Robert D. Hughes
Chicago, Illinois 60613
Mobile: 773.314.3016
E-mail: Robert D. Hughes
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-d-hughes

Summary

Robert has a deep interest in using internet technologies to communicate ideas and information. He is looking for a role where he can apply his talent and experience to website and content management. Robert has been working with digital content for over ten years as a webmaster, Web developer, and content manager. He strives for optimized content and a positive user experience in all his Web endeavors.

Core Competencies

  • Content and website management (experience creating, managing, and publishing digital content with TeamSite, Joomla, WordPress, Sitefinity, OpenText, and Hybris Content Management Systems)
  • HTML, XML, 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 and editing, with an emphasis on Web content. See Portfolio for writing samples.
  • Semantic SEO (application, best practices, and principles)
  • QA and troubleshooting, e.g., usability problems, malformed code, proofing, and page layout issues
  • File and digital asset management (experience with several FTP clients, Widen DAM, and Picasa)
  • Web standards and accessibility
  • Project development, status reporting, and collaboration (experience with JIRA and Basecamp)
  • Google Webmaster Tools and PageSpeed Insights

Project Experience

The Orniphile - Web Developer and Webmaster
October 2014 - 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
  • Achieved a high SEO ranking (Top 5 ranking in Google organic search results for targeted keyword phrases)
  • Optimized front-end code for reduced page load time and a problem-free user experience
  • Improved readability by rewriting and condensing content

Pampered Chef - Web Content Manager
March 2015 - August 2015

  • Successfully moved content (text, graphics, files, videos, and product information) from legacy Canada site to new Canada site using Hybris CMS as part of a Canada content migration project
  • Built new Web pages and modified existing Web pages with HTML and CSS
  • Pulled product information from Canada product catalog for inclusion and formatting on website
  • Performed quality assurance as part of responsive website redesign QA project
  • Finished the Canada content migration project 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) - Web Content Manager
July 2014 - September 2014

  • Successfully moved content (text, graphics, files, and videos) from old site to new site using OpenText CMS as part of a content migration project
  • Built new Web pages with OpenText CMS
  • Formatted content and adjusted page layout with HTML for proper display
  • Optimized hundreds of graphics with Photoshop for increased page download speed and improved user experience
  • Completed content migration project on time

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

  • Worked with communications department on implementation of new Abercrombie & Kent website using Sitefinity CMS
  • Created Web pages with Sitefinity CMS for new, responsive A&K website
  • Marked up content with XML and HTML for proper presentation
  • 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 - 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
  • Formatted content with HTML for proper display
  • Completed all assignments with diligence and within a reasonable time frame

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

  • Worked with Interwoven TeamSite CMS to create and publish digital content and manage the ASHRM online presence
  • Formatted content, adjusted page layout, and modified elements with HTML and CSS for effective presentation
  • Improved the user experience by troubleshooting and resolving technical problems such as broken links, missing resources, and missing pages
  • Created graphics and optimized dozens of digital photographs with Photoshop
  • Served as a liaison between the organization and the IT department on technical matters, such as addressing and resolving problems with the CMS

Education

BA, Liberal Arts, Loyola University of Chicago

Front-end Web Development, PC Center Training Institute of Chicago

Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Associate Certification

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