Resumé

UI / UX Designer / Developer

Amy Grogan | Braintree, MA

Hi! I'm a Front End UI Developer / UX Designer living and working around the Boston, MA area. I love design. I'm passionate about creating clean, unique, elegant designs with focus on optimal efficiency, simplicity, and functionality. If you would like to see some of my work, please take a look through my portfolio. I am always very enthusiastic, dependable and dedicated.

e-mail: amy@amygrogan.com | mobile: 617-653-9631

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Web Designer, Digital Marketing
    BOSTON, MA
    SEP 2014 – APR 2020
    Colliers International | Boston

    Colliers is a global Commercial Real Estate marketing firm that offers portfolio advisory and marketing services, asset management, investment sales, and debt & equity financing solutions to companies and private and institutional investors.

    I worked creatively and combined talents as a web designer, developer and print production associate. Responsible for the look and feel of multiple websites, landing pages, emails and campaigns, focused on design, usability and ease of navigation as well as the development and maintenance of back-end functionality and content management. Concentrated largely on web production and development by supporting corporate and property-specific print materials and initiatives.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Create, update, maintain, and administer multiple websites using HTML, CSS, JS, PHP
    • Understand browser compatibility issues, web and mobile standards.
    • Develop design standards and built HTML emails, invitations, newsletters utilizing HubSpot and Constant Contact to create usable template and template pieces.
    • Lead digital marketing initiatives.
    • Analyze performance of web traffic and provide regular reporting on conversion and campaign effectiveness.
    • Define strategies to improve awareness, reach, and web traffic (Google Analytics).
    • Conceptualize and design creative concepts for presentations and collateral.
    • Update web elements and content on corporate and property-specific websites using Microsoft’s Sitecore CMS platform.
    • Administer and leverage social media channels including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, etc.
    • Bring innovative and fresh ideas to the team and stay current with technology, trends, and new ideas for content management and process improvements.
    • Play an active role in executing broader department priorities, which include the functions of marketing and brokerage/sales.
    • Provided assistance to print designers as necessary.

  • Junior UI/UX Developer
    QUINCY, MA
    FEB 2012 – SEPT 2013
    Edvisors Network Inc

    Worked on various projects for a college student financial-aid marketing company that has over 30+ sites. Under the guidance of two senior front-end developers utilizing an Agile software development process, focus was on modern responsive layouts, centered around conversion rate optimization and SEO.

    • Assisted engineering team to migrate website code from flat php files to Kohana framework.
    • Collaborated on design projects such as providing UI design concepts for Edvisors corporate site by contributing design layouts for the “above-the-fold” section of the homepage. In addition, provided online form landing page designs for later use in A/B testing.
    • Re-designed marketing materials such as media-kits, event banners, and web banner ads. Streamlined existing design of logos throughout the product lines so they would appear consistent and scale across various mediums.
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) projects included reviewing documented performance audits to evaluate a site’s health and provide reports from findings. Optimized sites by using best code hygiene practices on outdated pages and reducing graphic file sizes to improve page speed. Attended monthly on-the-job training covering the latest SEO market trends.
    • Reported bugs and other maintenance issues as well as Q/A test work on an as-needed basis.

  • Web Designer, Production Assistant
    QUINCY, MA
    NOV 2005 – OCT 2011
    American Journal of Transportation

    • Web duties included posting content provided by the production manager and sales staff on a weekly basis. Created in-house online web ads and provided metrics of online traffic when requested by sales staff. Designed and broadcasted e-newsletter campaigns and maintained several distribution lists. Redesigned ajot.com website and used best practices in SEO techniques to increase web traffic and maintained social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter).
    • Print production duties included preparing classified ads, page layout of news press releases, color correcting photos, and processing editorial corrections provided by proofreader. Designed several marketing collateral and display advertising artwork pieces to appear in both print publication and online website.

EDUCATION

  • Certificate in Advanced Website Development
    BROOKLINE, MA
    OCT 2010
    New England Institute of Art

    Core concepts learned in PHP/MySQL with integration of Adobe Animate (AS3)

  • Associates of Science Degree in Multimedia & Web Design
    BROOKLINE, MA
    MAY 2003
    New England Institute of Art

    Dean's List in 2002 with a cumulative GPA of 3.9

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

  • Platforms MacOS, MS Windows 10
    Knowledge & Skills HTML5, CSS (LESS/SASS), JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
    Applications Adobe Creative Cloud Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Premier Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, Acrobat DC, Bridge

    MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint

    Prototype, Collaboration Tools: Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, Balsamiq

    VirtualBox (IE Browser Testing)

    Integrated Development Environments MS Visual Studio Code, Coda 2, NetBeans, Sublime Text, Adobe Dreamweaver
    Source Version Control GIT, Subversion
    Code Framework Wordpress, Sitecore, Kohana
    Technical Documentation Confluence, wiki
    Project Management Software MS Teams, Sharepoint, Assembla, Basecamp
    CRM, Marketing Automation HubSpot, Constant Contact

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Volunteer, Assistant Organizer
    BOSTON, MA
    2006 – Present
    Boston Web Design Group

    Assist with any networking activity needs for the organizer.
    site: meetup.com/bostonweb

  • Volunteer, Co-Organizer
    BOSTON, MA
    2009 – 2013
    BostonPHP Users Group

    Participated within this organization to broaden knowledge and skill-set by attending lectures, workshops, conferences and networking events.
    site: meetup.com/bostonphp

  • Volunteer
    BOSTON, MA
    AUG 2012
    NortheastPHP Conference

    The NortheastPHP Conference is a 2-day web developer conference focused on PHP, Web Technology, Design, and UX. Which brought in over 300 attendees from across the northeast and beyond.

    Assisted with the logo and branding for this event for it's first year. Helped with additional print collateral. The logo was re-purposed by other volunteer members where it appeared on t-shirts, badges, bags, and additional signage.
    site: click here for information on this project