Resumé

Web Designer + Developer

Amy Grogan | Braintree, MA

Hi! I'm a web & graphic designer living and working around the Boston, MA area. I love design. I'm passionate about creating clean, unique, elegant designs with focus on optimal efficiency, simplicity, and functionality. If you would like to see some of my work, please take a look through my portfolio. I am always very enthusiastic, dependable and dedicated.

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/amygrogan/

amy@amygrogan.com
617-653-9631

EXPERIENCE

  • Jr. Front-End Developer / Designer
    Quincy, MA
    FEB 2012 – SEPT 2013
    Edvisors Network Inc

    Working within an agile team under the guidance of two senior front-end developers assisting in daily work assignments for a company that has over thirty education-related web properties.

    • Assisted in site migration projects to a new PHP framework (Kohana).
    • Collaborative design projects included providing UI design concepts for Edvisors corporate site, by contributing design layouts for the "above-the-fold" section of the homepage. In addition providing online form landing page designs for later use in A/B testing.
    • Re-designed marketing materials such as media-kits, event banners, and web banner ads. Streamlined existing design of logos throughout the product lines so they would appear consistent and scale across various mediums.
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) projects included going through documented performance audits to evaluate a sites health and provide reports from findings. Optimize sites by using best code hygiene practices on outdated pages and reducing graphic file sizes to improve page speed. Attended monthly on-the-job training covering the latest SEO market trends.
    • Reported bugs and other maintenance issues as well as QA test work on an as-needed basis.

  • Production Assistant
    Quincy, MA
    NOV 2005 – OCT 2011
    American Journal of Transportation

    • Web duties included posting content provided by the production manager and sales staff on a weekly basis. Created in-house online web ads and provided metrics of online traffic when requested by sales staff. Designed and broadcasted e-newsletter campaigns and maintained several distribution lists. Redesigned ajot.com website and used best practices in SEO techniques to increase web traffic and maintained social networks like twitter and facebook.
    • Print production duties included preparing classified ads, page layout of news press releases, color correcting photos, and processing editorial corrections provided by proofreader. Designed various marketing collateral and display advertising artwork pieces to appear in both the print publication and online website.

  • Freelance Work
    MASSACHUSETTS
    Consulting

    2013 | Nanci's Barber Shop – www.nancisbarbershop.com

    Designed a website for a local business owners men’s barbershop and continue to maintain.

    2012 | Northeast PHP Conferece – www.northeastphp.org

    Created logo design for developer conference focused on PHP, web technology, and UX.

    2008 | Minutemen Hobby Shop

    Created logo identity and website for local business owner to advertise hobby store.

    2007 | UnionStudio Yoga – www.unionstudioyoga.com

    Designed a website for a local company’s health and wellness studio and continue to maintain.

  • Internship & Freelance Work
    Quincy, MA
    Screened Images Multimedia

    2004 February & May | Freelance Work

    • Maintenance updates for environmentalinteriors.com with new graphic changes, fixed broken links and created static templates for new sections of website.
    • Created a Flash and QuickTime video presentation for a jail center in Colorado. Presentation taught new inmates of proper procedures to be met while incarcerated.

    2003 February | College Internship

    • Updated a web site project with new information and navigational elements.
    • Performed build out of order forms and questionnaires, and
    • Photoshop work for pop-up advertisements, animated images, graphics for jewel case inserts.

  • Sales
    Braintree, MA
    1998 – 2005
    CompUSA

    Assisted customers with any of their technology needs.

    Worked as a "technical service representative" as a service writer for the company's computer repair department. Carefully documented issues a client would experience with their products such as their computer, laptop, PDA or mobile phone and provide a concise detail report that would be turned over to a technician to begin repair work.

    In addition to the documentation work as a service writer I also assisted in a dual role as a sales associate representative. Provided recommendations to customers who were interested in upgrading their computers (ex. motherboards, processors, memory, network adapter cards, etc.). On some occasions I would be asked to help with minor upgrade installs during promotional periods when needed.

    Often training was provided by the company to keep sales staff up-to-date on all the latest trends.

    • 2001-2005
      Technical Services Representative (computer repairs department)
    • 2000-2001
      Communications Sales Department (mobile phones & cameras)
    • 1998-1999
      Customer Service Representative

EDUCATION

  • Certificate in Advanced Website Development
    Brookline, MA
    OCT 2010
    New England Institute of Art

    Core concepts learned in PHP/MySQL with integration of Adobe Flash (with ActionScript v3)

  • Associates of Science Degree in Multimedia & Web Design
    Brookline, MA
    MAY 2003
    New England Institute of Art

    Dean's List in 2002 with a cumulative GPA of 3.9

SOFTWARE AND PROGRAMMING SKILLS

  • Platforms Mac OS 10.X and higher, Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / ME / 2000

    Applications Adobe Creative Cloud & Creative Suite
    Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, InDesign, Acrobat, Bridge and TypeKit

    MS Office Suite Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint

    VirtualBox (IE Browser Testing)

    Protocols FTP Client

    Integrated Development Environments
    Coda 2, Komodo Edit 5 and Adobe Dreamweaver

    Languages
    Proficient with HTML/HTML5, LESS/CSS, entry level skill-set in JavaScript (jQuery), PHP, MySQL and Flash ActionScript v.3

    Source Version Control Subversion

    Code Framework Kohana v2.x, Symfony, Gossamer

    Technical Documentation Confluence

    Project Management Software Assembla, Basecamp

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Volunteer
    Boston, MA
    AUG 2012
    NortheastPHP Conference

    The NortheastPHP Conference is a 2-day web developer conference focused on PHP, Web Technology, Design, and UX. Which brought in over 300 attendees from across the northeast and beyond.

    I assisted with the logo branding for this event for it's first year. Helped with additional print collateral. The logo was re-purposed by other volunteer members where it appeared on t-shirts, badges, bags, and additional signage.

  • Volunteer, Co-Organizer
    Boston, MA
    2009 – 2013
    BostonPHP Users Group

    Participated within this organization to broaden knowledge and skill-set by attending lectures, workshops, conferences and networking events.
    site: meetup.com/bostonphp

  • Volunteer, Assistant Organizer
    Boston, MA
    2006 – Present
    Boston Web Design Group

    Assist with any networking activity needs for the organizer.
    site: meetup.com/bostonweb

What's On The Reading List
Implementing Responsive Design: Building sites for an anywhere, everywhere web (Voices That Matter)

By Tim Kadlec
ISBN: 978-0321821683