Experience

Webmaster and IT Director

2008 - 2016
Chicago Humanities Festival
  • Administered, developed HTML/CSS templates for, performance tuned, and managed updates and improvements to SiteCore-based e-Commerce and rich media website for 7+ years
  • Managed 15 interns and web content specialist and had hands-on role in creation of templates and hundreds of rich multimedia web pages
  • Developed HTML, CSS, and JS for stand-alone sites, and Facebook page modules
  • Hired, oversaw, and worked alongside developers to redesign and re-architect e-Commerce workflow with focus on usability and page load times, resulting in 15% increase in conversions and 90% reduction in page load times
  • Spearheaded and produced YouTube channel and iTunes podcast, resulting in a library of 600+ hour-long videos and 125 podcasts with millions of views and tens of thousands of subscribers
  • Consulted with marketing department on SEO/SEM/PPC requirements and trained key staff on use of relevant platforms, including a $10,000/month Google AdWords grant
  • Developed Facebook Lesson Plan modules utilizing external content via RESTful API
  • Managed SEO strategy including organic, PPC, Facebook ads, and YouTube strategy in consultation with marketing team
  • Created successful metadata and cross-linking strategies for website, YouTube channel, and iTunes podcast that helped hundreds of thousands of users find relevant content
  • Budgeted, hired, and oversaw external vendors to drive continuous improvement in web strategy including e-commerce, audio-video content creation, and content presentation
  • Created and lead cross-departmental “Web team” to drive stakeholder adoption of web and email content-based initiatives
  • Created, updated, and continuously improved Microsoft Excel-based methodologies to manage and analyze rapid production of media assets and publishing timelines, and to report to board of directors on content consumption rates, ticket sales, and other web metrics
  • Created reports and one-page summaries and presented to the Board of Directors and senior management on progress of digital initiatives
  • Created wireframes, mockups, and visual designs for dozens of page templates and re-designed email marketing templates, focusing on cross-device compatibility
  • Worked on web accessibility initiatives to allow all patrons equal access to ticket purchasing and seating

Designer & Technologist

2007 - 2008
Sender, LLC: A Digital Brand Consultancy
  • Designed page layouts and wrote HTML, CSS, and JS for nationally recognized brands’ (Apartments.com, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune) web properties and email campaigns
  • Created wireframes, mockups, sitemaps, and other information architecture/user experience deliverables
  • Selected content management systems for projects and trained colleagues on use of Drupal, WordPress, and custom backend systems
  • Created and maintained asset management solution to keep project assets organized and accessible

Design Lab Software Specialist

2006 - 2007
DePaul University, Art and Design Department
  • Created student art and design gallery on department website utilizing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Utilized command-line scripting to streamline deployment and update processes.
  • Created documentation that empowered and enabled student usage of enormous typeface library, utilizing specialized font management software
  • Created deployment images and deployed 50+ Apple computers

Skills & Proficiency

HTML5

CSS3

Javascript & jQuery

WordPress Development

Adobe Creative Suite

UX Design

Git & GitHub