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James L. Snyder
396 Oak Lane
Justice, IL 60458
(630) 212-8170

Objective

To obtain employment as a Web Designer or Web Developer in such a capacity that I will be able to utilize my existing experience, continue to further enrich my design capabilities, and facilitate an effective team by working both inside and outside of my department as necessary to achieve specific goals.

Education

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Science in Communication
Graduate Certificate in Communication

  • Communication Theory in Practice
  • Media Effects
  • Persuasive Storytelling
  • Communicating Using Social and Digital Media
  • Message Design, Audience, & Evaluation

Westwood College, Woodridge, IL
Bachelor of Applied Science in Game Art
President's List, 6 terms; Dean's List, 6 terms
Magna Cum Laude

  • Advanced Drawing & Perspective — Understanding of environmental perspective
  • Life Drawing for Animation — Traditional artistic rendering methodologies
  • Storyboarding — Development of sequential narratives
  • Digital Color Theory — Proper implementation of color in the design process
  • Digital Image Editing — Image manipulation techniques in Photoshop

Work History


Westwood College, Woodridge, IL
Tutor

  • Provide student assistance in general education and specialized courses
  • Facilitate technical understanding of specialized coursework programs
  • Maintain schedule of tutoring appointments

Namco Cybertainment Inc.
Senior Web Developer/Graphic Designer

  • Developed web-based ordering, training, and communication portal
  • Expanded corporate presence on the internet through multiple websites
  • Created business literature for use in partnership programs
  • Designed and implemented marketing programs and materials
  • Upheld corporate identity through proper use of brand characters and logos
  • Coordinated with multiple departments to ensure effective program design

Certifications

Skills

  • Web Authoring: HTML 4.01 & 5, XHTML 1.0, CSS 2 & 3, JavaScript
  • Scripting/Programming: Visual Basic, C++, C#, PHP, Java, ActionScript 3.0
  • Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, AfterEffects, Audition, DreamWeaver, Flash
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook

Other Skills:

  • User interface design aesthetics
  • Color theory
  • Image processing
  • Traditional and digital mock-ups
  • Solution refinement
  • Database and content management

Additional Notes:
Focused on implementing immediate solutions with refinement based on systems usage.
Strong ability to summarize complex systems for a generalized audience.
Comfortable with public speaking and presentation of material.

Awards

Westwood College
Alumni of the Term, DuPage Campus

Westwood College
Student Leadership Award, DuPage Campus

College of DuPage
Recognition for Leadership in Forensics

Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament
Gold Medal, Informative Speaking
Silver Medal, Communication Analysis

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Certificate of Excellence, Living Leadership

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
Faculty Nominated Scholar

Organizations

Alpha Beta Kappa Honors Society
Inducted to Zeta of Illinois Chapter

Phi Rho Pi Honors Society
Induction with Honors

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Inducted to Phi Beta Chapter

Community Service

College of DuPage
Volunteer coach for forensics team

Phi Rho Pi Member Colleges
Volunteer judge for forensics tournaments

Professional References

Professional references are available upon request.