Nick Downs

about

Hello! My Name is Nick Downs, Professional Coder and Designer living on the beautiful coast of Central California.

Career Objective

I am seeking a valuable position where I can contribute my creative technical skills in designing, developing, and maintaining high-end websites.

Address

250 Avila Beach Drive,
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States
+1 805 6105525
nickdowns55@gmail.com

Reasons to Choose ME

-Easy to work with, good listener
-Determination to Succeed and DELIVER!
-Effective communicator with everyone on a team - sharing goals, priorities, challenges with enthusiasm
-Willingness to learn new things, solve challenges, and overcome barriers in creative ways

my skills

What I’m best at

resume

My Career

Education

September 2010 -
May 2011
Laurus College
Web Design Certification
3.9 GPA
  • Certification in Web Design

  • 3.9 Grade Point Average
September 2009 -
June 2010
Cuesta College
Associates Degree
Academic Honor Roll
  • Associate of the Arts Degree

  • Academic Honor Roll 2009-2010

  • 3 Time CIF Southern Section Champion Track and Field Finalist

Work experience

July 2011 - present
Kirby Morgan Dive Systems
Web Designer
  • Developed and administered sites using various content management systems including Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, Bigcommerce and X-cart.

  • Created full CSS and HTML production on large-scale web sites. Worked closely with designers, applying design comps to custom theme functionality. Advocated a web-standards approach to increase search engine optimization and accessibility across many platforms.

  • Created and modified modules that integrated web services and custom applications, and services for clients.
May 2010 -
March 2011
Net Buffalo
Web Design Intern
  • Hand-coded clean standards-compliant HTML and CSS.

  • Identify and tackle cross-browser quirks – and flexible enough to test against IE8 (sometimes IE7).
June 2007
September 2009
Gayle Force Design
Assistant Graphic Designer
  • Planned, created and produced graphic materials using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software packages or other mediums following customer's specs.

  • Logo and Identity Designs while creating mock-ups and presentations for packaging.

Kirby Morgan Apparel

Latest Project

Kirby Morgan Apparel was carefully tested and designed with divers in mind. I created an image rich responsive site built on the framework of Bigcommerce. Within two months Kirby Morgan Apparel went live and ended up being a great success. With the new site launch and the creation of Kirby Morgan's Facebook sales within the first month went up 20% and had great positive feedback from divers on User Experience.
In 1966, a company was formed that would change the face of commercial diving forever. The Kirby Morgan Corporation was dedicated to the development of lightweight, comfortable, professional diving gear. Through the years we have been known by different names - Deep Water Development in 1969 and Diving Systems International in 1977. Though the names changed, the commitment to the divers never did. Now we have come full circle and are once again Kirby Morgan, a name that has become synonymous with quality and cutting-edge design throughout the world. Kirby Morgan Dive Systems, Inc., based in Santa Maria, California, continues to provide the diving industry with our outstanding products, quality parts and service.

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Contact Me

Lets Talk!

Contact me and lets talk about building strong business relationships and constructing positive reinforced action plans!

250 Avila Beach Drive,
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States

+1 805 6105525

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