Résumé

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Education

Master of Arts, Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media

Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts, Telecommunication

Bowling Green State University

  • Video Specialization, Marketing Minor
  • 3.89 Cumulative GPA, Magna Cum Laude and University Honors
  • Senior Honor’s Thesis Project: The Impact of Digital Video Recording Technology on Television Advertising

Experience

Front-End Designer/Developer: 11/2013 – Present

Center for Educational Networking, Lansing, MI

  • Develop highly customized themes for Drupal and WordPress using HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript/jQuery
  • Collaborate with back-end developers using a git version control system and remote repository
  • Research, implement, and consult on best practices for web standards and accessibility
  • Create various design deliverables such as infographics and wireframes
  • Improve Drupal functionality with custom modules as needed
  • Consult on development needs during the planning phase of website projects

Co-owner, Green Kitchenware: 7/2012 – 12/2013

Brilliant Bees, LLC, East Lansing, MI

  • Manage website operations and social presence
  • Design and code modifications to the website design – using HTML, CSS, Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Research new products and make purchase recommendations

Front-End Web Developer: 7/2010 – 11/2013

Center for Educational Networking, Lansing, MI

  • Support, build, and maintain websites for Mandated Activities Projects (MAPs)
  • Develop themes for a variety of platforms, including WordPress, Drupal, and Magento using a combination of HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript (mainly jQuery)
  • Research and consult on best practices for web standards and accessibility
  • Develop wireframes, design mockups, and documentation as-needed for various projects
  • Create user documentation for content management systems

Lead Front-End Developer: 1/2008 – 7/2010

Spartan Internet Consulting Corporation, Lansing, MI

  • Convert design mockups into valid, XTHML/CSS layouts that conform to W3C standards while ensuring cross-browser compatibility
  • Work with the consulting, design and programming teams to maintain the integrity of designs throughout the implementation process
  • Troubleshoot technical design issues on projects in all parts of the implementation process
  • Design and developed complex user interface for a custom-built content management system

Freelance Front-End Developer: 11/2007 – 1/2008

Virtual University Design and Technology, East Lansing, MI

  • Translated mockups for the MSU PPH Website into XHTML and CSS
  • Integrated the design into the Expression Engine Content Management System

Student Developer: 8/2006 – 8/2007

Virtual University Design and Technology, East Lansing, MI

  • Enhanced online course content in the ANGEL Learning Management System using HTML and CSS
  • Used the Typo3 Content Management System to help maintain multiple websites

Teaching Assistant: 8/2005 – 8/2007

MSU Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, East Lansing, MI

  • Instructed digital media labs covering audio, video, web design, and lighting
  • Assisted basic video production labs, providing training and technical expertise

ENG Operator / Studio Crew: 7/2004 – 8/2005

WTVG 13abc, Toledo, OH

  • Operated the ENG truck, setting it up for live on-the-scene stories for weekend newscasts
  • Operated three robotic studio cameras
  • Occasionally worked as the Floor Director and Teleprompter Operator for newscasts

Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS, including CSS frameworks and preprocessors
  • Proficient in PHP, Javascript, and Git
  • Skilled with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to adapt skillset to work within a variety of content management systems, especially Drupal and WordPress