Justin Herrera

Interactive Developer

Objective

To obtain a challenging, full-time position in interactive media at an organization that will benefit from my experience in front and back-end development.

Employment

Independent Contractor - Web Developer Jul. 13 - Present

  • Helped maintain and update WordPress website to better fit client’s needs.
  • Converted and optimized previous CSS and JS to be responsive and more efficient.
  • Worked with team to make updates to a client’s website with a quick turnaround.

Capella University - Web Developer Sep. 12 - Apr. 13

  • Maintained JSP portlets utilizing JavaScript and jQuery best practices.
  • Created features using dynamic data and optimized performance for high-traffic site.
  • Coordinated with team on progress and potential road blocks and managed the timeline.

Azul 7 - Web Developer Apr. 11 - Aug. 12

  • Developed custom theme and features into a WordPress site.
  • Animated Flash banners while maintaining client's tech specifications.
  • Supported outside developers with optimized interfaces to implement in .NET.

Salt Creative (Formerly: ASI Communications) - Interactive DeveloperMar. 09 - Mar. 11

  • Developed cross-browser friendly sites using valid XHTML and CSS.
  • Created custom content management systems.
  • Decreased site-load times.
  • Worked effectively with a team to provide high quality client service.

The Carney Group - Web DeveloperMay 07 - Mar. 09

  • Managed group meetings to express ideas.
  • Participated in website pre-production through post-production.
  • Optimized search engine scores.

Education

The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science degree in Web Design & Interactive Media

Oct. 05 - Dec. 08
GPA 3.7

Proficiencies

  • HTML 5 / CSS 3
  • JavaScript / jQuery
  • AJAX / JSON / XML
  • PHP / MySQL / OOP
  • Responsive / Usability
  • SEO / Accessibility
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • WordPress / Tumblr

Achievements

The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Best of Show Web Design & Interactive Media

Dec. 08

The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Honors List Recipient and Dean’s List Recipient

Oct. 05 - Sep. 08