, going biking, attending plays & musicals, and traveling. Sam graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a B.S. in computer management and information systems. He is based in Chicago.