I currently excel as a Carpenter/Supervisor with Steel River Building Systems. I also work part time (12hrs/wk) as the Sexton of Bern Reformed United Church of Christ. I am seeking to transition to the Web Design Front-end Development field full time. I am a creative, multi-talented, and goal-oriented individual who accomplishes results in a timely manner. If you seek a motivated self-starter with an aptitude for learning new skills quickly, I am your man.
In December 2011, I attained an AAIT degree with a concentration in Web Development from the University of Phoenix. I continue to spend countless hours learning the art of Web Design on my own via reading helpful books/newsletters and viewing video tutorials with accompanying exercises. I have studied HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP, WordPress, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. I use Adobe Web Premium CC to design web sites. View my web design portfolio online. Although I may fall short on job experience, I make up for it in enthusiasm, intelligence, creativity, and eagerness to learn. Moreover, I bring a fresh perspective on web site structure, functionality, and usability.
Since 2011, I design sleek modern web sites. My design process starts with a blank page and a strong connection with the client's vision and needs. Certain proven conventions in design are necessary to ensure proper navigation, logo presentation, and content layout and promotion. I employ subtle animations to help improve user interaction, search engine optimization (SEO) techniques to improve search results, and compression and caching methods to improve the load speed of the web site. My goal is to create a unique design that is user-friendly, displays well on all media, and stands out from template designs. In short, through professional custom web design, let your web site create a compelling presence of your unique identity.
My experience also includes over 20 years of restaurant management and business ownership. I have actively overseen the day-to-day operations of a business as well as accurately projected and budgeted for the future with positive results. My skills also include successfully marketing the business in the community via sponsorships, cross promotions, and fund raising. My fairness and common sense dealings with associates resulted in good rapports, productive crew members, and low turnover rates. I have volunteered my expertise on committees for Dairy Queen®, Children’s Miracle Network, and Exeter Township's 250th Anniversary. I currently volunteer for the Berks County Genealogical Society.
I bring to the table a host of skills including:
I believe the combination of my mechanical skills, my business experience, and my self-starting motivation equips me with the unique credentials to make a positive contribution to your company or organization. I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss my abilities in more depth and am available for an interview at your earliest convenience.