Linda E. Ruble

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OBJECTIVE

To gain employment which will allow me to exercise and augment my creativity and skills in graphic design, web development, computer programming, new media and 3D solid modeling.



PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Extensive experience in illustration, design, production, print, new media, and 3D modeling. Skilled in visualizing and designing web applications, User Interfaces (UI), websites, online banner ads and newsletters. Design and development of storyboards, wire frames, site maps, and prototypes. Adept at all phases of project lifecycle, including requirements gathering and user analysis, testing graphic user interface (GUI) design, and implementation. Solid knowledge of human-computer interaction (HCI), navigation patterns and usability for UI design. Knowledge of the latest best practices in web standards meeting accessibility and semantic guidlines such as Section 508.



TECHNOLOGY SKILLS


SOFTWARE: Photoshop CS, ImageReady CS, Fireworks, Flash CS3, Illustrator 10, QuarkXpress 6.0, InDesign CS2, Swift3D 1.0, Freehand 5.0, Director 8.0 and Shockwave, HomeSite 5, TopStyle 3.12, Dreamweaver 8, FrontPage 2000, Premiere 5.1, Microsoft Office Suite, Sound Forge XP 4.5, Acrobat 6.0, Dimensions 3.0, 3D Studio Max 2.5, Catia V5, Contribute 3, Adobe Captivate 4, Camtasia Studio 6

OPERATING SYSTEMS: Windows NT Server, Windows 2000 Professional Server, Windows XP Professional and Mac OS 9.0. Familiar with UNIX environments

LANGUAGES AND TECHNOLOGY: DOM (Document Object Model), HTML, DHTML, CSS, SQL, PL/SQL, JavaScript, VB Script, Java/J2EE, ActionScript, FTP, IIS,PWS, Oracle Databases, Oracle iStore, Oracle Application Express, Oracle Business Intelligence Tools. Front end UI Development of ASPs, JSPs, MS Visual Studio .net. Familiar with AJAX, ASPX, XML, .NETpages.


EMPLOYMENT

Web Developer � QVC (Howard Systems Int.), West Chester, PA, JUN 2009 � PRESENT
Responsibilities: Updated pages on QVC website using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.. Build new and update existing QVC XML templates created in Microsoft InfoPath. Work with other team members to build Meta, PPL, Class and Brand Store pages in a timely manner. Troubleshoot/ QA current page issues, such as missing tags, incorrect hyperlinks and graphics.

Technologies:HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Cgen, Migration, Microsoft InfoPath, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver.



Sr. Technical Consultant - BizTech Inc, King of Prussia, PA,JUN 2007 � FEB 2009
Responsibilities:Custom design, and development of Oracle iStore Java Server Pages. Implemented usability best practices for application support.Optimization of the GUI experience by supplementing existing Oracle pages with custom end-user facing content, photography and graphics.Development of the Resource Tracker and DBA Portal applications using Oracle Application Express. Knowledge of OBIEE. Design, Development and SEO of the Biztech website.Design ofcorporate brochures and reports, print collateral, folders, presentations, banners, etc. Software troubleshooting, research and consultation.

Technologies:Java, JavaScript, JSP, ASP, JDeveloper, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, HTML, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle iStore, Oracle Application Express, Business Intelligence Tools



Web Designer & Developer � B2B Design & Development LLC, Narberth, PA, FEB 2002 � JUN 2007
Responsibilities:

         Department Head: Responsible for training new designers, setting up new emails, designing and ordering new B2B and ThomasNet business cards, contacting outside tech support when issues arise, establish policies and ��procedures for better work flow.

         Quotes & Pricing: Helped develop contracts, agreements and establish pricing for design, web development, hosting, tech support and other products and services.

         Job Tracking:Programmed a web-based ASP application to keep track of projects worked on at B2B Design & Development.Also, hired an intern to populate the database of this online job tracking application.

         Design & Development: Creation of website from concept to finished product.Graphic design and photography for print and websites. Form creation, Access Database, ASP, Web-Based Application Development

         Optimization: Search engine optimization including use of CSS2, title tags, Meta tags; Integration of web tracking code into website pages (Pphlogger). Use of Web Position Gold for Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimizations.

         Project Management: Provide support to Thomas Register�s leading sales office by meeting with clients to discuss their website design & development needs.

         Technical Support: Hosting, email creation, domain name registration, DNS re-pointing, trouble shooting

Technologies: Dreamweaver, Contribute, Photoshop, Flash, Image Ready, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Acrobat, Windows 2000, Scanning and Digital Photography. Integration of ThomasNet�s Catalog Navigator scripts, CAD drawings, etc. into client�s websites.



Sr. Web Designer � Merck Pharmaceuticals (Kelly IT Resources) , Lansdale, PA, JUN 2001 � SEP 2001
Responsibilities:Design/redesign and maintenance of intranet sites to be used by field sales and support staff to promote specialty products such as Aggrastat �, Propecia �, and Proscar �, to doctors and hospitals, announces and archive records of internal meetings and events, publishes business objectives, displays calendars of events, etc.

Technologies:FrontPage, Ultradev, Photoshop, Fireworks, Image Ready, Sound Forge, Flash, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Acrobat, Windows NT, and Macintosh OS 9.0



Sr. Web Designer / Project Lead - V-SPAN Inc., King of Prussia, PA, APR 2000 � APR 2001
Responsibilities: Supervision of junior staff members by conducting and controlling work plan tasks, etc. Specification of functionality and creation of dynamic, visual designs for a wide variety of Internet-related projects.Met regularly with marketing, sales and management and translated requirements into high-quality web visuals. Creation of prototype interfaces for streaming media, video conferencing, scheduling and bill tracking. Integration of new technologies (i.e. Screaming Media) into website. Participation in quality assurance testing. Estimation of project scope and scheduled work. Informed team members and management of project status. Conducted research. Participation in new business development efforts.

Technologies: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Swift 3D, Illustrator, Fireworks, ASP, DHTML, VB, JavaScript, Streaming Video, Video Editing, Videoconferencing, Web Collaboration, IIS, and SourceSafe



Sr. Graphic Designer- Fountain Technologies, Inc., Somerset, NJ, FEB 1996 � APR 2000
Responsibilities:Development of an ad campaign for the Quantex computers.Designing web graphics for various product lines.CD labels, sell sheets and other advertising material for the computer industry. Designed �Start-Up� screens, Icons, Themes for Windows Desktop. Creation of multimedia kiosk presentations. Worked closely with copywriters, marketing personnel, production staff.

Technologies:Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Corel Draw, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, 3D Studio Max, Premiere, Sound Forge, Director, Windows NT, PWS, ASP, HTML

Art Director - Jonelle Design Assoc. Inc., Caldwell, NJ, DEC 1994 � DEC 1995
Responsibilities: Photo shoots, press proofing, package design, product design and brochures.
Technologies: Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Macintosh, scanner, printer

 

Art Director - Trutone Inc., Hackensack, NJ, SEP 1993 � MAY 1994
Responsibilities: CD jewel case design, CD label art, J-cards for tape cassettes and promotional posters for various musical groups. Liaison between clients and service bureaus, printers and manufacturing plants specializing in the recording industry. Ordered and maintained computer hardware/software.

Technologies: Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Macintosh, scanner, printer, SyQuest

Illustrator/Designer - Russ Berrie, Oakland, NJ, DEC 1984 � OCT 1993
Responsibilities: Design and development of seasonal and every day gift items. Created conventional as well as computer generated designs and illustrations of 2D and 3D items. Also created package design and POP displays for product.

Technologies: Photoshop, Painter, Quark Xpress, Illustrator, Macintosh, scanner, printer, SyQuest


EDUCATION

         Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: Bachelor of Fine Arts � Fall 1983

         Brookwood Media Arts, Lower Gwynedd, PA.: Training Course in Active Server Pages � Fall 2000

         Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA: JavaScript Programming for Web � Spring 2001

         Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA: Server Side Web Development � Fall 2002

         Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA: Comp Sci I: Programming & Concepts � 2005

         Oracle University Training Center, Reston, Va: 11i Implement iStore (E-Business Suite) � Nov 12-16 2007

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