Web development programming and markup languages including php, html, css, js, jsp on *nix systems, and related editors and versioning software
Extensive print pre-press skills including troubleshooting digital impositions and manual separation of plate-ready 2- 3- and 4-color layers via both digital and paper.
Interface and graphic design from thumbnail sketch on paper through digital mockup to press-ready print or web-based digital application. Includes various versions of Adobe CS/CC (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Quark Xpress, etc
Brand identity and logo creation for both print and web, including consistency across social media
Fine art and illustrations, primarily digital or ink/watercolor
Technical and journalistic writing and editing
Project management skills including cross-team communication, project tracking, budgeting
Search engine optimization
Graphic Designer/Web Developer
Self-employed/Contract Work (May 2012 - Present) - Right now I am producing written and visual communication for Ross Stores, Inc, (via Adecco), and just finished a logo for the guild Chorba Intelligence Academy. Recently I have also contracted to Minted (via Adecco) for pre-press, consulted on a guidebook redesign for Ross Stores, Inc. (via Adecco), and created logos and web designs for Samsa. My other work ranges from online sales pages and site design to print advertising to logos and fine art.
User Interface Designer/System Developer
Myers Internet/MGIC (October 2007 - May 2012) - My work at the nation's largest private mortgage insurer included interface and visual design on primarily AgentCenter and OriginatorNetwork, with additional work on Myers.com, Defender, MortgageApp, eMagic and internal administration sites. Headed up user-defined templating project. Created and presented seminars including "User Interface Design for Business Stakeholders" and "What is HTML?" Was tapped as the interface designer or consultant for several out-of-department projects including a metrics dashboard, an online mortgage application, an electronic documents delivery/order system, and a lender-facing peer reporting application.
Web Development Specialist
OnYourMark, LLC (November 2004 - October 2007) - Responsible for creation of client websites, including graphic design, programming, customer service/sales and technical support, desktop publishing, search engine optimization and registration, all general webmastering, and documentation.
Self-employed (October 2003 - November 2004) - Took the year to transition into web development from print design via freelance projects.
The Milwaukee Employment Guide/Trader Publishing (May 2002 - October 2003) - Layout of pages and ads for The Milwaukee Employment Guide, Today's Careers, Today's Nurse, and all internal and client-facing collateral. Supervised one graphic designer and dealt with print vendors. Responsible for making our office ratio of paid print to filler top in the company; at no point during my time as coordinator did we exceed one flat of filler in The Milwaukee Employment Guide
The Plymouth Review (January 1999 - April 2002) - Created display ads, illustrations and special section layouts for the paper, logos and layout for print customers. Assisted in troubleshooting pagination process and outputting paginated pages to film. Handled email duties for the Advertising department. Dealt with format incompatibilities, computer maintenance and troubleshooting. Trained new people in our design process and often answered computer problems in other departments.
Double BA in Studio Art (Digital Specialization) and Classical Philology, Beloit College, 1997
Member, National Association of Photoshop Professionals (2010-2014)
Guild Leader (February 2010-Present) - Seelund Trading Co, seelundtrading.com, rp-pvp guild in World of Warcraft, Guild Wars 2, Landmark, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Fine Arts (1997-Present) - Primarily in oil pastel, and in pen/ink/watercolor