In 1995 I was working as publisher / editor / layout artist for my company’s in-house magazine. At the time there was a great buzz about this thing called the internet, and we as a national company felt this was something that might benefit us. Five years and three versions later we had a full e-commerce site with over 17,000 products and 8,000 audio files. And thus began my love of the ‘net. Since then I have build dozens of sites hard-coded in HTML, as part of custom PHP or .NET systems or using open source content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla and my favorite, Drupal.
I am currently seeking a new opportunity. I love working with teams but can also work independently. I’ve created sites from start to finish, from writing the functional specifications to submitting xml site maps to Google after launch. I have several years’ experience as an interface designer, possess an in-depth knowledge of several industry software tools, have strong skills as an XHTML/CSS coder, can work with jQuery, am knowledgeable on web standards, accessibility standards, and SEO and have a creative eye for design. I also have extensive experience in designing and implementing interfaces as well as deploying CMS solutions such as WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.
|Web Design||General Layout|
|Dreamweaver CS5Flash CS5
|Microsoft Office Suite 2010Adobe Acrobat|
|Coding Skills||Web Interface Design & Implementation|
|SEO Training with SEO WorkshopsProject Managment|
Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL Associate of Arts in General Studies
Art Institute Online, Pittsburgh, PA Bachelor of Science in Interactive Multimedia Design
Oreck, Nashville TN
Front End Developer 9/11 – present
I work within the web marketing team to help spread the word about Oreck throughout the Internet. My work includes updating and maintaining the various product and category pages throughout the site, construction of HTML email blasts and flash banner advertisements, and working with the developer and other designers to create new features throughout the site including interactive elements. Work can be seen at www.oreck.com. In addition to working on the main Oreck website I have themed a careers site (yet to be launched), re-themed the new Demandware ec-ommerce site (also currently under development) and worked with various 3rd party marketing systems including Knotice (email solution), ION Liveball, Webcollage (for implement of product information on various larger retailer sites), and Shortstack (Facebook implementation).
Horton Group, Nashville TN
Drupal Developer / Project Manager, 03/10 – 9/11
I design and develop Drupal based sites, including installing and configuring modules, using CCK, views, panels, fusion and skinr. I am responsible for designing interfaces and theming sites. I also have managed dozens of development projects, aided with estimating, budgeting and guiding the team. I’m responsible for discovery, documentation, task assignment and seeing each project through towards launch and beyond.
HCA Physician Services
Web Designer/Developer, 10/09 – 02/10
I worked in a contract capacity with HCAPS designing and building out web sites for physician’s practices. My duties included interface layout, XHTML/CSS coding, implementation of jQuery scripts and working with the .NET team to implement dynamic elements.
Zapfire Communications. Nashville, TN
Web Interface Designer, 05/07 – 09/08
I was responsible for interface design, page design and build out of all web sites for our clients including the implementation of Flash and other dynamic media. I implemented custom and open-source CMS solutions including Joomla and WordPress. And I was responsible for training clients in data entry including producing manuals.
Horton Group, Nashville TN
Web Design Consultant, 01/07 – 05/07
I worked with a small team to design and develop several websites. My responsibilities included design of logos and web sites, HTML/CSS build out of the web sites, implementation of simple PHP forms and of video and audio media.
Digital Dog, Inc, Nashville TN
Production Designer 09/2005 – 12/2006
My position of designer and production artist included working within a team on various web design and multimedia projects as well as working with clients during both the planning and production phases of their websites.
My primary responsibilities included designing and preparing graphic layouts for web display as well as constructing the pages within the site. My duties entailed creating various interactive interface elements such as flash navigation and banners, roll-overs, drop-down menus and pop-up boxes.
J&J Music, Inc., Chickasaw AL
Communications Director / J&J Online – Webmaster 1983 – 2005
As the Web Master my duties included design and maintenance of the web site. I was responsible for assembling content, creating graphics, writing HTML code, maintaining mailing lists, hosting Internet chats and maintaining the extensive online catalog. I created an online community for our users consisting of email lists, specialized sections within the site, tutorials, online classes and Internet chats.
Drupal Users Group
Active member and Drupal Camp organizer
Tennessee Drupal Group
Secretary / Treasurer
Art Institute of Nashville
Adjunct Instructor, 1/2009 to 12/2009
I taught both Information Architecture and XHMTL/CSS in the Interactive Media Department of The Art Institute of Nashville.
Draughon’s Junior College
Adjunct Instructor, 10/2008 – 12/2008
I was a part-time instructor in the Interactive Media Department at Draughon’s Junior College (Now Daymar). My duties included teaching web design classes. My last class focused on the use of Adobe’s Fireworks.
EICC, Antioch TN
Free-lance Web Designer 1997 – Present
As a free-lance designer I have been responsible for all aspects of a web project’s development. I have worked with clients in developing sites that meet their needs; created the graphic interface; built out the pages of the site and incorporated various tools and features as requested.
I have also built sites using various content management systems including Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla.
In addition I have had the pleasure of assisting other companies as a consultant. These companies include:
- Zend Technologies
- Mind Cartel
- Bytes of Knowledge
- Blue Parabola
Please contact me for references.