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Principal

VGC WebDev

July 2010 - Present

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Customize WordPress, e-commerce and other templates
  • Digital newsletter proof and layout
  • Illustration for digital and print output
  • First websites for start-ups
  • Train users to manage their own content and email campaigns
  • Web and ad graphics
  • Wireframe & Storyboard

Co Owner and Principal

Gypsy Robot LLC

March 2007 - June 2010

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

  • Website design and graphic illustration
  • Front end development and regular site maintenance for multiple clients
  • Started building scalable pages with em units
  • Gypsy Robot administrative duties including documentation, bookkeeping and invoicing
  • Sold my share of the business but retained my clients through 2011

Web Development Specialist

ADC

January 2006 - June 2007

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  • Contract through SDK Software, Inc.
  • Reprised email creation & editing duties from the earlier engagement
  • Animated Flash ads
  • Assisted Flash developer with animated presentations
  • Helped implement marketing department usage of 3rd party email service & sales tool
  • HR email mockup

Contract Web Developer

The Opus Group

June 2006 - April 2007

Greater Minneapolis / St. Paul Area

  • Digital layout for "Building Better Tomorrows" quarterly newsletter
  • Updates of the Web Changes Form pages on company intranet
  • Website Design and Development

Contract Website Developer

SeTech, LLC

March 2005 - December 2005

Roseville, Minnesota

  • Independent contractor
  • Designed and built websites in 3rd-party portals
  • Assisted with customer training in use of 3rd-party portals and web services
  • Learned basic PERL & SQL to assist developer/administrator with website support
  • Maintained MySQL data base

Web Development Specialist

ADC

March 2004 - August 2004

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

  • Contract through Act-1 Agency
  • Created banners and ads for email campaigns and landing pages
  • Integrated text, animation, and images into HTML documents: templates and original designs
  • Sent HTML and text email documents to subscribers via campaign tools
  • Monitored email campaigns and reported results back to the sales managers
  • Learned basic PHP to assist developer/administrator with website support