Hi!
My name is Jason
and I build websites.

About Me

I first earned an Associates degree in Computer Graphics and Multimedia, attaining skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and basic HTML, among others. My first position was designing yellow page ads, learning Adobe InDesign on-the-job. I moved on to other positions over the years, among which were Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Prepress Technician.

I soon returned to school and earned a Bachelors degree in Web Design and Interactive Media, taking classes such as: Fundamentals of Audio, Fundamentals of Video, Color Theory, Design and Typography, Scriptwriting for the Web, User Centered Design, Scripting, among others.

Since that time I have held positions at a number of companies working predominantly on web-based projects as a Web Designer, Website Manager or Front End Developer. Learning new technologies, techniques and processes is part of the territory as the internet landscape is ever changing.

In my free time I like to read and write (I'm even in the middle of writing a novel). I have taught martial arts since the mid-90s and hold a black belt in American Kenpo. I really enjoy exploring winding roads on my motorcycle, and being new to the Portland, Oregon area, there are a lot to explore. I'm active in my local church group and believe my faith helps me to look for the best in myself and others.

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Skills

Core Skills

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • LESS
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Bootstrap
  • Wordpress
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Proficiencies

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Bower
  • Git
  • AJAX
  • XML/XSL
  • JIRA
  • Acrobat
  • SEO
  • UI Design
  • UX Design

Other Skills

  • AngularJS
  • JSON
  • NodeJS
  • NPM
  • AEM
  • Joomla!
  • After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • Flash
  • Actionscript
  • Semantic UI

Work Experience

Most Recent Positions

Web Content Publisher

SanDisk | 2015 - 2016 (6 month contract)

  • Created HTML template for use in conversions
  • Converted PDF documents to HTML within AEM
  • Proofing and troubleshooting
  • Maintenance of pages

Skills used:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • Illustrator
  • Acrobat
  • Adobe Experience Manager

Adjunct Instructor

Art Institute of Salt Lake City | 2013 - 2015

  • Prepared lesson plans
  • Taught classes, including: Usability Testing, E-learning Design, Senior Project Research, Net Broadcasting, Designing for Ser ver-side Technology, Designing for the Dynamic Web and Introduction to Scripting Languages
  • Participated in instructor trainings

Skills used:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • Photoshop
  • PHP
  • MySQL

Front End Developer

Valdez International Corp. / Dept. of Labor | 2011 - 2014

  • Assist with day-to-day maintenance of the website
  • Designed, created and built special projects
  • Rebuilt website template using customized Bootstrap framework
  • Built new components for use on site with Javascript, jQuery, XML, etc.
  • Participated in team scrums

Skills used:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Bootstrap
  • Responsive Web Design
  • XML/XSL
  • AJAX
  • Section 508 Compliance
  • Accessibility
  • JIRA

Website Manager

Matchbin (Radiate Media) | 2008 - 2011

  • Functioned as the public face of the company for dozens of clients
  • Designed, created and built websites for clients according to their specifications on Matchbin's proprietary CMS
  • Trained client staff on use of the CMS
  • Troubleshooting and correcting problems, working with developers when necessary

Skills used:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator

Past Positions

  • Web & Graphics Specialist

    ProTools Solutions


  • Freelance Contractor/Consultant

    Growth Principles Company


  • Graphic/Web Designer

    Standard Plumbing Supply


  • Graphic Designer/Prepress Technician

    Maximage Printers


  • Web/Graphic Designer

    Hollywood Photofix


  • Web Designer

    Heritage Web Solutions


  • Graphic Designer

    Phone Directories Company


Education

Art Institute of Salt Lake City

2009 – 2012

Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media

Utah Career College (Broadview University)

2001 – 2002

A.A.S. Computer Graphics & Multimedia

Portfolio

Web Design & Development

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osha.gov website

OSHA.gov Website

Skills & Tools

  • HTML
  • CSS
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osha.gov web application

Chemical Database Search Application

Skills & Tools

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • XML/XSL
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angular Civil War app

Marvel Civil War Angular Exercise

Skills & Tools

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JSON
  • AngularJS
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Website Research and Preparation

Website Branding Research

Skills & Tools

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • UX/UI Methodologies
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Web App Design

Web Application Redesign

Skills & Tools

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
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Growth Principles website

Growth Principles Website

Skills & Tools

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Flash
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Website PSD to HTML exercise

Modus Webpage PSD to HTML Exercise

Skills & Tools

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • Photoshop

Graphic Design

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Terminator Poster

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles Poster

Skills & Tools

  • Photoshop
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Designer poster

Presentation on Designer Veerle Pieters

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
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Souvenier Designs

Souvenier Designs

Skills & Tools

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
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Trifold Brochure Design

Trifold Brochure

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
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Typographic Illustration

Typography Text Cloud

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
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Logo Design

Restaurant Logo

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
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SportEar Advertisement

SportEar Advertisement

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
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InTake That! Postcard

InTake That! Postcard

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign

Motion Design & Video

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Video Introduction

Intro for Fictional School News Program

Skills & Tools

  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
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Self Promotion Video

Self Promotion Video

Skills & Tools

  • After Effects
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Video Commercial

Commercial for Fictional Store

Skills & Tools

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
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Poker Night Video

Poker Night Video

Skills & Tools

  • Premiere Pro
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Lord of the Onion Rings

Lord of the Onion Rings Audio Edit

Skills & Tools

  • Premiere Pro
  • Soundbooth

Illustration

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Marvel's Black Widow

Marvel's Black Widow

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
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Young Woman Illustration

Happy Face

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
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Lady in Red Illustration

Lady In Red

Skills & Tools

  • Illustrator
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Star Wars Illustration

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Illustration

Skills & Tools

  • Colored Pencil
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Fantasy Illustration

Winged Woman

Skills & Tools

  • Colored Pencil