Employment

Eternal WorksJuly 2013 - present

Freelance Web designer, Freelance Graphic Designer

I began working with Tim from Eternal Works about a year after moving to Virginia. I reached out to him via a cold call and we have been doing great work ever sense. Some websites we’ve developed are Sail Happy Time, AG Wraps, Body Logic Chiropractic, and more.


Valley Technologies June 2010 - Present

Freelance Web designer, Freelance Graphic Designer

I began working with Bette from Valley-Technologies shortly after my final year in college. She has served as a mentor, teacher, and friend as well as the Project Manager for all of the sub-contract work she sends my way. A few sites I’ve put together while working with her are Glacier Springs Adventures, Balfab Services, and Perrin Custom Design.


Zealous Sites March 2010 - Present

Owner, Web Master, Designer

Although the majority of my work is done through contracts to larger businesses, I do accept clients directly. For this I work under the business name Zealous Sites. A few sites I’ve built and project managed are Aquatic Design Consultants, Inc., Miles Bendixson Fine Artist, and Case Good Refinishing.


Web Tech Media June 2012 - September 2015

Freelance Web designer, Freelance Graphic Designer

I began working with Matt from Web Tech Media shortly after moving to Virginia. I reached out to him via a contracting position listing and we have been doing great work ever sense. Some websites we’ve developed are NE Where E-Cigs, Farmar Gives, Farmar Live, and many more.


JG-TC June 2012 - July 2013

Freelance Web designer, Freelance Graphic Designer, Online Specialist

After working with the JG-TC as a full-time employee the previous year, I was hired on as a contractor to continue my position remotely. This was a huge step for them as a company since before this everything had been done in house. They felt that my skills and work ethic were so desirable that they would like to keep me remotely while they attempt to find someone locally. The estimated contract length for this was about 1-3 months. I worked here for a full year before parting ways.


JG-TC March 2011 - May 2012

Online Specialist, Print Designer

I was offered this job after a conversation I had with my supervisor-to-be in a restaurant I was waiting tables at. During my time here I helped to reshape how a number of things were done and brought the team up to speed with current technology and ideas. Together we created some beautiful print pieces and advertisement. I also was fully responsible for all of the online flash advertisements for customers and helped with the rebranding of their website using BLOX CMS by Town News.


Rankin Publishing February 2011 - March 2011

Web Designer, Magazine Design for Broom, Brush & Mop

My time at Rankin Publishing was mostly spent redesigning their Broom, Brush and Mop website. I was also responsible for putting together an issue of Broom, Brush & Mop.


Professional Skills

During my time in the web and graphic field I have learned many new skills. Below is a list of the ones I use most often. I'm a fast and dedicated learner. If I'm missing a required skill for a project, I'm happy and excited to learn more skills!

Software

  • Photoshop
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • InDesign
  • Premier
  • AfterEffects
  • Quark Express
  • Mac OSX 10.5 and Up
  • Windows XP and Up

Programming Languages

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery

Content Management Systems

  • WordPress
    • Theme and Child Theme
      Development
  • I am also familiar with Magento, Drupal, and TownNews' Blox; but I do not build using them anymore as WordPress has proven to be sufficient for near any project.

Education

ITT Technical Institute May 2008 - June 2010

Associates in Visual Communication

ITT Tech was a great school that gave me all the required skills and paperwork to start my own contract business. Every class period was spent using the programs we were being taught.