Chaska Rojas-Bottger

Web Content Specialist, Digital Storyteller, Web Designer

Seattle, WA, USA
Driven digital media professional with freelance experience designing clean and dynamic web interfaces, finding solutions for design problems, and collaborating with others to produce user-friendly web products. I’m looking to hone my UI design skills in creative and innovative projects with high social impact.

As an emerging filmmaker and photographer, an ideal opportunity might be a digital marketing role where I can use my web and visual skills.

I bring a passion for design and culture; aptitude for storytelling; and deep interest in web technology. I thrive when problem-solving, strategizing or undertaking new challenges.

Work Experience

Chaska Creative

Freelance Web/UI Designer & Wordpress Consultant

• Design mockups for websites using XD/Sketch/Fireworks and deliver high-fidelity assets for custom development
• Propose new user-interface architecture and navigation to improve usability and traffic for client websites
• Perform front-end development using HTML and CSS to transform mockups into responsive, standard compliant and optimized websites and stores
• Spearhead migration projects and convert static sites into interactive WP websites
• Work directly with clients to establish project scope and timelines
• Perform routine site updates, upgrades, and maintenance
• Provide training to non-technical clients and their staff
April 2007 - Present Washington, United States

Devi Studios

Web Designer & Video Specialist

• Designed interface mockups, page prototypes, and high-fidelity web assets for Wordpress and Bootstrap websites
• Updated web style sheets and pages as required
• Edited photos using Photoshop and videos using Premiere
• Assisted with video productions

Tools: Wordpress, Bootstrap, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Premiere, Basecamp.
April 2015 - Present Seattle, Washington, United States

Curvine Web Solutions

Web Project Management & Wordpress devsigner

• Managed web project tasks and collaborated with clients and
agency developers to plan custom changes to client sites
• Planned, designed and developed Wordpress theme and
plugin implementations within tight deadlines
• Performed routine content, function, and style sheet updates
to a variety of client sites as needed
• Corresponded and met with clients to determine their website
requirements
November 2016 - December 2017 Bellevue, Washington, United States

POV Documentary Films

Digital Development Intern

Assisted in the planning and creation of web-based applications related to documentary films using a combination of frameworks and original code to develop crowdsourcing tools and data visualizations.
Also assisted film producer with interactive shorts.
July 2014 - September 2014 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Office Of Minority Affairs & Diversity, University Of Washington

Temporary Web Content Producer

• Produced and maintained department’s multi-site WP portal
• Developed new pages and sub-sites
• Took lead role in WP portal migration
• Helped ensure high-performance of the portal by monitoring Google analytics, Site Checker and site accessibility
• Prepared monthly site reports for Communications Director
• Assisted other department staff members with various aspects of site maintenance
February 2013 - June 2013 Washington, United States

University Of Washington Women's Center

Webmaster

Took lead role in website migration and redesign (within campus style guidelines) – including reorganization of the center’s overall hierarchy of information and development of new taxonomy; produced and maintained content for the Women's Center site.
June 2012 - June 2013 Washington, United States

Education

University Of Washington

Masters of Communications in Digital Media

Focused on web video and the use of technology (from social media to learning apps and mobile video) to preserve cultural knowledge.
September 2012 - December 2014 Seattle, Washington, United States

California State University, East Bay

Business Administration (Marketing)

Also received a minor in Computer Science
September 2000 - June 2004 Hayward, California, United States

Languages

English (Fluent),
Spanish (Native),
Portuguese (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe XD, CSS2, Fireworks, Google Analytics, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere, Sketch, WordPress, XHTML,