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Leah Richter  
Web Designer & Front End Developer
Master's in Web Design (Graphic Design and Coding concentrations), Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver,Flash, HTML (HTML5), CSS(CSS3), PHP4/MySQL, DHTML, Javascript, Bootstrap, Wordpress. Also InDesign and Print Production. Freelance/Contract Part time telecommute in Chicago area Northwest suburbs. Outstanding graphic eye, fast learner and create websites from inception to completion-concept, architecture, user interface, design, coding.
Belonging to the 6% who are both left and right brained, I design and develop user-concentric web sites which integrate intuitive site architecture and attractive design with user ease and functional coding while adhering to web standards.  

Web Management Skills
Site Architecture (Site maps and Wireframes)
Hand coding HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap 3, CMS (Wordpress, Joomla)
Programming Software:
Dreamweaver, Flash (rusty)
Design Software:
Photoshop, ImageReady, Illustrator, InDesign, Visio
General Software:
Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, 
Operating System: Windows
Work Examples at website:

Work Experience
Richterworks Web  Full service web design firm owner and sole producer 2005 – current
Work directly with clients, create proposals, sitemaps, jpg mock-ups, create graphics, code and program all work

Beacon Systems, Inc, Greensboro, NC  May 2005 - June 2007 and April 2011-July2012
Web Designer and Front End Developer
•  Designed logo, basic site layout, coded site, created interactivity and created graphics.
•  Created several online forms to aid in patient pre-assessment and intake.
•  Flash visuals l used to enhance understanding of principles.
•  Created second foundations site for client (no longer active).
Designed graphics and flash   

Willow Creek Association, South Barrington, IL 
International Conference Coordinator 3 years
Developed and implemented systems to streamline the process and implement
•  booking 175 international flights per year, creating and distributing detailed itineraries to speakers, production and worship teams 
•  Formatted handouts  and supported affiliates with marketing collateral for events 
Planned and oversaw development of WCA International Web Site giving International it’s first web presence

Willow Creek Community Church, South Barrington, IL  
Department Floater .5 years
Adopt-A-Family Coordinator 2.5 years
Volunteer Assimilation Administrator and Leadership Retreat Administrator 2.5 years
Developed and implemented system for processing and connecting recipients with donors, volunteers with serving opportunities and coordinating retreat and volunteer check-ins at events up to 2000 attendees and up to 1000 volunteers and 2500 serving opportunities. 

Ongoing classes, W3Schools

Masters Certificate in Web Design
Sessions School of Professional Design, New York City, NY (now Tempe, AZ), Graphic Design and Coding concentrations plus additional courses 

Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Carlsbad, CA
Diamond Grading, Gem Identification, Colored Stone Grading, Pearl Grading Certificates

Bachelor of Arts
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fine Art and Fashion Design Studies
Washington University, St Louis, MO

Affiliations and Awards
•  Member of Delta Epsilon Tau, the Honor Society of the Distance Education & Training Council 
Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce 2005 – Present
•  2008 Small Business Leader of the Year Award
•  Board Member 2008-Present
•  2009 1st place Communications Award for Web Sites (0-500 members) for Mount Prospect Chamber website      by Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 
•  Communications Committee Head 2011 

Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and Industry  Platinum Member 2010-15
Leah Richter
Part-time, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Design, Development
POST DATE: 01.03.2018
Mt Prospect, IL
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