I focus on designing and building semantic web sites utilizing both creative and technical skills. Combining web development and design to allows me to craft user friendly and functional websites and mobile apps. I utilize creative design and cutting edge technology to provide emotional and enjoyable web and app experiences. Designing and developing for exceptional app experiences is my passion.
Front End Web Developer
Tooling U SME September 2015 - Present
3615 Superior Ave, East • Building 44, 6th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Quark XPress, Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, OmniGraffle as well as other graphic applications.
- Design of Graphic User Interfaces, User Experience and Information Architecture
- Programming ability using PERL, PHP, Python (Django), Java Velocity templating and ASP
- Experienced with MySql and sequel language
- Knowledge of dotCMS, Wordpress and Content Management Systems to maintain various websites
- Utilize version control through Git
- Mobile Web interface design, Responsive web development
Special interest in the Mac OS X (Unix) operating system and have working experience in utilizing a Mac OS workstation. I have used Macintosh for over 25 years. Knowledgeable of Windows and working in a Windows PC environment. Interest in Linux and virtual systems.
Interactive portfolio of sites
Web Graphic DesignerFebruary 2007 - September 2015
Responsibilities: Design and develop web sites and web applications for the forward facing University of Akron web site. Also, work with developers to build backend applications and the user interface for database driven applications.
HKM Direct Market Communications 1992 -February 2007Art Director
Responsibilities: Created retail advertising from concept to finish. Used a Macintosh computer for advertising design, page layout, and illustration. Illustrated products in pen and ink. Clients included retail advertisers.
Richard Desberg and Associates 1990 -1991Art Director
Responsibilities: Art director, creative designer and project manager for print and the web.
Medina County Gazette 1985 -1989Graphic Designer/ Illustrator
Responsibilities: Created graphics and illustration for both editorial and advertising
- Village of Lodi, Councilman since 2000
- Board of Trustees member of Medina County District Library since 2012
- Thunder Lizard 3 day Photoshop conference - intense photoshop training with some of the best designers in the country
- dotCMS training in Miami Florida at the dotCMS headquarters
- Penn State Web conference 2013 - all things web with an emphasis on mobile and responsive design.
- Avid reader of technical books. My iPad is filled with ebooks for all kinds of technology
- Penn State Web Conference 2015, Penn State University
Design Responsive Websites using CSS3 Preprocessors
- OHECC (Ohio Higher Education Computing Conference) 2010, The University of Akron
Using Structured Data for Consistency in Web Content Management