Work

Experienced in graphic design, corporate design, website design/coding, digital photography and marketing. Possess strong graphic art skills backed by sound technical abilities. High energy individual with positive outlook, excellent team skills, and recognized talent/ability to mold form and function in a graphic or online environment. Able to incorporate strong graphic design concepts with the ability to interpret clients’ needs and develop effective design with logo design, websites, print, graphics, layout, photography and multimedia. Background encompasses exposure to variety of industries and demonstrated skills in concept creation. Strengths include the ability to develop rapport with individuals at all levels, analyze needs and implement appropriate procedures.

Technical Skills

Experience with HTML, WordPress, JavaScript, CGI, CSS, PHP and ASP with designing and coding websites. Experience working with Dreamweaver, WYSIWYG Editors, Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Highly skilled with Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, QuarkXPress, InDesign CC, Flash, Microsoft Office, e-commerce technology and digital photography.

Website Experience

Takingteaandmore.com
January 2014 – Present
Taking Tea and More
Portland, Oregon

Collaborated with Jonathan Swanson (programmer developer) in designing, developing and editing this website. This site includes photography galleries and video content.

Newbalanceportland.com
May 1999 – August 2001
New Balance Shoes
Portland, Oregon

Designed, coded and helped launch 133-page commercial site for privately held distribution with a national market base. Worked with other programmers, database developer to create, maintain and upgrade website. Integrate new products into existing web pages.

Searchsynergy.com
January 2001 – August 2003
Search Synergy Inc.
Portland, Oregon

Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

Firstpresportland.org
October 2002 – March 2008
First Presbyterian Church of Portland, Oregon.
Portland, Oregon.

Collaborated with First Presbyterian of Portland, Oregon in developing online internet radio broadcast. Streaming audio broadcasting runs every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. Scheduled archived broadcasts run at 12:00, 4:00, and 8:00 in the AM and PM during the week. Helped edit and maintain website content.

Coateskokes.com
June 2000 – October 2000
Coates Kokes Advertising.
Portland, Oregon

Collaborated with graphic designers and art directors, providing key input on creative design concepts and translating complex graphic layouts into original H.T.M.L. pages. Hired to provide technical support with Dreamweaver and Flash content.

Portlandjazzpianist.com
June 2000 – October 2000
Directory of Portland jazz pianists.
Portland, Oregon

Directry of Portland jazz pianists. Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

Jackmanfilms.com
June 2000 – October 2000
Jackman films. Short film company.
Portland, Oregon

Short film company. Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

Marznutrition.net
June 2000 – October 2000
Online shopping for nutritional supplements.
Portland, Oregon

Online shopping for nutritional supplements. Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

Porltnadjazzpiansit.com/Instepmusic
June 2000 – October 2000
Music production company.
Portland, Oregon

Music production company. Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

Riversidenw.com
June 2000 – October 2000
Log home restoration.
Portland, Oregon

Log home restoration. Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

LynnDarroch.com
June 2000 – October 2000
Story Teller.
Portland, Oregon

Story teller. Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

Renee-michele.com
June 2000 – October 2000
Musicians website.
Portland, Oregon

Musicians website. Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

http://www.secondchancesthemusical.com/
June 2000 – October 2000
Musical theater group.
Portland, Oregon

Musicians website. Developed, wrote content and provided web marketing strategies for site distribution/registration. Sole webmaster tasked to continual maintenance, marketing, and updating of site.

Graphic Experience
Graphic Artist/Photographer/Website Developer – 1993-2016

Providing website design, graphics, photography, corporate identity, production, technical illustration, technical consultation. Direct day-to-day operations providing graphic design and consultation to firms based in the Portland area. Experience with WordPress, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Director, Macromedia Fireworks, Sumatec Visual Page, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Gifbuilder, QuarkXpress, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Powerpoint, Soundedit 16, Macromedia Dreamweaver and programing for e-commerce capabilities. Specializing in corporate accounts handling short term and long term projects for numerous clients including : Portland Development Commission, Portland Public Schools, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Beaverton Chamber Of Commerce, Mortgage One Real Estate, Orlo/Environmental Publication, Metropolitan Service District, G.I. Joes, Wy’ East Photo, Craftsmen Label Inc., Oregon Lottery, Hinson Baptist Church.

Consulted with art directors, graphic designers, marketing managers, and print production managers on all facets of print and internet projects. Coordinated concepts and graphic content from initial concepts through production with clients and in house graphic designers, illustrators and photographers.

Teaching Experience – Professor 1998 – 2001
Portland Community College (Sylvania Campus)
Portland, Oregon

Instructor with classes offered in H.T.M.L. and Macromedia Flash. Helped implement website design and multimedia classes through Continuing Education Department and Visual Design Department at Portland Community College (Sylvania). Taught classes including graphic design students and employees of local graphic and design firms located in the Portland area. Companies incorporating my services included: The Oregonian Newspaper, Nike, Adidas, Coates/Kokes Advertising, Active Northwest Magazine, The Tribune Newspaper, Summit Projects.

Freelance Work

Providing website design, digital photography, corporate identity, production, technical illustration, technical consultation.

Wy’east Photo – Production artist 1993-1994
Computerized four-color processing. Film and production responsibilities, proofing, darkroom responsibilities.

Pacific Northwest College Of Art – Lab assistant 1993-1996
Lab assistant for the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Assistant to all students taking classes at P.N.C.A.. Courses included Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand, Microsoft Word, Adobe Pagemaker, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver. Worked with students providing technical training and assistance for all software classes offered through the school.

Northwest Examiner Newspaper – Photographer 1988-1995
Providing photography (photojournalism covering all areas of the greater Portland area.) Darkroom work. Processed film and developed prints for publications.

Craftsman Label Inc. Graphic artist 1985-1986
Provided layout for all labeling. Produced graphics, text and four-color negatives. Handled all production issues.

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