Melissa Ashforth

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Skillset not limited to: All types of Graphic Creations, XHTML / HTML, XML, CSS, W3C Validation, Full Adobe Creative Suite series, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, PC and MAC, PHP, Visio, MySQL, JavaScript, Java, C#,  Eclipse, Visual Studio, Aptana, notepad++, SharePoint, Agile Environment, Microsoft Office series, HTML5, Mobile Applications, Web Conferencing and more.  

Experience:

 

Kforce/Elsevier

Web Producer

2013 - Current                                                            

Hired on as a full-time contractor as a Web Producer updating over 150 national medical journal websites, setting up  and posting exams, adding and/or removing of elements on websites. Volunteered to help with graphics for over 300 journals leading into full-time contract Graphic Design work for the department journal website logos, Graphics and Mobile Graphics. IPad, IPhone, Android, Mobile Website and other Website graphics. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XHTML, XML, CSS and JavaScript.

 

Pisces Creations (Working with Multiple Companies)

SR. Graphic Designer/Web Designer/Web Developer

2009 - Current                                                      

Web Design, Development and/or Graphic Designs created for multiple companies including Boeing, Verizon Wireless and Hogan sponsored events. Carol House Pet Clinic billboard and signs, Independent contractor for Fuller Outdoor Media, Construction, Massage, Blogs, Salvation Army billboard design, Jr. Billboards, Yard Signs, Plotting, Picking, Weeding and applying vinyl signs, Backlit Signs, Magnets, Water Bottle Labels, Stickers, Plane decals, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Custom frameworks and other CMS tools, MySQL, Game Maker Studio, logo design, enhancement and redesign, photography, raster to vector conversion and recreations, Banners, c-store ads,  Newspaper ads, phone book ads, media kits, brochures, business cards, cards, Website ads, invitations, First contact to final outcome and follow up, Invoicing and many other projects.

 

The Happiness Initiative (Non Profit)

Web Developer

2011 - 2011                                                          

Built WordPress custom theme from scratch using XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, WordPress options, plugins and widgets.

 

Education:

 

AAS Graphics Communication, AAS Web Design, AAS Web Development and Administration (GPA 3.66)

Graduated with honors in all three degrees. Completed Entrepreneur Certificate.

2012 - 2014                                 Southwestern Illinois College in Granite City, IL and Belleville, IL

 

Web Design/Web Development (GPA 3.89)                                                                             

Working on receiving the certificates for both completed programs. On the Presidents and Deans list every quarter.

2009 - 2011                                 Seattle Central Community College in Seattle, WA