Resume

Michael Heikkinen

OBJECTIVE: Apply web coding and graphic design skills as a Front End Developer.


PROFILE

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 6 years in Web Development using HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and jQuery
  • 4 years front end development of themes and templates for WordPress, Umbraco, and Drupal
  • Mastery of HTML/CSS including methods to ensure stability and cross browser compatibility
  • Proficient in CMS plugin/module implementation and styling to enhance site functionality
  • 3 years freelance web and graphic design, illustration, animation, flyer and print production
  • 7 years as Director / Team Leader of volunteer multimedia arts program
  • 20 years as fine artist creating, exhibiting, and selling paintings and prints
  • Excellent layout and design sense, attentive to detail, creative and practical problem solver

SOFTWARE

  • Mac/Windows
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Maya 3D
  • Dreamweaver
  • Flash
  • Fireworks
  • PhotoShop
  • AfterEffects

ONLINE PORTFOLIO: http://michaelheikkinen.net/myweb/mhdotcom/web/portfolio/


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SONY ELECTRONICS, RANCHO BERNARDO, CA

Brand Activation Web Developer, July 2012 – May 2013

  • Build and maintain websites and pages combining HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript/jQuery elements
  • Deploy, troubleshoot, and integrate third party builds into showcase platform
  • Slice PhotoShop files and translate into working web pages
  • Implement Omniture click tracking using “rel” attributes
  • Manage content, execute regular copy and product updates

FREELANCE, SAN DIEGO, CA

WordPress / Drupal Front End Developer, May 2011 – Present

  • Setup cloud server using command line interface to install LAMP stack under CentOS
  • Manage servers and databases using CPanel, Virtualmin, phpMyAdmin
  • Create custom WordPress and Drupal themes using HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and PHP
  • Research and modify plugin / module styles to ensure proper output appearance for use with themes
  • Create custom logo and background images using PhotoShop and Fireworks
  • Research and apply best practices for clean, functional code

DIGITHRIVE, SAN DIEGO, CA

Web Developer, December 2008 – May 2011

  • Design, build, and maintain websites combining HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript/jQuery elements
  • Create static HTML websites and database driven WordPress PHP websites and Umbraco ASP sites
  • Content management, product, copy, and image updates
  • Develop custom themes and templates for a wide variety of site layouts
  • Research and implement a wide range of plugins for WordPress
  • Translate client provided mock-ups and wireframes into usable, site ready images
  • Employ User Experience strategies to improve site usability

BULLY’S PRIME RIB RESTURAUNT, DEL MAR, CA

Web Developer, December 2007 – December 2009

  • Design, build, and maintain company web site combining Flash, HTML, CSS and JavaScript elements
  • Update monthly menu specials by converting MS Excel files into custom HTML calendar format

INNOVATIVE MEDIA MIX, SAN DIEGO, CA

Web Designer / Content Developer, October 2006 – September 2007

  • Developed digital content, ad layouts, logos, and animated backgrounds in AfterEffects and Fireworks
  • Design, build, and maintain company web site combining Flash, HTML, CSS and JavaScript elements

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

RADIANCE, SAN DIEGO, CA

Director / Creator, September 2003 – June 2011

  • Direct volunteer multi-media arts program that facilitates artistic growth and community involvement
  • Host weekly open performance forum, event productions, fine art shows, and gallery exhibitions
  • Operate various sound, video and lighting equipment for stage performances
  • Execute mural and sign painting projects, stage set design, and live stage painting performances
  • Supervise and execute flyer concept design, production, and promotional strategies

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, DURHAM, NH

Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 1990

  • Concentration in drawing, printmaking, and photography
  • Emphasis on computers and science
  • 3.2 Overall GPA, 3.5 GPA in Major

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