With more than 9 years of experience (and counting), I take pride in both the technical, visual & tactical aspects of my profession, as well as higher-level strategic thinking that goes into campaigns, marketing initiatives, media buys, and SEO.
I am currently employed and am not seeking a full time position. I am available for smaller-scale design and development projects via icoya.
While I have a wide breadth of experience in a myriad of things, the following are my strongest points.
- Handcoded HTML5 / CSS3
- PHP / MySQL
- AJAX / JSON
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Custom-built CMS or user management systems
- API Integration
- Web Production ("take this Photoshop comp and make it live.")
- WordPress integration / customization
Detailed Skill List
A more comprehensive list of skills.
Web Programming Skills & ProficienciesHTML5
Ruby on Rails 3
Server Technology ExperienceApache (virtual hosts, LAMP configuration)
API / Customization ExperienceFlickr
MiscellanyVersion Control with SVN, GIT
DNS / web hosting setup
Encoding video for streaming or progressive download
Writing content for websites and proposals
San Francisco, CA. Senior Web Developer
April 2012 - Present
Lead developer on all web projects for the agency, including advertising and campaign work for Ryder, VMWare, Quantum, Savvis, and Varian. Works with the Zend Framework. Consults and directs information architecture and wireframing of web projects as well as participates in and contributes to in creative pitches by generating campaign ideas and mocking up spec work.
Chicago, IL. Senior Interactive Developer
Feb 2010 - March 2012
Built and maintained PHP/MySQL and WordPress-based sites. Configured Apache web servers on both UNIX and MacOSX boxes. Developed a web-based FTP client for client use. Built rich-media executions in Adobe Flash. Built self-sufficient email blast / invite management tool for a private event. Developed rebranding of company website and launch microsite. Handled most digital aspects of advertising (web development, maintenance, banner ad development) for Discover Card, NorthShore University Health System, First Internet Bank, and more. Served as a general IT, technical, and interactive resource for the entire agency.
Chicago, IL. Web Developer
March 2009 - Feb 2010
Built and maintained PHP/MySQL sites. Worked on developing processes for a growing company. Lead developer and project manager on major community / social media client. Built secure customized shopping cart system using the PayPal API. Configured Apache servers for web production. Used SVN for version control for work on projects with multiple developers.
Lisa P. Maxwell
Chicago, IL. Web Developer
March 2008 - July 2009
Built and maintained a PHP/MySQL driven custom advertisement creator that interfaced with a 3rd party back end. Developed and maintained a streaming video corporate site featuring chat functionality in Flash. Consulted on web based projects. Ran everyday IT operations (IIS, email, computer set-up, maintenance, etc).
Venice, CA. Web Developer & Designer
May 2006 - March 2008
Responsible for integrating design compositions into both static and dynamic functional websites. Integrating in-house E-Commerce system into sites. Designing single and multiple page E-Commerce sites with an emphasis on drawing the customer in. Implementing streaming video seamlessly into site designs. Minor video editing.
Brookline, MA. Web Developer & Designer
April 2004 - April 2006
Responsible for the design, coding and overall maintenance of Flash, HTML/XHTML and PHP-based websites. Prepared for and participated in sales meetings with potential clients by auditing existing sites and developing suggestions and proposals for redesign. Developed new initiatives in client relations and project management.
Chicago, IL. Ruby on Rails certificate course, completed November 2011.
Covered everything from the fundamentals of Ruby, MVC principals, deployment, test-driven development, gems & plugins, and much more.
New England Institute of Art
Brookline, MA. B.S. in Multimedia & Web Design
Winter 2002-Winter 2005.
3.8 Cumulative G.P.A. Recipient of Highest Honors award for graduating class. Participation in Web Casting (live streaming of student events) extra curricular program.
Eugene Lang College
New York, NY.
Work towards BA in Creative Writing.
Fall 2000 - Spring 2002.
Work towards BA in History.