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Dean Oest

Design Manager

Web Chef Randy Oest
Johnstown, PA

Designer, Developer, and Gamer

Dean Oest is a developer, thinker, and teacher who wants to make people happy and confident online.

“Interacting with our environment is something that at a fundamental level, everyone understands. Balls roll downhill, apples fall from trees, and the knob in the sink turns on the water. As I heard it said in a podcast once, ‘you never have to worry that gravity.js has a bug.’ But in the digital world the experience can get murky or behave in odd ways.”

As a designer and frontend engineer, Dean’s goal is to make the online world as approachable, as understandable, and as delightful as the real world.

Recent Four Kitchens Projects

  • Frontline (MDedge.com) – Designer and Frontend Developer. This was a tough situation as there were a lot of constraints on the project, e.g. time, budget, scheduling, that had to be juggled. In the end we launched with an excellent site that is doing well.
  • NYU Wagner – Frontend Lead. I worked with the client to take their designs and goals and make a new site for them in Drupal 8.

Bits and pieces

  • Mole ranchero and a lime margarita

    …are the perfect dinner combo.
  • When the world ends, you'll find me…

    prepared for the incoming zombies.

  • I empower others by…

    working to make the world a better place in all the big and small ways that I can.

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