Experience

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Front-End Developer/Visual Designer (contract)

Red Privet, Harrisburg, PA

September 2013 - February 2014
  • Developing front-end coding for client websites
    • Use of HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery
    • Responsive design/development using media queries
    • Cross-browser and legacy Internet Explorer support with Progressive Enhancement

Web Designer

Synapse Marketing Solutions, Lancaster, PA

March 2012 - September 2013
  • Designing, front-end coding and maintenance for client websites
    • Semantic markup for well-formed pages that are search engine friendly
    • Use of CSS3 and HTML5 to take advantage of emerging technologies
    • Cross-browser compatibility using JavaScript, behaviors and/or Progressive Enhancement
  • Mobile Web design using responsive design
  • Slideshows, animation and other effects using jQuery

Regional Web Designer

York Newspaper Company, York, PA

June 2008 - November 2011
  • Awarded for excellent service for internal and external customers 2011
  • Designed and maintained websites for Media News Group's Pennsylvania newspapers
  • Social Media branding
    • Used of FBML and third-party applications to run contests and marketing campaigns on Facebook
    • Used background image and logo optimization for Twitter sites
  • Used WordPress and MovableType to design and administer Blogs for newspapers
  • Worked as Design lead on site redesigns and new sites
    • Used Thumbnail sketches, Photoshop mock-ups for concept work then converted to HTML and CSS
    • Worked with editorial department to develop site map and navigation
  • Attended regular meetings with other staff members to discuss new and ongoing web projects
  • Designed, optimized and trafficked static and Flash banner ads
    • Optimize standard graphical ads with Photoshop
    • Used Flash and JavaScript to create expandable and animated banner ads
  • Set up web-based video players for live streaming video and Brightcove video management

Multiple positions showing advancement

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Hunt Valley, MD,

2004 - 2008

Lead Corporate Web Developer

February 2008 - May 2008
  • Assisted in training and management of interns and newer team members
  • Coordinated site redesigns, updates and web projects between Television stations and Corporate Web Department
  • Used Flash and XML files to stream video
  • Used XML and PERL to edit content management system

Corporate Web Developer

September 2006 - February 2008
  • Maintained web sites for more than 50 Television stations
    • Content featured news, video, contests and programming info
    • Used JavaScript, CSS, HTML, XHTML, PERL and Flash technologies to build sites
  • Managed of banner ad system for advertisers
  • Managed of company intranet, featuring all of the company's departments
  • Led redesign effort for the company's corporate website featuring investor relations, career opportunities and information on all of the company's facets
    • Used Photoshop mock-ups, then converted to HTML and CSS

Graphic Designer

May 2004 - September 2006
  • Designed print ads for monthly Direct Mail piece using InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
  • Conceptualized and designed internal and sales materials
  • Volunteered to create and implement layout of the company's Annual Report using InDesign
  • Worked with other designers and various sales representatives to assure customer satisfaction in a deadline-oriented, fast-paced team environment

Multimedia Designer

MeetingMatrix International, Inc.

October 1999 - April 2004
  • Designed websites using HTML, Dreamweaver and Flash
    • Created and optimized graphics in Photoshop and Illustrator
    • Used Dreamweaver and HTML to create and update pages
    • Used Flash for animated product promotions and site intros
  • Created Product Installation CD and Multimedia Presentations using Director
    • Added titles to video clips with After Effects
    • Created interactive user interface with Director's behaviors
    • Added software screen shots, video and audio files using Director
  • Print design projects
    • Created Logo Designs in Illustrator
    • Designed corporate stationary using Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Created Illustrations using Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Designed large-scale exhibit graphics in Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Created brochure and product guide layouts using Quark XPress
  • Produced copy for brochures, website, product guide and other sales materials

Freelance/Contract Work

  • Tags2Go
  • NetCo Dance Company
  • Culhane's Steak and Seafood
  • Markel Health Performance
  • JPL Creative
  • Better Hearing Aid Center
  • PASFAA
  • Mark Usciak Photography
  • Katie Cocco Confections
  • Construction Concepts Group
  • Stambaugh Ness P.C.
  • Hoffman Mergers
  • Suite Entertainment
  • Deer Ridge Gifts
  • Harman Construction
  • Pennsylvania Messenger Solutions
  • Harvey's Rent-All
  • York City Ice Arena
  • Local Sports Hangout

Volunteer Work

  • Life Changes Boutique
  • Dine Out South-Central PA

Education

Harrisburg Area Community College, Virtual Campus

  • Web Development coursework
  • GPA: 4.0
  • Dean's List Academic Year 2010-2011

Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts, York, PA (now known as The Art Institute of York Pennsylvania)

  • Associate Degree in Specialized Technology 1999
  • Major: Multimedia Design
  • GPA: 3.0