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Art Zoller Wagner, Resume

200 Oak Dr, Pasadena, MD 22112-4973

Phone: 443-770-0182

Web site: www.digitalDesign.us

SUMMARY

Digital designer with expertise in usability and multilingual web sites

Web developer and internet marketing consultant since 2000

Over 25 years of hands-on experience in multiple media in commercial design and fine art

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Experience with HTML, DHTML, XHTML, CSS, Server-Side Includes, Photoshop/ImageReady, Freehand, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash, Sound Forge, and Fireworks

Cross-platform (PC, UNIX, Mac) and multiple browser-compatible design experience

Experience with bilingual and multilingual site structure, usability/human factors, internet marketing, web site analysis, and search engine optimization

Develop sites using the phpBB, Textpattern, and Yahoo! Stores Content Management Systems (CMSs)

Web development experience using JavaScript, PHP, ASP, mySQL, Access, Java, Linux, UNIX, Bash

Develop and maintain relational databases with mySQL and Microsoft Access

Award-winning photographic skills in digital and film, including black & white and color darkroom

Technical support skills for computer problems, such as selecting, installing and troubleshooting desktop software, setting up wireless networks, or diagnosing and repairing hardware problems

PEOPLE SKILLS

Effective interpersonal, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills; natural organizer, facilitator, "sparkplug"

Strong writing abilities, editor of beekeeping publication for 3 years

Strong conversational, reading, and writing ability in Spanish; read French and Portuguese

Supervisory experience in a variety of settings: web project manager in a graduate school studio, program supervisor for a federal prison, church pastor, and director of teachers for a summer camp in Spain

DIGITAL DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

Teens2Teams—Ferrito Education    www.Teens2Teams.com

Site for leadership and team-building training workshop presenter

Determined client's needs

Consulted on web marketing issues

Designed graphics and CSS-layout using client's photos

Edited content for web

Coded XHTML and CSS

Programmed navigational features in PHP

Optimized key pages for search engine placement (on earlier version of site)

Assisted with computer hardware problems and software installation and usage difficulties

Stremba & Company: Essays and Sketches from the Other Side    www.Stremba.us

Site showcasing writer/performer Matthew-Daniel Stremba’s whimsical storytelling about historical Baltimore personalities and his life in Russia and Uzbekistan

Designed layout and a template system to ease addition of new pages

Coded XHTML and CSS for entire site

Manipulated images with Photoshop

Adapted PHP email contact feature for new use

Consulted with owner about adapting content for the internet, options for gaining optimal search engine placement, and fostering dialogue with target audience

Trained owner in how to maintain and update the site

Removed viruses from computer, selected and installed preventive software

United Methodist Community Services

A human services agency staffed by volunteers

Created an MS Access relational database of regional social service providers, a data entry form, a foolproof data backup routine, and an automated layout for the book published with this data

Assisted with software and hardware problems

Pool Professionals: Management, Maintenance and Repair   (archived version) www.azw.us/PoolTech/

Business site for a large pool service in the North Carolina Triangle

Analyzed user experience issues, internet marketing opportunities, search engine positioning, and content for existing site and competing businesses' sites

Consulted with staff in planning a site redevelopment to be implemented in several stages.

Designed purely CSS-layout and a template system to ease addition of new pages

Coded XHTML and CSS for entire site

Developed an announcement editing and display system so managers can post announcements and training event information to the site without touching the code

Three Generations of Asturian-American Painters     www.ArteAsturias.com

A site exploring the intersection of art and ethnic identity by telling the story of three generations of artists in Asturias and America

Collected stories, wrote most of the text, edited the content supplied by others

Manipulated images with Photoshop

Adapted PHP and mySQL database features developed for an earlier site for reuse

Recycled a JavaScript program which automates construction of gallery pages

Coded XHTML and CSS for entire site

Optimized for search engine placement

Asturian-American Migration Forum    www.asturianUS.org

A multilingual site designed to reconnect descendants of Asturian-Americans to their Spanish roots through transatlantic dialogue

Coordinated project development with site moderators

Adapted CSS theme of forum to match appearance of rest of site

Scripted JavaScript for automated construction of photo album pages

Coded XHTML and CSS for site

Modified opensource PHP forum code to add new features

Optimized forum and site for search engine placement

Manipulated images with Photoshop

Managed site to promote the growth and interaction of the online community

Helped translate content

Realist Painting    www.realistPainting.com

Portfolio site for Art Zoller Wagner's paintings and other art works

Developed email messaging and "send an e-card" features using PHP and mySQL database

Scripted JavaScript for automated construction of gallery pages

Coded XHTML and CSS for entire site

Optimized for search engine placement

Manipulated images with Photoshop

JoAnne Zoller Wagner    www.jzw.us

Adapted academic curriculum vitae to web context

Created graphic design

Coded HTML

Edited content for web

Shot many of the photographs

Optimized for search engine placement

Midwest Messenger   (no longer available on the web)

Main site for a regional newspaper

In-depth analysis of client and audience needs

Consulted on web marketing potential

Designed site architecture

Created graphic design

Shot photographs

Coded DHTML for entire site

Optimized for search engine placement

William Eubank   (no longer available on the web)

Created custom DHTML page template for web developer's personal web site

Livestock Roundup    (no longer available on the web)

A newspaper's regional listing of livestock auctions

Managed client relations

Coordinated team effort

Created graphic design of entry page using client-provided photos

Coded DHTML for site

Consulted with backend team to incorporate database functions and maintain site

Optimized for search engine placement

Sapsucker Quiz    (no longer available on the web)

Demonstration site for complex JavaScripting

Colored Waters    (no longer available on the web)

Demonstration site for product catalog and shopping cart using ASP and VBScript

MANAGEMENT AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor

Des Moines Area Community College, William Penn College, and Simpson College, IA    1999 - 2000

Fine Arts Instructor

Pella Arts Council, Monongalia Arts Center, and others, IA and WV    1989 - 1999

Self-employed apiarist and bee-removal contractor

Euphrādabees, Morgantown, WV 1990 – 1995

Placement Testing Supervisor

FCI-Morgantown, Kennedy Center, Morgantown, WV    1989 - 1990

Artist-in-Residence, Arts Program Administrator

FCI-Morgantown, Kennedy Center, Morgantown, WV    1986 - 1989

ESL Teacher

Various English language schools in Spain    1983 - 1985

Pastor and Campus Minister

Wesley Foundation-UNI, Cedar Falls, IA and Good Shepherd UM Church, Baltimore, MD    1979 - 1982

EDUCATION

Georgetown Family Center, Washington, DC

Community Seminar in Bowen Family Systems Theory    2005-2006

Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

Continuing studies in Spanish language    2005

Central College, Pella, IA

Computer Science, marketing    2001 - 2002

Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA

Graduate studies in digital media     2000 - 2001

Human Factors International, Fairfield, IA

Certificate in Software Ergonomics, Usability for Web Design    2000

Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, VT

MFA-Visual Art    1996 - 1998

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Second B.A. in Art    1980 - 1982

Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC

Drawing, painting    1980 & 1981

Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC

Master of Divinity, Cum Laude    1976 - 1980

University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

Video, film    1975

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Graduate studies in experimental psychology    1974 - 1975

Maryland Institute School of Art, Baltimore, MD

Painting, photography    1974 & 1975

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

B.A. in Psychology    1970 - 1974

CREATIVE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Have been active as a fine artist since 1982

Have worked primarily with painting, drawing, and photography, but also printmaking, mixed media 3-D construction, art restoration, and digital imaging

Refined realistic rendering of figure in 1980s

Focused on increasing the psychological intensity of my work in the 1990s

Currently investigating possibilities of interactive digital media for storytelling and community-building

Paintings, prints, and mixed media constructions have been exhibited nationally in over 20 shows, including juried exhibits such as at Sioux City Art Center Museum, Sioux City, IA; invitational exhibits at Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH, and Dadian Gallery, Washington, DC; four solo shows in Iowa colleges, and numerous group shows

Works have been published and reviewed in a variety of publications, including a photo spread in New American Paintingss and a review in the Cleveland Free Times

Received competitive scholarships for study at Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth College, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Vermont College

Photographs have won top awards, such as a first prize in the Aubrey Bodine Photo Contest, Baltimore Sunpapers, and a grand prize in the Hopkins Union Photo Exhibit, Johns Hopkins University

Performed as instrumentalist and vocalist with Wee Bluet, a Celtic band, Morgantown, WV, and several traditional music groups in Baltimore and Annapolis, MD

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