Skills

Software
Photoshop
Illustrator
Flash
InDesign
GitHub
Aptana
Coda
Dreamweaver
Visio
Balsamiq
Audacity
Google Docs
MS Office
Minesweeper
Languages
HTML/HTML5
CSS/CSS3
Sass
jQuery

Frameworks
Bootstrap
Skeleton

CMS
Drupal
Wordpress

Drupal has been my primary focus since 2009
Email/Newsletter
Constant Contact
MailChimp
Proprietary Newsletter System

Online Video
YouTube
NDN
Brightcove
Ooyala

Along with video and audio editing techniques


Experience

Front End Developer

WGBH Digital
November 2016 - Present

  • Front End Developer for the WGBH Digital Team
  • Build websites for clients with Wordpress and Drupal
  • Work within the department on our own website/CMS product offering
  • Work as an advisor to departments within WGBH
  • Work as a team member for R&D sprints


Digital Designer

WGBH Digital
November 2014 - November 2016

  • Designer and Front End Developer for the WGBH Digital Team
  • Work with internal and external clients to design solutions for websites and applications
  • Work within the department on our own website/CMS product offering
  • Work as an advisor to departments within WGBH
  • Work as a team member for R&D sprints


Web Designer

The Boston Herald
July 2012 - November 2014

  • The front end Design and Development of bostonherald.com; HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, and common sense
  • Maintain the theme layer of Drupal; Page & theme templates, view mode templates, creation and maintenance of Views, Nodequeues, and Blocks
  • Plan and prototype any new initiatives for the Boston Herald website: wireframes, design mock-ups, and semi-functional prototypes
  • Train new and current users on the Drupal administrative section: Posting, editing, and managing content, page layouts and functionality
  • Work with other departments to ensure promotions and other initiatives that run in print execute smoothly online
  • Serve as an technological advisor when the need arises


Web Developer

Digital Loom
September 2011 - November 2012

  • Build and maintain sites with the Drupal framework while I learn PHP and Drupal’s back-end
  • Translating wireframes, mock ups and designs to Drupal themes
  • Spearhead prototyping and conversion of client Drupal sites for mobile platforms
  • Create and maintain front end code (HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP)
  • Suggest and implement HTML5 features and functionality into Drupal themes
  • Work with (or as) the Information Architect to create website wireframes, define content and functionality, and define deliverables


UI Lead

I.C. Sciences
July 2012 - November 2014

  • Provide thought leadership in architecting a near and long term design vision for customer experience
  • Initial research and prototyping for mobile versions of client sites and product platforms
  • Balance multiple projects, time lines, quick deadlines, and communicate effectively with all involved
  • Discuss strategy direction for Online projects and act as the glue between cross-functional teams
  • Evaluate functionality, usability, accessibility, and overall User Experience for existing and proposed systems and sites
  • Define patterns and advocate for consistency, without repressing inspiration or inhibiting innovation
  • Provide production-quality markup, CSS, and Javascript when projects move beyond the prototype stage
  • Act as an advocate for the user, conduct user research, ad-hoc usability analysis, create user personas, evaluate existing designs and suggest areas for improvement


Web Production Supervisor

I.C. Sciences
February 2008 - July 2009

  • Supervised a small web production team in the production and support of all client websites
  • Managed all SEO initiatives on clients' behalf; Website optimization, AdWords campaigns, Pay-Per-Click campaigns and web traffic analysis
  • Create sitemaps, wireframes, process flows, and other related deliverables and specifications for the creative and technical teams
  • Balance multiple projects, time lines, quick deadlines, and communicate effectively with all involved
  • Discuss strategy direction for online projects and act as the glue between cross-functional teams
  • Evaluate functionality, usability, accessibility, and overall User Experience for existing and proposed systems and sites


Social Media Designer

Prospero
September 2007 - February 2008
Prospero was bought out by Mzinga in February 2008

  • Balance multiple projects, time lines, quick deadlines, and communicate effectively with all involved
  • Designed and implemented message boards for clients
  • Provided support for the Marketing department including website design and production, email campaigns and print collateral
  • Discuss strategy direction for online projects and act as the glue between cross-functional teams
  • Create sitemaps, wireframes, process flows, and other related deliverables and specifications


New Media Designer

I.C. Sciences
April 2006 - February 2008

  • Work 1 on 1 with clients in the design of their website
  • Create site templates in Photoshop
  • Convert Photoshop templates into workling HTML templates
  • Work with Production team in the hand off of production ready templates


Member Services Advisor

I.C. Sciences
March 2004 - March 2006

  • Work 1 on 1 with clients in the production of their website
  • Maintained a client list of about 50
  • Performed regular maintenance on client sites
  • Advised clients of SEO best practices
  • Advised clients on email marketing best practices
  • Worked with clients in create email newsletters


Junior Designer

Filene's Department Stores
January 2003 - March 2004

  • Designed and cut vinyl displays
  • Assisted in designing and installing window and store displays
  • Spearheaded the addition of a new satellite vinyl shop
  • Maintained a library of brand logos and other graphic assets


Education

Internet Communications

The New England Institute of Art
Associates of Science
December 2002


Culinary Arts

Newbury College
Associates of Science
May 2000



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