Justin Herrera

Senior Web Developer

Objective

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

Employment

Aware Web  -  Senior Web Developer Oct. '13–Mar. '19

  • Implemented a FED process that covered design, development, hand-off and project management patterns.
  • Developed a multitude of highly customize-able plugins used on multiple projects.
  • Consistently produced well-documented, efficient and light-weight code to internal and external teams.
  • Participated in user experience discussions on how to best guide user interactions.
  • Created custom animations and interactions to improve the look and feel of websites.
  • Maintained, nurtured and matured client relationships that spanned multiple years and projects.
  • Helped coordinate team members across projects to improve project efficiency.
  • Mentored, taught and helped team members on web standards, best practices and implementation problems.
  • Managed multiple clients and projects while maintaining varying timelines.

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 to address and prioritize road blocks or potential problems.

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

  • Developed custom themes and features for WordPress sites.
  • Built a design presentation tool to ease communications between team and client.
  • 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 Developer Mar. '09–Mar. '11

  • Created a custom content management system used for multiple clients.
  • Decreased site-load times and optimized search engine scores on multiple websites.
  • Worked effectively with team to provide high quality client service.

The Carney Group  -  Web Developer May '07–Mar. '09

  • Used valid XHTML and CSS to create cross-browser friendly websites.
  • Expressed ideas during group meetings throughout project life-cycles to best meet client needs.

Proficiencies

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

Education & Achievements

The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media
Best of Show Web Design & Interactive Media
Honors and Dean’s List Recipient

Oct. '05–Dec. '08
GPA 3.7