Resume

Professional Employment & Skill Set

OBJECTIVE

To use my professional user interface design and programming skills for creative employment.


WHY ME?

My artistic and perfectionist approach to application design combined with my extensive skill set as a full stack web and mobile programmer, makes me a jack of all trades and a master of many.


PROFICIENCY

Full Stack Web Development

  • Years of experience in front end development building elegant responsive interfaces
  • Ability to architect and build robust PHP applications
  • API driven application development
  • Experience integrating with Amazon Web Services including S3, Lambda, SNS, and Elastic Transcoder
  • Ability to architect, create, and maintain efficient, well planned relational and NoSQL databases with PostgresSQL, MySQL, & ElasticSearch
  • Git collaboration and version control
  • User interface design
  • Website and mobile application design
  • Ability to quickly learn new tasks, computer software, and programming languages
  • Very close attention to detail and product quality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, focused, and dedicated team worker

Design

  • Photoshop Wizard
  • Traditionally Trained Illustrator
  • Experience creating website & mobile application user interface designs
  • Wireframing and interactive prototyping
  • University studies in 2D design, color theory, technical drawing, and graphic design
  • Proficient with InDesign for layout and print media
  • Logo design experience

Programming Languages

  • HTML5 & CSS3 Expert
  • Immaculate CSS / SCSS / LESS styling
  • Mastery of the Bootstrap & Foundation CSS frameworks
  • Custom CSS frameworks built from scratch
  • JavaScript, React, AngularJS, RaphaelJS, & Ionic Front End Ninja
  • Experience building and working with custom PHP application
  • PHP framework development including CakePHP, CodeIgniter, & Wordpress
  • PostgresSQL, MySQL, ElasticSearch & Redis database experience
  • Intermediate Objective-C
  • Basic Node.js, Gulp, and Bower skills

EMPLOYMENT

Sorcerer (Software Engineer)

SmugMug

Currently working at SmugMug in Mountain View as a full stack web developer and loving it. I'm dedicated to our marketing team's public outreach and customer acquisition initiatives as well as our Pro e-commerce features.

November 2015 to Present, Mountain View, CA



Full Stack Web Application Developer & Designer

Jabico Enterprises

My position at Jabico Enterprises allowed me the opportunity to work as a full stack web developer. Daily I developed with PHP, PostgreSQL, AngularJS, and SCSS to build robust and scalable web applications for a variety of clients and internal projects. Additionally I filled the role of internal designer, working in Photoshop and Illustrator to create complete web and mobile site template and user interface designs.

April 2012 to November 2015, Santa Cruz, CA



AJ Lemos Web & Graphic Design

Worked as a successful independent web & graphic design contractor for a large number of clients from small to large businesses for a year and a half. As my client base expanded so did my skill set. I created numerous website designs, skinned applications in HTML & CSS, advised clients on web technologies, and built dozens of wordpress sites. During this time I was also part of the development team for All Together Now, a Ruby on Rails based project management application geared at web developers and freelancers.

August 2011 to April 2012, Santa Cruz, CA



Front End Web Developer & Graphic Designer

GrooveZoo

Web development experience at GrooveZoo, Inc., a single page AJAX driven web based collaboration tool for musicians. Performed all CSS development, graphic design, print media design, user interface implementation, and quality assurance for the GrooveZoo social website. Assisted the web development teams with PHP, PostgreSQL, and JavaScript EXT JS programming.

August 2010 to August 2011, Santa Cruz, CA



Creative Art Director

Keyfax NewMedia

Designed websites from concept to creation working closely with a web programmer. Designed and implemented online advertisement campaigns, created print media, and managed over a dozen websites and online stores. Gained experience in web development, Flash animation, CSS programming, graphic design, and digital illustration.

January 2010 to August 2010, Santa Cruz, CA



Production Editor

Learning in Motion

Primary duties included desktop publishing and graphic design for educational productions. Worked in many mediums with a focus on Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Secondary duties included updating websites and maintaining web, email, database, and shared storage servers.

July 2008 to January 2010, Santa Cruz, CA



Instructional Computing Lab Consultant

University of California Santa Cruz

Facilitated UC classes and maintained computer labs. Tutored students on Mac and PC computers with a variety of programs including but not limited to Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. Also assisted students writing HTML and CSS for class assignments, executing terminal commands on the Mac, and Microsoft Office skills.

2007, Santa Cruz, CA



Class Tutor of Sound Recording and Electronic Music

Santa Barbara City College

Tutored students in recording techniques and Digital Audio Workstations such as Digidesign Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Logic, & Reason. Assisted students with audio hardware and MIDI interfaces, mixing boards, reverb & compressor rack units and microphone techniques for acoustic instruments, amplified instruments, and drums. Engineered top of house mixing board at the live Sonic Sequences show at SBCC in Fall 2005. Engineered light board for the show in Spring 2006.

2005 - 2006, Santa Barbara, CA



EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Film and Digital Media, Concentration in Production

University of California Santa Cruz
2006 - 2008, Santa Cruz, CA



Santa Barbara City College

President's Honor Roll
National Deans List
2004 - 2006, Santa Barbara, CA



Excellent references and numerous letters of recommedation available upon request.

Contact AJ Lemos at wajlemos@gmail.com

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