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Graphic Artist | Front End Developer | Great Guy

Career Objective:

With a strong technical skill-set, attention to detail, 18 years of experience in graphic design and 10+ years in web design, I want to work as a front-end web developer where I can create digital magic and elevate user experience to the next level.

Summary of Skills:

  • Strong understanding of industry trends and content management systems
  • Skilled in multitasking and working on several projects simultaneously
  • Unique ability to improvise, grasp new skills and troubleshoot problems
  • Experienced in communicating with the creative team and clients
  • Very comfortable and passionate about adopting ideas and bringing them to life through technology
  • Well-organized with an ability to prioritize tasks
  • Highly driven to meet deadlines
  • Capability to work and flourish in fast-paced environment

Technical Skills:

  • Web Skills: CSS, HTML, XML, CMS integration, PHP, web standards and accessibility, cross-browser compatibility, JavaScript, mobile web designs, SEO, HTML Email design and marketing
  • Web Tools: My extensive and continuously growing knowlege, Adobe Creative Cloud, Coda, WordPress, Joomla, FTP clients
  • Operating Systems: Mac, Windows, Linux

Work Experience:

Graphic Artist | Front End Web Developer
Mspark Inc., Helena, AL

April 2005 – Present

  • Creates aesthetically pleasing and effective print advertising for Mspark’s valued customers
  • Serves as departmental go-to for Business Reply Mail as well as back up quality control for Solo Mail
  • Serves as departmental go-to for Barcoding technology
  • Creates webpages using a combination of markup languages and content management systems
  • Creates email blasts using html and email marketing services
  • Creates and maintains websites using content management systems
  • Work well with other departments to ensure maximum product effectiveness as well as complete customer satisfaction
  • Provide assistance to the bank-end developers in troubleshooting and coding
  • Troubleshoot issues to ensure a trouble free experience for end-users
  • Maintain consistency in design and layout
  • Perform browser testing and debugging
  • Optimize website performances using latest technology

Manager
The Northport Gazette, Northport, AL

May 2002 – April 2005

  • Was Manager in Chief and acted as controller of all workflow and assignments throughout the office
  • Was acting Managing Editor for my location of Gazette Newspapers
  • Was sole, in-house Press Representative, Human Resources Department, Sales Representative,
  • Developed and implemented effective solutions that were integrated to company’s information technology standards
  • Monitored technical aspects of the front-end delivery for several projects
  • Worked closely with the Editorial Assistant and other writers to ensure articles were being produced in a timely manner
  • Wrote and photographed a number of articles on galleries an artists in historic downtown Northport, AL art district.
  • Created and maintained all of the newspaper’s advertising including a special full page downtown Northport merchant’s page
  • Ensured projects meet the industry standards
  • Implemented regularly planned team building exercises to ensure everyone worked even better together to better ourselves and our company
  • Recommended technical solutions to my employers that greatly improved our product and the speed and quality that it was produced
  • Always treated everyone in my company as equals and not subjects. Lead by example, not force.

Graphic Artist | Data Entry Specialist
Yellowbook, Columbus, MS

July 1998 – May 2002

  • Quickly and accurately entered sales contracts into the company’s data entry system which was where each of our products began
  • Was quickly and easily able to spot inaccuracies and have them corrected before continuing on to the next phase
  • Was passionate about offering solutions to optimize and improve efficiency of my department’s output
  • Quickly and easily learned the principles of graphic design, color theory and the applications/operating systems used to create effective and aesthetically pleasing yellow page advertisements
  • Was quickly integrated into the department as one of the top yellow page ad producers
  • Created aesthetically pleasing and effective yellow page advertising for Yellowbook’s valued customers
  • Worked well with other departments to ensure maximum product effectiveness as well as complete customer satisfaction

Education:

  • Associate’s Degree in Computer Programming Technology
    East Mississippi Community College, Mayhew, MS
    1998

Reference:

On request.

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