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Detail rich to make use of the "infinite canvas" that is the web. Know anyone looking to hire, or maybe looking for a freelancer, whose skill sets fit those outlined below? Send 'em on over here!

Shawn Struck

Email: shawnstruck@gmail.com
Portfolio: http://www.midspark.net/shawn/portf.htm

Skills

  • Web layout languages, including Expert skills in HTML, XML, XHTML, DHTML, and CSS, as well as (SEO) Search Engine Optimization

  • Web application programming for e-commerce and online stores, including Expert skills in Ajax, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, RSS, proficient with WordPress and familiar with Ruby and CGI.

  • Image and graphic design for print and web, including Expert skills in the Adobe suite of products: Atmosphere, Illustrator, Photoshop, Director, Fireworks, and Flash, and Proficient in Corel PhotoPaint, Paint Shop Pro, and GIF Animation.

  • Document and layout design, including Expert skills in Microsoft Word, Frontpage, and Publisher; Adobe Dreamweaver; Quark XPress; copy-editing and copy-writing; and marketing via E-newsletters.

  • Proficient with various office applications, including Microsoft Access, Outlook, Excel, and Powerpoint; also proficient with OpenOffice and Ubuntu Linux

Work Experience

Web Developer/Graphic Design, MBR Guaranteed Foundation    
10/08 – 3/09
Completely redesigned business-to-business/realtor-focused website from the ground up. Converted to CSS/ accessible mobile platform friendly HTML navigation, including Ajax/javascript elements, content management system, including PHP backend database and server side includes. Created blog and content management system. Created press room for site, along with social media site accounts and video for website. Wrote and edited all website copy for Search Engine Optimization. Implemented e-mail newsletter signup system. Created and wrote weekly e-mail newsletter campaign and weekly articles for website. Increased Google Pank Rank by 2 places. Designed print and graphic assets in Quark Xpress, Abodobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

Web Developer/Consultant, Green Dragon Candles    
03/07 – Present
Designed business-to-customer e-commerce website, with a fluid CSS driven layout. Consulted with owners on how to integrate brick-and-mortar sales strategies with website. Advised on integration of e-mail and address collection at store and at trade show booths into e-mail marketing strategy. Created online shopping cart systém completely in Javascript. CSS/ accessible mobile platform friendly HTML navigation, including Ajax/javascript elements, content management system, including PHP backend database and server side includes. Created blog and content magement systém. Created press room for site, along with social media site accounts and video for website. Wrote and edited all website copy for Search Engine Optimization. Implemented e-mail newsletter signup system. Worked with staff artist to design print and graphic assets in Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for use online and in mailing campaigns.


Web Developer/Graphic Design/IT, Truck Toys Of Texas    
08/07 – 3/08
Completely redesigned e-commerce promotional site from a rigid, table-based layout to a consistently-branded, CSS and content-driven site.  Converted to CSS/ accessible mobile platform friendly HTML navigation, including Ajax/javascript elements, content management system, including PHP backend database and server side includes. Wrote and edited all website copy for Search Engine Optimization. Implemented e-mail newsletter signup system. Wrote new articles and e-newsletter every week for website. Created and wrote employee handbook. Created on-line employee orientation, as well as production knowledge tests  and evaluations online in javascript and with a Moodle module backend. Increased Google pageRank by 3 places.

Web Developer, Superpages.com/Idearc Media    
08/06 – 02/07
Edited, revised, planned, and implemented content on customer web site including the content organization, effectiveness, timeliness, accuracy, and functionality of content, as well as search engine optimization. Posting material and revised web content, web design, and web graphics, following established quality checks, ensuring that the content strategy/functionality and technological capabilities compliment one another, including collaborating on using the content management system and developing standards for content voice and quality. Also sold customization add-ons and enhancements, such as Flash navigation, animated banners, and the like. Scanned and designed websites and graphical assets with the customer. Was top representative in customization sales in in Januray 2007.

Inside Sales Acct Executive, Lexis-Nexis / Martindale-Hubbell    
08/03 – 08/06
Received (by telephone, fax or email) requests for quotations, orders, and lead times from customers. Make quotations on standard items, write orders, and relays pertinent order information to customers. Coordinated with other departments in handling purchase orders and providing service to customers. Performs duties with marketing department where customer contact is a prime responsibility. Prospect for new display advertising customers. Directed own lead generation initiatives outside of home office. Attended trade shows in person to deliver sales presentations, work trade at exhibition show booths, and deliver sales pitches to interested clients, as well as network face to face for lead generation opportunities. Renewed accounts that were estimated targets for cancellation. Set up, scheduled and worked for New Jersey-based company in Texas-based home office location.
 
Mktg Assistant/Web/Graphic Design, M&H Motorsports    
12/97 – 06/05
Completely redesigned e-commerce promotional site from a rigid, table-based layout to a consistently-branded, CSS and content-driven site.  Converted to CSS/ accesible mobile platform friendly HTML navigation, including Ajax/javascript elements, content management system, including PHP backend database and server side includes. Wrote and edited all website copy for Search Engine Optimization. Implemented e-mail newsletter signup system. Wrote new articles and e-newsletter every week for website. Created and wrote employee handbook. Created on-line employee orientation, as well as production knowledge tests in javascript and with a Moodle module backend. Assisted Marketing Manager with copy writing, copy editing, print and flyer design and distribution and marketing planning for racer sponsorship. Design sponsorship brochures and packets. Conducted sponsorship sales pitches in person, over the phone, and online via e-mail and other distance means.

Graphic Designer; Editor-In-Chief, Devine Media Enterprise    
12/98 – 02/00
Laid out text and graphics for five weekly newspapers every week, adhering to print guidelines and standards. Scanned photos for use in newspaper articles. Paginated and copy edited under tight deadlines and a heavy workload As editor in chief, all above duties, in addition to supervising production staff, oversaw production of 7 weekly newspapers. Wrote copy for newspaper articles, including front page stories. Submitted first designs for Devine Media website.

 



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