Gary Simpson

                              Owner USVapes.com, Owner VapeSnake.com                                 Owner/Lead Developer MentionWebDev.com

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

Lead Web Developer/Digital Content Strategist

Blue Furniture Solutions

Social Media and Digital Content Strategist Develop and implement a new website including content for all web landing pages, homepage and blogs.-Develop and implement social media strategy, making recommendations and coordinating with colleagues across the organization to highlight programs.-General IT work and troubleshooting for the company.

Created a parallax (HTML5/CSS3) homepage for the capital division of the company. Also developed a employee travel request system that allowed employees to log in with their unique account and request a travel itinerary that would be forwarded to the head manager for approval. Once approved the request was then forwarded to the secretary who would arrange the travel plans and send itinerary back to the employee in a 3 step workflow. Essentially when I came into the company they had little to no web presence and I created everything that they needed to be able to compete on the web with their competitors.

Sep 2014 - Present

Lead Developer

JoshFelber.com

Run all facets of digital media concerning Josh Felber, NY Times bestseller and serial entrepreneur. Developed www.f2nutrition.com for client to sell his nutritional supplements. Crafted his Tumblr social media account to generate more leads for www.JoshFelber.tumblr.com. Troubleshoot Wordpress problems as well as cleaning up code and making sure the UI is up to date at www.JoshFelber.com .

Implemented custom newsletter optins throughout the main website to gather leads for his products. This custom optin also was attached to a mailing list which then stored the emails in a list for future email marketing.

Aug 2014 - Dec 2015

Lead Developer

DesignTheSign

Took an outdated design that was customized using a workflow dashboard and made it up to date and gave it a graphical re-do and a new UI. This in turn generated more sales as users were able to navigate that site better and place orders with ease. All work done primarily in CSS because of the platform that was used. Designed graphics for the homepage sliders for advertising and marketing. Continued maintenance on site as needed. www.DesignTheSignOnline.com

Mar 2014 - May 2014

Web Designer

KDATrucking LLC

Took owner of KDA Trucking's vision for a website and developed it to his requirements and exceeded that. Wanted a simple UI for easy reading on the user so I used HTML5/CSS3 and Photoshop to develop the graphics. Optimized for SEO so he could drive local traffic to the website. www.KDATrucking.com

Mar 2013 - Present

Programmer

ShakespeareSez

Worked with graphic designer to bring a business owner's vision to life. Took a PSD and coded it into HTML5/CSS3 so it could be implemented on the web and to be user friendly. Also, developed a Shopify account so the owner could sell her products online and have the Shopify site mimic the main website. Did countless updates and fixes using Javascript, HTML, CSS and Ajax. www.ShakespeareSez.com

Jan 2014 - Present

Owner & Lead Developer

Mention Web Development
Mention Web Development Owner & Lead Web Developer Web development and graphic design including social media marketing and digital strategies. SEO/SEM implementation including social media branding. Run all facets of the company including financing and client relationships. www.MentionWebDev.com

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Business Management

UNC Charlotte

Bachelors in Business Management with concentration in Talent Management

Skills

Skills

HTML

Up to date with all coding aspects of the language, Can code HTML5 from scratch, Ability to take PSD to HTML/CSS, Implementing CMS into website, Updating and editing forms, photos, and multimedia.

CSS

Full arsenal in this language, Ability to edit and implement CMS blog i.e. Wordpress, Extensive experience with editing and creating custom Wordpress blogs, Understanding of styling and creating CSS lists, Able to do box modeling and positioning, Responsive design and implementation.

Graphic Design

5+ years experience creating and implementing branding, logos, user interfaces, advertisements and vectors. Very proficient in Photoshop with creating online graphics that adhere to current standards. Fast and precise when designing; no wasted motions.

Communication

Very easy to communicate with. Native English speaker. Former Captain of Football team and All-Area player. Very empathetic when communicating so I am able to get my point across while being extremely understanding of the other party.

References

References

Alex Cheng

CFO of Blue Furniture Solutions. Email: achengv5@gmail.com

Josh Felber

NY Times bestseller and serial entrepreneur. Email: josh@joshfelber.com

Jason Seyler

Published author and Director of Operations for Blue Furniture Solutions. Email: jason.seyler@gmail.com   Cell: (305)- 582-3962