Hello! I am Jessica Walker, a web designer from Flint, Michigan. I have skills in WordPress, 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.
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.
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.
Lead Web Developer & Designer • 2017 - Present
At Grafted-In, I am 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.
President & Web Designer • 2013 - Present
Zoda Design is my freelance business, established in 2013. Responsibilities include website design and development, graphic design, marketing, social media management, and business development. Projects have included building the Flint Neighborhoods United website, a redesign of the Automation Movers website, and many others.
WordPress Web Developer • 2013 - 2014
At Click Design Studio, my projects have 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.
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.
Java Trainee • 2012
At Jackson National Life I received 6 weeks of paid training in the Java programming language.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Awarded from the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), 2011
Awarded from the Library of Michigan, 2009
Awarded from Microsoft, 2007
Treasurer • 2009 - 2012
Member • 2008 - 2013
President • 2007 - 2008
Vice-President • 2006 - 2007
Speaker • 2010
Speaker • 2009
WordPress • Adobe Dreamweaver • Adobe Contribute • Microsoft FrontPage • HTML5 • CSS3 • Joomla • Drupal • PHP • MySQL • ColdFusion • SharePoint
Divi • Avada • X • BeaverBuilder • etc.
Facebook • Twitter • LinkedIn • Google+ • Pinterest • MailChimp • Flickr • YouTube • Instagram • HootSuite • Wikis • Blogs • RSS
Windows • Mac • Linux
Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Illustrator • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft PowerPoint • Microsoft Outlook • Adobe Acrobat • Articulate Storyline • Microsoft Access • Adobe Bridge • Audacity • iMovie • MovieMaker • Adobe InDesign • Adobe Premiere
Almon Group is a recruitment firm specialized in placing sales and marketing professionals, and they are located in Orlando, FL. This website was built with the Divi theme from Elegant Themes and included job postings and custom forms.Web Design, Web Development
Dr. Gabrielle Pelicci is a holistic health coach located in Bronx, NY. This website was built with the Divi theme from Elegant Themes and included special web graphics, integrated video, email newsletter signup, a blog, social media integration, and stock photos.Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design
Data Unraveled is a data recovery company located in Merrimac, MA. This website was built with the Divi theme from Elegant Themes and included a contact form on every page, stock photos, and a Frequently Asked Questions area with toggle items. We also prepared a business card and a tri-fold brochure for them.Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design
Knob Hill Bed and Breakfast is a brand new B&B located in the Knob Hill neighborhood of Flint, MI. This website was built with the Divi theme from Elegant Themes and included a beautiful photo tour of the home and rooms, packages and pricing information, and a list of fun things to do in the area.Web Design, Web Development
The Flint Folk Music Society is an organization of people in Flint, MI who enjoy folk music. We built them a WordPress website with the Beat Heaven theme from ThemeFuse. It included a custom events slideshow, contact form, and event listings. We also made them a new logo and prepared an email marketing template for them in MailChimp.Web Design, Web Development, Logo Design, Email Marketing
The Flint Neighborhoods United organization seeks to bring together all neighborhood organizations in the city of Flint. This was a WordPress website utilizing Apptheme from MyThemeShop. It is blog-based, with an events calendar, social media integration, and web advertising. We are also responsible for regular updates/additions to the website, as well as replacing the Facebook cover image weekly.Web Design, Web Development, Web Graphics, Social Media
StrataPoint Financial assists firms with their accounting, finances, human resources, and taxes, and they are headquartered in Reston, VA. This website was built with the Divi theme from Elegant Themes and included a custom logo slideshow, a blog, and a contact form.Web Design, Web Development
Personal Computing Solutions is a bookkeeping and computer service company located in Flint, MI. This was a one-page website built with the Divi theme from Elegant Themes. It included testimonials, team information, a contact form and specially designed graphics.Web Design, Graphic Design
Richmond Concept is a freelance graphic and web design company headquartered in Flint, MI. This website was built on the Divi theme from Elegant Themes. It featured pages for services, portfolio pieces, and team members, as well as special landing pages for Google ad campaigns. We also integrated MailChimp for email marketing.Web Design, Web Development
The St. Francis Prayer Center is a non-profit organization that serves all people regardless of religious affiliation. They are located in Flint, MI. This website was built with the Risen theme from Steven Gliebe. It included pages for photos, events, donations, testimonials, and more.Web Design, Web Development, Logo Design, Web Graphics, Email Marketing
Swank Home Assisted Living is an assisted living facility located in Swartz Creek, MI. This website was built with the Evolution theme from Elegant Themes and included a photo tour, testimonials, and a new logo. We also created a brochure, business cards, a calendar, and various ads for them.Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Photography
Zoda Design is a website for a professional web design company. It features a portfolio of recent work, contact form, and a comprehensive list of services. It was built on WordPress with the Divi theme from Elegant Themes.Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Custom Illustration
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