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HTML Resumé: Teddi Deppner

Objective: To exercise my full range of skills and talents to bring significant results for my clients while maintaining quality time at home with my family.

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Employment

Freelance Creative Web Guru
Self-Employed - Lincoln, CA
Jun 2006 - present
Serving a select client base with my variety of skills and experience. Projects include new websites, re-design, website improvement and maintenance, graphic design (logos, brochures, business cards, online ads, trade booth), copy writing and template customization. Also specializing in Wordpress sites and transferring sites to Wordpress.
Web Coordinator, Web Designer & Business Process Analyst
SureWest Communications - Roseville, CA
Jun 2000 - Jan 2003
Completely re-designed and maintained multiple corporate websites. Evaluated, planned, developed, coordinated, and executed website content throughout multiple business units (local telephone company as well as wireless, ISP, broadband and directory services divisions). Ensured information was customer-focused and user-friendly. Assisted in hiring replacement web designer when moving within the company to another position. As process analyst, managed projects related to IT solutions (web portal for company intranet, etc).
Director/Developer, Web Marketing & Design Services
Infinnovation, Inc. (dba Psyberware, PlacerWeb) - Lincoln, CA
Jul 1996 - Jun 2000
Provided consulting services and web support to business clients. Planned, researched, created, deployed and maintained website(s) for the company divisions and over 150 clients. Facilitated development of Internet marketing plans, strategies, website content architecture, and graphic design. Planned and executed website project process from moment of conception to post-publication website promotion and ongoing maintenance.
Web Design Instructor
Placer School for Adults - Auburn, CA
1998 - 1999
Developed curriculum (including layout and publishing of class textbooks and handouts) and taught several 1-day seminars and 5-week classes throughout the 1998-1999 spring and fall semesters.
Software Tech / Technical Writer
NEC Electronics, Inc. - Roseville, CA
Apr 1993 - Jul 1996
Managed multiple projects and deadlines, supervised a team of three, assigned tasks to team members, interfaced with management for team assignments and goals. Developed, wrote and edited online and paper reference documentation for policies, procedures, and proprietary software applications. Wrote and edited ISO 9000 specifications. Prepared curriculum and gave classes and presentations on both proprietary and commercial software. Alpha-tested proprietary software, assisted in user interface design. Performed database maintenance on manufacturing production mainframe.
Various Temporary Positions
Certified Temporary Personnel Services - San Jose, CA
Jul 1990 - Feb 1993
Worked for Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (data entry), Coastal Marketing (receptionist), Netframe Systems, Inc. (administrative assistant), Inmac (data entry).

Summary of Skills

Application Interface & Website Design
Over ten years experience designing end-user application interfaces and websites. Have designed hundreds of websites of various sizes for companies in a variety of industries. Widely read on usability design and customer experience issues (critical to success/ROI of e-commerce websites).
Internet Professional
Knowledgeable in many Internet-related areas, with a wide variety of resources available for detailed information on almost any Internet-related subject. Employed by a web design firm as a professional Internet consultant for over six years, serving hundreds of businesses during that time.
Graphic Design
Experienced with layout and design for a full range of projects, including logos, stationery, business cards, flyers, brochures, signage, trade booths, and promotional items such as mousepads, coffee mugs, etc. Also skills in illustration for publications (magazine articles, technical manuals), greeting cards, and sequential art (graphic novels, comics, etc).
Project Management
Managed and participated on teams doing design/programming of Internet applications and websites, multi-phase programming projects (research, design, testing, documentation, implementation), and workflow process improvement (research, analysis, training and implementation). Researched, selected, and worked with outside vendors of various types (software, hardware, services, etc).
Communication
Highly proficient in communicating with and between business management, programmers, vendors and end users. This includes, but isn't limited to, the following types of communication:
  • Meeting with and coordinating information and action between various company groups (management, end user/customer, programmer, etc)
  • Developing technical specs
  • Writing user documentation
  • Developing training curriculum and teaching classes
  • Presenting educational information to upper management (frequent presenter at the Renaissance Executive Forums, educating CEOs of companies throughout Northern California about the Internet)
Workflow Process Design / Improvement
Proficient in gathering data about the workflow requirements, designing optimal workflow processes, developing and/or presenting training materials, and motivating employees to see the changes in a positive light.
Employee Motivation & Encouragement
Experienced in encouraging employees to use their imaginations, to develop flexible minds to see solutions, and have positive attitudes toward change. This aspect of company communications is becoming more important in today's volatile technology industry, as it helps overcome resistance to change and to mitigate the loss of production and efficiency due to employee fear and uncertainty.
Software:
  • Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Freehand, Contribute, PageMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Wordpress
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage
  • Familiar with many other software programs
  • Coding: HTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP
Environments:
  • DOS / Windows
  • UNIX / LINUX
  • Mainframes (ACOS, IBM, other)

Education

West Valley College, 1991
Associate Arts Degree with Honors
Saratoga, California

Los Gatos High School (early graduation)
California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE): 1989
Los Gatos, California

References

Available upon request.

This resume available online at http://www.creativewebguru.com/teddi/resume.html

 


Current service offerings:

  • Web publishing planning and advice
  • Wordpress installation, setup and configuration
  • Wordpress (blog) theme design or customization
  • Moving HTML sites into Wordpress
  • Search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Internet marketing consulting

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Local to:
Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Roseville, Antelope, Fair Oaks, Granite Bay, Orangevale, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Lincoln, Rocklin, Loomis, El Dorado Hills, Auburn, Marysville, Yuba City, and other Northern California cities.

Also serving clients all over the U.S. (Ohio, Nevada, Michigan, Colorado, Texas and Missouri, to name a few).