My Resume

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Skillsets

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • jQuery
  • SEO
  • SEM
  • E-commerce
  • E-mail Marketing
  • Blogging
  • Graphic Design
  • ASP classic
  • XML
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to see the big picture

Software

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Corel Draw
  • Homesite
  • Flash
  • Microsoft Office

Web Applications

  • Zen Cart
  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Big Commerce
  • OpenCart
  • PrestaShop
  • PHP List
  • Vertical Response

WEB EXPERIENCE

Embryo Design, Inc.
14218 Squirrel Run
Orlando, FL 32828

Title:Owner
8/1/97 – Present
full time since 7/1/2007
Hundreds of web sites and each one gets better looking and more efficient, (if I do say so myself).I’m so happy to have found a career that I truly enjoy.Embryo Design is just me, a freelance web developer, designer and programmer.My specialties include e-commerce, Zen Cart, WordPress, search engine optimization, user friendly interfaces, and eye catching graphics and layout.I pay attention to detail and try to anticipate issues before they arise.


The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
800 North Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL32708
www.ahla.com

Title:Director of Web Services (Webmaster)
9/1/2003 – 7/2/2007
High profile position in which I was the conduit for communications with the corporate office in Washington DC and met with DC staff twice per year. I managed two employees.
Primary Responsibilities:Develop and maintain 14 web sites built in HTML, Flash, and Active Server Pages (ASP) using SQL.The lead on projects such as implementing new shopping cart, adding certifications online, integrating automated DVD ordering, e-marketing campaigns, and much more.I programmed over 60 administration areas that allowed different departments to administer sections of each website.I spoke at the annual state hotel association conference (ISHAE) and created 4 state association websites using Joomla and trained their staff.I also created and produced the multimedia presentation for our annual golf tournament and traveled across the country to each tourney to work with the photographer and event coordinators.


The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
800 North Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL32708
www.ahlei.org

Title:Web Developer
3/1/2000 – 8/31/2003
Primary Responsibilities:Develop and maintain multiple web sites built in:HTML, Flash, and Active Server Pages (asp) using SQL.I designed and coded over 10 different Intranet and Internet sites and helped maintain many more.Other Responsibilities:Maintained relationships with College and University Professors, as well as General Managers and other professionals in the hospitality industry.


Internet Products International
South Woodland Street
Winter GardenFL

Title:Assistant Art Director
11/1/1997 – 8/1/99
I wouldn’t trade my experience here for anything.This is where I learned my design skills in everything from print to packaging to advertisements to web site design.Thanks to IPI, I have 2 retail packages on the shelf, quite a few advertisements that ran in major computer trade magazines, a DVD package, and much more.IPI had 5 companies under its umbrella and I was responsible for the imagery for all of them.It was hectic at times but never dull.

Primary Responsibilities:Computer Graphics and Designs for the web and print, including:advertisements for major magazines, package design, merchandise design, software interface design, software beta testing and responsible for overseeing a group of 4 other designers.

Other Responsibilities:Manufacturer and Vendor Relations, Customer Service, Trade Show Sales, Office Management, Network File Manager, Production Coordinator

Fun Stuff:It was my pleasure to have been able to work at two Comdex trade shows in Las Vegas and Chicago.An opportunity to fly to Amsterdam, Holland for three days to deliver a bundle of DVD’s, was hard to pass up.My greatest pleasure was my 5 weeks spent in Oxford, England to help conceive and design a DVD interface for a rock and roll documentary series.

PRINTING EXPERIENCE - (the blue collar years)

Continu-Forms Inc.
1500 Gehman Road
Kulpsville,PA
Title:Printing Press Operator
1992 – 1996
Primary Responsibility:Operation of 2, 3, 4 and 6 color web offset printing presses.

JD Enterprises
East Broad Street
Telford,PA
Title:Owner/Sales
1989 -1992
Primary Responsibility:Brokering sales of business forms, accounting systems, and general printed matter.

International Business Systems
Yerkes Road
King of Prussia,PA
Title:Production Supervisor
1992 – 1992
Primary Responsibility:Oversee operations on production floor with 8 press operators, production planning, inventory and employee reviews.

Safeguard Business Systems
Church Road
Lansdale,PA
Title:Press Operator
1989 – 1992
Primary Responsibility:Operation of 2, 3, 4 and 6 color web printing presses.

Continu-Forms Inc.
Gehman Road
Kulpsville,PA
Title:Many
1982 – 1989
Responsibilities:Shipping Clerk, warehouse and inventory management, Quality Assurance inspector, Printing Press Operator

EDUCATION

Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts
University Blvd
Winter Park,FL

1996 – 1997
Associates Degree – Audio Engineering
Montgomery County Community College
Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell,PA

1988 – 1989
Business
School of Hard Knocks
Beginning in 1963

MEMBERSHIPS

South Lake Art League
Clermont, FL

Volunteer

HOBBIES

  • Golf
  • Cooking
  • Eating
  • My Work
  • Watching my step daughters grow up