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Max Stanley

Web Designer/Developer - Digital Media Manager - Content Creator

Cover Letter

I am an avid cyclist and web designer who has built a career over the past decade using my Photoshop and illustration skills. I love the challenge of creating good design and I excel at delivering information in an effective and creative way. I have  developed a wide array of useful skills while working on the web, from managing digital content and writing movie reviews to video production and web development. This type of work challenges me to keep up with trends and pushes me to evolve with the industry. I think faster than I ride and always bring creative solutions to the table.

I'm ready to take my career to the next level and am thrilled for this chance show you why I think I'm the perfect candidate for this position.

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Experienced web designer

Nearly 10 years professional experience designing for print and web. I am currently working with a team to design and develop award winning Wordpress websites and effective banner ad and social campaigns. In addition to my full time position as a web designer, I am also the Art Director and Web Master for my local IMBA chapter.

Graphic designer

Background in digital design and fine arts with an education from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. 

Jack of All Trades

In addition to web design/development, I produce promotional videos, write movie reviews for an online magazine, am a Certified Google Photographer and have worked on a local real estate publication.

Vision and Style

Years of designing posters, flyers and banner ads has honed my ability to deliver information in a unique and effective way while maintaining an aesthetic standard that I am proud of.

Hip to the scene

Riding bikes, taking my unicycle off-road, networking at cycling events and writing about trail work for my IMBA chapter website is where my heart is. I read Dirt Rag and Bicycle Times online religiously and can spend hours watching YouTube videos of the pros. 

Digital Content Manager

I am very handy to have around when your website needs updates. As a web developer, I specialize in updating content and performing maintenance, designing banners and managing ad server accounts on the WordPress platform.



Nov 2010Present

Web Designer/Developer, Digital Media Manager & Certified Google Photographer

Full-time position at a web development firm designing, developing and maintaining Wordpress and custom PHP sites. I get to design everyday at this job and, over the years, have been part of a team that has created several award winning blogs and consistently develop effective social media marketing campaigns .

  • 5 Years designing for the web and Wordpress development
  • Certified Google Photographer
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Premier, After Effects
  • Layout and design for semi-annual real estate print publication
  • Video Production
  • Experience working with multiple ad servers
  • Facebook app development
  • HTML email blasts 
  • Experience working remote  

Eastern Shore IMBA

Jan 2012Present

Art Director, Web Master

As the Art Director, web master, chairperson and trail builder for ESIMBA, I get to combine my passion for bikes and design and create work that helps make a difference. I love this club and put my heart into the work we do for the community. We are a small crew, so we rely on our website and social media to get our word out and rally support. This is where I shine.

  • Designed and developed website on Wordpress platform and manage all updates and maintenance
  • Create graphics, event posters t-shirts other and promotional print materials
  • Manage social media accounts and create content for posts
  • Help organize events and meetings
  • Table at events and expos

Founder & Editor

I began developing to fill a need in a growing market. It's my dream for this site to become the meeting place and information hub for the growing unicycle community. I'm writing product reviews, covering events, selling ad space and designing t-shirts, as well as managing social accounts and handling server related duties.

Content Creator

Write movie reviews for an online tourism magazine.

  • Create graphics for social media campaigns and promotions
  • Proofread articles for contributing writers


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Art Director

Lead Designer


Social Media

Banner Ads

Digital Marketing

Promo Videos

Portfolio Links

Art direction, banner ad and digital content management:
I oversee all design aspects, and create all banner ads and social graphics for these sites. 

Web development:
Below is a list of Wordpress web sites I have helped design and build in the past year. I manage content and perform maintenance as needed on sites like these once they are built.


Associate's Degree - Graphics Technology

  • Graduated with honors
  • Emphasis on design for the web 
  • Adobe Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign
  • Internship working for local production studio on an animated documentary
  • Second internship working as graphic designer for Student Government


Business Photos America, Inc.


Trusted Google Photographer

  • I use specialized equipment to photograph locations for Google
  • Admin privileges to access google software used to create Google Business View tours.

Maryland Park Service


Trails Training Program CPR Certification

  • I take pride in knowing that I can help if assistance is needed on the trail.


Tres Denk / President - Eastern Shore IMBA

Tattoo artist and business owner, community leader, bicycle safety advocate and master camper. We have been working together for nearly five years to make ESIMBA the successful IMBA chapter it is today; building, protecting and maintaining one trail at a time.

Neil Winn / GIS Specialist - Ntl. Parks Service

I met Neil on the trail when I first moved into the area and we have been riding together ever since. He specializes in making maps and living green. I learn something new about conservation and the forests we ride in every time we take the bikes out.

Frank Maguire / Access Editor - Dirt Rag Magazine

I worked with Frank some back when he was Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for IMBA. We tabled side-by site at Dirt Fest and a few other events and I have consulted with him regarding marketing design since.

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