This is my resume (dot.com). I've been in the internet/design business since 1994. Back then, I was in college at U.W. Whitewater, double majoring in Art: Graphic Design and Radio/TV/Film, The internet was fairly new, and there was no web design major available at the time, so I taught myself code, and used my art background to start making webpages way back when people used a 14.4k modem.
Over the past 24 years in the field, I've gone from being impressed with animated GIF's and 56k modems, to being amazed by responsive web design, social media/digital marketing, and having the entire internet on your smart phone.
For my creative life, I proudly have been thinking outside of the box.
I love the beauty of typography, color and design to induce a message and create an emotional response.
It's been a wild ride.
Languages and Skills
3D Studio Max
2010 - present
Inwave Internet - Lead Web Designer/Art Director
Created, coded and maintained over 300 professional websites during my 10+ years with the Janesville Wisconsin based Internet Service Provider. If your business was located in Janesville WI or Rockford IL during the late 90's, chances are I had something to do with your website. In addition to web design/coding, I also created print ads, CD-Roms, videos and SEO.
Some major clients were: ABC Supply, Beloit College, Patch Products, The Janesville Gazette, Kerry Ingredients, and Jerusalem University College.
2010 - present
Reader's Digest - Junior Web Designer
November 2006 to July 2010
Designed and sent out E-mail newsletters with a circulation of over 1 million per week.
Responsible for content updates for Rachel Ray Magazine, Taste of Home and other RD websites
Worked with marketing, editorial and International teams to concept and execute consistent, stable code.
Reader's Digest - Digital Content Producer
July 2010 to December 2014
Production of digital content for Taste of Home and The Family Handyman online content.
Implement SEO recommendations to improve page views and keyword ranking
Digital Editor for Light Desserts weekly Newsletter.
Worked with/Trained the Taste of Home Cooking school on how to update their WordPress built site.
Updated graphics for all RD publications
I basically did a little bit of everything
Reader's Digest - Assistant Manager of Digital Marketing Operations
December 2014 to November 2021
Execute set-up and delivery of 20+ daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly newsletters with a total quantity send of over 50 million per month
Selecting and implementing consumer marketing ads across all content based newsletters
Works closely with Editorial and International production team.
CUNA Mutual - Sr. Marketing Automation Specialist
November 2021 to Present
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1992-1997)
BA in Art: Graphic Design
BA: Radio/TV/Film (Electronic Media)