I am looking for paid work. Full time, part time, permanent, commission, temporary, I’m open to all new possibilities. Location is Seattle/Puget Sound area and/or telecommute.
I seek a position helping to create and improve web content. I am passionate about helping to make an enjoyable, useful and intuitive user experience. I have a wide variety of technical and creative expertise including web coding, QA, design, writing, editing, content management, marketing and illustration.
Freelance – Mysamaris, QA Specialist and Graphic Designer 6/2012 to 3/2013
Contracted to design websites, facebook ads, and newsletter graphics. Also provided QA for websites.
Skills: Design via Adobe Photoshop, web content management via Convio.
Amazon.com, QA Specialist at Appstore for Android 8/2011 to 7/2012
Contracted to test and review mobile apps for functionality, content, and legal issues. Contributed to developing and prototyping efficient systems and software for a fast-paced and emerging business model.
Skills: Collaborative teamwork via synchronized collaboration with external firms, developers, internal account managers, team members, and team leaders. Ticket creation and resolution via JIRA and internal software. Daily use of multiple mobile devices and tablets.
Freelance – Page DNA, Graphic Designer 4/2011 to 8/2011
Contracted to design websites, online storefronts, and print materials in a time-sensitive, on-demand environment.
Skills: Coding via CSS3, XML, HTML5. Design with Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat.
T-Mobile, Games Merchandiser 6/2009 to 1/2011
Contracted to merchandise, test, and research new and featured mobile entertainment software. Developed promotional and seasonal categories based on sales metrics for key content providers.
Skills: Targeted research on cultural trends in order to tailor merchandise to emerging international markets. Daily use of MS Office Suite, internet research, and multiple mobile devices.
Microsoft, Content Specialist 2/2008 to 1/2009
Contracted to edit web pages to ensure corporate branding and style, readability, and accuracy. Designed online and print marketing materials for trade shows and web, as well as internal user guides and dynamic help menu systems to directly improve usability.
Skills: Google analytics and web statistics for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Bookmarks user management, copywriting and marketing. Updated XML RSS feeds, ticket creation and resolution using Bugzilla, daily use of Adobe Photoshop & MS Office Suite.
Corbis, Image Reviewer 7/2007 to 2/2008
Contracted to review, categorize, rate, title, and edit keywords and meta data. Developed and tested new tools in order to efficiently and effectively process hundreds of images daily.
Skills: Batch image manipulations, quick assessment and categorization of high-volume resources.
Real Networks, Content Manager & QA 2/2006 to 2/2007
Contracted to test streaming media services (Cingular video) on cell phones & web. Discovered and addressed technical issues in the network or with content providers.
Skills: Maintained daily interaction with content providers and oversaw provider uploading, all to ensure a premium user experience. Troubleshooting XML files, repairing .jpgs and .wmvs., video QA, ticket creation and resolution.
Onvia, Researcher 5/2004 to 2/2006 Researched, organized, and synthesized bid data. Facilitated testing of and reporting on new software releases.
Skills: Collaborated with management and colleagues extensively. Quick manipulation of high-throughput data to meet corporate standards.
Institute for Systems Biology, Graphic Designer 2/2001 to 11/2003
Created illustrations and graphical data for publication. Created graphics, presentations, posters, and animations. Maintained the company Intranet.
Skills: Technical editor to demystify complex scientific concepts for investors. Design via Photoshop, Illustrator, Powerpoint, and MS Word.
B.A., English and Graphic Arts – 1997 The Evergreen State College
Union Gospel Mission, Art Coach 5/2013 to present
Work with homeless people to create works of art.
A Mighty Girl, Graphic Designer 11/2012 to 4/2013
Designed promotional graphics and web banners for a website advocating gender equality in childrens media.
St. James ESL, Conversation Coach 12/2011 to 10/2012
Hosted a weekly conversation group with senior citizen immigrants who spoke little English and wished to improve English conversation skills.
Fans of Games, Host 7/2010 to 7/2011
Hosted a weekly podcast about the video game industry and its fans.