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Summary

Skilled front-end developer/project lead with extensive background and knowledge of HTML/CSS coding, web design, graphics creation and layout. Able to effectively communicate with designer and back end programmers to create front end code which accurately represents the original design down to the smallest detail, while at the same time coding according to W3C standards and industry best practices.

Technical Summary

Coding & Development Skills

  • HTML/XHTML/HTML5 (since 1995)
  • CSS/CSS3 (since 2002)
  • jQuery (since 2009)
  • PHP (since 2009)
  • XML (since 2002)
  • SSI Includes (since 1997)
  • JavaScript (since 2006)
  • Classic ASP (5 years)
  • UI Design (since 1995)
  • Responsive Design (since 2012)

Development Tools & Software

  • Adobe Photoshop (since 1992)
  • Adobe Dreamweaver (since 2000)
  • SharePoint Designer (2 years)
  • MS Visual Studio (4 years)
  • Bradbury TopStyle (2 years)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Visio (2 years)
  • SVN: Versions, Tortoise (since 2012)
  • MS Visual Studio (6 years)
  • Visual SourceSafe (3 years)

Content Management

  • WordPress (since 2008)
  • SharePoint (3 years)
  • Interwoven TeamSite (since 2000)
  • Joomla, Drupal, SiteCore, SiteFinity

Experience

hughesleahykarlovic

St. Louis, MO

Senior Front-end Developer
4/2013 – present

Technical Environment:
XHTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, SASS/SCSS, jQuery, XHTML, WordPress, SharePoint, Adobe CS6

  • Create, update and maintain multiple client sites including Monsanto, Mobile On the Run and St. Vincent Healthcare.

Sample URLs:
see hlkagency.com/work

Fleishman-Hillard

St. Louis, MO

Front-end Developer, Lead WordPress Developer
12/2006 – 3/2013

Technical Environment:
XHTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, jQuery, XHTML, WordPress, Interwoven TeamSite, Adobe CS6

  • Create, update and maintain multiple client sites including AT&T, Emerson, Enterprise Holdings, Boston Market, Midwest Dairy Association, Solae, Hallmark and CityArchRiver 2015.
  • Create WordPress sites and themes based on comps provided by both internal and external designers. Make complex content layouts easy for non-technical users to update via the WP admin panel. Create custom plugins for client data input.
  • Integrate client sites with social media including Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Set up custom ShareThis and AddThis functionality.
  • Work with designers on UI design for responsive and/or mobile sites.
  • Test and optimize sites for multiple browsers, devices and sizes.
  • Create Facebook Tabs or Skin MySpace web sites for clients. Create HTML emails based on PSDs from designers.
  • Mentor junior developers in process and coding standards.

Sample URLs:
att.com/aboutus, att.com/annualreport2012, textbands.com, hallmarkholidayguide.com, threeforksranch.com, ac-heatingconnect.com, cityarchriver.org, thebatterycontrolled.com, dairymakessense.com, missourionthemove.org, goodfats101.com, usfoodteamwork.com, atexexpresspipeline.com, metathinq.com, modream.org, dpipro.com, forewords.drivingfutures.com

Shelke2.com

Duluth, GA

Freelance Web Designer
3/2003 – 12/2006

Technical Environment:
XHTML, CSS/CSS3, jQuery, eCommerce, SSI Includes, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Web templates creation, UI Design

  • Create and design new web sites for clients, including Ace Internationals, DR-San, Dazzling Dezigns, BuyMyBeads.com and Jewelry by Me.
  • Use Dreamweaver to create templates for the client to update. Train the client to update their site. Scan graphics and edit copy as needed.
  • Redesign existing websites to implement Mal's eCommerce scripting or OptionCart. Research advertising opportunities. Register sites at search engines and web directories.

Sample URLs:
sayvil.com

Cingular Wireless

Atlanta, GA

UI Technologist
9/2004 – 12/2006

Technical Environment:
XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop, Fireworks, TopStyle, Dreamweaver, Visio, UI Design

  • Code front-end prototypes using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript for developers to implement for applications, websites, kiosks and mobile applications.
  • Collaborate with designer to create front-end code which accurately represents the original design down to the smallest detail.
  • Design and code skins for use with IT intranet portal (BEA Workshop).
  • Utilize Adobe Photoshop & Fireworks to edit and create design compositions.
  • Create detailed wireframe documents in Visio, representing a 50+ page application, in order to analyze and redesign the flow and design of an existing application.
  • Create XHTML prototypes from wireframes and/or graphical comps.

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Atlanta, GA

Web Developer
10/2003 – 9/2004
(contractor, part-time)

Technical Environment:
XHTML, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, WebTrends

  • Update and maintain existing web sites. Run WebTrends reports for GTRI web sites.
  • Create spec designs for their approval and any other graphics. Create designs that are easy to navigate, load quickly and are easily expanded and updated. Create Dreamweaver templates and modify content.
  • Create paper and HTML prototypes for application development. Assist in UI design.

Concert Management Services

Smyrna, GA

Lead Interwoven developer
9/2002 – 3/2003
(Outsourced to Computer Sciences Corp. 9/2002)

Lead developer, Project & Multimedia/Design lead
11/1999 – 9/2002

Webmaster
4/1997 – 11/1999

Technical Environment:
HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, SSI Includes, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Visual Studio, TeamSite, Web templates creation, ASP, Perl, Windows NT, MS Office

  • Meet with internal client to gather requirements. Design best way to display content and navigate section. Create spec designs and graphics for client approval.
  • Manage site-wide projects and oversee smaller ones. Maintain and increase team's JavaScript library with approved scripts.
  • Enhancements include modifying Intranet site to load quicker on dial-up connections and redesigning site-wide navigation to be more efficient. Received Concert's Excellence in Action award in February 2001 for Intranet redesign.
  • Manage project workflow to complete requests in most efficient manner. Train new team members in company's web standards and team practices. Oversee coding and site-wide standards. Create and maintain team Intranet site.
  • Lead Interwoven developer (March 2001-September 2002): Define customer requirements. Create Teamsite input templates and presentation templates to fit within existing site design.
  • Interim Global Accounts web team lead (March 2000-December 2000): Manage request workflow to complete work in most efficient manner. Assign requests to GA team members. Liaise with GA marketing group. Maintain webmaster and Project Lead duties.
  • Create, design, update and expand sections on Concert's Internet, Intranet and extranet sites. Use Visual Studio for hand-coding HTML and as source control. Manually convert Office documents to HTML. Display technical content in HTML in a readable and usable manner.

Alpha Data, Inc.

Norcross, GA

Webmaster
8/1996 – 4/1997

Technical Environment:
HTML, JavaScript, Photoshop, MS FrontPage, Web templates, Perl, Eudora

  • Design, maintain and expand ADI's web sites/graphics. Enhancements include complete redesign of site, CGI online ordering system, JavaScript, Java, job listings and animation. Created and designed new web sites for clients, including Zellman Productions. Researched advertising opportunities. Registered sites at search engines and directories.

The Interactive Studio @ The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Atlanta, GA

Assistant Producer
5/1995 – 8/1996

Technical Environment:
HTML, Photoshop, QuickNotes

  • Created/maintained advertising HTML pages with production/artist team for AtlantaGames website. Created/maintained websites for advertising clients including Jenny Pruitt and Atlanta New Homes. Maintained list of kids' child-oriented web sites for Access Atlanta on Prodigy. Updated/maintained information areas on Access Atlanta. Wrote Access Atlanta refers for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Designed calendar UI for first Access Atlanta website.

Education

International Webmaster Association

Web Business Certificate (Apr. 2004)
Web Technologies Certificate (Sept. 2002)

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

BJ in Journalism, emphasis in Magazine (May 1995)
AB in English, emphasis in Language (May 1995)

Training

2006

  • Introduction to JavaScript (IWA/HWG)
  • Web Animation with Flash (IWA/HWG)
  • Design Concepts (IWA/HWG)

2005

  • Introduction to Java Server Pages (IWA/HWG)
  • CSS 2.1 in Depth (IWA/HWG)

2004

  • Search Engine Marketing (IWA/HWG)
  • Intermediate CSS Workshop (IWA/HWG)
  • Fast Track to Fireworks MX (echo11media)

2003

  • Web Content Writing and Editing (IWA/HWG)
  • Search Engine Optimization (IWA/HWG)
  • Contracting Your Services (IWA/HWG)

2002

  • Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (IWA/HWG)
  • Introduction to XHTML (IWA/HWG)
  • Introduction to XML (IWA/HWG)
  • Accessible Web Design (IWA/HWG)
  • Introduction to Web Design (IWA/HWG)

2000

  • Basic Supervision (Keye Production Center)
  • Dreamweaver (Media Magic)
  • Flash (Gwinnett Tech)
  • Managing Personal Growth (Concert)
  • Interwoven TeamSite User Training (Interwoven)
  • TeamSite Templating Training (Interwoven)
  • Advanced Templating Training (Interwoven)

Updated Oct. 25, 2013