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Resume

Skills

Accomplishments

Responsive, Mobile-Friendly App UI

Developed a new UI for BitTitan MigrationWiz which enabled it to be used with ease on large screens all the way down to phones. This brought the product from just another website tool to a full online app.

Improved Branding

BitTitan was originally only known as their product, MigrationWiz. To fix this a redesign of the company website, product sites and logos was created to push the BitTitan brand and help promote the other products, allowing for more company recognition.

Top Template

The RetroSpect web template was created for a popular online Arcade Script. The template was the first tableless, CSS-based layout for the Arcade Script and quickly became the most popular template for that script, selling around 20 copies in one month. Template was created and sold freelance.

Improved Account Setup

Designed custom web forms for Complete Office staff to use for account setups. Decreased setup time from 30 minutes down to 5 minutes.

Experience

Freelance Web Designer & Web Developer JWH Design, LLC November 2016 - Present

As a freelancer, I create and develop any client websites, design logos and marketing materials, create email templates, develop front-end interfaces, and more. For more information about my freelance business visit me at www.jwh.design.

Web Developer 3rdThird Marketing July 2016 - November 2016
Web Edits

Make any general website edits to existing client sites based on client requests.

Email Templates

Designed and prepared email templates for various client newsletters. Prepared each individual email and contact list.

Full Site Development

Designed and developed full sites from concept to finish for clients. Oversaw site development while working with freelancers.

Web Manager U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) August 2015 - July 2016 Temporary Contract
CMS Maintenance

Kept all internal and external pages within the region up to date with fresh content and images using CMS. Worked with other teams to define their web needs. Ensured content uses clean HTML and all code and files are accessible according to Section 508.

Video Production

Record, produce, and edit video for leadership messages to employees and public.

Email Newsletter

Designed weekly email newsletter using GovDelivery. Assemble and send each weekly newsletter.

UX Designer NBC Universal Oct 2014 - Mar 2015 Temporary Contract
Web Design/Development

Work with other designers to create a new responsive, mobile-friendly layout for the TODAY Show website, today.com using SASS CSS, HTML, jQuery and Handlebars.

Designed website in a way that is both a great user experience but also allows for optimal ad sales.

Followed established design guidelines and requirements from Stakeholders and Executives.

Thoroughly tested website in all major browsers and tablet and mobile devices.

Web Designer / Developer BitTitan Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
Product App UI/UX

Sole designer in charge of UI and UX for online app. Determined workflow of products. Designed and developed responsive, mobile-friendly user-interface for products. Created mock-ups to determine flow of new products.

Marketing Materials

Designed hand-outs, ads and emails for marketing.

Branding

Created a new brand for the company including new company and product logos and product colors to provide a consistent recognizable brand. Designed and developed new company website to improve company brand and products.

Graphic Design / Ecommerce Complete Office Feb 2007 - Oct 2012
Manage Ecommerce Website

Included account creation for customers, maintained product listings, researched and resolved bugs, improved usability, trained internal and external customers with site features both over the phone and in person.

Marketing

Created marketing collateral, created and managed marketing campaigns, created and managed email blasts.

Website Design and Development

Designed and developed front-end website, maintained current pages, updated webpages with current content, designed graphics for site, used analytics to determine effectiveness of pages.

Education

Self-Taught Designer and Developer 2003 - Future

Most of my skills as a graphic designer and web developer have been self-taught as a hobby. Design and development is a passion of mine that I will always be looking to improve upon.

Digital Design Diploma Art Institute of Pittsburgh 2010
Graphic Design Program

Included classes on the major aspects of design such as web and print design and typography. Also taught on the use of industry standard software such as the Adobe Creative Suite.

High School Diploma Auburn Riverside High School 2005
Industry specific classes:

PC Repair, Computer Networking, Web Publishing, Microsoft Office Specialists.

About Me

Photo of John W Hancock

As mentioned above, my name is John W Hancock. I am a graphic and web designer based in Sumner, Washington. I specialize in web and print design. My style of design is clean and minimalistic. Design is what I’m about, it’s what I do for work and it’s what I do in my free time.

Aside from being a designer I am also a complete tech geek, and proud of it! I am constantly checking out new gadgets and reading up about the latest technology. This has led to having an excellent knowledge of computers and software. Often I am teaching others how to use their software, whether I have used it myself before or not!

Most of my early knowledge of computers, design and web development has been self-taught. I have taken a few classes in High School that helped kick-start my learning, but after that I learned a lot on my own. A couple years after High School I took design classes at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and now have a diploma in Digital Design.

I am now on the lookout for a company where I can continue working and improving on my design skills. I am a detail-oriented team player who also does well on his own. I am a fast learner who can adapt well to new environments. I am a rare commodity as well, being a designer who can create mockups, draft print materials, edit photos, as well as being able to take a web design concept and code it into a fully functional HTML5/CSS3 website with some Javascript for interactivity.

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