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David Millar

Web & Graphic Designer

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Objective

To work with a business or group and develop great layouts and designs to communicate their image and information to customers and/or the general public.

Skills

  • Modern HTML
  • Modern CSS
  • SVG in Web Design
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • Python (basics)
  • MySQL
  • Web accessibility
  • Web standards
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Linux & Windows

Experience

Ionx Holdings, Grand Rapids, MI

March 2011 - Current

Worked in web design and development across various company web properties and assisted with graphic and print design when needed.

  • Used CSS, vector graphics, and raster graphics to restyle several of the original site layouts to use modern styling, provide new features, and expand upon previous features.
  • Leveraged CSS3 and related technologies to improve site look, lower loading times, and simplify site development.
  • Used jQuery and various jQuery plug-ins with site styling to create rich interactive environments for users.
  • Used and built PHP frameworks and pages to use on the site.
  • Worked to transition existing site content into the new frameworks and styling.
  • Planned out continued development with other IT and Marketing staff, including use of ERDs to plan database development.

Davenport University LInC, Grand Rapids, MI

December 2006 - August 2010

Tutored students in math and technology while working on assorted projects for staff at the Library Information Commons (LInC).

  • Created web based staff FAQ area to replace paper reminders.
  • Used CSS and vector graphics to help style student portal resources from the library and style content for the library fan page on Facebook.
  • Created print materials including brochures, flyers, bookmarks, and more to promote library services and resources.
  • Assisted in content creation for the library student portal pages and Facebook fan page.
  • Increased Facebook fans for the library by 75% and increased attendance for library sponsored events through Facebook networking and other social media campaigns.
  • Tutored and troubleshooted homework assignments with students in web development topics including PHP, MySQL, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, (X)HTML, and Adobe CS3/CS4.

Martian Salsa, Orlando, FL

June 2009 - June 2010 (Ongoing Assistance)

Revised original site to be more eye-catching and simpler to use.

  • Re-styled entire site while maintaining company image.
  • Increased traffic by at least 150% through improved content and markup.
  • Styled series of printable recipe cards.
  • Created styling for new products introduced on the site.
  • Assisted with style and content creation for fan page on Facebook.
  • First iteration of the redesign took 3rd place in web design in a competition for businesses in the hot sauce and salsa field in late 2009.

Best Cleaners, Grand Rapids, MI

October 2009 - December 2009

Created site from scratch for new owners of the company.

  • Created simple imagery to communicate services and pricing.
  • Designed a logo for use in web and print marketing and on the site.
  • Created simple flyers for promotions.

Parametric Test Solutions, Orlando, FL

August 2009 - December 2009

Revised original site to be cleaner and brighter.

  • Created new logo to promote company image.
  • Used creative e-mail hiding technique to lessen spam e-mails for client.

Education

Computer Information Systems (Web Design Specialty) - B.A.S.

Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI
August 2006 - December 2009

Studied project management and web design skills.

  • Graduated with highest honors — with a GPA of 3.9.

Certifications

Holds an Adobe Certified Associate certification for Visual Communication with Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Additional Interests and Volunteer Projects

Has worked with and tested a Cr-48 Google Chrome OS laptop.

Works in design, scripting, and programming and has experience in Windows and Linux support. Uses web design experience to develop and maintain The Griddle (thegriddle.net).

Founded and maintains the open-source web application Dave's Mapper (davesmapper.com).

Has created layout, cover design, and styled typography for the 2008-2010 editions of the student literary and creative arts publication at Davenport University: From the Panther's Paw.

Has designed flyers and posters for the Davenport University chapter of Student Veterans of America.

SVA Meeting Flyer

Has designed a promotional card and mug decoration for Davenport University's Career Services office for a sponsored event.

Career Services Promo Mug

Has designed promotional/business cards and given presentations on using Google web applications and Facebook apps to enhance studying and schoolwork for Davenport University's PASS initiative.

Creates logos, images, and puzzles for puzzle and sudoku tests at Logic Masters India (home of the Indian puzzle and sudoku teams).

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