Resumé

Web pioneer

Designing and developing user-centered websites sites since 1996, my approach is all about accessibility and usability for all.

Skills summary

  • 15+ years web design, development
  • 13+ years digital photography and retouching, illustration
  • 13+ years project management and team management

Expertise

Applications

  • Extremely proficient Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficient in working with a variety of Content Management Systems including CMS Made Simple, Expression Engine, and WordPress
  • Experience with Flash, Illustrator

Languages

  • Expert in cross-browser xHTML, CSS
  • Experience with JavaScript, ASP, PHP, Ajax

Education

Juris Doctorate

University of Minnesota Law School; Minneapolis, Minnesota; May 2011

Bachelor of Arts

Communication with emphasis in Journalism, Visual Arts minor; University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; December 2004

Experience

Freelance Web Developer

Plymouth, Minnesota; 1996 – present

  • Convert designs into websites that play well with search engines, all major browsers, and meet current accessibility and standards requirements
  • Implement websites into a content management system (CMS), which allows non-technical people to maintain their own websites
  • Please see my portfolio for list of clients and samples of recent work: http://www.minneapolisite.com/portfolio.html

Front-End Web Developer, FindLaw

Eagan, Minnesota; 2010 – 2013

  • Under contract to code ~50 sites per month
  • Telecommuted full-time, responsible for managing my own time--productivity consistently outranked on-site peers

Front-End Web Developer, Blue Flavor

Seattle, Washington; 2008 – 2009

  • Under contract to code approximately 80 hours per month for notable web ad agency

Senior Web Developer, FindLaw

Eagan, Minnesota; 2005 – 2008

  • Manage offshore vendor relationships to ensure appropriate return on investment
  • Hand-code over 500 fully accessible websites each year
  • Log and chart team’s and individuals’ progress using advanced Excel features, evaluate and report findings to management
  • Mentor and train others in accessible standards-compliant web development
  • Test FindLaw end-products to ensure standards determined by W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 are enforced
  • Advise product development team regarding product requirements to support accessibility and usability for clients and their end users
  • Develop tools that increase cross-departmental efficiency, resulting in $175,000 savings per year

Communications Specialist, Open Systems International, Inc.

Plymouth, Minnesota; 2005

  • Promote corporation through website, newsletter, and press releases, ensuring that corporate image and vision are uniformly applied and communicated
  • Manage web site design and content to ensure site tools and content are timely and effective for current business needs
  • Design and develop easy-to-customize templates for OSI marketing PowerPoint presentations, project profiles, product information sheets and other marketing material

Website Designer and Content Manager, Delta Delta Delta

Grand Forks, North Dakota; Moscow, Idaho; 2001 - 2004

  • Design, develop and maintain sorority chapters’ web systems

Website Designer and Content Editor, University of North Dakota Marketing

Grand Forks, North Dakota; 2001 - 2002

  • Design, develop and implementing web sites

Website Designer, McKenzie County Job Development

Watford City, North Dakota; 2000

  • Design, present, develop, and implement web system
  • Teach courthouse employees to maintain website

Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, PurplePJs.com

Minneapolis, Minnesota; 1998 - 2011

  • Design and develop large community web site
  • Design and develop user interface for custom content management system
  • Orchestrate efforts of over sixty staff members to publish fresh content daily