My goal is to combine my years of experience as an Art Director and Graphic Communications Artist with my technical skill-set as a Web Designer and Front-End Web Developer. I am creative, focused and self-motivated with strong communication and facilitation skills. I thrive best while being challenged with multiple projects, and am able to meet deadlines with consistency and practicality. I am looking to be part of a full-time team oriented environment where I can continue to grow my skills particularly in Web Marketing and Search Engine Optimization.
Confidential, FORT WORTH, TX JULY 2010 AUGUST 2011 FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPER
Responsible for front-end web development and user interface design for DRN’s proprietary web and software applications.
Produced and developed template pages using SEO-friendly techniques with XHTML, CSS and jQuery / AJAX within a PHP back-end platform.
Responsible for usability cross-browser and platform testing of all user-facing functionality in regard to web applications.
Worked closely with an IT team of Senior PHP Back-End Programmers to design and implement new UI functionality and features.
Worked with Marketing Director and Business Unit Executives to design and produce additional branding, style guides and marketing collateral.
Confidential, FORT WORTH, TX DECEMBER 2007 JULY 2010 - WEB DEVELOPER / ANALYST
Responsible for the creative design and front-end layout of marketing campaigns on Produced and developed template pages using SEO-friendly techniques with XHTML and CSS.
Collaborated in brainstorming and designing elements for website enhancements and UI Design.
Worked with Marketing Managers and IT Programmers to design and test new functionality for the website.
Confidential, DALLAS, TX APRIL -AUGUST 2007 SR. E-COMMERCE DESIGNER/MARKETING ADMIN
Responsible for maintaining brand awareness through the use of several online marketing techniques such as SEO, e-mail and online promotional marketing campaigns, acquisition marketing to expand the user database, and online customer loyalty programs.
Research and write product informational content and promotions for the e-commerce website and e-mail marketing campaigns.
Responsible for researching and interviewing On-Demand solutions for SEO, site analytics, e-mail blast engines and hosted e-commerce content management packages.
Note: The company was sold to Dean & Deluca and moved to Iowa, or I would have never left. Loved it there.
- CHOICE HOMES - ARLINGTON, TX JANUARY - APRIL 2007 CONTRACT FLASH DESIGNER
Responsible for Flash-based content updates to the Choice Homes website.
- TRUE.COM (HDVE, LLC.) - IRVING, TX AUGUST - DECEMBER 2006 SR. WEB DESIGNER
Responsible for Interactive advertising campaigns, TRUE.com web content and other Flash/Web Interface designs.
- BLOCKBUSTER CORPORATION - DALLAS, TX MAY - JULY 2006 WEB DESIGN CONTRACTOR
Responsible forweb and rich-media Flash banners for Online advertisement.
- VISUALEYES, LLC - DALLAS, TX FEBRUARY - APRIL 2006 WEB DESIGN CONTRACTOR
Responsible for front-end web development and design of client websites.
- MICHAELS ARTS & CRAFTS STORES, INC. IRVING, TX OCTOBER 2005 - FEBRUARY 2006 WEB DESIGN CONTRACTOR
Responsible for banner advertising, front-end development, and e-mail marketing campaigns for Michaels.com, Recollections.com and StarDecorators.com.
- IMC2 (INTERNET MARKETING AGENCY) DALLAS, TX APRIL - AUGUST 2005 INTERACTIVE WEB DESIGNER
Responsible for developing concepts and designs for interactive Flash projects, direct marketing emails and banners advertising.
Confidential, FT WORTH TX - OCTOBER 1999 - MARCH 2005 INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR
Art Director on a team of artists and copywriters dedicated to Interactive advertising & marketing for both RadioShack.com as well as external media & rich-media.
Developed and pushed the boundaries behind the RadioShack brand by constantly pursuing new innovations with software, animation techniques, photo/video production shoots and GUI design.
Collaborated on the complete design and front-end development of several RadioShack sub-brands such as the ZipZaps micro-RC website, RC-HQ Interactive web portal and the Father’s Day Interactive micro-site.
SKILLSMaxon Cinema4D Studio
2-D & 3-D Digital Illustration, Modeling, Lighting & Animation
E-Rain Swift3D for Flash
Sound Editing & Multi-Media Production
HTML, XHTML, DHTML, XML, CSS, SEO
Adobe CreativeSuite 5.5 (incl. Photoshop, Dreamweaver & Flash)
Interactive Online Application Development
Graphical User Interface Development for Interactive Media
Microsoft Office Suite 2010
Art Direction with Photo Shoots & Set Designs
QuickTime PRO with QuickTime VR Authoring Tools
Professional copywriting experience
US Animation ToonBoom Studios
AWARDS & HONORS
Addy Award (Silver) for Travel Accessories “Welcome to R-Town” Interactive advertising campaign (2004)
Addy Award (Silver) for Father’s Day “The Extraordinary Adventures of Super Dad” Interactive advertising campaign (2003)
Addy Award (Silver) for Father\'s Day “How Cool Is Your Dad?” Interactive advertising campaign (2002)
Addy Award (Gold) for "Cool Things" Interactive advertising campaign (2001)
Who’s Who Among Junior Colleges (1993, 1994 and 1995)
Dean’s List National Honor Society (1995)
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (1994 and 1995)
First-Degree Black Belt in Korean martial arts (1985 to 1991)
Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design,