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Jamie is a designer, programmer, and technical writer with an aptitude for problem solving and a passion for technology. Although she has extensive design and drafting experience in the prefabricated construction business, she has always been interested in computer programming, web design, and technical writing. Several years ago, she began working on her Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology at Western Governors University which she completed in June 2017. She is currently working towards her Professional Certificate in Technical Communications though the UC San Diego Extension.

Jamie is seeking new challenges that build on her programming and technical writing interests, but she will bring to that new position many transferrable skills gained from her prior work experience. She is detail-oriented and attentive to project specifications and schedules. She has strong business knowledge and experience working in cross-functional teams. Her past job experiences have included training new hires, writing and illustrating technical manuals, participating in process improvement initiatives, and enhancing company spreadsheets with VBA for Excel.

Jamie also develops and maintains websites related to her passions. She recently launched the Trikke Universe and Me-Mover Around the World sites using WordPress. She also re-launched Phillyblast with an interim WordPress installation to cover the Martin Tower demolition. She is an active member of the Lehigh Valley WordPress Meetup group and a volunteer and web designer for their annual WordCamp event. As she continues to learn about this popular content management system, she plans to develop custom themes and plugins to enhance those sites as well as this one.

As a committed lifelong learner and experienced professional, Jamie has great qualifications to help any organization with their tech-related endeavors. She is available to interview for tech-related positions within your company and also for freelance web design, writing, and drafting projects.

Portfolio of Websites

Word Camp Lehigh Valley 2019

Launched:  April 2019

https://2019.lehighvalley.wordcamp.org

  • Conceptual design sketch for header banner
  • Content creation, menus, plugins, and widgets using WordPress
  • Add-on CSS written to customize Twenty Thirteen theme
  • Line work skyline silhouette of Bethlehem and Allentown created in AutoCAD and exported to Illustrator for finishing by graphic artist

Word Camp Lehigh Valley 2018

Launched:  May 2018

https://2018.lehighvalley.wordcamp.org

  • Conceptual design sketches for site layout, menus, and navigation
  • Content creation, menus, plugins, and widgets using WordPress
  • Skyline graphic of Bethlehem and Allentown created in AutoCAD and exported to PNG
  • Backend and CSS done by my design partner, Koa Kekuna

Me-Mover Around the World

Launched:  August 2017

https://www.memoveraroundthe.world

  • Site Administrator using WordPress.org
  • Blog Writer

Trikke Universe

Launched:  June 2017 as part of my WGU Capstone project

https://www.trikkeuniverse.com

  • Site Administrator using WordPress.org
  • Blog Writer (merged former “Lehigh Valley Trikke” blog from Blogspot into the new site)

Phillyblast

Launched:  November 1998, Relaunched:  February 2019

http://www.phillyblast.com

  • Site Administrator using WordPress.org (“Legacy Site” is plain HTML but will be updated to WordPress soon)
  • Blog Writer
  • Photographer
  • Site created and maintained in partnership with my sister Vivian Makin

Credentials

College Education

UC San Diego Extension

Professional Certificate, Technical Communications

In Progress

Western Governors University

Bachelor of Science, Information Technology with Software Emphasis

Raritan Valley Community College

Associate of Applied Science, Mechanical Design Technology


Certifications

Oracle

Certified Associate – Java SE8

CIW

JavaScript Specialist

CompTIA

Security+

Network+

A+

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