Resume

Project Objectives:

Web Graphics & Developement

Selected Specialized Skills:

Web Design:

  • (X)HTML (4)
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 2
  • CSS 3
  • jQuery
  • phpMyAdmin
  • LAMP environment
  • Working in/with a CMS
  • Debugging
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • W3C compliance
  • Multi-device friendliness
  • Concrete5
  • WordPress
  • Pods CMS (for WordPress)
  • Movable Type
  • Drupal
  • Ubercart (for Drupal)
  • Joomla!
  • PrestaShop
  • Zencart
  • X-Cart

Software:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Imageready
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • 3D Studio Max
  • NotePad++
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Quark
  • Cyberduck
  • FileZilla
  • puTTy
  • FireFox w/Firebug
  • Safari w/Developer Tools
  • Internet Explorer w/Developer Tools
  • Word
  • Excel
  • OpenOffice.org
  • Mac
  • Windows

Art Forms:

  • Raster graphics (web)
  • Raster graphics (print)
  • Vector graphics (web & print)
  • Animated GIF
  • Video editing
  • Digital & manual photography
  • Camera lighting
  • Color design
  • Illustration by hand
  • Life drawing
  • Character design
  • Background design
  • Caricatures

Other Media:

  • Ink
  • Pencil/graphite
  • Charcoal
  • Colored pencils
  • Bamboo Tablet

Professional Experience:

2004present — joerhoney.com: Freelance Web Designer and General Artist
Responsibilities: Illustration, graphics and web design/development
Skills/Tools: (X)HTML(4/5), CSS(2/3), javascript snippets & libraries (when necessary), some PHP, phpMyAdmin, WordPress, ZenCart, Drupal, Mac, Windows, Safari w/developer tools, Internet Explorer, FireFox w/Firebug, CyberDuck, FileZilla, Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator, LiveMotion, pencil & paper, ink

10/2012–present — Gilleard Marketing: SEO/SEM Production & Web Support
Responsibilities: Internal company online marketing material (such as the company website), SEO and web support.

6/2012–9/2012 — Scilabs Nutraceuticals: Web Designer/Developer
Responsibilities: Developed and managed websites, created commercial videos and held Graphic Artist position as well.
Skills/Tools: After Effects, Photoshop, Notepad++/Dreamweaver (for hand-coding), Illustrator (for packaging)

4/2011-6/2012 — DRJ International: Creative Director (freelancer)
Responsibilities: Built drjorganics.com (Drupal w/Ubercart, using only CSS to theme it) and maintained other websites (static). Laid out product labels, box designs and brochures for printing. Shot and edited presentational and instructional videos.

7/2010-2/2011 — Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR Int): Internet Officer (employee)
Responsibilities: Maintaining (and redesigning) WordPress website (cchrint.org) and maintaining other websites owned by CCHR Int.
Skills/Tools: (X)HTML, CSS, PHP, phpMyAdmin, Apache, WordPress, Windows, FireFox w/Firebug, Internet Explorer, FileZilla, puTTy, NotePad++, Photoshop

12/2009-10/2010 — Hair Glove: Graphic Artist and Web Designer (employee)
Responsibilities: Working one-on-one with supervisor in designing graphics for hair products and laying out packaging and new catalogs. Building and managing company website using Drupal with Ubercart (hairglove.com).
 Shooting photos of products for catalog and online use.
Skills/Tools: (X)HTML, CSS, some PHP, phpMyAdmin, Drupal, Ubercart, Mac, Safari w/developer tools, Firefox w/Firebug, CyberDuck, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, pencil & paper (design illustrations), Bamboo tablet

07/2009-12/2009 — Phase One, Inc.: Web Designer/Developer (on-site and at-home employee)
Responsibilities: Running the campaign to start a new set of networking websites (confidential at this time, thus nowhere to be found in my online portfolio). Building on an existing website with a new design, and implementing further functionality in a LAMP environment.
Skills/Tools: (X)HTML, CSS, javascript snippets & libraries, PHP, phpMyAdmin, WordPress, Drupal, Windows, Safari, Internet Explorer, FireFox, FileZilla, GIMP, Inkscape

10/2007-03/2009 — Entrepreneur Media: Internet Production Associate (employee)
Responsibilities: Web design and development for main site (entrepreneur.com) and sub sites including, womenentrepreneur.com, entrepreneurpress.com, smallbizbooks.com, thepegboard.com and others.
Skills/Tools: (X)HTML, CSS, javascript snippets, some Perl, Movable Type, Ektron, Windows, Safari, Internet Explorer, FireFox, FileZilla, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, ImageReady

01/2006-03/2007 — Pro-Mart Industries: Layout/Graphic Artist (on-site freelancer, then employee)
Responsibilities: Creating new package layouts (and fixing old ones) for houseware products including all responsibilities from die-lines, dimensions, color designation and occasional photo shoots, to photo prep, type setting and mock-ups for approval.
Skills/Tools: Mac, Photoshop, Illustrator, pencil & paper, ink, Xacto, cardboard (for packaging mockups), digital camera

04/2001-01/2007 — Pacifica T-shirts: Graphic Artist (employee, then on-site freelancer)
Responsibilities: Layout for shirts and other promotional items, graphic and logo clean-up/recreate, color-separated films for screen-printing, Illustration (drawing or piecing together scenes and other art renderings), customer service and multi-tasking.
Skills/Tools: Mac, Photoshop, Illustrator, pencil & paper, ink, ruby tape (film splicing)

2005-2007 — So Cal Promo: Graphic Artist/Designer (at-home freelancer)
Responsibilities: Layout for shirts and other promotional items, graphic and logo clean-up/recreate, Illustration (drawing or piecing together scenes and other art renderings).
Skills/Tools: Mac, Photoshop, Illustrator, pencil & paper, ink

03/2004-09/2005 — Youth Specialist Centers Inc.: Director of Promotion and Marketing (employee, then on-site freelancer)
Responsibilities: Full creation of promotional pieces from proof to product including brochures, pamphlets, presentation books, website (temporarily down, pending proofreading). Also nonprofessional pieces such as ID Cards.
Skills/Tools: Mac, Photoshop, Illustrator, pencil & paper, ink, Xacto, cardboard (for packaging mockups), digital camera

2002-2003 — Flawless Faces Caricatures: Caricature Artist (in-house freelancer)
Responsibilities: Flagged down foot traffic at the Irvine Spectrum Center to pose. Drew and sold caricatures.
Skills/Tools: Ink & paper, pastels, cash box, booth setup and tear down

1999 — Success Makers: Web Designer (employee)
Responsibilities: Design, graphics and HTML based websites, layout and HTML editing.
Skills/Tools: HTML, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, ImageReady

Recognition

2004 CCROP Certificate of Competencies: 3D Animation

1997 California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) participant

California Arts Scholar Certificate of Recognition for Distinguished Achievement in the Visual Arts

California Arts Scholarship

California State Senate Certificate of Recognition, Animation Award issued at Irvine Fine Arts Center

California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition

California State Summer School for the Arts “The Creative Spirit” Certificate of Recognition

“The Creative Spirit” Visual Arts Exhibition at the State Capital Governor’s Council Room:

  • Entered life drawing and scene pieced together from cut-out animation done at CSSSA into visual arts exhibition.

Education & Training

On-the-Job Training at Entrepreneur Media
CSS, DHTML, CMS production, debugging web code

CCROP
3D Studio Max

California State Summer School for the Arts, 1997
Created animated shorts including story, design, layout, animation and editing bay. Learned the history, techniques and application of various types of animation including cut-out, stop-motion, traditional (cell) and other experimental and basic styles.

Pacifica T-shirts
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

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