Kelley Huston
Web Developer - Graphic Designer - UI/UX Engineer

About


I am a forward-thinking web designer and developer who loves to constantly learn. I have an open mind and enjoy collaboration with others to ensure the final product is the best it can be. I recognize where my strengths and weaknesses are, and utilize my resources to best complement them. I would like to continue to work with these guidelines, continually growing and expanding my knowledge and skill set.

I have an Art & Design degree and was originally a print graphic designer. I taught myself HTML in college, back when only people in academia and government had web pages and you had to pay for browsers! In my quest to constantly learn, even though I started in print, I quickly morphed into web design, followed closely by web development. I can code HTML from scratch, as well as CSS/CSS3, JavaScript, and programming languages, including Cold Fusion, PHP and Perl. That said, I am definitely one to see the benefit of not re-inventing the wheel, and will use frameworks, libraries and the like when it is appropriate. I also see the great benefit of totally custom programming when warranted by the final project scope and needs.

As an owner of several business including a Screen Printing, Embroidery, Vinyl and Quilting shop, I am responsible for all web design & development, and involved in all functional aspects of the shop including design, output and technical execution. Additionally, I was an owner of a social club and designed and developed the website to support the membership.

My desire to continually learn keeps me busy on many fronts. I enjoy new challenges and the reward of a job well done. Seeing my designs and projects in use is one of my favorite rewards!

Portfolio


Skills


Programming

  • Perl - 6 years
  • PHP - 7 years
  • JavaScript - 15+ years
  • jQuery - 9 years
  • HTML - 15+ years
  • CSS - 15+ years
  • ColdFusion - 15+ years
  • SQL/MySQL - 15+ years
  • AJAX/JSON/XML/SOAP/API
  • Bootstrap & Foundation
  • MVVM frameworks (Angular.js, Node.js, Backbone.js and jQuery Mobile)
  • PHP Frameworks (Laravel, Symphony, Code Igniter, F3 & others)

Design

  • Photoshop - 20+ years
  • Illustrator - 20+ years
  • Dreamweaver - 15+ years
  • Fireworks - 10+ years
  • Flash - 2 years
  • InDesign - 2 years
  • QuarkXPress - 6 years
  • Many specialty programs have also been used, as there are many ways to accomplish the same result.

General

  • Git/GitHub
  • Bitbucket
  • SourceTree
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Windows & iOS platforms
  • CMS platforms
  • Agile and SCRUM processes including SAFe
  • Many more skills not listed here. Please ask if you're curious about one not listed!

Resume


Education

Iowa State University Diploma Aug 96

BA in Art and Design, emphasis in Advertising, Marketing and Industrial Technology

Experience

Web Designer & Developer, Owner Apr 04 — present

FCAC Enterprises, LLC - 1408 Walnut Street - Dallas Center, IA - 50063
  • Design and run all aspects of SewCherry, a Screen Printing, Embroidery & Vinyl business
  • Develop and maintain websites including all design, development and maintenance Includes private social and club member site & antique business site
  • Design graphic and marketing materials for clients & personal business Includes Cedar Rapids Kernels, Professional Women’s Network, various online boutiques
  • Develop back end systems as needed for our Antique Store & Quilting Shop Includes online store, interfacing with eBay and internal stock management system and POS

User Experience/User Interface Engineer Oct 15 — Present

DuPont Pioneer via QCI - 7000 NW 62nd Ave – Johnston, IA – 50131
  • UI/UX Engineer at Pioneer in Johnston working on the Encirca product. Responsible for mockups, prototypes, working designs, design reviews and support documents. Also working on implementation through CSS, Angular Material and Google Material Design.

Web Designer/Developer Jul 15 — Sep 15

Torsion Mobile, Inc. - 206 6th Avenue - Suite 805 – Des Moines, IA – 50309
  • Design and development for Mecum Auctions, specifically for responsive design utilizing Cold Fusion and Bootstrap among others.

Contract Web Designer/Developer Apr 15 — Jun 15

Auxiant - 424 First Avenue NE - Suite 200 - Cedar Rapids, IA - 52401
  • Design and develop new Secure Messaging System for internal communication on the Auxiant website.

Contract Web Designer/Developer Jan 15 — Apr 15

Dice.com - ClearanceJobs.com - 12150 Meredith Drive - Urbandale, IA - 50323
  • Migrate current ClearanceJobs.com to a responsive platform based on Laravel. Includes design and development.

Contract Web Designer/Developer Oct 14 — Jan 15

Office of the CIO - Hoover Building - Des Moines, IA - 50309
  • Develop web solutions for OCIO customers utilizing primarily Drupal & PHP
  • Design web and print graphics for OCIO customers in Photoshop and Illustrator

Senior Programmer Analyst Feb 11 — Oct 14

The IMT Group - 4445 Corporate Drive - West Des Moines, IA - 50266
  • Develop web-based systems using object-oriented coding (Insured Portal, Internet Billing)
  • Code, document, test, and debug programs
  • Assist in development of insurance processing systems (Client, Package, BOP)

Contract ColdFusion Developer Jul 09 — Jan 11

Nationwide Insurance - 1100 Locust - Des Moines, IA - 50309
  • Position at Nationwide Insurance as a contractor through Tek Systems
  • Maintained current code and SQL in place for the Agent Center (Agent utilized website to quote, submit and amend policies) for PowerSports (Motorcycle, RV & Boat)
  • Diagnosed and resolved production problems
  • Developed, tested and implemented code and SQL for new programs and states as needed

Senior Marketing Director Apr 09 — Jul 09

Grip-Tite Manufacturing Company - 115 West Jefferson St - Winterset, IA - 50273
  • Design of various marketing materials including redesign of company business cards
  • Updating and maintenance of company website

Graphic Designer & Web Programmer Nov 00 — Apr 04

Farm Bureau - 400 University Ave - West Des Moines, IA - 50266
  • Design and development for the external Farm Bureau website (no longer used)
  • Developed applications in ColdFusion for use by the agents on the internal site HomeField
  • Responsible for UI for the majority of the internal website (Homefield) and the public site

Programmer & Design Supervisor, Marketing Department Sep 98 — Nov 00

Iowa Bankers Association - 418 Sixth Avenue - Suite 430 - Des Moines, Iowa - 50309
  • Programming & UI of Annual Convention registration site
  • Project management of internal projects including compliance & Convention Handbook
  • Design of IBA marketing materials including Annual Report and print ads
  • Programming and Design of member bank sites

Graphic Artist Sep 97 — Sep 98

ITA Group - 4800 Westown Parkway - Suite 300 - West Des Moines, Iowa - 50266
  • Designed original destination logos & materials for client Incentive Travel Trips
  • Organized purchase of final materials for trips
  • Initiated interactive online registration for trip participants

Graphic Artist Apr 97 — Sep 97

Manpower Technical - 517 5th Avenue - Des Moines, Iowa - 50309
  • Position with Norwest Mortgage designing brochures and various other informational products

Graphic Artist Feb 97 — Apr 97

Record-Herald and Indianola Tribune - 203 West Salem Avenue - Indianola, Iowa - 50125
  • Created ads in Multi-Ad Creator for publication in weekly newspaper and weekly shopper

Mac Output Sep 96 — Dec 96

Black Dot Group - 6115 Official Road - Crystal Lake, Illinois - 60014
  • Assured all files and fonts were present to PostScript to QuarkXPress for output to film
  • Quality Checked film for accuracy