Resume

Summary:

Versatile web designer with leadership background. Extensive experience problem solving and creative thinking. Highly skilled in graphic design and front-end web development.

Employment

2016 – Present, Freelance, Web Designer/Front End Developer, Seattle, WA

  • Designed and developed custom websites and interfaces
  • Enhanced the Search Engine Optimization of existing sites
  • Improved the loading speeds on existing sites
  • Enhanced existing sites by making them mobile-friendly

2012 – 2016, Lead Web Developer, Big Tex Trailers, Mount Pleasant, TX

  • Spearheaded the redesign and development of five corporate websites
  • Developed a WordPress theme framework that all 350+ client sites are based upon
  • Developed and maintained two WordPress plugins that helped speed up the development process
  • Collaborated with management, designers, and other stakeholders to devise and implement microsites, landing pages, email campaigns, and other marketing collateral
  • Led a team of three web developers ensuring projects were completed on time, on budget, and met quality standards
  • Introduced a ticketing system for our external and internal clients to allow our team to answer requests more efficiently
  • Provided training and technical support to the web and marketing team for all 3rd party tools including project management and ticketing system tools
  • Identified and implemented a new project management system which made workflow smoother in the web and marketing departments
  • Authored documentation on all procedures for the web department
  • Formulated the web department’s QA process
  • Established the process for site development and deployment
  • Implemented Git on all projects so the whole web team could collaborate more easily

2010 – 2012, Web Designer/Front End Developer, MarketVex, Jonesboro, AR

  • Created original website designs for a variety of clients
  • Developed websites using WordPress as a Content Management System
  • Designed original graphics and advertisements for clients
  • Tested cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility of designs

2010, Web Designer/Web Developer, Wolfnet Technologies, Minneapolis, MN

  • Tested cross-browser compatibility
  • Assisted managers, developers, and analysts in conceptualization and development of web interfaces
  • Designed web and XHTML interfaces
  • Worked with software developers in integration of web interfaces with server side code
  • Assisted in the preparation and documentation of program requirements and specifications

2009 – 2010, Web Designer, Ackmann & Dickenson, Minneapolis, MN

  • Integrated existing static sites into Content Management Systems
  • Created web graphics and other marketing materials
  • Rendered “pixel-perfect” front-end development of website and user interface mockups
  • Tested cross-browser and cross-platform compatibility of designs

2008 – 2009, Lead Web Designer, UnityWorks! Media, Bloomington, MN

  • Led group of 4 web designers, ensuring accuracy and timely project completion.
  • Reduced the turnaround time for project completion from 5 business days to 2 business days.
  • Evaluated and interviewed candidates for positions in the Web Design department.
  • Developed a Best Practice for setting up bulk social networking for hundreds of clients.
  • Maintained and customized nearly a hundred JavaScript media players.
  • Trained Web Design team members on all new products.
  • Led the corporate website redesign efforts.
  • Incorporated 3rd party microblogging software, which made communication throughout the company easier and more efficient.
  • Worked with management to establish an incentive program for the Web Design department.
  • Solved integration problems through troubleshooting
  • Developed Best Practices in order to streamline graphic production and minimize errors

2007- Web Design Intern, YourWebPress.com, Jonesboro, AR

  • Communicated with clients to determine their needs.
  • Designed websites based on client assessment using an in house CMS.
  • Designed marketing collateral as part of web design packages.
  • Assisted content producers with adding content.

Education

2002-2007 B.S. in Digital Media and Design, Arkansas State University