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UI UX Design, Web Design, Front-end Development, Project Management

Huntington Beach, California, United States
April 29, 2019

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Damien Komala

Huntington Beach, California *****

657-***-**** •

Senior Web Designer/ Front-End Developer

Award-winning and technically sophisticated professional with a solid history of global design and development of websites from restaurants to resorts including e-commerce and marketing initiatives.


* Experience in nearly all aspects of web design and print design.

* Highly skilled in site planning, wire-framing, building responsive sites in PHP/CSS utilizing JavaScript, JQuery, and bootstrap-based responsive frameworks.

* Successful Social Media Marketing including SEO/SEM, campaigns and budgets, PPC, email marketing, online branding, catalog creation, newsletter marketing, photography, and e-commerce strategies.

* Skilled at designing and developing custom multi-platform websites for e-commerce and general marketing purposes provided custom/handwritten CSS coding, and provides strategic site planning improving user experience.


Front End Design and Development, UI/UX Design, PHP, CSS, CMS System based in ColdFusion/PHP, jQuery, JavaScript, Project Management, Multimedia Designer, Video Direction, Editing and Graphics, Wire-framing, Site Planning and Strategy, Custom WordPress Design, and Inventory Software, CRM Software, Feedback Software, and Shipping Software Setup and Management


Ecom Automotive, Santa Ana, California

Sr. Designer / Front-End Developer (12/2015 – Present)

Conceive and direct all design initiatives that include robust social media campaigns, email marketing, branding, catalog creation, remarketing, new site development, and photography.

Key Achievements:

* Acknowledged for creatively designing a myriad of e-commerce websites setup to aesthetically draw traffic and work seamlessly for the end user.

* Provided logo design, apparel design, product packaging, business cards, inventory software implementation, and more.

* Designed and created hundreds of marketing emails for and

* Managed and developed Facebook / Instagram ad campaigns while working closely with SEO / PPC companies to increase ROAS.

* Managed all e-commerce systems on a day-to-day basis to ensure system integrity and security.

PMP Marketing Group, West Palm Beach, Florida

Senior Designer (9/2012 – 12/2015)

Provided a complete company rebrand as well as technical and creative leadership for all marketing materials including three trade show booths, newsletters, and multiple other marketing materials. Designed endless trade publications and managed the art direction on client photo shoots.

Key Achievements:

* Developed a bootstrap-based templating system, designed 37 law firm websites, implemented RedBooth project management software, and customized an in-house CMS system based in ColdFusion.

* Led each site design meeting and design comp presentation.

* Received two ‘Summit Creative Awards’ in 2013.

Sesame Communications, West Palm Beach, Florida

Web Developer / Designer (9/2010 – 9/2012)

Transitioned into a remote, freelance role supporting the Seattle, WA main office responding to debugging and all other technical questions via Skype. Go to guy for CSS display issues.

Key Achievements:

* Championed the design and development of over 300 PHP websites within 18 months.

* Led the front-end development team providing training and support.

Rockwell Design Studio, West Palm Beach, Florida

President / Developer / Designer (1/2010 – Present)

Built custom WordPress sites WooCommerce and Magento Ecommerce solutions and developed robust online marketing campaigns utilizing various responsive emailer programs and software. Still managing client sites daily.

Key Achievements:

* Ensuring client market share by developing strategies utilizing SEO/SEM to keep their site and brand relevant; drawing new visitors on a consistent basis.

THAT Agency, West Palm Beach, Florida

Senior Designer / Developer (11/2006 – 5/2009)

Provided site planning and wire-framing for multiple clients needing high-end CSS/PHP/Ruby On Rails sites. Websites included Sol Melia and ME by Melia Hotels globally. Developed sites with the clients needs at the forefront and implemented a full UX/UI planning and research system.

Additional Experience

Senior Web Designer / Developer / SEO Expert, Native Remedies LLC, Boca Raton, FL 7/2004-11/2006

Senior Media Graphics Coordinator, Cole + Russell Architects, Cincinnati, OH 7/2003-7/2004

Freelance Designer / Developer, Blaskovich Design, Cincinnati, OH 2/2000-7/2003

New Media Designer, Lange Wheeler Design Group / Swath Design, Cincinnati, OH 2/2000-10/2002

Lead Graphic Designer, Instant Replay / IR Video, Cincinnati, OH 3/1999-2/2000

Lead Graphic Designer, The Mercurio Group, Cincinnati, OH 7/1998-3/1999

Primary Graphic Designer, Douglas D. Thornton Associates, Road Town, Tortola, BVI 9/1997-7/1998

Education and Training

AIC College of Design, Cincinnati, Ohio

Bachelor of Arts, Concentration in Web Design

— Awards —

‘Summit Creative Award’, Site redesign of, 8/2013 SIA

‘Summit Creative Award’, Silver Award for the redesign of, 7/2013 SIA

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