I am a Web Designer/Developer located in Charlotte, NC with 4 years of professional experience. Since graduating in 2012 with a BA in Web Design and Interactive Media I have worked with several large and small companies along with doing freelance projects on the side.

I enjoy keeping up to date with current trends and learning tricks of the trade from current professionals via online blogs like CreativeBloq and Smashing Magazine. My other job titles consist of CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) for my amazing fiancée, cat wrangler (for our two cats), and sporadic gamer.

If you would like to get to know me better for a future project/job, or even just to chat, feel free to contact me.

Languages

HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript
jQuery
Puns

Skills

Web Design 100%
Graphic Design 95%
UX Design 90%
Branding 90%
Research 100%

Tools

Dreamweaver 100%
Illustrator 100%
Photoshop 95%
Google Analytics 70%
Google 100%

Corporate Experience +

Logical Advantage | Charlotte, NC

Front End Developer

August 2016 - Current

  • Incorporate modern web and front-end best practices into software in order to create the best user experience across devices and browsers.
  • Assisted with quality assurance testing to verify progress is made, assignments are completed, and project path is still on track.

INSite Business Solutions | Fort Mill, SC

Front End Developer

April 2016 - August 2016

  • Incorporate modern web and front-end best practices into software in order to create the best user experience across devices and browsers.

MetLife | Charlotte, NC

Communications Consultant I

January 2015 - April 2016

  • Build, upload, and manage articles for the company’s internal newsletter, Catalyst, within their CMS, Tridion.
  • Assisted with audio editing for podcasts.
  • Pulled, organized, and managed metrics on Catalyst in order to showcase the value of this communication method to business partners. Also used these numbers to make strategic decisions such as the best types of articles to write and an average send time.
  • Build and troubleshot email templates for the Communications team.

MetLife | Charlotte, NC

Interactive Designer (Contract)

July 2014 - January 2015

  • Assisted in rebuilding the MetLife site after switching to a new CMS, Tridion, by migrating and organizing all assets from the old server onto the new server.
  • Managed updates to venders assets.

Shutterfly Inc. | Fort Mill, SC

Production Designer (Contract)

March 2014 - June 2014

October 2013 - December 2013

  • Color correct/edit photos in Adobe Photoshop.
  • QA text (spelling, kerning, leading, font).
  • QA design (spacing, placement, art elements) in Adobe Illustrator so that the product is aesthetically pleasing.
  • Consult with clients to make their product what they expect and good printing quality to meet our 100% happiness guarantee.

SANDirect | Charlotte, NC

Social Media Intern (Internship)

Octover 2012 - December 2012

  • Research and implement social media branding (Facebook, Google+, Twitter).
  • SEO for website and social media.
  • Redesign product images for new site using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Research and implement a social media manager (Hootsuite).

Freelance Experience +

Red Stone Press | Charlotte, NC

Web Designer

October 2014 - Current

  • Built a responsive website in order to showcase the clients business and products in a modern and user friendly way.
  • Guided the client to the best possible content for his website for SEO and user experience purposes.

Freelance Tutor | Charlotte, NC

Tutor

April 2013 - September 2014

  • Provide hands-on support and training for all design related Adobe programs.
  • Describe and train for industry standards (web, photography, print, motion graphics, and video).
  • Designed the style guide for a future startup.

Romo Auto Care and Muffler | Charlotte, NC

Web Designer

June 2014 - June 2014

  • Worked with a graphic designer to design and develop the Wordpress site to meet the clients requests.
  • Purchase required elements to complete this project.
  • Created and designed their social media accounts.

H.A.L. Manufacturing LLC | Colts Neck, NJ

Web Developer

May 2014 - May 2014

  • Worked with a graphic designer to develop a site from scratch using HTML5 and CSS3 to showcase their products.
  • Optimized the images for web best practices.
  • Consulted with client on SEO best practices.

Yadkin Well Company Inc. | Hamptonville, NC

Web Designer

March 2013 - July 2013

  • Create and edit copy for the site.
  • Design and develop a website using WordPress, CSS3, HTML5, and PHP.
  • Increase and track traffic on site using SEO and Google Analytics.