Resume

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


WEBSITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

  • Thorough understanding of standards compliant HTML5, CSS3, XML, ability to manipulate basic JavaScript.
  • Experienced UI / UX designer for web and SharePoint 2010.
  • Familiar with structured web development process, including sitemap creation, content auditing, requirements gathering, design comp iteration, usability testing, and quality control debugging.

STRATEGY & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT

  • Several years’ experience creating successful online fundraising campaigns.
  • One stop shop for graphic needs: photo editing, newsletters, advertisements, pamphlets, business cards, logos.
  • Track-record for meeting tight deadlines and demonstrated efficiency in high-pressure environments.
  • Ability to help clients conceptualize exciting, design consistent ideas to promote their brand.

SOFTWARE & APPLICATIONS

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash.
  • Additional knowledge of Adobe Contribute, Fireworks, Lightroom, and Soundbooth.
  • Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, Access & SharePoint 2010.
  • Mastery of content management systems (CMS) such as Convio, GetActive, Kintera and Interaction CRM.

 

CAREER HISTORY


Freelance Web Developer & Graphic Designer    (2010—Present)

  • Design and develop websites for clients with a focus on politics, real estate, and retail.
  • WordPress site implementation and full customization of themes to suit client needs.
  • Establishment of social media presence for clients across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms.
  • Production of multimedia features including customized Google Maps (API), Flash animations, and Processing.
  • Search Engine Optimization using metadata and content keyword tagging.

 

Director of Communications • Northeast Analysis, Honesdale, PA    (2014-2015)

  • Developed media strategy for an IT startup endeavor, which included social media, print collateral, and websites.
  • Interviewed and managed a small team of communications professionals.
  • Established operating procedures for entire communications department and staff.
  • Strategized with corporate leadership to grow business opportunities.

 

Information Designer • The Vanguard Group, Malvern, PA    (2011—2014)

  • Responsible for designing user-friendly interfaces (UI) for internal Vanguard software and web properties.
  • Experience prototyping responsive websites compatible with mobile devices (iPad) and desktops.
  • Conduct usability testing with focus groups to ensure best design is produced.
  • Sharepoint 2010 customization and administration experience.

 

Webmaster • The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, D.C.    (2007—2011)                                  

  • Managed small web and graphic design shop supporting an international organization of 150+ employees.
  • Responsible for maintaining all GMFUS web properties, including gmfus.org; brusselsforum.org; transatlantictrends.org, and halifaxforum.org.
  • Designed and built websites for conferences, opinion surveys, and academic research; more than 15 robust websites in a 3-year period.
  • Responsible for content updates, live-streaming, and creation of multimedia galleries during fast-paced events.
  • Designed and coded HTML newsletters reflecting company branding and implemented cross-browser testing.
  • Reported website metrics and AdWord campaign success with Google Analytics.
  • Regularly explored tech solutions to overcome limitations of GMFs aging site and troubleshot page load errors, and security compromises, and issues affecting usability.
  • Negotiated content sharing partnership with Fora.tv

 

Webmaster • Common Cause, Washington, D.C.    (2005—2007)                              

  • Oversaw www.commoncause.org and 38 state chapter web pages using Kintera.
  • Designed animations, blog ads, graphics, and campaign branding using Fireworks and Photoshop.
  • Responsible for “Causenets” (email advocacy, action alerts, fundraising appeals.)
  • Analyzed web metrics, A/B testing, email open rates, online donations, and advertising conversion rates.
  • Provided Kintera training/support to Common Cause’s state chapters.
  • Developed new strategies for future fundraising growth, increased web traffic, and youth outreach.

 

Webmaster • National Association of Mortgage Brokers, McLean, VA     (2005)

  • Maintained www.namb.org using Dreamweaver, HTML code
  • Produced a weekly electronic newsletter concerning the mortgage broker industry.
  • Photoshoped new graphics for NAMB website.
  • Utilized GetActive (Convio) to send email alerts/advocacy campaigns to members and press contacts.
  • Monitored web traffic and email campaign metrics.
  • Drafted press releases; compiled news clips.

 

Specialty Media Coordinator • Democratic National Committee, Washington, D.C.    ( 2004)

  • Assistant to DNC Press Secretary; provided topical research, drafted press releases, pitched story ideas to media, and organized national press conferences.
  • Familiarity with extensive vetting processes; employed HTML while sending mass emails to press lists.
  • Authored blog posts for the Democrats.org website.
  • Compiled clip packets of voting discrepancies for the DNC Voter Protection Task Force.
  • Crafted open-editorials (Op-Eds) that were later successfully placed in national newspapers.
  • Staffed a frenzied press line with much diplomacy and tact.

 

Radio Coordinator • Democratic National Committee, Washington D.C.    (2004)

  • Created database of radio stations in battleground states, eliminating obsolete information from 2000 election cycle; new database was useful throughout Kerry campaign.
  • Cold-called 100+ talk radio stations daily to pitch show topics and guests.
  • Recorded actualities, edited speech into sound bites, and distributed audio files to stations.

 

EDUCATION


Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec; B of FA, Computation Arts (on-going)

University of Glasgow, Scotland; M.A. (Honors), Russian and Eastern European Studies

Moscow State Linguistic University, Russia:  Study Exchange

Continuing Education Certificates in Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, and CSS

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