Dale Novak

nibble@crunchyfrog.com

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Skills Summary:

  • Web Site Design & Development
  • Computer Graphics & Animation
  • Designed/Developed over 1000 websites
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Staff Development & Mentorship
  • Desktop Publishing

Software Proficiency:

  • Computer Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Flash
  • HTML Editors: HomeSite, Visual InterDev
  • Miscellaneous: Windows 7,XP, Mac OS X, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, WS FTP, Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Etc.

Professional Experience:

Graphic Designer II / Production Designer
Go Daddy, Tempe, AZ (March 2007 - Present)
  • Designing client web sites.
  • Creating animated Flash headers for web sites.
  • Creating and optimizing graphics for website use.
  • Building out and maintaining template based websites using WebSite Tonight platform.
  • Creating CSS based custom templates, also using HTML and JavaScript.
  • Adjusting code and layouts for cross browser/platform compatibility.
  • Providing HTML and CSS consulting/mentoring for fellow employees.

Freelance Web Designer/Developer
(November 2002 - March 2007)
  • Designed, developed and implemented client web sites using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Created and optimized web site graphics, layout, page template creation and cross-browser compatibility checking.
  • Maintained existing client web sites and developed new pages and graphics for those sites.
  • Designed and created the look and feel for client web sites.
  • Created client logos and identity.

Web Production Specialist
I-ology, Scottsdale, AZ (August 2001 - November 2002)
  • Developed and implemented client web sites using HTML and other programming languages.
  • Created and optimized web site graphics, layout, page template creation and cross-browser compatibility checking.
  • Applied basic javascript, and integration of HTML pages with other coding languages such as asp, php, cgi, .net and C#.
  • Maintained existing client web sites and developed new pages and graphics for those sites.
  • Involved in over 60 web site development projects.

Senior Implementation Specialist
Integrated Information Systems, Tempe, AZ (October 1998 - August 2001)
  • Designed, developed and implemented e-commerce and other web sites using HTML and other programming languages.
  • Created and optimized web site graphics, layout, page template creation and cross-browser compatibility checking.
  • Applied basic javascript, Flash animation, and integration of HTML pages with other coding languages such as asp, java, and jsp.
  • Trained and mentored junior implementation staff as well as setting standards of operation for the implementation staff.
  • Involved in over 40 web site development projects.

Senior Web Designer
Frontier GlobalCenter, Phoenix, AZ (May 1995 - October 1998)
  • Designed and published web sites for clients' firms.
  • Created computer graphics/animations, and formatted scanned-in graphics.
  • Coded documents using HTML.
  • Involved in over 70 web site development projects.

Multimedia Game Designer
Rainbow America, Phoenix, AZ (October 1993 - May 1995)
  • Created 2-D and 3-D computer graphics/animation and contributed to the concept and design of projects.
  • Involved in development of many game titles including: The Hive, Air Havoc Controller, and The Director's Chair.

Computer Graphic Designer
Keyes Art Service, Phoenix, AZ (March 1988 - September 1990)
  • Composed ads and created ad layouts on a mainframe computer system.
  • Created line art.

Graphic Artist
Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, KS (September 1982 - May 1984)
  • Designed logos, posters, brochures, and line art.

Selected Examples of Work:


Education:

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Visual Communications
    Al Collins Graphic Design School, Tempe, AZ, August 1993
    Studied computer graphics/animation, and video production and editing.

  • Associate of Arts Degree in Advertising Design
    Al Collins Graphic Design School, Tempe, AZ, April 1993
    Named Salutatorian and nominated for Founder's Award (Best Portfolio in graduating class).

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Drawing
    Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, Graduated Cum Laude, December 1987