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Aaron Wilson – Web Designer / Developer
704-254-9962
aaron@aaronwilsonweb.com

Education

Western Carolina University
Location: Cullowhee, NC
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration Graphic Design

Work Experience

October 2015 – February 2017

Blue Acorn – eCommerce Web Agency

Location: Charleston, SC

Position: Front End Developer II

Use Magento eCommerce software to develop pixel perfect websites for high-end retailers. Work with Account Managers, System Architects and Senior Developers to create Business Requirement documentation used for Tech Designs and Estimations. Work as lead Front End Developer on website implementations and value creation projects. Extend the Magento framework by creating new modules, install and upgrade scripts and new themeing elements for desired functionality. Coordinate and manage work que and deliver assets to other departments in a timely manner. Work closely with Quality Assurance team members to test and fix defects. Participate in department meetings and training sessions. Work in an Agile development process and held accountable for story burn down. Attend daily standups and work with Scrum Masters to red flag potential problems and roadblocks. Work with integrity and continually striving to improve productivity and performance.

October 2014 – October 2015

Jackson National Life Distributers

Location: Denver, CO

Position: Senior Web Designer (UI/UX) – Ecommerce

Use HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, Javascript and Jquery to develop cross department web projects for a variety of business sponsors. Work with Marketing and Creative departments to wireframe, mockup and implement new functionality and promotions across all corporate websites. Write and review requirements documentation to produce qualified estimates on new projects. Lead training and status meetings, working with multiple departments, in multiple locations, across the organization. Create process and procedure documentation for content managers with emphasis on reducing roadblocks and rework. Create and manage in house workflows to ensure all projects meet deadlines and expectations. Work with Compliance department to ensure web materials are designed and developed with limited risk and meet FINRA guidelines.

September 2012 – October 2014

Creative Services LLC.

Location: Charlotte, NC

Position: Interactive Director

Use HTML5, CSS3, AJAX, Jquery and PHP to develop custom website solutions for national sales network. Conduct client meetings to discuss frontend and backend functionality with emphasis on usability. Use XHTML, MySQL and PHP to develop dynamic Ecommerce websites that drive sales. Develop and maintain custom WordPress development framework, with emphasis on browser and device compatibility. Oversee design conception to ensure the end results match customer expectations. Create custom jQuery and AJAX web applications to deliver a streamlined user experience. Develop custom PHP and MySQL scripts for custom database functionality. Manage daily work schedule and oversee programming department with emphasis on deadlines. Conduct weekly programming department meetings to leverage team assets for complicated buildouts. Create custom tutorial and training materials for end users and manage client/sales training. Manage hosting department with emphasis on website/email security, software updates and new website launches. Work with server team to trouble shoot problematic websites, broken functionality and hacked/malicious website issues.

January 2011 – September 2012

Union Studios LLC.

Position: Creative Director/Interactive Director

Location: Marshville, NC

Develop custom website solutions on a variety of CMS frameworks. Use HTML, CSS, Jquery and PHP to create WordPress Plugins and Themes for custom functionality with emphasis on usability. Run client meetings to discuss website goals, sitemaps and review interactive proofs. Create and deliver HTML email newsletters, marketing campaigns and announcements, monitor delivery results and create reports for marketing review. Incorporate Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools into websites, add blog functionality into existing websites and develop blog campaigns to boost SEO rankings.

September 2008 – January 2011

Affinity 4, Inc. and Beliefnet.com

Position: Senior Graphic/Web Designer

Location: Norfolk VA

Use HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript to build new product ordering website for NPO business unit. Build custom landing pages in HTML and CSS for business partners. Design and develop dynamic PHP web application to dynamically generate marketing materials. Helped coordinate BN Media’s acquisition of BELIEFNET.com, website with over 3 million monthly unique visitors. Manage and maintain corporate websites with updated content and new marketing incentives. Create HTML email newsletters and marketing incentives. Develop HTML interactive sales material pages for new product launches and promotional sales. Developed custom Social Media landing pages and tied into existing Social Media platforms.

September 2004 – September 2008

PlayPower, Inc.

Position: Graphic/Web Designer

Location: Huntersville, NC

Use HTML and CSS to rebrand 5 corporate websites and buildout in a CMS framework. Develop animated banner ads for product promotion through website ad campaigns. Work with sales force to develop PHP and MySQL password protected online marketing material database. Develop monthly e-newsletter in HTML and CSS for delivery to customer email list. Manage in-house hosted websites on Windows IIS Server. Develop custom HTML website landing pages for tracking marketing advertising efforts.

September 1997 – October 2003

ACI Design Inc.

Position: Exhibit Designer

Location: Charlotte, NC

Work with sales staff and clients to create successful tradeshow strategies. Design and develop tradeshow exhibits with emphasis toward goals and budgets. Print and prepare large format inkjet prints for displays. Train and manage production artists. Install and manage tradeshow exhibit installations.

Skills

Coding Languages

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SASS
  • LESS
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • MySQL
  • AJAX

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Sketch
  • Affinity Photo
  • GIT / versioning systems
  • Php Storm
  • Sublime
  • Atom
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • WorkFront
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Eclipse
  • WHM
  • Cpanel
  • Developer Tools/Debugging
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

CMS Systems

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Magento 1 & 2
  • WooCommerce
  • Plugin Development
  • Custom Theme Development
  • User Guide Creation and Training

Web Development

  • Ecommerce
  • Responsive/Mobile Coding
  • Website Mockups
  • HTML Emails
  • Direct Mail and Landing Page Design
  • Catalog Page Turners and Brochure Viewers
  • Site Mapping and Navigation Flow Charting
  • Wire Framing and Design Development
  • Graphic Element Creation
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Website Analytics and Data Mining
  • A/B Landing Page Testing
  • API Integration
  • Social Media Integration
  • Website Advertising

Portfolio