Brian Abbott

Brian Abbott

Curriculum Vitæ

Personal Profile

Diligent, dedicated, eager and well-rounded. Independently motivated and sociable. Quick to adapt to changing environments, needs, personalities and technologies. Previous work and education experience in Europe and Asia. Always exploring, learning and seeking more to learn.

Specialized skills:

HTML (HTML5 and XHTML), CSS (including CSS3 and Sass / SCSS), LAMP / MAMP, Wordpress, Joomla, Javascript / Jquery, PHP, Python, JSON, SEO best practices, Git, MySQL, cPanel, Google Analytics & Search Console.

General skills:

Proficient in MS Office Suite and open-source equivalents, Adobe Creative Cloud (including Photoshop, InDesign, Fireworks, etc.) and Google Apps.

Familiar with project management applications including Slack, Trello, Basecamp, Assembla and Microsoft Project.

Recent Work Experience

Web Developer (independent) 03/2014 - present

  • Constantly learning new technologies and staying au courant with best practices.
  • Administrative and accounting duties required as sole proprietor.
  • Managing differing client needs, expectations, budgets and schedules.
  • Front- and back-end web development, primarily HTML, CSS, Javascript / Jquery, PHP and image processing.
  • Cross-browser compatibility and responsive design.
  • Security risk mitigation.
  • Utilization of latest proven technology to future-proof digital assets.
  • Interacting with clients to define and achieve marketing goals.
  • Building emails to render accurately across a wide range of clients ranging from antiquated to modern mobile platforms, as well as managing subsciber lists and deploying via Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor, SurveyMonkey, et al.
  • Meeting deadlines consistently in a fast-paced environment.

Web Developer at Bent Media, Inc. 07/2011 - 02/2014

  • Front-end web development, primarily HTML, CSS, Javascript / Jquery, PHP and image processing.
  • Cross-browser compatibility, responsive design and / or mobile development.
  • Building emails to render accurately across a wide range of clients ranging from antiquated to modern mobile platforms, as well as managing multiple lists of up to 100,000 subscibers and deploying via Mailchimp and Emma.
  • Meeting deadlines consistently in a fast-paced environment.

Education

Tulane University and George Washington University Graduate Coursework

  • Broad range of courses under the umbrella of International Development including Project Management, Statistics, Economics, Demography and Crisis & Emergency Management.

University of Minnesota B.A., Linguistics

  • Phonetics and phonology specialization. Spent one year at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, Malaysia on scholarship exchange to do linguistic field work on Bahasa Melayu (including field recordings and spectrographic analysis).

Activities & Interests

  • Musician and contributor to local independent record label
    • Multi-instrumentalist spanning many musical eras and styles.
    • Self-taught multiple DAWs icluding Protools and Sonar.
  • IoT
    • Python-based hobby / maker projects for various single-board computers, including a custom home security app and Alexa integration.
  • Volunteer work
    • Self-initiated post-Katrina volunteer work in an effort to establish distributed, hurricane-proof, smart-grid infrastructure elements in New Orleans.
    • Local stakeholders included NASA / Lockheed Martin, New Orleans Office of Recovery Management, New Orleans City Council, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church and CDC, Sierra Club and the Louisiana Technology Council.
  • Participant in local sports league
  • Novice gardener.
  • Unrepentant bad dancer.

Available for work now: physically in New Orleans, virtually anywhere.

References Available on Request