Why You Should Hire Me

ricky-color

Design is freedom. Freedom to create, to express, to build, and to engage. Designing, creating, and building websites is my passion. I enjoy the opportunity to take a step back and look from the users point of view and design interfaces and navigation that are intuitive to all.

I believe we need to meet people where they’re at. So whether they’re on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone the website has to be responsive, it has to change, to evolve, yet maintaining the core functionality and aesthetic appeal.

SKILLS

Photoshop is my drawing board, it’s what I use to design awesome, beautiful, user-friendly websites. As a front-end developer specializing in WordPress I utilize the power of HTML5 and CSS3 to express my creativity while harnessing the awesomeness of the WordPress content management system.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications

Collins College, Tempe, AZ
January 2005 – May 2006

Associate of Arts in Visual Communications

Collins College, Tempe, AZ
July 2003 – January 2005

EXPERIENCE

Web Designer & Front-End/Wordpress Developer – WebsitesForCatholics.com

February 2009 – Present

I am presently pursuing a career in freelance design consulting. I provide services from logo design and business cards, to complete website design and development. I also offer email marketing, social networking, and content management systems for my clients.

XHTML/CSS, jQuery, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver CS3

Web Designer – Active Interest Media

August 2007 – February 2008 (6 months contract through Robert Half)
February 2008 – February 2009 (1 year)
April 2009 – December 2013 (independent contractor)

As the sole web designer for the Equine.com Network group I was responsible for complete site redesigns and took part in XHTML/CSS implementation of EquiShopper.com and Equine.com. I also designed and created e-newsletters and banner ads for EquiSearch.com, EquiShopper.com, Equine.com, and their advertisers.

Flash CS3, Photoshop CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, XML/XSLT, XHTML/CSS

Flash Designer – eMarketing, Inc.

May 2007 – July 2007 (contract through Robert Half)

At eMarketing I was brought on as a Flash designer for a project for Wilson Jones / ACCO. We were tasked with building a Flash application that would allow clients to customize their own product. The application was originally built by another firm so the code was rewritten and the app was completely redesigned. I took the comps provided by the design department and built it in Flash.

Flash CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, and Actionscript 2.0

Freelance Designer

March 2007 – May 2007

I worked on a few personal and freelance projects throughout this three month period.

Flash 8, Dreamweaver 8, Photoshop CS2, XML, XHTML/CSS

Flash Designer – Anthem College

June 2006 – March 2007 (9 months)

In product development I was part of the design team. My main job tasks consisted of creating Power Point style slides in Flash for online classes.

Flash 8 & Photoshop CS2

818-272-9222

jonesrickyjr@gmail.com