Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Web Designer

University of Phoenix
  • Collaborated closely with clients to develop and enhance business goals through design.
  • Utilized Adobe Photoshop and Visual Studio 2008 to create dynamic user interface designs, which included the look and functionality of user-controlled interactive segments, as well as updated Flash interactive quiz modules, using XML compliant code.
  • Designed Flash templates that were used as interactive learning modules, worked closely with web developer and project managers, to edit or refine content to better suit the visual style and flow of the design. The project was well received and received high praise for its design and efficiency. It is currently used by 300,000 students.
Jan 2006 - Present

Freelance Social Media Strategist

Hipnotik Media
  • Consult and mentor clients on their business goals and strategies.
  • Compose original content to strengthen the integrity and bottom line of clients through correspondence, press kits, and online marketing endeavors.
  • Initiate innovative marketing campaigns resulting in better client to public communication.
  • Design and adjust graphics, audio, and flash, as well as edit HTML for search engine optimization.
  • Create high-profile, media campaigns for Independent Artists.
  • Compile and write in-depth marketing tips and techniques.
  • Developed new media tactics to generate positive feedback for independent music artists.
Jan 2007 - Present

Freelance Online Media Strategist

Wutz Hood Network
  • Consult and mentor clients on their business goals and strategies.
  • Compose original content to strengthen the integrity and bottom line of clients through correspondence, press kits, and online marketing endeavors.
  • Initiate innovative marketing campaigns resulting in better client to public communication.
  • Design and adjust graphics, audio, and flash, as well as edit HTML for search engine optimization.
  • Create high-profile, media campaigns for Independent Artists.
  • Compile and write in-depth marketing tips and techniques.
  • Developed social media campaigns that improve ROI. 
  • Used new media tactics to generate positive feedback for independent music artists.
Jul 2009 - Present

Assistant Music Director

Radio Phoenix
  • Assists the Local and National Music Director in screening local, regional, national, and world network music for potential use on-air.
  • Serves as resource person on music performances, such as assisting staff in locating artists for on-air interviews.
  • Produces and hosts various musical programs for inclusion in the station schedule.
  • Classifies and catalogs all recordings and maintains computerized music library.
  • Participates in the station's fund raising, promotions, and special event activities.
May 2004 - Jan 2006

Marketing Web Administrator

http://www.phoenix.edu
  • Responsible for designing, implementing, and analyzing marketing micro sites and email promos, for multi-million dollar campaigns, such as http://uopx.com/mcdonalds/. Additionally, worked closely with vice-presidents, deans, and directors of various colleges to establish their marketing strategy.
  • Participated and shared input on marketing campaigns in  high profile meetings with top ad agencies, such as Advertising.com, Geary Interactive, Spin Six, and Cole and Weber , and Tribul Fusion.
  • Designed, implemented, andmanaged high profile micro sites.
  • Participated in the development and management of e-Marketing software development tools, to steer development based on project scope.
Nov 2002 - May 2004

Director of Marketing

1 Step Closer
  • Developed content for job search division.
  • Designed, edited and maintained ad campaigns.
  • Designed multimedia presentation materials for ad on CickleK's Zap Link that received over 180,000 impressions each week.
  • Created, developed, and implemented promotional campaigns to dive traffic to the company web site.
Jan 2001 - Nov 2002

Creative Director

602 Productions
  •  Developed and managed Internet marketing and research campaigns.
  • Provided strategy, solutions, and the development of Web sites forexternal customers.
  • Developed visual interfaces and HTML prototypes for externalcustomers to enhance user experience and increase ROI.
Mar 2000 - Sep 2000

Front-End Developer/Project Coordinator

  • Developed interactive, Web site portals with eCommerce capabilities.
  • Created front-end development and visual interface design for Website projects for external customers.
  • Maintained and implemented content changes inline with corporatepolicies, goals, and procedures.
  • Promoted to Project Coordinator September 2000.
  • Developed interactive, Web site portals with eCommerce capabilities.
  • Created front-end development and visual interface design for Web  site projects for external customers.
  • Maintained and implemented content changes inline with corporatepolicies, goals, and procedures.
  • Promoted to Project Coordinator September 2000.
  • Defined and managed project scope, requirements, and deliverables tomaintain deadlines.
  • Managed a staff of 5 consisting of 3 back-end developers and 2front-end developers.

Education

Education
Oct 2008 - Present

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology/Software Engineering

http://www.phoenix.edu
  • Estimated graduation date is August 2010.

Skills

Skills

Adobe Soundbooth/Audition

SQL

C#/ASP.NET/Javascript/Flash AS2 & AS3

Project Management/Business Development/Event Organization

XHTML/CSS/Design/Internet Marketing & Promotion

Social Media Marketing

Objective

Experienced Web Designer, Social and New Media  Strategist, with a combined experience of 12-years in Web Development, Media Relations, Business Consulting, Creative Design, and Communications, seeking to increase the productivity of a company with positive results.With my continuous development, social media, and marketing skills, coupled with hard work and a team effort mentality, I can surely be a benefit to any company looking to grow their business.

Summary

  • Web designer with strong skills from planning to implementation. Strong knowledge of Adobe CS3/CS4 design software including: Illustrator and Dreamweaver, with knowledge in Flash CS3/CS4, Visual Studio 2005/2008, Visio 2003, and Microsoft Office Suite 2007.
  • Recently managed two large-scale websites, including the design and code implementation, specializing in the development of writing and math skills and tutorial materials in relation to education.
  • Freelance Web Designer, with 12+ years experience, producing a web presence that facilitates new marketing avenues for small businesses and start-ups. Strong knowledge of code-compliant XHTML and CSS layout for cross-browser compatibility and stability. Proficient in Flash animation, interfacing and scripting, for interactive and dynamic marketing collateral pieces.
  • Freelance New Media Strategist, with over 12-years of experience in web production, online marketing, and social media combined, for independent music artists. I have a proven aptitude for identifying opportunities, implementing solutions, and increasing visibility through video, blogs and social networking.
  • Freelance Social Media Guru that is active on many social networking sites. You can usually find me collaborating on Twitter, aggregating on FeedBurner, networking on LinkedIn, sharing on Wordpress, promoting on My Space, uploading and tagging photos on Flickr, updating on Facebook, and podcasting on BlogTalkRadio.
  • Freelance Writer, with over 10 years of experience writing marketing blogs, reviews on live music performances and music CDs, and publish the reviews to my blog and other media outlets, such as PRLog and PRWeb.
  • Specialities include XHTML, CSS design, color theory, social media development, Google Analytics analysis and reporting, with SEO and usability techniques, branding/identity development, navigation/interface design, troubleshooting, debugging, and marketing and promotional campaign design, and project management. Additionally, I am strong in creating design mock ups/wireframes and writing business documents/flow charting.
  • Familiarity with Relational database design, OOP application, C#, JavaScript, Actionscript 2 and 3,  XML, ASP Classic, and agile development.
  • Currently enrolled in the BSIT/Software Engineering program at University of Phoenix, to pursue a career in web development.
  • Recently received corporate training in ASP.NET 2.0, C#, JavaScript, Object Oriented Programming, Flash CS3, and XML, to increase my skill level.

Activities

Editing and creating music podcasts, publishing a resource magazine, and starting an Internet TV channel.

Interest

Music, writing, dancing, new technology tools, designing, volunteering, mentoring, and teaching.