Benjamin Solum: Web Design & Development Expert

Education:

Minnesota State Community and Technical College Moorhead, MN | 8/04 - 5/05
Attended web development classes; transferred to MidAmerica Nazarene University
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS | 8/05 - 12/09
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, December 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, December 2009
Minors in Leadership and Information Systems
Notable Coursework
Perl Programming, Web Database Programming, XML, Visual Basic Programming, Web Design, PHP and MySQL Web Development, Web Motion Design, Management Information Systems, Data Base Systems, Operating Systems, Special Topics in Computer Science (ASP.NET), Data Structures, Introduction to Computer Graphics, Color, Digital Imaging, Corporate Identity, Principles of Communication

Experience:

Web Designer, VML Kansas City, MO | 5/10 - Present
  • Worked on the Pioneer Seed project in which we did a redesign for the Pioneer Seed Company
  • Worked extensively with jQuery, JSON, and CSS technologies
Technology Resources Assistant,
Pensions & Benefits USA - Church of the Nazarene
Lenexa, KS | 5/06 - Present
  • Developed and designed utilities and applications to be used on the web site utilizing technologies like Flash, jQuery/JavaScript, AJAX/JavaScript, PHP and more
  • Make regular site modifications, enhancements, and updates
Computer Lab Assistant / Residential Technician,
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Olathe, KS | 8/05 - 5/07
  • Monitored lab computers and fixed students' computers both in and out of the computer lab
Internet Technician, GoMoorhead.com Moorhead, MN | 7/05 - 8/05
  • Programmed consumer bridges to connect to new city wide internet network
  • Tested wireless network strength by driving to node locations with laptop
Web Developer, Moorhead City School District Moorhead, MN | 6/05 - 7/05
  • Developed Flash applications to be used on their web site
  • Performed site maintenance using CSS to fix issues
Web Developer, Blue Monkey Media Inc. Fargo, ND | 6/04 - 5/05
  • Converted Photoshop layouts to web pages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Abilities:

Platforms:
Proficient:Windows, Mac OS X
Basic:Linux
Software:
Proficient:Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, NetBeans, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Apple Safari
Basic:Adobe Acrobat, Contribute, Soundbooth, Microsoft Access, Visual Web Studio, Apache
Languages:
Proficient:HTML/XHTML, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, CSS, PHP, ActionScript 2, ActionScript 3, XML, MySQL/phpMyAdmin
Basic:VBScript, ASP, ASP.NET/C#, JSP, Visual Basic.NET, Perl

Honors:

Business Professionals of America Moorhead High School | 9/03 - 6/05
  • 1st place at regional competition in Presentation Management (Individual) | 2003
  • 1st place at regional competition in Web Design (Team) | 2004
  • 1st place at regional competition in Fundamentals of HTML | 2005
  • 1st place at regional competition in Web Design (Team) | 2005
  • 2nd place at state competition in Web Design (Team) | 2005
  • 3rd place at national competition in Web Design (Team) | 2005

Affiliations:

Business Professionals of America: , ,
MidAmerica Nazarene University: ,

References:

References available upon request!

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