Web development affords me the opportunity to be creative within logical parameters. The practice of building code and creating my vision is amazing! I have a constant desire to learn, experience, explore and move forward in my knowledge of technology, and through web development I can sate this need.
ADOBE CQ5/AEM, WORDPRESS, SHAREPOINT
JIRA (Change request system)
SILVERPOP, CONSTANT CONTACT, MAILCHIMP
JQUERY, BOOTSTRAP, ANGULAR, REACT
SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION – Chicago, IL 2010 TO 2018
Frontend Web Developer (converted from contract to employee 2012)
Developed, updated and redesigned promotional information and ads for Sears E-commerce sites.
Created and moderated company wiki that facilitated up-to-date project communication between
Used and contributed to style guides and other design documentation to maintain coherent information and interaction design patterns.
Translated established creative direction into conceptual ideas.
Communicated neutrally, empathically and comfortably with team members, clients and customers.
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR 2001 TO 2010
Worked on a contract basis for various companies. Conceptualized, planned and executed original and established designs, for a wide range of website properties.
Optimized established sites using existing CMS, including Wordpress, Interwoven and Sharepoint.
Developed sites based on established creative model and visions.
Created wireframes, screen-flow diagrams and User Interface specification documentation.
BOOMM! Marketing & Communications
Blue Cross Blue Shield (HCSC)
Byrne,Byrne & Associates
Illinois Headstart Collaboration Office
U of C Booth School of Business
Kraft Foods (Huddle to Fight Hunger)
Merchandise Mart Properties
21ST CENTURY TELECOM GROUP – Chicago, IL 1997 TO 2000
Webmaster (1998 TO 2000)
Developed and maintained the 21st Century Telecom web site.
Composed and managed both technical and creative site content.
Translated and integrated print marketing strategies for the site, while implementing and enhancing
the site as needed; including debugging and evolving the site (3 evolutions).
Established and set up personal web space for Cable modem customers. Provided Second Level Support for Cable Modem customers in understanding simple to complex issues regarding personal web space within a 24-hour period. Issues ranged from FTP, file system quotas, file formats, HTML coding and directory paths.
Worked with a team of 3 in the creation, HTML, and ORACLE requirements for the online Address Finder application.
Conducted Q&A testing before product's release to the production environment. The application generated 5% of all requests for service inquiries to the company. Researched and solicited proposals to potential vendors of new web technologies to incorporate into the corporate web site.
Position began as a content management of a 6-page site and grew to more than 700 pages, incorporating information and direction from 3 product managers, and the Marketing Director.
Data Product Manager (1998 TO 1999)
Developed and implemented a 3-service level (Basic, Medium, Premium) Web Hosting and Server Collocation marketing plan for both commercial and residential customers.
Implemented client training (business and technical) and supervised software integration on client's website.
Increased credibility and client awareness by developing technical/non-technical marketing collateral and presentations, public relations campaigns, articles and newsletters.
Worked closely with all product development departments to create and maintain marketing materials for sales presentations and client meetings.
Sales and Marketing Coordinator (1997 TO 1998)
Provided support for the Director of Sales and Marketing.
Assigned tasks to associates, staffed projects, tracked progress and updated managers, partners and clients as necessary.
Filed paperwork and organized computer-based information. Developed media kits. Coordinated events and worked on ad hoc projects.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – ANN ARBOR
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Creative/Media Writing 1993
Stephen King, Doctor Who, family and friends, rooting for Michigan, Ravinia and traveling.