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Freelance

I have wrapped up my last biggest project and am monitoring Sin City Delights right now as I am working with this client on a new ad campaign through  Facebook to see if it generates more traffic and sales. So looking on different resources for a new project to dive into.

Being entrepreneurial is a challenge as I may not be as adept to it as I thought. I run things smart and maybe have made too many concessions, but I will do my best to make a client’s projects shine.

All too many times I have laymen who want to hire me and then direct the whole thing. In one case a client’s question regarding a basically static site was… “How much bandwidth do I get?” When I asked him why he was concerned about that he could not tell me, it was something a friend told him about.

Then later, “What if I want to put video on the site?” WordPress will let you load video right on the site as easy as inserting an image, but with tools like YouTube and Vimeo around (especially for your small business) why would that be a worry?

In the end the strange questions using industry related buzzwords kept piling things on top of each other without any research or knowledge as to why it would be there. I want flash: why? I want pictures popping up when you mouse over: why?

What is the story you want to tell?

This is what I ask every client. Keep the story consistent, don’t confuse your mission, put information you want people to see so they opt into what you are selling or offering.

One client wanted to post a picture of a motorcycle he was selling on his restaurant site… my advice was to just use craigslist.

Clients are writing the checks and will get what they want, but I will do everything I can to keep them from throwing away that money. You hired me for a reason. Trust me. By working together we will end of creating something uh-maze-zing!

Posted: March 28th, 2012
at 8:05pm by Scott

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Resume

So? You want to see my resume? This whole site is my resume. It is packed with all kinds of creative what-not showing my supreme diversity. It is practically vomiting out on the keyboard before you! But if you need a resume that badly click here for a PDF.

Who I am & What I do

  • I am very strong on HTML 4 and CSS with a focus on UI / UX
  • I use HTML5 and CSS3 as needed and  actively use W3C
  • I can manipulate and edit scripting (Javascripting & PHP)
  • I am extremely comfortable with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • I like to use Komodo to do scripting and coding

Your feedback on any of this is appreciated. The resume is pretty concise and there is a strong history behind me, but moving forward is the question.

Work Experience

StudioSK / GotNurv – Web / Graphic Design and Social Networking
Las Vegas, NV and San Francisco, CA
9/2008 – Present

  • Principle Designer / Sole Proprietor

Robert Half Technology – Contract Employment Agency
Las Vegas, NV
11/2009 – 5/2011

  • Web Designer / Developer / Graphic Designer

A contract employee and was a principle designer for several projects already under development including SummerlinHealth.Com and 4 subsidiaries as extension of TRNXS.NET and Canyon Gate Marketing. Finished up at eTech Productions and did their home page and several front end updates on other sites.

Resource Edge, LLC – Web based software company
Las Vegas, NV
11/2007 – 2/2009

  • Web Designer (www.TalentHook.com)
  • Developer
  • Technical Trainer
  • Web Application Technical Support

Venetian Hotel and Casino – 4 Star / 4 Diamond Resort
Las Vegas, NV
7/2003 – 6/2007

  • Technical Support Representative (Web and Network)

Hostpro – Web Hosting Company
Los Angeles, CA and Bellvue, WA
2/2000 – 8/2001

  • Call Center Technical Support Trainer

Professional Inventory: Full Adobe Creative Master Suite up to CS5 including: PhotoShop, Illustrator, Image Ready, InDesign, Acrobat, DreamWeaver , After Affects, Premier, Encore, SoundBooth. Final Cut and ProTools. Microsoft Products; Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio, Project, HTML / xHTML / CSS, CSS3. PC & MAC proficient. Familiar with but not versed in: XML, JavaScript.

Education

The Art Institute of Las Vegas – Henderson, NV 10/2006 – 3/2009
Bachelor of Science / Web Design and Interactive Media

Personal Accomplishments

  • USAF Veteran – Honorable Discharge
  • Several Art Projects

Posted: April 19th, 2010
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