Hi. I'm Melissa.
I love to design AND code.

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Get to know this California Girl

I'm is a twenty-something year old from the sunny state of California. I love design, but I love to create it even more. Nothing makes me more excited when I can be the one that turns a design into a functional product. I have found her passion in Front End Web Development, a mixture of design aesthetics and coding. Although new to the industry, I continue to learn new skills along the way and can only hope to learn more.

When not dabbling in art and technology, I love enjoying the California sunshine, the great outdoors, baking up a sweet treat, and oogling over cute puppies.

I'm currently a Junior Front End Web Developer and Designer at Piston Agency. I'm social on Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Résumé

Relevant Experience

Alternative Strategies

Web & Graphic Design Intern, January 2013-April 2013

Designed graphics for print and web and developed websites for company and clients.
Projects: Stylized Wordpress template and organized content for Neisha’s Dance Academy and Sandbar Sportsbar & Grill, developed website from previously designed mock-up and coded pages with HTML5,CSS3, and jQuery for Vail Ale House and Heat Kitchen and Bar, designed informational graphics for company’s monthly newsletter and e-blast, designed various collatoral pieces such as flyers, posters, banner ads, and social media banners for various clients, maintained various client websites.


University Graphics System

Web Development Manager, May 2011-June 2012

Established the Web Development Manager job responsibilities for UGS
Job Responsibilities: Guided web service related tasks such as website development and design from start to finish in order to produce quality products, managed interns with web design related projects including template development and tutorials, and researching process workflow for continuous improvements within the company.


Filipino American National Historical Society - Cal Poly

Webmaster, September 2011-December 2011

Created and developed a historical and informational website for client.
Job Details: Communicated with client about specifications for website, designed and developed project for specific target audience, retouched logo using Adobe Illustrator, optimized images for the web, and coded pages with XHTML and CSS.

Education

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bachelors of Science, Graphic Communication

Web & Digital Media Concentration
Conferred June 2012, Cum Laude Honors


Skills

Technical Computer Skills

HTML5, CSS3, Drupal, Joomla, TextMate, Text Wrangler, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Paintshop Pro X, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Social Media


Printing Production Skills

Pre-press/file preparation, Color Management, Offset & Digital Printing, Bindery


Relevant Coursework

Website Design

Conceptualized, composed, designed, and developed websites using basic to intermediate HTML/CSS/JQuery syntax.
Projects: Hand coded and designed a Summer website and Portfolio website using HTML, CSS, and JQuery libraries.


Content Management System (CMS)

Installed Drupal Content Management System to Linux server through use of command lines via Terminal.
Projects: Created functional Drupal website using command lines to install themes and modules and styled templates with use of CSS using a text editor and Firebug.

Contact

I'm currently available for Freelance work. Please send me a message if you'd like to work with me!

Want to let me know what you think of my website? Got any web design tips and tricks to share? Got cute puppy pictures you want to send? Please do! Hope to talk to ya'll real soon!

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