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Online Resume and Portfolio

Online Resume and Portfolio


Accomplished website designer, developer, and administrator with more than 13-years experience in non-profit, for-profit, and agency/consulting environments.

Experience includes strategic input and oversight designing and redesigning websites while adhering to branding, culture and marketing goals. Achieved significant and measurable improvements in online presence (social media, website statistics, email marketing campaigns, and event registrations) at every major stop in my career and, separately, have succeeded in bridging the gap between an organization's Marketing/Communications/Public Affairs Department and IT.

Specialties include: CMS administration, Project Management, SEO, email marketing using multiple platforms, social media engagement, graphic design, domain management, employee training, HTML/5, CSS/3, php/MySQL, Adobe Creative Suite, MS-Office, JavaScript, ColdFusion, .NET.


Experience

10/2012 - Present

Webmaster

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Chicago, IL

Administration of Content Management System (Ingeniux) and posting top-level website content; Provides CMS training to faculty and staff; Maintains resources for institution-wide web pages; Strategic input on web technologies and strategies; Created web analytics reports; Email marketing using My Emma.

03/2009 - 10/2012

Website and Design Specialist

Ounce of Prevention Fund

Chicago, IL

Redesigned the ounceofprevention.org website which resulted in a 13% increase in site traffic in 2011 and a first half increase of 33% in 2012; Created and administered social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Google+); Designed and printed, in-house, brochures and posters which saved thousands of dollars yearly. Recently begun second website redesign project to reflect the organization's evolving goals and the public's use of the web.

08/2006 – 03/2009

Web Designer

Lurie Cancer of Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

Managed two site redesign projects to enhance the look, feel, and usability of luriecancercenter.org resulting in 27% increase in site traffic from 2007 to 2008; Maintained website content, developed event specific micro-sites and registration, and managed MS-Access database of registrant information; Created web analytics reports using Analog 6.0, Google Analytics, and custom designed Cold Fusion tracking code; Email marketing for event announcements and reminders; Designed quarterly newsletters using QuarkXPress.

10/2000 – 05/2005

Web Developer

Fellowes, Inc.

Itasca, IL

Designed and developed, in-house, three corporate websites in addition to numerous micro-sites, landing pages and HTML based email blasts; Maintained seven Fellowes owned websites using CMS and hand-coded HTML, CSS, and ASP.NET; Registered, transferred and consolidated 42 domain names, including international, with numerous registrars; Utilized Overture and Google for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and keyword ad campaigns; Created banner ads, buttons and web graphics. Drafted web copy for marketing promotions and online product catalog.

Education

08/2005 – 12/2010

Master of Arts, Communications and Training

Governors State University, University Park, IL

Cum Laude, Honors

08/1989 – 08/1993

Bachelor of Arts, Communications

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Cum Laude, Honors
Major: Broadcasting, Minor: Public Communication and Human Relations

2005

Programming for Windows Basic Certification

South Suburban Community College, South Holland, IL

2003

Web Development Certified Professional

Learning Tree International

1998

Microcomputer Applications Specialist for Business Certification

Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Website Development

HTML/CSS, HTML5/CSS3, PHP/MySQL, Responsive Design, ColdFusion, Javascript, .NET, CMS Administration, Google Analytics, WordPress

E-mail Marketing Platforms

Sphere, Convio, Constant Contact, My Emma

Software/Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, Microsoft Office, NERO Vision, QuarkXPress, Visual Studio .NET, Cold Fusion Studio

Consulting Experience

Ace Hardware, Fellowes, Inc., Home Depot, Marriot Hotels, Lurie Cancer Center, Quaker

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