Jessica Walker

About Me

Hello! I am Jessica Walker, a web designer from Fenton, Michigan. I have skills in WordPress, Divi, email marketing, and Adobe Creative Suite, to name a few. I was previously a librarian, and with that experience I am able to bring my logic, organizational skills, and Google-fu to the table with every web project. I enjoy reading design blogs and learning something new every day.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a project you think I'd be a good fit for.

Contact Details

Jessica Walker
PO Box 4291
Flint, MI 48504

(810) 309-0255
jessica@zodadesign.com

Education

Wayne State University

Master of Library and Information Science 2008

At Wayne State University I concentrated in Information Technology, taking classes such as Scripting Languages, Information Architecture, and Competitive Intelligence & Data Mining. I achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.85, and was the president of the student organization, SOLIS. I was also awarded 7 scholarships, including two travel awards and a Board of Governors Grant.

Eastern Michigan University

Bachelor of Science 2004

At Eastern Michigan University I majored in Elementary Education, with a minor in mathematics and science. I achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.38, and took part in EMU’s 2004 production of the Vagina Monologues. My student teaching experience took place in Waterford, Michigan at Crary Middle School.

Work

Zoda Design

President & Web Designer 2013 - Present

Zoda Design is my freelance business, established in 2013. Responsibilities include website design and development, graphic design, email marketing, social media management, and business development. Some of my favorite projects were One Dane at a Time, ATLYS Media, and Personal Computing Solutions. View my portfolio to learn more about the projects I've completed.

Grafted-In LLC

Lead Web Developer & Designer 2017 - 2020

At Grafted-In, I was responsible for the design and development of WordPress websites utilizing either the Divi or Avada theme. I managed projects from beginning to end, including creating dev sites on a secure server, supervising freelancers, requesting and responding to client feedback, and launching websites. I also utilized shared documents, video conferencing, a dedicated Slack channel, and kept an accurate accounting of time spent on each project in order to effectively work from my home office.

Click Design Studio

WordPress Web Developer 2013 - 2014

At Click Design Studio, my projects included a redesign of the Tropi Tan website, the Click Design Studio website, and the Sun is Life Trade School website (with LMS integration). Additionally, I designed and built the WordPress website for My City Magazine and was solely responsible for updating all of the above-mentioned websites, as well as the website for ist Magazine and SunDebate.com. Other duties included social media planning and implementation and email marketing/design.

Appletree MediaWorks

Junior Web Developer 2012

At Appletree MediaWorks I assisted our biggest client in their website migration from Joomla to WordPress. Other responsibilities included managing the social media accounts of Appletree MediaWorks and clients, as well as weekly email blasts and regular updates to clients' websites.

Kettering University

Digital Technology / Reference Librarian 2009 - 2012

The overarching goal of my position was to cultivate and implement digital initiatives for the library, including but not limited to improving the library website and mobile services platform. My biggest projects included the migration from hardcopy library reserves to electronic reserves, and the Library Assessment, where I was in charge of compiling and analyzing statistics on all library services. Also managed the library’s social media accounts.

The Boeing Company

Research and Reference Librarian 2008

Primarily responsible for research and reference, answering questions via chat, email, phone, and in-person. Co-lead of Library Marketing Team; oversaw web marketing initiatives. Additionally, I designed a web marketing project that would track the popularity of library events.

WSU Library and Information Science Program

Lecturer 2008

Lectured on Microsoft Excel to graduate students enrolled in the LIS 6080 course. Provided feedback on student projects covering MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, HTML, and other computer related topics. Fielded questions from students and assisted them with problems via Blackboard, email, and in-person office hours.

Baldwin Public Library

Intern 2008

Assisted patrons with finding library materials, placing holds, interlibrary loans, using the catalog, and any other informational needs. Assisted librarians with collection development, library programs, and special projects. Helped patrons with computer-related questions and trained patrons on the use of technology.

Lincoln Park Public Library

Library Clerk 2007 - 2008

Redesigned library website. Received specialized training in Director’s Station for SirsiDynix Unicorn. Provided reference services, reader’s advisory, and assisted librarians with weeding, linking, and technical issue resolution.

Melvindale Public Library

Library Aide 2006 - 2007

Redesigned library website. Supervised the Adult Computer Literacy Program. Learned and trained others on SirsiDynix’s Unicorn software. Performed a variety of library tasks, including reference services, reader’s advisory and technical issue resolution.

Volunteer
Experience

One Dane at a Time

Webmaster • onedaneatatime.org

Flint Neighborhoods United

Webmaster • flintneighborhoodsunited.org

Mott Park Neighborhood Association

Webmaster • mottpark.org

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Honors/Awards

Recipient of 4 scholarships

2012

Friends of Michigan Libraries Workshop

Speaker 2010

Computers in Libraries Conference

Speaker 2009

Recipient of 7 Scholarships

2007

Skills

Content Management & Web Authoring

WordPress Adobe Dreamweaver Adobe Contribute Microsoft FrontPage HTML5 CSS3 Joomla Drupal PHP MySQL

WordPress Themes

Divi Avada BeaverBuilder etc.

Social Media & Email Marketing

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn MailChimp YouTube Instagram HootSuite Buffer etc.

Operating Systems

Windows Mac Linux

Software

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Outlook Adobe Acrobat Adobe Bridge Adobe Audition Audacity iMovie MovieMaker Adobe Premiere

Get In Touch.

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