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Chad M. Ostroff

Web Designer & Front-End Developer
Houston, Texas 77007
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Summary

Accomplished web designer & front-end developer with extensive experience building WordPress driven websites, HTML5, CSS3 and various web scripting technologies, web standards and project management. Provide a diverse range of services including custom theme/application/plugin development, SEO/SEM, and branding to an array of clients from a variety of industries. Enthusiastic web professional motivated by challenging projects and deadlines.

Education

The Art Institute of Houston, Houston, TX – 01/2003–06/2004
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Interactive Media and Web Design

Languages

(X)HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Action Script

Skills

Layout Design, WordPress, Genesis Framework, Custom Theme Development, Plugin Development, Joomla, Application Development, PSD to HTML, SEO, SEM, Web Analytics, Custom Facebook Pages

Software

Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat, After Effects, Contribute, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro

Professional Experience

Forthea
Senior Developer – Houston, TX – 02/2014-Present

Design and develop web sites.

Adcetera
Lead Web Strategist – Houston, TX – 05/2012-2/2014

Web robot

Elemental Media Group
Director of Web Development – Houston, TX – 04/2011-05/2012

Responsible for leading and managing all facets of web design and development projects including project prioritization, strategic planning, conceptual design, development, execution, implementation and testing. Management of development and production environments and associated resources including server-side applications and databases.

Momentum New Media
Founder/Director of Web Development – Houston, TX – 04/2005-Present

Oversee all web projects and services including dynamic website design, site architecture, front-end development and programming using PHP, MySQL, HTML(5)/XHTML, CSS(3), JavaScript and various CMS tools. Responsible for server configuration and administration, acquisition of domain names, SEO, brand development and social media engagement

The City of Sugar Land
Webmaster/Website Coordinator – Sugar Land, TX – 01/2007–10/2010

Served as the primary web developer for 7 City web properties. Trained and provided support to 45+ dept. level content editors, wrote technical guide for Contribute (CMS). Responsible for managing all enhancement projects including new service offerings to constituents such as MyNeighborhood and the Daily Crime Report. Wrote/Implemented Social Media policy/usage guidelines initiating the adoption of Social Media as an important communication tool.

Waste Management, Inc.
Webmaster – Houston, TX – 10/20/2006–01/15/2006

  • Maintained all company web sites including www.WM.com, www.wmupstream.com, www.recycleamerica.com
  • Creation of new facility websites, pages and content for various company sites
  • Implemented Digital Assets Management System

Web Source Media L.L.C.
Web designer / Flash Specialist – Houston, TX – 07/2005–10/2006

  • Design & Development of Website templates for various industries
  • Custom Flash application development
  • Logo Design, Branding

Speaking Engagements

Designer/Developers Toolbox
National Association of Government Webmasters
Annual Conference – 09/2010 Cincinnati, OH

Avoiding Social Media Turbulence: A Step-by-step Process for Launching your Social Media Pilot Program
American Learning Institute
Social Media in Government Conference – 03/2010 Dallas, Texas

Using the Contribute and Dreamweaver Publishing System for Content Management
National Association of Government Webmasters
Annual Conference – 09/2008 St. Charles, IL