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Ilektra Rachovitsa

Web Designer, Front-End Developer

San Francisco, CA, USA

Work Experience

Freelance

Web Designer/Front-end Developer

• OMC Design Group: Developing responsive websites using HTML, CSS, jQuery/JavaScript, PHP
• SkinTie – skintie.com: Added functionality to improve the online shopping experience and applied SEO practices; provided art direction, created graphics and print materials for marketing campaigns
• Full Bloom Gourmet Vegan Cuisine – fullbloomvegan.com: Designed logo and brand identity including stationery, handouts and signage; developed responsive website, created social media strategy and applied SEO practices; managed domain and hosting services
• Aviva-In-Home Care: Designed logo, business cards, vehicle wrap and ad creatives
• Radical Tan Salon – radicaltansalon.com: Redeveloped website from Flash into HTML
• Unico Catering – unicocatering.com: Created the content, designed and developed the website
• Facebook game application proposal: Designed rough interior and exterior prototypes. Prepared video presentation to clarify the idea
• Logo and business card design for Italian bakery


Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript libraries/jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Joomla, Wordpress, Shopify, Google Analytics, Microsoft Office, Keynote
January 2012 - Present California, United States

Blu Marketing Solutions

Web Designer/Front-end Developer

• Designed user experiences and websites for various projects
• Developed websites using HTML5, CSS, PHP, Wordpress including payment processors
• Designed logos, flyers, banners, posters and menus for various projects

Tools: Wordpress, Shopify, Google Analytics, Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote
February 2013 - Present California, United States

Annunciation Cathedral SF

Web Designer/Developer

• Improved the user experience and developed new responsive website
• Maintained the website including regular content updates, plugin/theme updates, domain and DNS management, error debugging, data backups, technical support and troubleshooting
• Developed and distributed email newsletters, managed the subscribers’ list and reported analytics
• Designed graphics and developed responsive landing pages for events and fundraising campaign

Tools: HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript libraries/jQuery, PHP, MySQL, Joomla, Photoshop, Illustrator
August 2014 - December 2016 California, United States

Sebastien Entertainment

Digital Media Specialist

• Provided general assistance related to the internet, technology, web and digital marketing
• Coordinated the creation of digital content; provided maintenance including posting and formatting of new web content, reformatting/updating existing content and broken link maintenance
• Organized and managed digital files, subscribers’ lists and supported the email marketing execution
• Designed and edited graphics (social media, web banners, headings, photography) for use on the web
July 2014 - November 2016 California, United States

Splinter Locksmith

Web Designer/Developer

• Designed Web templates using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS5
• Developed the website and mobile web using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and PHP
• Applied SEO practices, created digital strategy and digital content to increase client engagement and profitability
• Performed continual maintenance including the contact form

Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, PHP
July 2013 - November 2013 California, United States

Cardio-tone

Web and Mobile UI/UX Designer

• Designed the user interface and overall user experience for web, mobile and widget application
• Designed custom templates for integration into existing websites

Tools: Paper prototypes, Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote
June 2012 - December 2012 California, United States

Education

Academy Of Art University (AAU)

MFA in Web Design/New Media

• Relevant Coursework: Digital Applications, Advanced Digital Imaging, Visual Design, Typography for Digital Masters, Web Technology, Principles of Usability, User Experience, Interactive Design and Concept, Scripting, Balancing Creativity and Profitability

• Thesis project: MyNeighbors.com (mneighbors.com) - Planned, researched, created surveys, defined the target audience, user tasks and scenarios; created information architecture and flow diagrams; designed wireframes, paper and interactive prototypes for user testing; designed the logo, look and feel and overall user experience; implemented the front-end development and designed MySQL database for users’ registration; created a comprehensive video tutorial to walk users through the project; conducted 2 official usability testings
September 2008 - December 2011 San Francisco, California, United States

University Of Ioannina

BFA in Fine Arts and Art Sciences

September 2002 - December 2006 Ioannina, Greece

Languages

Greek (Native),
English (Fluent),
German (Advanced),

Skills

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML Coding, Information Architecture, Java Script, Icon Design, Interaction Design, JavaScript (jQuery), OmniGraffle, PHP/MySQL, Usability Design, Usability Testing, User Interface Design,