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Flash programmer/e-Learning developer
******** User Technology division (Company name withheld to protect the innocent)
********, ********* (May 2003 – present)
- Create Web-based and stand-alone applications for product demonstrations, marketing programs and e-learning applications for ******** employees and IT professionals.
- Use Macromedia Flash MX 2004 and Director, Electric Rain’s Swift3D, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Sonic Foundry Acid and SoundForge, and third-party
- ActionScript editors to create training and demonstration programs for intranet and external Web use.
- Work with in-house designers and writers to develop and program applications according to the wishes and specifications of ******** and third-party clients
Chief of Product Development/Online Marketing
Raleigh, North Carolina (July 2000 – May 2003)
- Lead and assist developers in the creation, improvement and maintenance of Web-based publishing solutions and accompanying online and printed documentation, marketing materials and Web site promotions aimed at small- to medium-size community newspapers. Help smaller companies publish online editions without increasing their technical staff.
- Provide contract-based editorial, marketing and technical assistance for third-party clients in publishing and marketing fields.
- Create and maintain Flash and DHTML demonstrations and advertisements, technical reference documents, online Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQ) pages, and provide both written and verbal support solutions for existing and prospective customers.
- Establish, administer and maintain Concurrent Versioning System (CVS) repositories to ensure version control for both stand-alone and Web-based applications under development by in-house and external programmers, designers, writers and artists.
- Extensive use of Macromedia Flash and DreamWeaver; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat; Corel Draw; Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and DHTML.
Lead Software Developer
Cary, North Carolina (January 2000 – August 2000)
- Led development team in creation of Web-based Physician’s Portal to serve as gateway for orthopedic practice managers to access AwayMed and partner applications and online content.
- Leveraged Open-Source Web technologies (Linux, Apache, Perl, PHP and MySQL) to set up, develop and maintain corporate and consumer Web site and proprietary Web technologies at http://www.awaymed.com (now defunct).
- Set up Microsoft Windows 98/NT staging and development Web servers for in-house creation of the AwayMed Web site and kiosk-based patient-information network.
- Developed Web-based tools for remote software installation, daily administration and monitoring of a growing net-based kiosk system.
Open-Source Developer Portal Editor
IBM developerWorks Web portal
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (Summer, 1999)
- Collected, edited and published white papers, tutorials and other content for IBM Web portal (http://www.ibm.com/developer) aimed at Open-Source technology developers.
- Helped develop and implement sitewide style guidelines to ensure each online article remained consistent, attractive and useful to Web professionals visiting the site.
- Worked with other editors, Web developers and technology professionals during beta tests and public launch phases of developing Web site.
The New Studio
Morehead City, North Carolina (Oct. 1995-Feb. 1998)
Raleigh, North Carolina (Feb. 1998-Jan. 2000)
- Turned freelance graphic design "side job" into full-time business with two-member staff and several freelance artists on call.
- In addition to The New Studio’s own website, www.carteret.com, also developed and maintained corporate-presence sites for Tri-Stanna Industries, Leader Home Sales Inc., MasonArt, Encore Music and Bitter Pills greeting cards (among others).
- Develop World Wide Web-based applications for public and corporate use. Projects include automated online newspapers (e.g., The Wilson Daily Times’ www.wilsondaily.com), real-time discussion forums and self-updating weather reports.
- Write, design and edit newspaper advertisements, promotional fliers, online publications, catalogues and other marketing devices for growing number of clients. Work extensively with Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, Illustrator and Pagemill; Quark XPress; Corel Draw; Macromedia Freehand, DreamWeaver and Flash (Then known as FutureSplash); and several other applications.
- Write, revise and edit corporate and personal documents for a variety of single-shot and long-term clients.
The Wilson Daily Times
Wilson, North Carolina (April 1993-October 1995)
- Supervised six staff writers, one photographer and a newsroom secretary/librarian in the collection and reporting of local trends, issues and events. Assigned long-term and breaking stories while ensuring their timely completion. The Daily Times featured an average of 3-4 full pages of local copy each day.
- Edited local copy for interest, grammar, style and accuracy of fact. Provided feedback to staff writers while encouraging continuous improvement.
- Designed front and local inside pages using copy, photos and graphics.
- Created freehand and computer-based graphics for use throughout the newspaper. The Wilson Daily Times earned first place for its entry in the self-promotional category of the N.C. Press Association’s advertising awards. The eight-page special edition featured several of my designs.
- Answered questions and provided other information to staff, management, other departments and the public.
- Extensive use of Aldus/Macromedia Freehand, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
The Wilson Daily Times
Wilson, North Carolina (December 1991-April 1993)
- Developed articles concerning events and trends within local health and medical communities, social service agencies and non-profit organizations.
- Mastered principles of 35mm photography and page layout.
- Created freehand and computer-based graphics (using Corel Draw, PageMaker, Aldus Freehand, Quark Express, Illustrator and other MS-DOS, Windows and Macintosh graphic software) to accompany articles and introduce special tab sections.
- Edited and designed weekly religion pages.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- B.A. in Journalism/Advertising, May 1991
Academic honors include:
- James M. Johnston Scholarship (4 years)
- UNC Undergraduate Honors Program
References/Work samples available upon request.