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Brent Blackwood

Rockstar Web Designer
and Sloppy Joe Critic

Sharp + On the Ball
Goal
Oriented
Attractive
Beard
Mad Skills
Goes the Extra Mile
Professional
Appearance
Positive
Attitude

Exp. Lvl.

7+
Years

Degree

BS in Web Design and Development

As an experienced web designer I have developed a deep passion for building effective, aesthetic websites and applications for employers and clients alike. I take pride in the work I produce and my personal standards often exceed the expectations for projects assigned to me. My meticulous work ethic and fervor for creativity drive me to deliver top-notch work.

Experience

Web Designer

DigiCert Inc.

Apr. 2015 - Present
  • Designed and ran tests to gather data for conversion rate optimization using Adobe Target
  • Maintained all front-end web assets and fixed errors as necessary
  • Implemented new strategies on company website based on data from tests
  • Wrote scripts to accelerate and automate processes and organize large volumes of data

Software Developer

PeopleStrategy Inc.

Jan. 2014 - Nov. 2014
  • Built and maintained web based software for managing human resources processes
  • Debugged over 500 issues with company software
  • Created a new system in Excel to track test cases for software
  • Built an interface for company software to interact with partner web services

PopSite Specialist

OrangeSoda Inc.

Jun. 2012 - Nov. 2013
  • Built over 300 micro sites on WordPress platform
  • Created logos and edited images for client websites
  • Worked closely with teammates to deliver the best product to the client
  • Increased client conversion rates by 30% on average
  • Maintained advertising campaigns for over 70 client companies

Web Design Intern

Provident Living LLC

Feb. 2012 - Apr. 2012
  • Updated website design to be more appealing and more standard compliant
  • Redesigned and updated store catalog
  • Photographed merchandise and edited photos for use on company website and in company catalog
  • Handled all print and web design tasks including: advertisement design, email template design, signs, and integrating two brands into one identity

Education

Brigham Young University Idaho

  • Graduated 2012 - B.S. in Web Design and Development
  • Emphasis in web business and communications
  • Clusters in language and communication

South Carroll High School

  • Graduate class of 2005 - Diploma

Other

  • Find me on StackExchange:
    Profile for Digital Brent on Stack Exchange

Attributes

Leadership Qualities

  • Leadership experience as an Eagle Scout (B.S.A.)
  • Supervised twelve other people on a two year service mission to the Philippines

Team Player

  • Enjoys working in groups and collaborating with others to accomplish a common goal
  • Able to give and receive critique constructively

Honesty and Integrity

  • High moral standard
  • Works well and stays on task even when unsupervised

Speed and Precision

  • Meets deadlines without sacrificing quality of work
  • Accustomed to fast paced work environments and delivering the best possible product to clients
  • Performs well under pressure

Professionalism

  • Experienced in meeting with clients and representing a positive image for the company
  • Strong people skills and punctuality

Abilities

  • Layout / Grid
  • Image Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Shell / Git
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • CSS / SASS
  • HTML

Software Proficiencies

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • PhpStorm
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point
  • NetBeans

Activities

Graphic Designer

Genesis Ad Agency

  • Designed advertisements for “The Scroll” school newspaper and for the BYU-I Outdoor Guide
  • Designed power point slide templates and pamphlets for other college departments

Field Reporter

I-News/I-Comm

  • Found and filmed stories around Rexburg Idaho
  • Edited news clips for podcasts and for use in I-News broadcast weekly using Adobe Final Cut
  • Coordinated live broadcasts with directors and assisted behind the scenes as audio, video, and CGI specialist

Other Information

  • Speaks 4 Languages
  • Typing Speed: 50 wpm
  • Proficient on Mac or PC
  • Experience with Linux (Fedora + Ubuntu Server)
  • Enjoys Public Speaking and Teaching Classes
  • Created Personal Website Theme from Scratch
  • Built Web Server for Personal Website
  • Hobbies and Interests: Electronic Circuit Design, Motorcycles, Lacrosse, Street Art