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  • Multimedia and Computer Application Systems coursework, Portland Community College 2013-2015
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Writing, Humboldt State University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Humboldt State University, 1992
  • Cumulative GPA 3.7

Work Experience

Freelance Web Consultant
Portland, Oregon
  • architecture of small web sites
  • accessibility
  • content development
  • web writing and copy-editing
  • Wordpress setup, customization, and training
  • developed CSS templates for content management systems
Front End Developer
ISITE Design
Portland, Oregon
July 2008-Sept 2008
  • HTML/CSS layouts for web agency (.NET enterprise sites)
  • CSS image replacement, sprites, sliding doors, jQuery interface elements
  • used Jira for bug tracking and project management
  • Notepad++, Eclipse/Aptana Studio
  • SVN version control
  • front-end dev for http://www.melissas.com and Wharton University Intranet
Communications Officer for New Media
Lewis & Clark College Department of Public Affairs and Communications
Portland, Oregon
  • consulted with campus community to show them how to plan and build sites with content management system
  • conducted classes in web development for faculty and staff at Lewis & Clark College
  • created instructional materials and help guides for campus community to aid them in developing and maintaining sites
  • created and edited images and written text as needed for web sites
  • assisted with print images and design as needed
  • assisted Creative Director for New Media with design, code, and accessibility issues
Assistant Director of New Media
University of Portland Department of Publications
Portland, Oregon
  • led team to update 3,000+ web site, and to port site from Macintosh WebSTAR server to NT/IIS Server
  • worked with database engineer to port databases and scripts from Filemaker Pro/Lasso to SQL Server/Cold Fusion
  • addressed usability issues, and adding usability and accessibility features
  • developed plan for content management system and guidelines for streamlining future site development and maintenance
Web Designer
Humboldt State University Department of Publications
Arcata, California
  • assessed all department Web sites for usability, accessibility, content, and integrated functioning
  • led team to institute information design (IA) process for site redesigns
  • worked with university webmaster to develop a flexible template for sites requiring redesign
  • coordinated with college deans, department chairs, and faculty liaisons. Advised on web design issues, and helped develop and edit content and for sites undergoing redesign
  • redesigned some department sites, using BBEdit, Photoshop, Freehand, Fireworks, Dreamweaver
  • edited site content, documented process, reported on results, made recommendations for future development

Published Work (Selected Examples)

and various music writing.

Web Portfolio