James Blakely

770-853-8534
james@jamesblakely.com

Resume

Summary

I have been leading and mentoring web developers for 5 years. I bring a great breadth of experience to any IT development group. I have extensive experience in both front-end desktop and web application development. I have had a leadership role in e-Commerce for the last 4 years.

Experience

Director of User Experience
Sysnet Global Solutions, Atlanta, GA
November 2012 - Present

Working to improve the UX and usability for their compliance software.
Technical Environment: HTML 5, CSS 3, AJAX, and Groovy/Grails

Director Information Technology
Instawares LLC, Kennesaw, GA
July 2009 – November 2012

I led development, marketing, and search engine optimization for the public ecommerce sites.
Technical Environment: HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery, AJAX, and .Net

  • Fully managed the redevelopment of the flagship ecommerce site from classic ASP to .Net.
  • Implemented coding standards for HTML 5, CSS 3, and object oriented JQuery.
  • Implemented a comprehensive content strategy for search engine optimization.
  • Moved the content management system to Wordpress.
  • Managed marketing and technical direct reports.
  • Created strategic projects based on web analytics to drive web revenue.
Web Development Consultant
Comsys, Atlanta, GA
January 2009 – July 2009

Consulted with Instawares to update their ecommerce websites.
Technical Environment: HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery, AJAX, and .Net

  • Developed the GUI portion of both the private and public e-commerce sites.
  • Redesigned the sites to work in Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and on mobile devices.
  • Trained the QA team how to test the site in multiple browsers and versions.
  • Moved the main ecommerce sites to table-less design.
Web Committee Head
Children Without A Voice USA, Alpharetta, GA
February 2009 – January 2011

I manage the Internet presence and initiatives for the board of directors.
Technical Environment: HTML, CSS, JQuery, AJAX, PHP, and Drupal

  • Supervised the web developers.
  • Drove the direction of technology and online marketing for the organization.
Senior Presentation Layer Developer
Choice Technology Group, Atlanta, GA
September 2008 – December 2008

I consulted for Razorfish.
Technical Environment: JQuery, AJAX, and .Net

  • Created CSS and XHTML layouts from Photoshop designs.
  • Created DHTML functionality using JQUERY.
  • Created designs to integrate with Sitecore content management system.
Senior Interface Architect
Choicepoint Inc., Atlanta, GA
April 2006 – August 2008

I worked with Information Architects to create rich front-end interfaces for Choicepoint’s government web applications.
Technical Environment: AJAX, JSP, and STRUTS

  • Upgraded existing software to use DHTML, CSS, and AJAX interfaces over tabled layout.
  • Created custom web designs for government clients.
  • Implemented coding standards for front-end development.
  • Integrated web pages with STRUTS.
  • Redesigned Choicepoint’s premier data retrieval application Autotrack.
  • Led and mentored the other UI developer.
User Interface Designer
IPS-Sendero, Inc., Norcross, GA
April 2001 – April 2006

I worked with usability engineers and marketing to create user interfaces for the web and Windows.
Technical Environment: ASP, ASP.Net, IIS 5/6, Visual Studio, and SQL Server

  • Designed and coded multiple web interfaces for Window’s form applications using C#.
  • Designed and coded Intranet site and search engine for development team using ASP and SQL Server.
  • Worked with marketing to create the software brand and carry it over into the software interfaces.
  • Created all icons for software products using Freehand, Photoshop, and Microangelo.
  • Created interactive aspects of their interfaces in Flash using Actionscript.
  • Created internal company wide timesheet reporting application using ASP.
  • Worked on search engine marketing and optimization for the corporate web site.
Moderator
WebmasterWorld Inc.
2002 - 2005

I was moderator of both the HTML and Browsers forum and the Site Graphics and Design forum. My duties included general forum maintenance and helping user find answers to their technical questions.

Web Developer
Computer Services International, Inc., Roswell, GA
February 2000 - April 2001

Created all graphics and user interfaces for the company. Consulted mostly with Bellsouth to create intranet applications in ASP and SQL Server.
Technical Environment: ASP, IIS 5, Visual Studio, NetDynamics , and SQL Server

  • Coded intranet and internet sites in XHTML, DHTML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jscript and Vbscript while consulting with BellSouth.
  • Designed Intranet and Internet sites in Photoshop, Flash, Freehand, Image Ready, and Illustrator.
  • Managed production of all sales and marketing material.
Web Programmer
nFront, Inc., Duluth, GA
December 1999 - February 2000

Hand coded online banking web sites in HTML and Javascript.
Technical Environment: ASP and SQL Server

  • Coded and created bank web sites in ASP, HTML, and JavaScript.
  • Worked with clients on functionality, usability, and scalability.
Graphic Designer
Graphic Endeavors, Inc., Duluth, GA
November 1996 – December 1999
  • Created marketing materials and web sites.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Computer Art with emphasis on video and digital art
The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

Skills

Software

  • Photoshop 16 years
  • Dreamweaver 9 years
  • Flash 10 years
  • Illustrator 10 years
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6 years
  • MS Office 10 years
  • Google Analytics 4 years
  • Site Catalyst 2 years
  • Wordpress 5 years
  • Drupal 4 years

Technologies

  • JavaScript 12 years
  • JQuery 5 years
  • AJAX 5 years
  • HTML 16 years (HTML 5 - 2 years)
  • CSS 11 years (CSS 3 - 2 years)
  • XHTML 9 years
  • ActionScript 5 years
  • C# 6 years
  • VBScript 8 years
  • XSLT 5 years
  • Robots Exclusion Standard 9 years
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