I have worked in professional web development since 2013, and specialize in front end technologies like React. I strive to build beautiful, accessible, functional, and performant applications that make the web a friendly and enjoyable experience for everyone.
As a hobbyist, I spend most of my free time working in music production and podcasting. With a bachelor’s degree in Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont University, a premiere music business and liberal arts school in Nashville, I do creative and production work for personal projects as well as volunteer work at my local church. During my time at Belmont, I worked in world-class recording studios such as Ocean Way Nashville and the historic RCA Studio B, and learned from top leaders in the industry such as multi Grammy winning producer Joe Baldridge, and former president of the AES Jim Kaiser.
My specialty remains in studio recording and studio/broadcast mixing, but I do live audio at church as well. I’ve been known to play guitar on worship teams, and in my personal time I act as the producer and guitarist for the electronic rock duo dot.darkness. My wife and I also co-host a podcast called AniMonday which I am responsible for recording, editing, and distributing.
My wife and I live in Austin, but have spent much of our lives in DFW as well. Together we enjoy video games, D&D, and anime, and have a Green Cheeked Conure named Mugi.
My current position is Senior Software Engineer at The Zebra, a website created to simplify insurance shopping by comparing quotes across hundreds of providers. At The Zebra, I create front end applications in React and Vue.js for our product team. I am responsible for implementing designs, building new features, and making continual improvements to our funnel experience. We focus on strict accessibility standards, performance, A/B testing, and maximizing conversions, while maintaining a user experience that makes the complex task of comparing insurance rates fast and simple. I am often responsible for managing tech initiatives on our Auto Funnel team, as well as mentoring lower-level developers.
If you would like to view my professional résumé, it is available digitally or as a PDF download at resume.colinhemphill.com.
Each of the following is a website that I designed, built, and shipped from the ground up! In addition to maintaining the web presence, I am involved in each as a hobbyist or as an indirect supporter.
dot.darkness is an electronic rock band comprised of Josh Sheehy (vocals, production) and Colin Hemphill (guitars, production).
I am the co-host for this anime podcast, and I also record, edit, and mix the audio for the show. The website is custom-built to integrate with our CMS and our Spreaker distribution network.
My wife Kayla is a Licensed Professional Counselor and operates her own practice. I manage the website and integrated the CMS, client portal, and scheduling services that she uses.