Portfolio

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SacredSolos

Launched August 2009

Julia Schechtman Pabst, a vocal artist, approached me for assistance with her website, SacredSolos.com, which she primarily uses to market her three English and three German CDs.  When Julie first contacted me, she was looking for someone who could be responsive to her periodic requests to update the content on her site. She was unsatisfied with her existing website, though she had a difficult time articulating what was missing. I performed an initial Website Review and Analysis, and provided Julie with fresh perspectives and suggestions as to how she could refresh the look and feel of her site. Ultimately, we decided that a complete website redesign was necessary with the ultimate goal of driving traffic to the CD order and song download pages of her site. Julie opted to leave the German portion of her website relatively unchanged.


Participation:
  • Requirements gathering
  • Website design: English Site
  • Graphics
  • Maintenance and updates

Technologies used:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
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Ruby's Ptown Fine Jewelry

Launched August 2008

Ruby Druss and Mary DeRocco have a small jewelry shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. They have a clientele from all over the country who often wish to buy some of their unique jewelry. Ruby & Mary needed a site that is very low maintenance yet they could update themselves. I worked with a designer, project manager, and a DBA to deliver the website and administration panel.


Participation:
  • Technical lead
  • Requirement gathering
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript development
  • Perl templating
  • Database integration
  • Site architecture design
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Jennifer Randall Art

Launched April 2007

Jennifer Randall, an artist of mostly large format works, had several years worth of art that she wanted to display in an online art gallery. Jennifer paints in series, so we created a landing page for each series with sub-pages to browse each painting. As Jennifer frequently has new works, it was important that the site be dynamic to streamline the process of adding paintings. Since many of her pieces had not yet been photographed, I included photography and processing of the previously photographed images as part of the web development process. I also created an administration panel that Jennifer uses to add information about her new paintings.


Participation:
  • Requirements gathering
  • Website design
  • Art photography
  • Site photography
  • Hosting
  • Maintenance and updates

Technologies used:
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Print design:
  • Business cards
  • Gallery opening postcard/flyer
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ArtisTree

Launched July 2006

ArtisTree is an arts & education center comprised of several branches, the dance branch being the most fully developed branch. When designing this site, it was important to convey the philosophy and structure of the ArtisTree idea. As the ArtisTree idea evolves, so does the website. The site is now on its third design. The initial site was launched in 1998,the second design in May 2000, and the current design was launched in July 2006.


Participation:
  • Website design & development
  • Site architecture
  • Content consultant
  • SEO
  • Site hosting
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Prairie Nutcracker®

Launched September 2007

Prairie Nutcracker is a 501(c)3 organization that shares an affiliation with ArtisTree. It was important in designing this site that it have a similar structure to its partner site to allow for seamless cross-linking while creating a unique identity for each site.


Participation:
  • Website design & development
  • Site architecture
  • Content consultant
  • SEO
  • PayPal ticket ordering
  • Promotional print design
  • Site hosting

Ngochoni Petals of Africa school

I have been associated with the Ngochoni Petals of Africa school in Ngochoni, Kenya since 2005. I am part of a non-profit consortium which meets regularly to disucuss ways to help this wonderful school. Another volunteer created the initial website, but I have since taken ownership of the management, hosting, content updates, and the blog.

Buhler High School class of 1996 reunion

I adapted a previous reunion website to fit the needs of the BHS class of 1996 website. I am responsible for the site hosting, development and content updates.

Kat Andrews photography

Although I developed the original version of this site, Kat redesigned the site for a class project. I am now acting solely in the role of consultant and webmaster.

Resume

  • ZILLOW.COM, Front End Software Engineer
    Seattle, WA
    February 2009-Present
  • PRINCIPIA COLLEGE, Visiting Faculty, Computer Science Department
    Elsah, IL
    September 2006
  • SEMESTER AT SEA, IT Coordinator
    Fall 2005 voyage
  • THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Lead Web Developer
    Boston, MA
    2000-2005

Please request a resume for a more detailed overview of my professional background and skill set.

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