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Resume

Objective

Intuitive, beautiful design and development is what I strive for. Through my 20+ years of Graphic Design and 12+ years of Web Coding, I try to meld the two skill sets to create more than just a nice looking site, more than just a scripted application—I create a user experience that is intuitive and a pleasure to dive into.

Overview

  • Over 20 years of design experience, 17 years in website and UI development.
  • 3 years design and layout of monthly magazine.
  • 2 years managing advertising for monthly magazine.
  • Designed all collateral for php[architect]’s conferences, including brochures, banners, and websites.
  • Extremely active in the PHP Community as well as speaking at conferences on design and development.
  • Ten years of solid PHP/MySQL experience Eight years in procedural, three in OOP
  • Designed and Programmed a complete Content and Community Management System
  • Programmed e-learning packages for Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland Sea Grant College and Environmental Science Educational Partnership
  • HTML/CSS with 508 compliance and SEO in mind.
  • Programming Skills: PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, JQuery, XML, some Actionscript, with experience in some .NET C#
  • Experience with LAMP server, Mac OSX Server, Windows 2003, SQL with IIS 6.0 experience
  • Excellent client management skills

Experience

Current Status

Yakabod, Inc.
Dec 2016 – Present
Web Applications Developer
Front End Design and Development. For development, I Participate in an Agile environment, utilizing SASS, jQuery, reactJS (only in a tweaking capacity), PHP. I work in PHPStorm, and use gulp for compiling JSX.For UI and UX design, I use Adobe XD and inDesign to mock up the designs and support the Developers by implementing the look in CSS (SCSS).

Musketeers.me
Aug 2012 – Present
Founding Partner / Creative Director
The design and front end developer of a fantastically talented group of developers. We take on enterprise-level jobs and make hardened, stable and beautiful websites that are intuitive and easy to use.

Employment/Client History

php[architect]
Jan 2013 – Present
Art Director
Redesigned the look and feel of the world’s longest continually running monthly magazine for PHP developers. Laid out magazine for over 3.5 years, seeing it from digital-only through digital and print. Managed advertising for over two years. The magazine is still running with over 1500 subscribers.

8/3/2011 – 7/31/2012
mojoLive.com
Creative Director
Creating the look and feel as well as the user interface for mojoLive.com. Overseeing several designers and managing workflow while maintaining a creative environment that grows the individual artist.

Funding for this startup went dry in July 2012.

2/2010 – 8/3/2011
SAIC- Frederick
Web Developer
Developed web applications for NCI scientists. Working within a proprietary framework in PHP, creating web applications to help scientists find a cure for Cancer. Object oriented structures in PHP. Also working with jQuery, Scriptaculous and SQL.

9/2007 – 2/2010
Philips Hadco
Art Director, then Communications Manager (Webmaster/Developer/Designer)
Upgrade and maintain corporate websites for Hadco lighting. Redesigned bot sites as well as created microsites for product launches. Hadco is now a division of Philips North America Lighting. I wrote a usability report that lead to an Information Architecture redesign. I tweaked the code written in.NET by Cimbrian (Lancaster, PA) to work with new navigation structure. Created OOP-based email list manager in PHP 5.2 for MS SQL Server.

5/2003— 9/2005
Maryland Sea Grant
College Park, MD
Educational Web Designer
Create, Publish and maintain scienceinquiry.org. This position had a varied scope of duties which included creating a custom CMS in PHP 5.1/MSQL 5.1 for mdsg.umd.edu. Creating e-learning systems for educators to post lessons for peer review. Creating and maintained grant website for grant participants. Creating and maintaining a CMS for Environment Science Education Partnership using the same e-learning systems. All site work done in procedural PHP.

Other duties included constant interactions with grant participants, video production of convention events, post-production using Final Cut Pro software.

3/2001 — 5/2003
Bruce Creative 
Owner
I freelanced for the two years that we lived out in Beaverton, Oregon. With the time I had I taught myself PHP/MySQL, designing and coding for several clients. Starting from a simple forum to creating a basic CMS with a member pay systems, newsletter system and community apps such as forums and chat.

10/1999 — 3/2001
Healant e-care business
Senior Web Designer
This was mostly a pure design position where I was the only designer that knew any HTML/CSS or Javascript. This enabled me to better interact with the developers to give them realistic and workable designs, enabling us to push the barriers and little more.

1998 — 1999
CorData Technologies
Art Director
I “cut my web teeth” in this position, learning everything I could about HTML and CSS and Javascript. I dove into Dreamweaver 1.0 and Flash 1.0. I learned about web servers and systems. I never touched any server-side during this stint. I worked on many local clients’ sites as well as Volvo Action Services internal employee portal.

1993 -1998
Riddle & Cockrell, Inc.
Illustrator/Designer
Illustrated town buildings first in pen & ink, then Photoshop for placement in “Our Town” style jacquard woven afghans. I was top producer for much of the time.
Was one of two designers picked in the company to start the desktop publishing department, designing catalogs and brochures for the product lines.

Education

12/1991 Columbus College of Art & Design , OH
Bachelors Degree
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Illustration Major Advertising Minor

Affiliations

Member: AIGA Blue Ridge
Founder: Frederick Web Technologies Group

Technical Expertise Overview

  1. LAMP stack
  2. jQuery, JavaScript
  3. HTML5/CSS
  4. Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, NetBeans, phpStorm, SVN, Git

Skills

Design

99%

Art Direction

85%

Branding

75%

Front End Development

88%

PHP Development

85%

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