Jason Becker

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Work Experience

Front-End Web Developer / Designer
Builder Homesite, Inc., Publisher of NewHomeSource.com
October 2005 to present, Austin, TX

  • Built new HTML5 and CSS pages for the spring 2011 NewHomeSource.com re-design in an ASP.NET 4.0 MVC environment.
  • Developed cross-device mobile (iPhone, Blackberry, Android) and desktop email client agnostic HTML email templates.
  • Constructed the user-interface for CustomNewHomes.com with standards-based XHTML and CSS in an ASP.NET MVC platform.
  • Designed and developed the navigation and user-experience for the BDX Live data management website, used by builders and partners to update data for the Builder Homesite/BDX family of websites.
  • Overhauled the user interface for the March 2007 re-launch of NewHomeSource.com with valid XHTML/CSS layout in ASP.NET 2.0, also utilizing DOM scripting and ASP.NET AJAX.
  • Tested design consistency of all interfaces across multiple browsers, including IE9, IE8, IE7, IE 6, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.
  • Coded templates for Beazer.com using web standards based XHTML and CSS.
  • Designed and developed the user interface of Bank of America's New Home Center BankofAmerica.NewHomeSource.com from wire-frames and requirement specifications.
  • Adhering to Bank of America's corporate design guidelines, built all pages with HTML 4.01 and CSS to validate to W3C standards and meet WCAG accessibility guidelines.
  • Tested the design consistency of Bank of America's New Home Center across multiple browsers and platforms, including IE 6, IE 5.5, IE 5.0, Firefox 1.5, Safari 2.0, Safari 1.3, and Camino.
  • Developed the user interface of NewRetirementCommunities.com with HTML and CSS in an ASP.NET environment with VisualStudio.NET.
  • Built the entire NewRetirementCommunities.com front-end using CSS layout and leveraged existing VBScript on dynamically generated pages, as the only UI Developer on a small team.

Web Designer / Online Advertising Manager
Builder Homesite, Inc., Publisher of NewHomeSource.com
May 2001 to October 2005, Austin, TX

  • Design, develop and test BuilderHomesite.com utilizing web standards with semantic XHTML, CSS, and PHP for Fall 2005 redesign.
  • Conceptualize and create engaging Flash presentations for 3 three major homebuilding tradeshows with a combined attendance of over 225,000.
  • Design mock-ups and styles for NewHomeSource.com Fall 2005 site redesign;
  • Integrate NewHomeSource.com text and multimedia content from internal content owners and external clients in an ASP.NET environment.
  • Coordinate and manage all online advertising on NewHomeSource.com and CasasNuevasAqui.com using 24/7 Real Media's Open AdStream Central.
  • Design, test, optimize and manage clients' ad campaigns for consumer websites, using Flash, Photoshop, ImageReady, HTML and JavaScript.
  • Design, optimize for email, implement and track the NewHomeSource.com HTML consumer newsletter reaching over 150,000 subscribers monthly.
  • Redesign, code and maintain corporate website at BuilderHomesite.com.
  • Design creative assets for the web that furthers the marketing strategy and increases brand awareness as a member of the Marketing team.

Graphic Design Producer
drkoop.com Inc.
November 2000 to January 2001, Austin, TX

  • Created and optimized graphics for the site using Photoshop, Illustrator and ImageReady.
  • Designed the drdrew.com weekly newsletter, working on layout, colors, and graphic headers.
  • Coded the drdrew.com newsletter into an HTML template for use by newsletter editor.
  • Created the code for the drkoop.com site redesign working from a graphic mock-up.
  • Produced weekly HTML includes for drkoop.com's external hospital partner sites.
  • Balanced various responsibilities while working for two separate departments.

Skills & Software

  • Expert-level coding with semantic HTML5, XHTML and CSS to web standands
  • Expertise using Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady, and Illustrator
  • Experience with JQuery, Prototype, Script.aculo.us and JavaScript frameworks, especially UI interactions
  • Use of Macromedia Homesite, Visual SourceSafe, SourceGear Vault, and FTP clients
  • Languages: HTML5, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, XML
  • Cross-platform: Windows 7/Vista/2003/XP and Mac OSX
  • Coordination between content owners
  • Communication with outside clients
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills

Education

University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science in Art
December 1999, Madison, WI

  • Concentrations: Figurative and Computer Art
  • Completion of a majority of credits in Art Studio classes while fulfilling other liberal arts requirements
  • Worked on various projects learning the principles of website design.
  • Created interactive Shockwave movies and animated QuickTime shorts using Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Director and Adobe Premiere.

Continuing Education

  • An Event Apart Austin - November 2006
  • Photoshop Training Camp Live, Software Cinema - 2005
  • Photoshop Creativity Seminar, NAPP - 2005
  • Photoshop for Photographers Seminar, NAPP - 2003
  • Advanced Flash Techniques, Austin Community College - 2002

Other Experience and Interests

  • Developed the XHTML and CSS shells for the Austin Children's Museum website, AustinKids.org
  • Attended An Event Apart Austin 2006 - seminar on Web Standards focused on advanced HTML and CSS.
  • Designed the website www.droptestmusic.com for Drop Test, a Milwaukee alternative rock band, to web standards using XHTML and CSS.
  • Fully trained in ad serving, ad tagging, and rich media by DoubleClick and 24/7 Real Media.
  • Created a promotional website for an independent film featured at the 2001 SXSW Film Festival.
  • National Association of Photoshop Professionals member since 2001.

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