Web Developer and Internet/Social Media Marketing Specialist seeking a permanent or contract position that utilizes my skills in Web Content Development and Management, also proficient in SEO, Internet Marketing, Graphic, Web and Information Design. To be part of a group that places a high priority on teamwork, ethics, commitment, initiative, customer, staff and client relations.
Qualifications summary Internet Professional proficient in website/blog development, graphic design, social media marketing, (Facebook, Myspace etc) and print design. Strong research skills, business strategy where it relates to information design as well as writing and editing content. Proven web development and client relationship track record, (start-ups, small and large business and non-profit sector) including an outstanding ability to manage multiple projects within deadline parameters while capable of detail- oriented design work.
Major areas of training include; Multimedia Applied Technologies, Project Management, Microsoft & Adobe Certified, Graphic and user interface design, including marketing; both online and offline traditional methods.
Background in journalism (content development, copywriting & editing)
Experience in working with the non-profit sector, (developing websites and marketing strategies as well as volunteering personal time in the community.
Ability to learn software programs quickly, skilled at client training and troubleshooting
Strong communication and negotiation skills
Highly creative, Web Development, SEO Graphics & Print Design
Self-starter and motivated team player
Proficient in conducting research in all areas of business development/marketing, writing
Excellent leadership abilities; able to coordinate and direct all phases of project-based efforts while managing, motivating, and leading project teams.
All Microsoft Office Suite/Products, Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, MS FrontPage
Authoring Languages: XHTML/HTML, CSS – Cascading Style Sheets, Visual Basic Script for ASP (limited), Basic SQL. PHP
Web design & development, implementation and maintenance from project start to finish
Software configuration, including preference files, cache settings, proxies, import and export settings, along with upgrades and maintenance
Knowledge of PC setup and installation (Systems Administration,) as well as various peripherals, data entry, and file updating.
Experienced in online training (CBT), CRM,
Developing & designing all corporate marketing collateral (for print: brochures, flyers, ads, billboards, car wraps, business cards & letterhead)
Network Administration: Windows 2000 Small Business Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional, Internet Information Server 5.0, Microsoft Windows network client/server installations
Professional Experience Freelance Consultant- Free Spirit Media Vancouver, BC Canada 1994 – Present
Web Development - Graphic Design – Project Manager – Marketing Consultant –
(SEO, Direct & Internet)
Independent contractor specializing in: web development, Internet Marketing and Senior Project Management. Some contracts included supplying backend e-commerce solutions, extensive target market research, and permission-based email marketing and customer relationship management.
Design, developed and on-going maintenance of several web development projects.(over 350) Sites included are real estate, mortgage brokerage firms, travel industry, eco-tourism, environmental, health and personal fitness, e-cards, lotteries, photography, wildlife rehabilitation, astrology, print brokerage, helicopter sales, hospitality, pet and customer service related.
Coordinated email marketing campaigns and newsletters, administer fund raising campaign and several online message board communities
Non- Profit Sector- Volunteer as Webmaster for animal welfare, women’s groups and other non-profit organizations.
Also worked as a consultant within the Direct Marketing arena as well as contributed to projects with various start-ups, established IT companies and software developers helping to brand and market their products. (permission-based email marketing, sales channel marketing, in-depth market research, list management, direct & internet mail campaign management, investor relations software, copywriting and web content development.)
WSi Interactive Inc. Vancouver, BC Canada 01/2000 - 12/2000
At this Internet incubator company I re-designed, planned and led this and other projects into their official worldwide launches My duties included market research, writing the business and marketing plans, profit and loss financial statements and organizing a pool of writers and journalists for online content sales.
Online Greeting Card Company developed for worldwide email list acquisition. I organized and worked with a team of talented graphic artists, animators, web development specialists, and programmers to offer some of the most entertaining email greeting cards online.
Lerosia Lingerie, Vancouver, BC Canada 1992 – 1998
Lerosia Lingerie Inc. was my own venture that I researched, developed and marketed after realizing the demand for this market niche. This company was the start of my web development career. I designed high-end lingerie for larger women via mail order and the Internet. I was assigned one of the first online e-commerce merchant accounts from The Royal Bank of Canada. This undertaking also offered me the opportunity to mentor and produce training programs for women considering their own start-up ventures. I sold the designs and company in 1998 to a large US-based retailer
Education and Credentials Oracle, NYU, BCIT-CBT-UBC, Microsoft, Adobe, Sessions.edu, Net Objects Fusion 1995 – Ongoing