I'm Wade Hammes, a front-end developer for TrackMaven living in Washington, D.C. I'm co-founder/creator of aerial filming company Heliskope & electronic music blog Tortoise and the Snare. At night, I DJ as Grody & Plus More.

TrackMaven Work

  • Trackmaven Marketing Site - Wordpress Development


    As TrackMaven's sole front-end developer for two years before we built a team devoted to front-end architecture, I was tasked with rebuilding and maintaining the custom Wordpress theme for our massive marketing site. Built using CSS4 via Postcss.

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  • Trackmaven App - CSS/HTML Architecture, Angular


    Most of my time spent at TrackMaven is building out front-end features for our application, which is a marketing analytics software built on Angular. Alongside that, I am currently building an internal styleguide/framework, Collar to easily build features in the future.

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  • TrackMaven Alerts - Email Development


    TrackMaven was on the verge of their launch and needed their platform notification emails to be built out — and work in every client on every browser and device.

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Recent Work

  • Tortoise and the Snare - Web Design & Development

    Tortoise and the Snare

    Tortoise and the Snare is DC's premiere electronic music blog, founded by myself and two friends in early 2016. It has seen tremendous growth since then within the local communit of DC. The site itself is a custom Wordpress theme hand built with CSS4 (using PostCSS).

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  • Experius VR - Web Design & Development

    Experius VR

    Experius VR approached me with the need to bring their new VR filming company to the web, and with it showcase some of the early VR potential web browsers use today. Using Three.js, I was able to bring them panoramic VR experiences right to the browser. The site is a custom Wordpress theme built using CSS4.

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  • Heliskope - Web Design & Development


    As a member of the Heliskope team, I saw a need for a better online presence, and thus this site was born.

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  • Future Is Podcast - Web Design & Development / Branding

    Future Is Podcast

    Future Is Podcast is a podcast I ran with Ryan Bates. It paired both a journalistic approach with traditional podcasting and added a dash of art (each episode had a guest artist providing the artwork). The site was a custom Wordpress build.

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  • Zos Communications - Web Design & Development

    Zos Communications

    Zos Communicaions approached me with a need for a much updated site to better reflect the brand. Turned out, they needed a whole rebranding and we delivered.

    Credits / Designer: Mike Nugent Copy Writing: Dot Johnson

  • The Tombs - Web Development

    Clyde's Restaurant Group

    The Tombs, an old landmark on the Georgetown University campus, approached us to modernize their web presence while keeping the old school feel.

    Credits / Art Direction: Sean Wallace ⋅ Designer: Jia Li

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  • Pappas Group Slant - Web Development

    Pappas Group

    On the cusp of a new rebrand, Slant is our thought-leadership column researching many of our industry's trending topics.

    Credits / Art Direction: Anthony Pappas ⋅ Spencer Slemenda

  • Made Market - Web Development

    Made Market by Doubletree

    Made Market, a restaurant/cafe spinoff by Doubletree Hotels, is a place to grab a quick, wholesome bite to eat without resorting to nasty fast food.

    Credits / Design: Kyle Conrad ⋅ Co-development: Patrick Glynn, Marty Minton

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  • XO Beauty Behind IT - Web Development

    XO Communications

    The Beauty Behind IT for XO Communications was a campaign to show the beauty behind a seemingly boring industry. We brought in well-known JS artists to create experiences based around each product.

    Credits / Art Direction: Spencer Slemenda

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  • NCTA Redesign - UX Design


    NCTA tasked us to create a redesign that had the modern look-and-feel as their member companies (HBO, Showtime), but still positioned them as a reputable information resource.

    Credits / Art Direction: Spencer Slemenda ⋅ Designer: Kyle Conrad

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  • XO Intelligent WAN - Web Development

    XO Communications

    The Intelligent WAN campaign for XO helped create buzz and provide information around XO's new WAN solution.

    Credits / Art Direction: Spencer Slemenda ⋅ Co-development: Austin Laverty

  • Borromeo Housing - Web Design & Development

    Borromeo Housing / Createathon DC

    This website was conceived, designed and developed in 72 hours at the Createathon DC as a volunteer effort. This was a very rewarding experience working to help a great cause earn a better web presence.

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  • Comcast Business Class iPad App - UX Design

    Comcast Small Business

    Comcast Small Business wanted to outfit their reps with an easy way to get qoutes for perspective customers while out in the field.

    Credits / Art Direction: Spencer Slemenda ⋅ Designer: Kyle Conrad

    Available Upon Request
  • Ballston BID Redesign - UX Design

    Ballston BID

    Ballston, a neighborhood in Arlington, VA, is quickly growing in the business sector — with this increase in growth, the BID needed a site to best showcase what the town has to offer to future corporate tenants.

    Credits / Art Direction: Stefan Poulos ⋅ Designer: Mike Nugent ⋅ Development: Patrick Glynn

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  • JobCompass Landing Page - PSD Design


    JobCompass needed better conversions from their landing pages during an ongoing email campaign. This page was so successful, they used it as the concept for their new homepage.

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  • CJ Foreign Car - Web Development

    CJ Foreign Car

    CJ Foreign Car needed a new web presence to better convert from their Google Adwords campaign. I helped bring their CTA's up front, and gave them a clean, modern design.

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Current Projects

Facebook Messenger - Dark Theme Chrome Extension

This is a Chrome extension that gives you a dark theme for the new standalone Facebook Messenger web app (http://messenger.com). Simple as that.

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Past Projects

Future Is Podcast

Future Is was a weekly podcast hosted by myself and Ryan Bates, which has since seen it's end. It was fun during the course of it's tenure, pairing both a journalistic approach with traditional podcasting with a dash of art (each episode had a guest artist providing the artwork), resulting in very informative articles and discussions on topics we considered important and vital in the future of technology.

Past episodes are available upon request and all episode articles can be found on Medium.

More work can be made available upon request. Email Me


Currently, I work full-time for TrackMaven in Washington, DC. I am not taking on freelance work at this time, but I am open to chat with you about an idea, project, or anything else you have in mind.