Employment

Web Developer (Contractor), Japs-Olson, St. Louis Park, Minn.

December 2008–January 2009
  • Created web site templates for Japs-Olson’s InOrder e-commerce system using HTML and CSS (table-less layout) in a .NET environment.
  • Designed a consistent brand for client’s multiple web sites using user-centered design principles and best practices.
  • Optimized prototypes for cross-browser compatibility.
  • Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop.

ISM Automation Creative Designer (Contractor), Target, Minneapolis, Minn.

October 2007–October 2008
  • Designed and developed the prototype for Target’s ACE and RMS systems using HTML and CSS (table-less layout) in a .NET environment using user-centered design principles and best practices.
  • Worked with client to develop systems that met usability standards and maintained consistent branding while being optimized for use by both off-shore and local users.
  • Optimized prototypes for cross-browser compatibility.
  • Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop.

User Experience Architect, Axcept Media, Minneapolis, Minn.

November 2005–June 2007
  • Designed prototypes, visual interfaces and interactions of web-based applications using HTML and CSS (table-less layout).
  • Designed and evaluated visual human interfaces utilizing user-centered design principles.
  • Developed and designed user interface, front pages, and the tools to navigate a web site.
  • Optimized images and graphics for Flash and video interfaces.
  • Performed unit testing, set code standards, and lead code reviews.
  • Worked with the product development team to design online user experiences.
  • Ensured user experience was formulated to achieve the goals of the online entity.
  • Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Web Producer, FindLaw, Eagan, Minn.

December 2004–November 2005
  • Coded web sites using HTML, CSS (table-less layout) and FindLaw’s proprietary web tools.
  • Collected, converted, and edited text and graphical materials provided by clients for design prototypes.
  • Incorporated special web features and proprietary functionality and integrated web sites into proprietary applications.
  • Received and fulfilled ongoing maintenance requests for graphical, text, and coding changes to FirmSites and tested to ensure that minimal errors are found in FirmSites.
  • Coded web sites to optimize site performance and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, HomeSite, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop.

Senior Design and Content Specialist, James Tower, N. Mankato, Minn.

November 1999–December 2004
  • Coded, modified and implemented web sites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and James Tower’s proprietary web tools.
  • Worked with clients and programmers to develop site interfaces that while visually appealing, focused on user-centered design.
  • Designed, developed and maintained James Tower’s intranet.
  • Technical leader for Blue Ox Mailbox, James Tower’s bulk email solution.
  • Technologies Used: HTML, CSS, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Adjunct Instructor, South Central Tech. College, N. Mankato, Minn.

June 2001–December 2003

Graphic Designer/Pre-Press/Trainer, Carlson Craft, N. Mankato, Minn.

August 1993–November 1999


Applications/Skills

HTML:

5 stars

CSS:

4 stars

Tableless Design:

4 stars

JavaScript:

2 stars

Dreamweaver:

5 stars

Adobe Photoshop:

5 stars

Adobe Illustrator:

4 stars

QuarkXPress:

5 stars

Adobe InDesign:

3 stars


Education

B.F.A., Graphic Design Major. Minnesota State University. Mankato, Minn. 1995.