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resume

over ten years in web design and development

I am currently a freelance web professional, and I believe that any company could benefit from a properly developed website, a sharp intuitive design, and a more aggressive online marketing agenda. I have been in the industry for over 7 years, and have the qualifications, desire, and knowledge to make that happen.

areas of focus
Some aspects of the development industry I'd like to focus on over the next few years

PHP Programming

There are many programming languages to choose from, php being the most common (it is an opensource programming language, free for public use). Although I've only really been working with php for around 4 years, I am proficient enough in it to write complete content management systems from the ground up.

Organic Search Results

One of the most difficult and complicated battles for any company, is for their site to appear, page one, within search engine results. Not via paid advertising, but simply being visible enough on the web to appear there without any help what so ever.

portfolio
portfolio (scrollable)

portfolio (scrollable)
education

Gaining a technical proficiency in multimedia design and development, as well as strong general capabilities in applied research, written and oral communications, critical thinking, problem-solving, and team skills. By possessing and building on these core skills, this degree opens up positions in multimedia design and production, web development, web game programming, and computer graphics. Career opportunities in these multimedia design and development fields are on the rise, as a result of a huge demand for multimedia Internet content, more realistic video games and online graphics, special effects, and animated graphics for web sites.

Although my work experience tends to overshadow most of what is being covered in this program, I find that the process is extremely rewarding, and often keys me in to new technologies I've not yet encountered in my career. I have been working towards this degree for some time, as permitted by my schedule and demand, and I hope to complete in the next few years -and yes, I'm hoping you got bored and didn't read all the way up to this point. I've been working in this industry for a long time, and have yet to encounter anything in class that I wasn't already quite proficient in -and as a self employed business owner, I find that a degree is rarely required or asked for. I am, none the less, still working towards this degree, as I do find the learning experience rewarding.

education
Information Sciences: Bachelor's in Multimedia Design and Development

Key Elements of this degree

linux and adobe

Photoshop & Dreamweaver
Most of Adobe Creative Suite

Like most web development professionals, my main focus in software lie with Adobe, who has for many years, been the absolute standard in web/creative software. I began using Photoshop and Dreamweaver around the time that Photoshop 6 was released, I purchased the previous version of Photoshop at a discount and (macromedia) Dreamweaver about a year later. I've owned a copy of each version since, and have accumulated experience in all of the various CS products along the way.

Programming Languages
A listing of languages and my experience with them

html & css / Let's face it, there's not much to brag about here -knowing html and css as a web developer is sort of expected, it is, in fact, what being a web developer requires, or at least the basic foundation of it. I've been working with html and css for around 10 years, and I can write both without reference material as easily as I can the english language.

php / Now we're getting to the core of what makes a web developer a web developer -a knowledge of programming. There are many programming languages to choose from, php being the most common (it is an opensource programming language, free for public use). Although I've only really been working with php for around 4 years, I am proficient enough in it to write content management systems from the ground up.

javascript, ajax, jquery / These are essentially all "javascript", and my experience with them is limited -however, my lack of experience with these languages are due to a lack of demand. Sure there are plenty of people using them, and there is demand for it, I just haven't run into it myself.

Server Administration
Server management, builds, and upgrades

I've been working with Linux for around 5 years, mostly with Ubuntu, and I have experience in everything from actual physical server maintenance, to installation.