Robert D. Hughes
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A seasoned content manager and developer, Robert strives for a positive user experience in all his Web endeavors. He is grateful for all the opportunities he has had managing website content, which includes projects both large and small.

Core Competencies

  • Content and website management (experience creating, managing, and publishing digital content with TeamSite, Joomla, WordPress, Sitefinity, OpenText, and Hybris Content Management Systems)
  • Web development with HTML, CSS, jQuery, and Bootstrap. See Portfolio for Web development and Web design samples.
  • Graphic design, image optimization, and photo editing with Photoshop. See Portfolio for samples.
  • Writing, editing, and blogging. See Portfolio for samples.
  • QA and troubleshooting, e.g., usability problems, malformed code, proofing, and page layout issues
  • File and digital asset management (experience with FTP clients, Widen DAM, and Picasa)
  • Web standards and accessibility
  • Project development, status reporting, and collaboration (experience with JIRA and Basecamp)
  • Google Webmaster Tools, Analytics, and PageSpeed Insights

Project Experience

The Orniphile, Chicago, IL - Web Developer and Content Manager
September 2015 - Present

  • Improved the appearance of The Orniphile website through a redesign and recoding using HTML 5
  • Made the site look good and work well on all devices; responsive and accessible
  • Optimized front-end code for reduced page load time and a problem-free user experience
  • Improved readability by rewriting and condensing content

Pampered Chef, Addison, IL - Content Manager
March 2015 - August 2015

  • Successfully moved content (text, graphics, files, videos, and product information) from the legacy PC Canada site to the new PC Canada site using Hybris CMS as part of a content migration project
  • Built clean, attractive Web pages and edited existing pages using Hybris CMS
  • Discovered dozens of Web page bugs during QA testing for responsive website redesign project
  • Finished the Canada content migration project 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), Chicago, IL - Content Manager
July 2014 - September 2014

  • Successfully moved content (text, graphics, files, and videos) from old NCSBN site to new NCSBN site as part of a content migration project
  • Contributed to an improved design by properly formatting Web page content with OpenText CMS
  • Optimized hundreds of graphics with Photoshop for increased page download speed and an improved user experience
  • Completed the content migration project on time

Abercrombie & Kent, Inc, Downers Grove, IL - Content Publisher
October 2013 - April 2014

  • Worked with communications department on implementation of a new Abercrombie & Kent website using Sitefinity CMS
  • Contributed to an improved user experience by properly formatting content with XML and HTML
  • Optimized hundreds of images with Photoshop and renamed them according to strict specifications for improved SEO
  • Added value by completing all tasks on time and with fidelity to project specifications

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Chicago, IL - Content Publisher
November 2011 - May 2012

  • Worked with project managers on implementation of new Blue Cross Blue Shield member's website using Interwoven TeamSite CMS
  • Created Web pages and updated site content with Interwoven TeamSite CMS
  • Properly formatted Web page content for an improved user experience
  • Completed all assignments within a reasonable time frame

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), Chicago, IL - Webmaster
October 2010 - April 2011

  • Worked with Interwoven TeamSite CMS to create and publish digital content and manage the ASHRM online presence
  • Built clean, attractive Web pages and edited existing Web pages
  • Improved the website experience by troubleshooting and resolving technical problems such as broken links, missing resources, and missing pages
  • Created impactful graphics and optimized dozens of digital photographs with Photoshop

Previous Projects

Illinois Ornithological Society (IOS) - Webmaster
January 2003 - August 2010

  • Designed and developed the IOS website and served as webmaster
  • Improved the readability of all content by proofreading and editing and making corrections when needed
  • Managed the site with diligence, updated the content in a timely manner, and always strived to improve the visitor experience
  • Added new features, including an online documentation form, a photo archives page, and an online photo quiz


BA, Liberal Arts, Loyola University of Chicago

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About Me I was born, raised, and currently live in Chicago. When I'm not working I apply my passion for communication to promoting the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary in Chicago through social media and blogging. You could say I'm a Web guy at heart.