Brett Wysocki
2750 S 40th St
Apt 107
Grand Forks, ND 58201
701.739.2433
[email protected]

Objective

To grow my technical knowledge through creative and challenging projects. To live on the bleeding edge of what the internet is, and to help shape what it will become.

Profile

Vast Skill Set – a plethora of experience in web development and, to a lesser extent, graphic design.  Worked on expansive network sites, intranets, web apps, iOS apps, and designs that push the boundaries of front-­end development.

Effective Team Player – known for my creativity, flexibility and sense of humor. Former employer stated: “He’s always striving for knowledge, and he’s got a fantastic work ethic on top of that. He’s hands down one of the best employees I’ve had.”

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Experience

Lead Web Developer - Anchor Marketing/{code}Roadies

May 2011 - Present

Developing custom WordPress solutions for clients from all across the nation. Working in a team to help with projects that range from bug fixing and end-of-­development support to theme and plugin creation to full multisite networks and eCommerce sites.

  • Experience as a solo developer and working in a team on projects for our largest clients
  • Was lead developer during 2013 fiscal year where we completely shattered our projected goals for income and projects completed
  • Currently managing multiple servers for clients which host over 100 domains

Graphic & Website Designer - Alerus Financial

June 2008 - January 2010

Created print and web designs for a large community bank. Worked on a team of seven as the sole graphic or web designer. Former manager noted: “very creative and technology savvy.”

  • Worked with an advertising firm to turn over a new brand identity for our company in three months
  • Led design and maintenance of their website which doubled its average daily views during my time there
  • Began work with targeted social media marketing, which was previously not being utilized
    • Using these free marketing techniques, helped cut costs by over $30,000 a year

Senior Game Adviser - GameStop

October 2005 - May 2011

Started as a Game Adviser, and was promoted multiple times into positions of responsibility. As a Senior Game Adviser, worked in a customer-­oriented retail atmosphere. Recommended video games, systems, and accessories for customers based on my experience.

  • Received high marks every year from our customer evaluations.
  • Helped increase sales to record levels through honest recommendations and improved customer relations.

Graphic Design Intern - University of North Dakota

May 2007 - August 2007

Designed print and web artwork for UND’s College of Business & Public Administration.

  • Designed TV templates to be used on a city-wide TV channel.
  • A full-­time position was created after my summer internship was complete.

Webmaster - Minot State University-Bottineau (currently Dakota College at Bottineau)

September 1999 - December 2006

Created, managed, and maintained a full scale college website. Worked for the first four years at the college itself, and then telecommuted the last three. Completed three full redesigns and reorganizations. The dean at the time said of my work, “Brett’s a tech prodigy. He’s helped us keep our enrollment up as new students look at colleges that provide a solid online footing.”

  • Produced multiple design reworks in line with the brand standards at the time.
  • Made sure the site was up-­to-date with the latest web design trends.

Education

BS, Graphic Design Technology – University of North Dakota (www.und.edu)
May 2008

  • Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Studied 2 years in Computer Science

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Skills

HTML

9.5

9.5

It's pretty simple to be good at basic HTML, so I hope you take this with a grain of salt.

CSS

8.5

8.5

CSS can be tricky, especially with different browsers/versions to deal with. I've handled stuff back to the dreaded IE6.

PHP

8.5

8.5

I've been working in PHP almost exclusively over the last 4 years, and am pretty comfortable in it.

Wordpress

8

8

Working in Wordpress for the last 4 years has really given me an appreciation for the community and the openness that drives it.

CSS3

8

8

Sometimes it's hard to push the envelope before the technology is ready, but I've been sincerely trying.

Javascript

7

7

I've been using Javascript for lots of years, and am very comfortable with VanillaJS.

jQuery

7

7

Over the last 4 years, we've seen the rise and slight decline in jQuery, but I'm pretty comfortable with it in smaller web applications.

MySQL

6.5

6.5

I've had to become familiar with MySQL as the easiest way to run Wordpress is on a LAMP stack.

SASS/SCSS

6

6

SASS has been a very welcome shift in front-end work, and I've been using it for around a year now.

HTML5

6

6

HTML5 is hard to track down. I've used plenty of the form properties, but not much in the way of canvas implementations.

GIT/SVN

5

5

We've implemented GIT as our version control in the last year, but I've worked in SVN before.

LESS

3

3

We started to look into implementing LESS, but I've been more comfortable with SASS.

Bootstrap

3

3

This is something I've looked into recently, as much of my work is too custom for Bootstrap.

ASP.Net

3

3

I haven't worked with ASP.Net as much lately, but I've worked with some sites using this.

Angular.JS

2

2

Only started researching Angular recently in my downtime.

Ruby on Rails

1

1

I haven't run into this in the wild, but I've worked on a few tutorials to learn.

Node.JS

1

1

Within the last 8 months, has Node come on my radar as something to learn.

React.JS

0

0

Unfamiliar, but willing to learn.

Backbone.JS

0

0

Unfamiliar, but willing to learn.

MongoDB

0

0

Unfamiliar, but willing to learn.

NoSQL

0

0

Unfamiliar, but willing to learn.
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