Attention to detail focused web designer, developer, and digital strategist with results driven sales and project execution record. Experience founding and operating a small WordPress web design company as well as operating and directing the WordPress Division at a large enterprise level development agency. Seeking an opportunity to work in a team setting to build beautiful, well-crafted web experiences that set that bar for usability and function.
At any given point in time the WordPress department at Americaneagle.com facilitates an average of 80 simultaneous projects. Project sizes range from smaller $8K websites to large $400K multi-phase enterprise level projects. This aspect of my job has afforded me the opportunity to blend creative talents with organizational skills to help project managers and clients to ensure all project and business requirements are met within budget. From my perspective, the key measurements of project success are: if the client is thrilled, if the project maintained a profitable hourly rate, and if the project requirements were fulfilled within with specified budget and timeframe.
I founded a creative agency called Button Down Digital LLC in April 2014. My firm provided web design and branding services to small and medium-size businesses.
By starting this business, I acquired valuable experience in sales and project management. Other experience included contacting leads, conducting consultations, analyzing websites, and writing and developing proposals.
My other responsibilities at Button Down Digital included the actual design and development of client websites. This side of my business I enjoyed very much. It allowed me to be creative and artistic to achieve a client's marketing goals by, for example, designing lead-generating contact forms and call-to-action buttons. Upon completion of a web project, I monitored site analytics to find areas where function or design could be improved and planned the implementation of those enhancements with my customers.
I performed unit and general support maintenance on tactical utility, precise power generation sets, internal combustion engines, and associated items of equipment. I was awarded for being an expert sharpshooter in my unit and graduated 2nd in my class during technical training. My 4 years in the United States Army taught me invaluable lessons in teamwork and communication.
- Graduated from the United State's Army Tactical Support Equipment Department as an honorary graduate receiving a score of 99.36 and ranked 2nd in the class.
- Received brigade level Army Certificate of Accomplishment for selfless service and commitment to teamwork.
- Awarded National Defense Service Ribbon.
- Awarded Global War on Terrorism Service Ribbon.
- Lead team that held the highest average NPS score for client satisfaction in the company for 2 quarters (score of 90).
- Built a consolidated WordPress team from the ground up.
Google Analytics Individual Qualification -- Google
Content Strategy for Professionals in Organizations -- Northwestern University via Coursera.
Social Media Marketing - Northwestern University via Coursera
Hubspot Inbound Marketing Professional -- Hubspot.com
Maintaining Design & Function Modularity with Toolset for WordPress, Part 1: https://www.americaneagle.com/blog/web-development-blog/ellis-lamay/2018/07/19/maintaining-design-and-function-modularity-with-toolset-for-wordpress-part-1
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