Drupal & WordPress | Web Designer, Web Developer, SEO Analyst
Senior Digital Analyst skilled in CMS Web Development, User Experience Design, Search Engine Optimization, and Visual Communications. 15+ years experience in creating designs and content for print and web production. 13+ years experience designing & creating websites and other online media for Design Agencies, Small Businesses, Large Corporations, Enterprise Environments, U.S Government, and The United Nations.
Web Design, Development, & SEO Services Provider
TechnoSimpatico is independently owned and operated, providing expert advice, strategies, and contractual services in the areas of Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Code & Content Optimization, Web Design, Drupal & WordPress Development, Website Maintenance & Support, and User Experience Design.
TechnoSimpatico has experience working with Small Businesses, Corporations, Enterprise Fortune 500 Companies, Government Departments, Ivy League Schools, Marketing Agencies, Public Libraries, Universities, and more.
Apigee Drupal Support Specialist
Contracting through Serenity Infotech to provide ongoing CMS development, front-end design, UI theming, and technical support for Apigee Drupal distribution (API developers portal). Currently working on Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Apigee developer portal upgrade, including multi-development / hosting environment conversion from Pantheon to Microsoft Azure.
Drupal & WordPress Sales + UX Consultant
Hold sales discovery calls in order to determine high level project requirements for project estimation needed to create project proposals in response to marketing leads and RFPs. Provide technical direction and advice to clients during project planning and during the development process. Gather functional & user requirements from client and stakeholders (phone calls, emails, web presentations, physical meetings, whiteboard session, etc.). Communicate functional & user requirements to off-shore development teams (wireframes, site maps, process flows, UI design mockups, etc.). Provide technical advise and recommendations to developers to help keep projects within budget & scope (recommend alternate modules and/or other open source solutions as needed). Communicate any questions or concerns that the development team may have in regards to the defined requirements and/or possible technical limitations to the client and stakeholders. Maintain an open channel of communication between the client, stakeholders, and development team throughout the project life cycle. Manage ongoing client requests in regards to existing requirements and facilitate change orders as needed.
Contract through Guidehouse to provide the CDC with misc services in content optimization and restructuring, page redesigns, new landing pages, and front-end design implementations for the Lead Poisoning Prevention content management system built on WordPress.
Drupal UX Designer
Contract through EbizON to provide UNESCO with information design, UX strategy, light project management, functional requirements gathering, sitemaps, wire frames, and UI designs, for an online educational toolkit (LMS) to be adopted by master educators and educational policy makers worldwide.
SEO Specialist | Drupal Developer
Provide full website development, design, maintenance and hosting support for ForkliftsCheap.Com. Other services include: ongoing SEO & SEM services in tandem with coding & markup optimizations with an emphasis on keyword strategies and geographic related searches with the goal of ranking higher in search results than local competitors. Routinely monitor visitor metrics while fine-tuning website and product pages based on data gathered from Google Search Console, Google Business, Google Maps, Google Analytics, and other user metric tools in conjunction with online marketing / email campaigns, and product advertising through various industry related and social media channels.
Digital Analyst / SEO Strategist
Short term contract through Porter Novelli to provide a comphrehensive SEO audit and UX analysis for the CMS.gov Fraud Prevention website, in preparation for migration to Drupal. Document findings to provide development team & stakeholders with technical recommendations to optimize content, fine tune site performance, improve user experience, and to outline best practices for Drupal content administration and SEO.
Drupal Support Specialist
Work in an Agile production environment, with routine scrum meetings, Jira project
management & Teamwork task management. Perform routine maintenance along with core and contributed module upgrades to Drupal websites. Design and develop new site features, content, graphics, user interactions, etc. to existing and new Drupal websites. Troubleshoot and fix bugs and/or configuration issues for a variety of large and small Drupal websites. Front-end design and development using LESS/SASS compiled CSS along with PHP & Twig templates.
CMS Strategist / Drupal Developer
Provide consultation, development, maintenance, strategies, and technical support for the New York Metro Transit Authority's Drupal CMS website. Manage Pantheon multi-dev environment staging, code reviews, and pre-production deployments. Facilitate staged code deployments to MTA's (Metro Transit Authority) AWS (Amazon Web Services Cloud) production environment.
- New York Metro Transit Authority
Short term contract to provide Drupal development, support, debugging, content cleanup, file management, and email marketing support for Natures Own Breads, SeaPak Frozen Foods, and FarmRich Foods, corporate retail websites.
Stablized Drupal websites and simplified administrative backend, in order to handoff to internal WordPress team for easy (non-assisted) content management.
• Perform security audits and site performance analysis for corporate, retail Drupal websites
• Secure and bring websites up-to-date with latest security patches, module updates, and core code updates
• Troubleshoot & resolve Drupal database errors and fix corrupted data
• Develop new interactive features for end user consumption (dynamic, responsive slideshows, electronic forms, promotional landing pages, etc.)
• Cleanup & improve content entry and content management methods via simplifications and enhancements to administrative back-end for non-Drupal users.
• Work with email marketing department to troubleshoot, fix, and improve MailChimp/Drupal signup forms and user data collection & reporting
- Nature's Own Breads
- SeaPak Frozen Foods
- FarmRich Foods
Senior Drupal Developer / Content Specialist
Troubleshoot and fix bugs and/or configuration issues for U.S. Forest Service website. Setup content moderation workflows with approval and revision queues, including email notifications between various content revisions and published states. Create instructional user documentation for new site features and functionality, adhering to government Section 508 Accessibility requirements. Create instructional documentation for quality assurance testing for new site features and functionality. Create spreadsheets and documentation to audit and record existing Drupal site configuration settings, user roles and user permissions, user accounts, modules, etc. Audit legacy Forest Service HTML websites in preparation for system-wide HTTPS conversion. Apply coding fixes to legacy Forest Service HTML websites to make compliant for HTTPS system conversion.
Drupal Engineer / Apigee Drupal Portal Architect
Develop and theme custom CMS web portal using the Apigee Drupal distribution, where Home Depot’s various API development teams can archive, collaborate, and share public and private information related to Home Depot’s Product and Search APIs. Setup content moderation with approval and revision queues, including email notifications between content revisions and published states. Setup strict access-based User Groups with varying roles and permissions. Develop new features and site enhancements as requested (install & configure contrib modules, create custom views, create custom page templates, etc.). Perform LESS compiled theme development using Bootstrap 3. Perform content and user migration from legacy site to new CMS portal.
Drupal Engineer / Front-end Developer
Perform site building, views configurations, development and theming for both standard and responsive (mobile) web sites. Develop new features and site enhancements as requested from clients (install & configure contrib modules, create custom views, create custom templates, build custom themes, etc.). Perform SASS and LESS compiled theme development. Provide ongoing site support (maintenance, upgrades, etc.) for existing and new clients. Work in teams of 3 or more other developers on corporate level, multi-lingual, and health care related web sites (Features-based code deployment).
Acquia Drupal Trainer / Drupal Developer
Routinely teach 1 and 2 day courses in Drupal Basics and Drupal 7 Layout & Theming using certified instructional material provided by Acquia through its Training Partner Program (classes taught once a month in groups of 5 or more students per session). Perform development and theming for both standard and responsive (mobile) web sites. Provide ongoing site support (maintenance, upgrades, etc.) for various Corporate & Enterprise Sites, Public Libraries, and Ivy League Schools. Estimate time and labor for development and theming of new site features, bug fixes, 3rd party integrations, and miscellaneous client requests.
Drupal Developer / Support Technician
Troubleshoot and fix bugs and/or configuration issues for a large variety of Drupal sites (small business to Fortune 500). Provide theming, module, and views configuration as needed for both existing and new sites. Perform site discovery audits for the purpose of creating time & labor estimates. Run validation tests on existing site markup to check and document errors resulting from non-compliant code. Develop new features and site enhancements as requested from clients (install & configure contrib modules, create custom views, create custom templates, write custom CSS for theming, etc.).
Technical Director / Client Services
Developed new strategies, workflows, and reporting methods for developers to refine internal company processes (improve client satisfaction by increasing worker efficiency & accountability). Assisted company Sales Representative by providing a technical presence & experienced feedback during discovery calls for project leads and newly acquired work. Planned and coordinated company marketing initiatives such as Drupal Community participation through Drupalcamp sponsorships and planning for code contributions back to Drupal.org. Provided technical direction and advice to clients during project planning and during the development process. Gathered functional & user requirements from client and stakeholders (phone calls, emails, web presentations, physical meetings, whiteboard session, etc.). Communicate functional & user requirements to domestic & off-shore development teams (wireframes, site maps, process flows, etc.). Provided technical advise and recommendations to developers to help keep projects within budget & scope (recommend alternate modules and/or other open source solutions as needed). Communicate any questions or concerns that the development team may have in regards to the defined requirements and/or possible technical limitations to the client and stakeholders. Maintained an open channel of communication between the client, stakeholders, and development team throughout the project life cycle. Managed ongoing client requests in regards to existing requirements and facilitate change orders as needed. Created project time lines, schedules, task tracking, and project status documentation and reports. Share and/or present regular progress reports to clients and stakeholders to ensure project stays on target in regards to meeting milestones and adhering to project time line. Planned and coordinated routine meetings with client to communicate ongoing project status and discuss any questions or concerns that may arise during project development.
Drupal Developer / Web Design Consultant
Provide time and labor estimates for development and theming of new web projects, change orders, project proposals, RFPs, and misc client web requests. Consult with clients to assess business goals and provide technical and design recommendations to fulfill client needs. Develop design requirements and functional specs (sitemaps, wireframes, & style guides) to architect web applications. Create graphical mockups & interactive prototypes for new web site interfaces. Convert graphic design mockups (Illustrator & PhotoShop files) into XHTML, CSS, and PHP web applications. Develop custom CMS (content management systems) and web applications for ecommerce, intranets, social networking, and other types of database driven web sites, using the Drupal open source platform. Customize and integrate third party web applications and services into existing and new web sites. Perform regular updates, content changes, module integrations, and upgrades to various company hosted web sites including corporate, enterprise, and Fortune 500 level web sites. Perform system upgrades to Drupal web sites, including Drupal core, contributed modules and custom theme upgrades. Integrate Google Analytics to monitor client web traffic and user statistics, while applying SEO (search engine optimization) techniques and best practices to achieve higher search rankings for clients. Produce graphics and interactive programming for company related marketing material such as company blogs, custom HTML email campaigns, company documents and press releases. Compose screencast training video to demonstrate CMS features on client web sites for teaching and training purposes. Work in teams of 3 or more other developers on large enterprise level CMS site builds.
Graphic Designer / Web Marketing Designer
Developed online marketing material such as HTML e-mails, animated graphics and Flash widgets for various store products and related online advertisements. Produced interactive content for corporate web site and graphic ads for affiliate retailers such as banner and thumbnail ads for pay per click targeted & pull marketing campaigns.
Graphic Designer / Web Marketing Designer
Produced graphics and code for weekly HTML e-mail ad campaigns (50,000+ distribution all universally coded for design & content consistency across all major email clients such as MS Outlook 2003, MS Outlook 2007, Google Mail, Yahoo Mail). Created marketing material such as fliers, mailers, signs, and banners for print production.
Bachelor Degree Interactive Media Design
Concentration in Multimedia Development, Animation, and Web Design.
Associate Degree Visual Communications
Concentration in Graphic Design.