Resume

Professional Summary

Passionate front end web developer and former educator with a user experience mindset and proven leadership skills with nearly 20 years combined experience across small business, corporate, public school, university, and nonprofit settings.

Technical Summary

  • Turn wireframes and mock-ups into responsive, accessible, fast-loading websites utilizing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL as appropriate for the project.
  • Provide technical influence to design choices and efficiently translate design into clean markup.
  • Utilize libraries, frameworks, templating tools, and pre-processors such as Bootstrap, Less, jQuery, Modernizr, Twig, and Zend.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction along with recommended solutions.
  • Build sites in various CMS systems (e.g., Joomla, WordPress, Drupal) and customize templates.

User Experience and Design Summary

  • Develop content maps, site maps, and site taxonomy.
  • Collaborate with artists to create purposeful design, meaningful interactions, and delightful experiences.
  • Collaborate with copywriters to meet SEO and content strategy goals.

Leadership Summary

  • Take feedback from diverse stakeholders, synthesize multiple perspectives, and make recommendations to drive project forward.
  • Initiate problem-solving and utilization of resources.
  • Facilitate meetings and lead teams through various stages of projects.

Interpersonal Summary

  • Detail oriented and analytical.
  • Enthusiastic about learning new skills and concepts.
  • Values side-by-side collaboration and independence.
  • Prioritizes tasks and manages time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic.

Conferences & Meetup Groups Attended

  • U of I Web Con (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • An Event Apart - Chicago (2016)
  • Meetup: UX Champaign-Urbana (2016-present)
  • Meetup: Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design (2017)
  • U of I Monthly “Explore with Hadi” Accessibility Chat (2016 - present)

Work Experience

Sr. Web Developer
June 2017 – Present
Web Developer
April 2013 - June 2017
Hobbico, Inc., Champaign, IL
  • Create new and update existing websites across over 30 brands as directed by proprietary marketing department. Also create new sections of sites for retail and wholesale divisions.
  • Defined scope of project to make all company websites accessible and responsive.
  • Facilitate collaboration with marketers, graphic designers, copywriters, system programmers, product managers, and V.P. level stakeholders throughout planning, development, and testing stages of projects.
  • Engage in side-by-side partner collaboration with copywriters, graphic designers, and system programmers during project planning, development, and quality assurance testing.
  • Research and recommend best practices, technologies, methodologies, and tools.
  • Lead a continuous improvement project with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Develop and present technical training sessions for peers.
Special Education Teacher
August 2008 – March 2013
Rantoul City School District #137, Rantoul, IL
  • Taught students with high-incidence, mild-to-moderate disabilities in a resources room where I often created my own web-based tools for instructional use and creation of course materials.
  • Wrote and monitored progress towards learning goals.
  • Collaborated with colleagues and parents in planning and implementing individualized education plans.
Graduate Assistant
May 2005-July 2008, Summer 1998
Programmer (contracted for special project)
Summer 2009
Center for Teaching Excellence (formerly Instructional Support Services), Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Designed and programmed help desk ticket system for students and faculty to request assistance with online course access and course creation (HTML, CSS, Perl, MySQL).
  • Designed, developed and delivered workshops and training seminars to faculty.
  • Provided support to students and faculty in the use of WebCT and Blackboard.
Web Developer and Designer
June 2000 – July 2005
Somerset of Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois
  • Designed and created all aspects of multiple websites using Adobe Photoshop, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, VBscript, and Microsoft SQL, including an administrative area for updating product prices.
  • Managed search engine marketing and email campaigns.
HTML Designer
May 1999 – January 2000
Lead Programmer
January 200 - June 2000
MICGI, Inc. dba SchoolCenterTM (now part of Blackboard Engage), Carbondale, Illinois
  • Designed and created components and technical documentation for product SchoolCenter utilizing Microsoft SQL, VBScript, HTML, and JavaScript.
  • Created HTML to match website layout designs provided by a marketing firm.

Volunteer Experience

Approximately 20 years experience participating in various non-profit organizations and clubs. Responsibilities include planning and leading meetings (as president), speaking at public events, leading workshops, keeping organizational and financial records (treasurer), writing articles, creating monthly newsletters, and creation/maintenance of websites using Joomla, WordPress and Drupal.

Education

  • Master of Science in Education: Special Education, 2012
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Master of Music: Music Performance, 2003
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Bachelor of Music: Orchestral Instrument (major), Computer Science (minor), 1997
    Stetson University, DeLand, Florida

References

References are availabe upon request.