Resume

Personal Statement

Inspired by human connection and the great outdoors, I have developed a passion for visual communication, marketing and design. I began my exploration in the field five years ago and have never stopped. I’ve now grown to become a creative design professional, passionate about telling stories and solving problems with strategic and stunning visual solutions. Even now, I will never stop learning and questioning how design can help and improve our lives.

My Specialities

WordPress & Web Dev

Photography & Video

Visual & UX Design

Experience

Freelance Web Designer at Jack Vu Creative
Redding, CA Sep 2011 – Present

  • Visual/UX design & content strategy delivered beautiful web solutions that delighted user needs and met business goals
  • Remotely working with multiple partners & clients, time & self management met and exceeded deadlines
  • Utilizing various tools & systems ensured efficient and clear internal and client communication

Freelance Photographer at Jack Vu Photography
Redding, CA Jan 2011 – Present

  • Delivering beautiful images helped service wedding, portrait and commercial clients
  • Designing a remarkable customer experience plus implementing social marketing campaigns lead to a 40% business growth
  • Mastering lighting, photography mechanics & photo editing produces consistent image results

Web Designer at Optimize World Wide
Redding, CA Jan 2015 – Apr 2015

  • Specializing in WordPress development and theme customization produced quick and beautiful client sites
  • Developing, testing and deploying sites ensuring cross browser and mobile functionality
  • Implementing SEO best practices helped clients achieve greater rankings

Lead Photographer at Increase Testimony Publication
Redding, CA May 2014 – Jan 2015

  • Lead a team of photographers to document or recreate stories
  • Curating images to pair with stories ensured impactful visual communication

Web Design Intern at Sharp Machine Media
Redding, CA Feb 2014 – Jan 2015

  • Learning development best practices brought my skills to an industry standard
  • Prototyping, wire-framing & content strategy provided effective user flow

Education

Web Design Track at teamtreehouse.com
Online, 14 Hour Course
In this track, I learned how to build beautiful, interactive websites by learning the fundamentals of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript — three common coding languages on which all modern websites are built.

WordPress Development at teamtreehouse.com
Online, 17 Hour Course
In this track, I learned how to build a website powered by WordPress, everything from local development to SEO.

Photography at lynda.com & creativelive.com
Various Online Courses
I’ve taken many courses ranging from the various Adobe CC programs to artistic approach and style.

Skillset

  • Visual Design
  • Photography & Video
  • Front-End Web Design
  • HTML & CSS
  • WordPress Development
  • User Experience Design
  • Content Strategy & Information Architecture
  • Marketing & SEO
  • Project Management & Timelines

What I Use

  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Premier Pro CC
  • OSX
  • Filezilla & Sublime Text
  • Bootstrap
  • Trello
  • Slack
  • Facebook & Instagram Ads
  • Google Analytics

Hobies & Interests

Music & Movies
Backpacking & Rock Climbing
Traveling
Leadership & Personal Growth
Spirituality
Food & Cooking
Coffee, Wine & Whiskey
Health & Wellness

References available upon request

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