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Jonathan Renner

Web Architect & Marketing Consultant

Louisville, KY, USA
I have over 12 years of experience across various business entities including private, publicly traded, agency, and non-profit. My years as a creative director, web consultant, web designer and mobile applications architect have given me a unique and well rounded view of present day communication technology trends and solutions. With this skill set, I am able to confidently and efficiently lead teams of developers and designers together working toward a common goal that has the end-user in focus.

With this experience also comes an ability to think of new ways to solve ordinary problems while maintaining a keen focus on simplicity, design and usability.

I am a conceptual and visionary thinker who enjoys thinking outside the box. I am self motivated with a strong work ethic and high standards for any project I am a part of. I enjoy leading projects and multifaceted teams from the concept phase to the final launch of a solution that meets and exceeds expectations.

Work Experience

Sound Mind Investing

Director of Digital Development


Sound Mind Investing is a financial investment newsletter with a membership of around 10,000 subscribers who subscribe a print newsletter, web newsletter or both. My responsibilities are multifaceted. My primary role is to make sure the print version of the newsletter get’s translated to the web each month. In addition there are other digital solutions I own and have been tasked to re-create and improve on the current website. I am also leading a large-scale project to completely re-engineer and design the company website and customize a Content Management Solution inside the Expression Engine framework. I lead a team of two developers and also work with a marketing director to help analyze and hone our web, social media, google and email marketing strategy.

Key Responsibilities and Successes:
Designed and developed a new User Interface for our Portfolio Tracker online application.
Moved the company email marketing into MailChimp and continue to tweak and hone the email marketing strategy.
Installed and administrated a WordPress installation and migrated two existing blogs from an archaic Moveable type platform into WordPress.
Currently designing and developing a completely new website based on a well-thought through web marketing strategy focused on a member subscription funnel strategy.
February 2012 - Present Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Renner Web Consulting

Founder and CEO


For over 10 years I have worked as a web consultant, creating and developing nationally recognized websites and other visual communication solutions for various high and low level clients. Running my own business, even in the midst of working within a full-time position, has proved to be a positive experience for me personally and professionally. The outside experience provides opportunities to hone my skills and explore new ideas and technologies that I may not have the opportunity to do within a full time position. I then put those new ideas and skills to work within my full-time job position.

Key Responsibilities and Successes:
Designed and developed dozens of websites, intranets, extranets, UI and UX and other marketing communication solutions for various businesses, from Fortune 500 clients to large and small for profit and non profit businesses.
Led multiple cross-functional teams on several projects, bringing all areas of expertise to the table and helping manage and execute plans to develop successful solutions.
Overseeing the every day execution of a web consulting business. Developing relationships with strategic partners. Envisioning, communicating and managing solutions from concept to launch.

Multimedia and CD-ROM presentations
Intranet and extranet UI design
Internet banner advertisements
Corporate brand identity packages
Brochures and corporate mailer promotions

High Profile Clients:
DIMON Incorporated 
(World's second largest independent leaf tobacco merchant, with fiscal year 2003 revenues totaling $1.3 billion)
Conceptualized and designed both corporate Intranet and Extranet UI environments.
Designed static web site for Expanded Solutions, a division of DIMON Inc.
Examples of the work for DIMON may be viewed upon request per DIMON non-disclosure agreement

Word Label Group/Warner Brothers Records
Developed and designed a custom flash website for a Warner Music Label artist.
Designed animated banner ad’s for various Warner Brothers artists.
January 2001 - Present Louisville, Kentucky, United States

32 Leap

Designer / Developer / Consultant / Owner


32 Leap is a small mobile app company my friend and I started to get a taste for the mobile app industry. So far we have developed 3 mobile apps that are currently active in the Apple app store. To date we have had over 120,000 downloads and close to 600,000 sessions.

Key Responsibilities and Successes:
Conceptualized and led multi-faceted teams to design and develop to date three Mobile iPhone and iPad applications approved and currently live on the apple iTunes app store.
Of the three apps so far, two have been featured by Apple and downloaded in over 30 countries.
Developed a keen understanding of Mobile technology processes and standards as well as successful tactics for launching, marketing and positioning successful mobile applications.
Forged multiple high level partnerships with large multi-million dollar corporations in efforts to promote and market existing and new trending mobile applications and new application strategies.
Partnerships forged to date include KY State Fair, Jeff Gordon Inc., KORG Inc. and Blackstar Amplification Ltd.
Overseeing the every day execution of a mobile applications business. Developing relationships with strategic partners envisioning, communicating and managing app ideas from concept to app store launch.
September 2010 - Present Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Southeast Christian Church

Web Architect

Southeast is a multi-site mega church of over 25,000 members with 3 locations. I oversee all web communication and design projects and am responsible for both developing and supporting multiple church web sites and various web initiatives.

I was brought on board in 2007 to engineer and oversee a primary initiative to create a new website with key objectives for consistent and understandable information architecture, automation, staff supportability, video API and multiple third part vendor data feeds built within and connected to a complex church member, budget, staff and volunteer management solution.

We launched the first of the three sites in August of 2010, the second site in January of 2011 with the third campus site currently in development.

Key Responsibilities and Successes:
* Managed teams of both in house and third party front end coders and back-end developers.

* Liaison between IT, developers, designers, and church staff.

* Conceptualized, sold, prototyped, designed and executed a multi-faceted three year web restructure and re-build project with a budget of over $100k. Since launch we have seen an increase in web traffic of up to 60%.

* Oversaw the integration of the the new website into a complex ASP.NET church management solution.

* Vendor selection and integration of third party API web solutions to feed various multimedia areas of the new site.

* Developed and integrated a consistent CSS based style guide to promote consistency and brand awareness within all areas of the new website.

* Managed and worked together with a front-end developer to code over 1000 lines of CSS code for the new website.

* Conceptualized and led a team to develop a mobile app that pulls XML data from existing church website feeds increasing even more automation of data and communication efforts.

* Integrated online solutions to help standardize and bring processes to promote productivity within the communications team.
October 2007 Louisville, Kentucky, United States

New West Agency

Account Manager, Web Interactive

Manager for all agency web accounts. I served as the web technology expert for the agency. I was responsible for staying current with the latest technology trends and to look for ways to implement technology strategies into existing and future web and interactive accounts.
August 2007 - October 2007 Louisville, Kentucky, United States

MedAvant Healthcare Solutions

Creative Director

Creative Director and part of a corporate marketing team for a former, publicly traded healthcare technology business. As Creative Director I oversaw all creative aspects of brand awareness and design, corporate print collateral, web communications and interactive multimedia communication solutions.

* Oversaw design and production aspects of all corporate print and marketing collateral:
corporate slicks, online/offline documentation, annual reports, trade show designs, direct mail and web marketing campaigns, etc.

* Trade show booth design and multimedia presentations

* Interactive multimedia product demonstrations, company surveys, product CD-ROM presentations

*Corporate intranet design

*Corporate website design and development

* Lead a design initiative to re-branded the company with the new name MedAvant. My brand concept and direction was chosen over a list of ideas and identities offered by a contracted branding firm in San Francisco.

* In addition I also successfully branded a subsidiary of the company and created other additional brand identities.

* Design of the new MedAvant corporate identity

* Completed re-design of all print collateral, corporate websites, and all other marketing and corporate collateral with the new brand identity and style guide.

* Implemented a website Content Management Solution into the new website.

* Redefined and re-focused objectives and processes for creating and implementing multimedia tutorials for our products and solutions.

* Designed corporate communication newsletters through Constant Contact email marketing client.

* Implemented a sales online ordering site for all print collateral utilizing a third party web tool.
May 2004 - July 2007 Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States


Liberty University

B.S., Communications Media Graphics

August 1996 - May 2000 Lynchburg, Virginia, United States


Louisville Graphic Design Association received the Silver Interactive Design Award



API Integration, Art Direction, ASPX, Brand, Brand Awareness, Brand Identity, Concept, Creative Direction, CSS, Expression Engine, Flash, Graphic Design, HTML, Information Architecture, JavaScript, Jquery, Logo, Marketing Strategy, Multimedia, PHP, Production, Project Management, RSS, Site Architecture, Social Media, Usability, Video Transcoding And Streaming, Web Development, Wireframes, WordPress, XHTML, XML,