Drupal and Front-End Web Developer

Resume

Since 1998 I've been involved in a variety of web and multimedia projects. For the last three years I've been deeply involved in a number of projects using the Drupal content management system as a site-builder, themer and developer. I've helped a variety of commercial and non-profit organizations plan, organize and implement their projects helping to overhaul their online presence. 

Experience

Principal
We Make Wonderful Things, LLC
Columbia, MO
August 2013 - Present
Operate an independent consulting company specializing in tasks involving the Drupal content management system. Responsible for site development and support, developer training, and consulting around development process and workflow.
Technical Lead
NavigationArts
McLean, VA
March 2012 - July 2013
Responsible for assisting with the planning and estimation process for Drupal projects. Create technical documents and specifications to help direct the site development process across multiple developers. Perform Drupal site-building, theming and some module development tasks. Help to ensure team compliance with best-practices for code-based Drupal development and the use of scripted deployment tools.
Senior Web Developer
NavigationArts
McLean, VA
October 2008 - March 2012
In addition to tasks from my previous role as Web Developer I performed Drupal site-planning, specification, build and deployment for several projects.
Web Developer
NavigationArts
McLean, VA
April 2006 - October 2008
Created XHTML, CSS and JavaScript for client projects as well as a variety of server-side programming tasks. Responsible for staying current with regards to industry best-practices, accessibility standards, cross-device content delivery (web, print and mobile/handheld) and CMS integration. Selected and established version control workflow used across the development group.
Senior Web Designer
Cygnus Interactive
Beltsville, MD
August 2004 - April 2006
Responsible for a variety of web design and development tasks including site design, XHTML/CSS development, JavaScript coding and developing templates for integration with their JSP-based content management system.
Web Designer
Fiducial
Columbia, MD
November 2003 - August 2004
Responsible for complete site redesign and day-to-day management of company website including HTML, CSS, XML/XSLT and JavaScript coding.
Freelance Multimedia and Web Designer/Developer
Annapolis, MD
August 2002 - November 2003
Provided freelance Web Design, Development and Multimedia Consulting services to a variety of clients. Some services include graphic design for web and multimedia projects, Flash animation, video editing, multimedia programming (including cross-platform CD-ROMs and trade show kiosk applications), HTML and CSS coding as well as custom PHP and JavaScript programming.
Web Designer/HTML Developer
Choice Hotels International
Silver Spring, MD
April 2000 - August 2002
As part of a contract with Innovative Internet Technologies, I provided web design support for the ChoiceBuys.com B2B e-commerce site for franchisees. Wrote HTML, JavaScript, and CSS as necessary. Overhauled existing design for better look and feel. Improved site usability by eliminating unnecessary and distracting graphical elements, adding context-sensitive navigation bars, and by providing color schemes for various user types. Created and edited images as necessary.
Web Designer
Hazmed, LLC
Lanham, MD
September 1999 - April 2000
Designed web pages for a variety of government clients. Duties included image editing, and HTML and JavaScript coding. Also produced various pieces for print and for multimedia production.
Web Designer
MediaStream
Manchester, NH
October 1998 - September 1999
Participated in designing, implementing and maintaining web sites and designing Flash animations for use on the World Wide Web and for CD-ROM presentations.

Education

University of New Hampshire
Dover, NH
May 1998 - October 1998
Attended non-credit certificate courses in Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing.
Notre Dame College
Manchester, NH
May 1996 - August 1997
Attended additional courses in Digital Photography, Adobe Photoshop and Web Design.
New England College
Henniker, NH
September 1994 - May 1998
Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts - General Studio. Attended additional classes in public relations and marketing. Served as Program director for the campus radio station.

Skills and Background

Technologies Used
Drupal (6 and 7)
PHP
HTML (including XHTML and HTML5)
CSS
JavaScript
Git
Subversion
Ruby (including Rake and Capistrano)
Industries Served
Higher Education
Real Estate
Non-Profit
Publishing
B2B ecommerce
Health Care and Medicine
Travel and Recreation

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