Resume of Joseph Geringer



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Objective

Looking for a position utilizing my Web Design skills. I come to the workplace fully equipped with a tested combination of talent, creativity, reliability and practical knowledge gained through over ten years of intensive hands-on experience within the web design industry. Within that environment, I both designed and integrated a diverse output of website for both the Chicago Public School system and American Eagle web design company. In both jobs, I often took the lead in integrating designs into many web sites for a wide variety of audiences.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Multimedia and Web Design
Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, April 2003.

Skills

Microsoft: SharePoint CMS, Visual Studio.NET, SharePoint Designer, SourceSafe, SQL Server Management Studio, Word, Excel, Access, Expression Web
Scripting/Programming: XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, ActionScript, PHP, C#
Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Fireworks, Premiere, After Effects
Other: Subversion, Coda, Notepad++, Firebug, Web Developer Toolbar, WordPress, MobiOne Studio, Quark, 3DS Max, Peak, Deck, Suitcase, OmniSync, AccVerify Cynthia Says, WS FTP, CyberDuck, Mac/Win.

Experience

HTML Integrator – 2010-Present
American Eagle

  • Responsible for writing HTML/CSS/JavaScript and integrating site design into a custom .NET driven CMS for many sites such as these: www.labadvantage.org | www.cgsusa.org | www.bgcc.org
  • Cut and coded sites for mobile devices and ensured they work for iPhone/Android/Blackberry.
  • Implemented SEO work on sites to improve search results.
  • Perform customer service duties that include fielding calls from clients about updates, bugs or new functionality that they would like.
  • Worked with a variety of jquery plugins and applied newer HTML5/CSS3 standards while making sure to implement alternatives for older browsers when using those features.

Web Designer / Jr. Developer – 2003-2010
Chicago Public Schools, Information and Technology Services
Department of eSystems

  • Designed logos, interfaces and icons for internal and public web sites.
  • Hand coded both Tabled and Tableless web sites by using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript within Visual Studio, Dreamweaver and Notepad.
  • Over the years, I wore many hats including generating wire frames, designing comps, create functional HTML mockups, coding and testing.
  • Interfaced with clients to determine site requirements and to develop project scope documents.
  • Junior experience in C# programming. Duties include retrieving database content and binding it to web controls, dynamically swapping out styles, images, and other visual content within C#.NET.
  • Checked web sites for Section 508 accessibility compliance.

Web Design Intern - 2002-2003
Chicago Public Schools, Office of Technology Services
Department of eSystems

  • Designed web sites and hand-coded HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Sliced and optimized graphics for the web.
  • Performed web site content updates per business owners requests.

Graphic Designer -1998-2002
Chicago Public Schools, Office of the Inspector General

  • Designed annual reports and a potpourri of other collateral.
  • Created targeted presentations for monthly Inspector General Association Meetings.
  • Designed departmental logos, brochures, business cards, manuals and a wide array of medium.

Professional Activities & Interests

  • Attend Chicago Photoshop Meetups
  • Listen to a variety of web design related podcasts and frequently keep up with the latest in the industry.

Achievements and Awards

  • Semifinalist/Graphic Design - Artists Call for Justice Competition, 2002.
  • First Place, Portfolio Award - Chicago All-City Art Competition, 1998.

Certifications

  • Microsoft
    Certificate of Achievement

    Introduction
    to
    Programming

    Information Management Group

  • Microsoft
    Certificate of Achievement

    Introduction
    to
    C# Programming

    Information Management Group

  • Learning Tree
    Certificate of Achievement

    Introduction
    to
    JavaScript

    Learning Tree

  • Directions Training
    Certificate of Achievement

    Adobe Flash CS3
    ActionScript:
    Level 2

    Directions Training Center

  • Microsoft
    Certificate of Achievement

    SharePoint
    2007
    Essentials

    Information Management Group