Web Services Director | Senior Web Designer/Developer
Successfully helped establish & manage a profitable, in-house web department at premier, multimillion-dollar agency. Accountable for all technology-related operations. Assisted on web related client proposals & pitches. Established department processes, infrastructure, documentation. WordPress boilerplate framework to increase efficiency. Training & integration. Cloud-based backup & archive solution that saves $15K / yr. Client hosting/domain management & remote desktop support, disaster recovery. IT contracting, outsourced vendor & developer management. Played key role in an award-winning team, received numerous awards (including multiple Big Wig & Best Web Developer in regional Addy Awards).
Apr 2011 – Sep 2020
Principal Front-End Designer & Developer
The University of Texas-Pan American
Principal front-end developer – designed look & feel, developed/maintained HTML & CSS for main University websites including home page, web applications, college/department/division websites, templates, skins for content management system, student portal, blogs, etc. Played key role in an award-winning team, received numerous national awards (including the Best of the Web 2010 – Best Higher Ed website, national competition) for our complete redesign of the UTPA home page & second level. Led team of web designers in the design & development of themes for the myUTPA Student Portal allowing users to customize their look/feel, developed theme and template HTML & CSS.
Apr 2009 – Apr 2011
Web Designer / Developer
Pivotal role in multi-million dollar, industry-leading company, led the push from table-based layouts to CSS-based designs. Trained other web developers to build cross-browser, standards compliant HTML/CSS layouts. Pushed for use of server-side includes & modularization of code to make editing/maintaining sites easier due to no CMS in place, cutting down update time and redundancy, easing work load & improving efficiency. Website committee – reviewed outgoing sites for quality control purposes. Mentored/assisted/trained new hires.
Jan 2008 – Mar 2009
Freelance/Contract Design & Development
Independent web design & development company, offering supplemental services via working with other independents.
2003 – Present