profile

Hands-on team leader experienced at managing the creation of interactive web experiences, contributing insight and technical knowledge from concept and design through launch looking for freelance or full-time web development opportunities in the Memphis, TN area.

skills

HTML, CSS, Sass, jQuery, JavaScript, front-end development, project management, Sublime Text, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, MS SQL, MySQL, Front End Development, Responsive Web Development, Bootstrap, Email Development, PHP, ColdFusion, JSON, AJAX

experience

Front-End Developer, Contract
July 2016 - April 2017
Ramsey Solutions, Brentwood, Tennessee
July 2016 - April 2017
  • Develop enhancements and improvements for multiple WordPress websites in coordination with team of designers and developers.
  • Work with team of developers to improve stand up process and core code for new WordPress websites, including a custom starter theme and child theme.
  • Develop custom events plugin for use on multiple WordPress websites with Schema.org structured data built into templates and shortcode for SEO purposes.
  • Develop custom plugin for use on multiple WordPress websites to run a promotion callout across the top of selected pages in a website.
  • Build customized onboarding process for new subscribers to the BusinessBoutique.com online community built on BuddyPress, taking the user through joining a group, adding recommended friends, and completing their profile as part of registration.
  • Write custom PHP functions tying into WordPress with hooks and actions.
  • Assist QA team with functional and regression testing during deployment.
  • Use Git and GitHub for version control.
  • Utilize Agile and Kanban frameworks as part of the product development workflow.
Development Manager / Web Developer
January 2013 - July 2016
NDG Communications, La Plata, Maryland
January 2013 - July 2016
  • Created actionable project scopes, resource estimates, and detailed production schedules for all client development work.
  • Researched and learned emerging technologies for use in development.
  • Developed ColdFusion REST API for use in a client app available in the Google Play and Apple stores.
  • Converted design files from Adobe Photoshop CC into HTML and CSS.
  • Front-end development for desktop, 40+ inch touchscreen, tablet, and mobile, plus responsive and adaptive websites using custom media queries and Bootstrap.
  • Developed JavaScript/jQuery functionality and integrate jQuery plugins to meet functional requirements.
  • Created modules using Google Maps API to manage location markers within CMS for community websites.
  • Development for proprietary prospect and content management systems.
  • Created custom themes for WordPress blogs and websites based on designs from Creative department.
  • Additional development for social marketing including email, WordPress, and Facebook.
  • Communicated with Creative Director and Art Directors to improve expectations, requirements, and processes from design to development.
  • Assigned projects and tasks to team according to strengths and availability.
  • Oversaw projects to ensure schedules and budgets were met.
  • Led bi-weekly team meetings to understand and resolve any issues affecting schedule and scope of active projects, perform look-ahead and future project, and identify emerging technology the group should evaluate.
  • Worked with Vice President of Operations to interview, hire, evaluate, and mentor developers.
Web Developer
March 2011 - January 2013
Charles County Board of Education, La Plata, Maryland
March 2011 - January 2013
  • Managed website for school district.
  • Developed modules, including a system for receiving and processing parental requests for school bus changes.
  • Assist individual school webmasters with updates and training for school websites.
Web Developer
November 2006 - November 2012
FedEx Express, Memphis, Tennesse
November 2006 - November 2012
  • Integral in conversion from static HTML website to the Interwoven TeamSite content management system, including development of training materials.
  • Managed website for more than 4700 pilots.
  • Converted, configured, and published web documentation required to pass inspection for company to operate in Guangzhou, China.
  • Handled website support emails, solving more than 90% of issues with first contact.
Web Developer
September 2004 - November 2006
Clear Channel Television, Memphis, Tennessee
September 2004 - November 2006
  • Designed and managed website.
  • Increase web traffic 200% in 9 months with improvements in written and video web content.
  • Developed nationally distributed training materials for content management system.
  • Developed station brands and online promotional material as member of branding committee.
Web Designer/Developer
August 2003 - September 2004
Freelance
August 2003 - September 2004
  • Designed and developed small business websites running on a templateable content management system.
Web Developer
October 2001 - August 2003
eBase, LLC, Gretna, Louisiana
October 2001 - August 2003
  • Designed and developed small business websites.
  • Developed company training manuals for distribution to clients.
  • Photographed for-sale houses for use in online real estate listings.

education

Bachelor of Arts, Drama/Communications
2003
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
2003

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