Resume

Career Summary

  • Front-End Web Developer with 15+ years of experience helping businesses and organizations grow and reach more people through WordPress-powered websites and software applications.
  • Designed user interface (UI) for e-commerce software, upgrading from AngularJS to React and TypeScript, while also improving WordPress integration.
  • Designed and developed learning management system to improve e-learning for over 700 healthcare employees.
  • Co-host of Sacramento WordPress Meetup which helps hundreds in the greater Sacramento area build better websites using WordPress. 

Skills

  • AngularJS
  • Copywriting
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • React.js
  • SASS
  • TypeScript
  • Video Production
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • WordPress

Experience

ItemGrabber, Rocklin, CA 2020-Present

Front-End Software Developer

  • Designed and developed user interface (UI) for e-commerce software, upgrading from AngularJS to React and TypeScript, while also improving WordPress integration.
  • Improved DevOps by reducing release cycle time from quarterly to weekly, resolving backlog of over 500 Jira tickets in under six months.
  • Designed and developed website user interface (UI) for national B2B e-commerce business supply and cultivation supply stores, using Adobe XD, Bootstrap and WordPress.

Gold Country Media, Auburn, CA 2017-2019

Graphic Designer

  • Designed editorial pages for two weekly newspapers, several monthly magazines and special publications for Sacramento and Placer counties using Adobe InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Increased online reach through uploading editorial content using Drupal and other content management systems (CMS), and sharing on social media channels.
  • Wrote and copy edited editorial content according to AP Style. Created and edited editorial photography using Adobe Photoshop.

Lumens/yDesign Group, Sacramento, CA 2016

Web Developer

  • Helped company migrate from Adobe Scene7 to Adobe Experience Manager for digital asset management and content delivery.
  • Improved user experience (UX) by troubleshooting issues with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Salesforce Cloud Commerce.
  • Created user interface (UI) documentation using Axure RP.

Vision Service Plan (VSP), Rancho Cordova, CA 2012-2016

Digital Media Specialist/Web Developer

  • Designed and developed corporate learning management system using AngularJS, Bootstrap and jQuery.
  • Helped launch company migration to Microsoft SharePoint for document management. Built and maintained SharePoint team sites for customer care division.
  • Produced promotional videos and motion graphics for e-learning courses using Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. 

Freelance, Sacramento, CA 2010-2020

Web Designer/Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist

  • Improved copywriting and on-page search engine optimization (SEO), optimized Google Ads campaigns and managed social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Google My Business for local home service businesses. 
  • Designed and developed responsive websites for small businesses and organizations using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and WordPress. 
  • Designed marketing collateral using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Produced promotional videos and motion graphics using Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Harry and David, Medford, OR 2008-2010

Graphic Designer

  • Designed weekly marketing emails for four national gift retail brands using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Improved design process and project management using Microsoft SharePoint.
  • Maintained and updated product image catalog using Adobe Scene7.

Mail Tribune, Medford, OR 2007-2008

Web Designer

  • Designed and developed online magazine websites using Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Active Server Pages (.ASP).
  • Designed digital display ads for local Southern Oregon businesses.  
  • Maintained editorial content using Saxotech Publicus content management system (CMS).

Education

Bachelor of Science, Broadcast Journalism

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX

  • Cum laude graduate
  • President, promotions manager of Campus Activities Team
  • Page designer, columnist and writer for The Optimist

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