Résumé of Danny Martinez

Cover letter - My Belief/Philosophy

Any and all companies live and are carried by one thing...their employees. Whether it is a company that has only one employee or over a thousand, without employees, nothing would happen. In my experience, there is a single factor as to the great and sustained success of a company, and that is Belief. That is for one, whichever company that one is employed, to believe that that company will succeed. The belief that whatever that one contributes to the company is important, that it makes a difference. But not only the belief that one holds in the company, but also the reciprocated belief the company holds in the one employee. A company is team or a collection of teams and when all believe in one another, the company does more than just service, it succeeds and is profitable. Where there lacks belief in any party, there inevitably will lack success.

Diversity/Dynamic. I wish to be a part of a company that is very diverse when it comes to responsibilities, tasks, projects and jobs. The “zone”, or the way people think about an idea or how to approach an idea as individuals or as the collective team, can be fluid and dynamic. Change is good. It will allow me, the team, and the company to grow. Where one succeeds all succeed and there is no nitch for only static and repetitious functionality.

Learning/Experience. A company that allows for many directions and paths that the team/work force can venture. A position where there is no established set way or standard procedure but rather more opportunity to share experiences, learn experiences, and when no experience exists all the members can think “outside the box” to tackle whatever needs to be done. Thus, experience is formed.

Connection/Socialism. I want to belong to a company where people work closer to one another. It allows that glue between them to be strong and binding. But, not just between members of the team but with others outside the team. It’s important to have close connections with those associated with the business. Vendors, contractors, customers, clients can all sense when a company has purpose, direction, and closeness that many businesses and corporations can sometimes lack.

Skills

Periodic Table of Skills

H
HTML5
75%
CS
CSS3
85%
Rd
Responsive
80%
Js
JavaScript
40%
Jq
jQuery
40%
Ph
PHP
40%
Mq
MySQL
35%
Dr
Drupal
20%
Ps
Photoshop
80%
Ai
Illustrator
85%
Dw
Dreamweaver
80%
Wf
Wire-Framing
75%
Ga
Google Analytics
40%
Gm
Google Maps
50%
Pa
phpMyAdmin
30%
Id
InDesign
50%
Pr
Premiere
50%
Fc
FinalCut Pro
40%
As
Aptana Studio
15%
Ec
Eclipse
10%
W
Word
80%
E
Excel
80%
P
PowerPoint
80%
O
Outlook
80%

Experience

Web Developer

2007 - Current
Seraph Designs LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Accomplishments:
  • Took existing sites and enhanced with updated structure (HTML5), design concepts, & UI (CSS3), updated code for DOM elements, and code for user interaction (JavaScript). Fixed cross-browser problems following the W3C standards
  • Created and implemented custom templates for various sites to increase efficiency of changes and revisions
  • Designed UI and visual design concepts for various websites
  • Debug sites by free-hand editing HTML, CSS, and PHP and then testing
  • Develop web presence for multiple companies from start to finish including domain name research and purchasing, hosting, web development and design (private), round of revisions, live-testing, and launch
  • Produced layout, comps, and wire-frames in Photoshop and/or Illustrator, then translated them into pixel perfect functional HTML/CSS websites/email templates
  • Integrated Flash animations for various presentation projects
  • Created own website (www.dannymartinez.com)
Responsibilities & Duties:

Network installations, analyze existing systems, project costing/justifications, negotiations/approvals, hardware installation and configuration, UI design, testing, debugging, documentation, user training and support, client relations

Web Developer & Designer

2002 - 2007
Various Companies
Southern CA
Accomplishments:
  • Modified, edited, and customized PHP code for dating website.
  • Built, deleted, modified tables and entries in database through MySQL.
  • Constructed CD/DVD video/slide presentations for various photographers.
  • Created logos for several, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Designed many different layouts for paper-print products.
  • Installed, customized, and maintained a dating website using proprietary Content Management System (CMS).

Assistant Systems Admin

2001 - 2002
UCLA Office of Instructional Development
Los Angeles, CA
Accomplishments:
  • Documented support tickets and collaborated with team to resolve multiple help-desk issues.
  • Headed project to migrate from Windows Servers to Linux to save in licensing fees.
  • Lead team to perform all seasonal roll-outs under UCLA custody code.
  • Reduced costs by performing equipment/hardware inventory.
Responsibilities & Duties:

System administration tasks, setup/deletion of user accounts, backup of user information, technical documentation of ongoing support, maintain integrity of network system, installation of routers, workstations, servers, and peripherals.

Chemistry & Physics Instructor

Summers '98, '99, '00
Harvey Mudd College: Upward Bound
Claremont, CA
Accomplishments:
  • Instructed students in a rigorous six-week residential program at UCLA in physics and chemistry.
  • Mentored and prepared students for college life.

Education

My Smarts

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Bachelor of Science, Biology | 2001