February 2017 – Present
Location: Wilmington, NC
Position: UI/UX Manager
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.
Featured Blue Acorn Sites:
October 2014 – October 2015
Jackson National Life Distributers
Location: Denver, CO
Position: Senior Web Designer (UI/UX) – Ecommerce
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 useability. 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 concepting 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 funcionality with emphasis on useablility. Run client meetings to discuss website goals, sitemaps and review interactive proofs. Create and deliver HTML email newsletters, marketing campaigns and announements, 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
September 2004 – September 2008
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.