Recent Freelance Projects

One City Project http://onecityproject.org Published March 2015
Sugar Creek Remodeling http://sugarcreekremodeling.com Published January 2015
Maritime Recruiters http://maritimerecruiters.com Published May 2014
Eugene Marckx, Website for Writer http://www.eugenemarckx.com Published August 2013
Sleep Tech Tutor, Business Website http://www.sleeptechtutor.com Published July 2012

UX/UI Design/Development

  • Conduct initial client interviews
  • Develop information architecture
  • Develop functional specifications
  • Research and compile customer profiles
  • Build content inventory
  • Produce wireframes of site structure
  • Conduct preliminary usability testing
  • Produce visual design with customer brand elements.
  • Develop HTML prototype sites
  • Use JavaScript libraries (React or similar libraries)
  • Know about SQL and writing SQL queries

Education

Seattle Central Community College Sep 2010 – June 2012

Web Design Certificate (GPA 3.88 / 4.0 – President’s Honor Roll)

Western Washington University

Bachelor of Arts – Art Education

Web Design Processes

  • Use customer’s existing branding or create for customer
  • Design user interface utilizing customer objectives and profiles for prospective users
  • Develop information architecture for organizing content hierarchy
  • Design site to accommodate customer’s increased needs
  • Develop prototype site from design mockups to test user interface
  • Design and develop custom WordPress themes utilizing HTML5, CSS3 and PHP

Software Development Processes

  • Design and develop on a local machine using a WAMP stack (or MAMP or LAMP)
  • Proficient versioning and proficient with GIT
  • Proactive in an Agile environment
    • Participate fully in detailed planning of stories for sprints and sprint retrospectives
    • Provide product owners with detailed issues that they might address
  • Create databases in MySQL, from the command line as well as with PHPMyAdmin
  • Am knowlegeble relational databases
  • Develop information architecture
  • Use wire framing to develop user-friendly page structures
  • Use visual designs to produce HTML prototypes
  • Prepare HTML file for integration with server side systems

Work Experience

Edward Jones, St. Louis, MO May 2016 –Apr 2018
Front-end Developer and Designer (Temp job through NextGen Information Services)

  • Design and develop user interface elements
  • Produce pages in the Oracle content management system
  • Assist planning for upgrading code for compatibility with IE9 while ensuring pages display properly in IE Compatibility Mode.
  • Clean up HTML and CSS code in hundreds of pages
  • Updated search tables on over 100 pages  site-wide standard.
  • Help web authors and designers implement content presentation as desired by business units.
  • Used Adobe Dreamweaver as a text editor to develop native HTML pages and code blocks
  • Produce graphic element using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Developed code and assisted in designing an updated pattern library
  • Write content for instruction pages in the pattern library

CSS, Scott Air Force Base, IL Jun 2015 – Feb 2016
Front-end Developer and Designer (Temp job through Adaptive Solutions Group)

  • Work on solutions to issues detailed in sprint stories
  • Use CSS/CSS3 to style elements in web applications
  • Utilize coding skill to modify Java code for applications
  • Participate in the Agile development process
  • Interact with business analysts on usability issues
  • Perform code review
  • Ensure accurate version control when completing tasks

Laird, Earth City, MO Nov 2013 – Dec 2014
Web Designer/Developer (Temp job through SyllogisTeks agency)

  • Maintain content on company’s website while a new site was built
  • Self-teach Ektron CMS400 (Old site CMS)
  • Build new pages, upload new/updated datasheets, design content areas for products
  • Use HTML and CSS extensively to format product pages
  • Assist with data migration to new site
  • Scoured old company site for URLs to assist contractor
  • Download content and format it for new site
  • Self-teach Drupal (utilizing Lynda.com)
  • Add products to new catalogue
  • Proof new site and correct formatting and style errors in content

Latino Decisions, Seattle, WA Apr 2013 – Jan 2015
Web Designer/Developer (Temp job through Creative Circle agency)

  • Design various new pages and maintain website for opinion research firm
  • Used existing Concrete5 content management system and WordPress blog
  • Update site engines as necessary
  • Troubleshoot CSS and HTML issues
  • http://latinodecisions.com

A Gathering of Men, Non-profit Website Oct 2008 – Present
Volunteer Webmaster

  • Self-teach front-end web development using HTML for Dummies,  learning Microsoft Expression Web (software), and redesigned site
  • In late 2009, revise my initial web design with much improved code and graphics
  • After graduating from Seattle college Web Design Certificate Program, completely redesign and develop site, migrating from a basic HTML site to a WordPress site which includes custom loops and a member log-on feature
  • Create all graphic and photographic elements
  • Utilize HTML5, CSS3, PHP; develop with Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop and Dreamweaver
  • Since 2008 until present, maintain the site and keep content up to date
  • http://www.agatheringofmen.org/

Software Skills

· Adobe PhotoShop · Microsoft Office Suite
· Adobe Illustrator · Microsoft Visio
· Adobe Dreamweaver · Microsoft Access
· IntelliJ Idea · Filezilla
· Corel Draw X4 Graphics Suite · Roxio Creator