MATURE. RELIABLE. EXPERIENCED.
You want a team member who is skilled, but also reliable, steady, easy to work with and meets deadlines consistently. I’ve been providing that level of professional service for Fortune 500 IT companies for over a decade.
I have a passion for details and figuring things out. I love the challenge of building an HTML email that renders flawlessly across all email readers. I also really love WordPress and the power and speed it gives me as a Web Developer. I bring passion and positive energy to my clients and their projects, treating them like they are my own. But beyond the passion is a responsible work ethic. I am a strong communicator, and I pride myself on my availability, punctuality and thoroughness. Because I’ve got over 10 years of experience, I can get a project done reasonably quickly. In terms of HTML emails, often that means the very next day!
Over the last decade I have been very fortunate to work as a sub-contractor for two marketing firms who exclusively service the IT sector. These firms merged in 2016.
2009 – 2016: Xactlyit.
Xactlyit is a marketing services firm that works exclusively with organizations that sell into IT. Xacltyit provides market awareness and end-user business development services to build sales pipeline for clients and their channel partners. Xactlyit also offers partner marketing services to improve clients’ business relationships. Visit xactlyit.net.
2006 – Current: markITelligence.
markITelligence is a “…specialized marketing and sales consultancy whose objective is to support business-to-business technology vendors with strategic, enabling solutions.” My role at MIT is to design and code HTML emails and landing pages to collect data and leads for email-driven marketing campaigns. Visit markITelligence.com.
MY TOOLS AND TRAINING.
These are the skills I use the most often and the percent I use them in the overall scope of my work. I am not limited to these, however, and am a voracious, self-motivated learner, completely capable and willing to learn new tools and systems if there’s a need.
HOW I USE THESE SKILLS.
PHOTOSHOP: I use Photoshop to create banner images for HTML emails and for image creation/editing for websites. Photoshop is also used to optimize image size for delivery via email and over the Web.
RESPONSIVE HTML EMAILS: This is my bread and butter. I code responsive HTML emails using the split visual screen and code editor that is in Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver has become much more sophisticated integrated development environment over the years, and to me is perfect for building HTML emails.
WORDPRESS: Many client email marketing campaigns require a Landing Page with a form to collect and deliver lead data from the user. The WordPress CMS makes this task much simpler and efficient than coding by hand, and offers a great deal in terms of power and flexibility. I’m very familiar and comfortable using the WordPress Admin interface. I’ve even put together entire websites using WordPress, examples of which can be seen in my work portfolio above.
BUSINESSES I’VE SERVED
Below are just a few of the companies I’ve worked for through my partnership with xactlyit and markITelligence. All of these companies have myriad affiliate partners that I’ve also done work for.
I’ve done countless HTML’s for Arrow and their partners, including such firms as Oracle, Veeam, Riverbed, McAfee and many more.
I built a good number of HTML’s and newsletters for NetApp as well as an exclusive, members-only sales portal.
Work with ConnectWise has included responsive HTML email design and coding, and corresponding landing pages to collect lead data.