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Odell Carson Jr.  
Front End Developer/Designer
Front end/UI developer and interactive designer seeking new opportunities to do excellent work in front end web development/interactive/UI/UX /web and mobile applications. Strong front-end development/software development skill set and design ability in afore-mentioned areas. HTML 4.01/5, CSS (2/3), XHTML, JSP, JavaScript, JQuery, Angular2.0/4.0, ReactJs, Node, AJAX, XML and JSON. Highly experienced in using UI best practices & design patterns,coding standards,future-proofing, browser standards & compatibility, REST APIs, Agile UI methods, UX & usability, responsiveness. AfterEffects/Final Cut Pro/Premiere editor/motion graphics artist.
EDUCATION:  Udemy 1/2017 – Present: Complete Android N Development, Complete Python Development, Professional Ruby on Rails.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Degree B.F.A. - Art&Tech/Vis Comm.

7/2017	-		Front End/UI Developer/Stringr
Redesign of UI with ReactJS- Using React JS to implement rich functions in various pages: form validation, crud, grid list, search, sort, pagination, multi-selection, tags-input, advanced/custom directives, authentication, unit test, etc. Components, Forms, Events, Keys, Router, Animation and Flux concept. Implemented the Drag and Drop functionality using React-Draggable.  Using React-autocomplete for creative Google Maps location search. Implementing Flux pattern by using Redux framework as a core dependency. Integrate RESTful web services between client-side and server-side with Node.js. Securing Node.js RESTful API with JSON Web Tokens. Addressing HTML5/Video format upload optimization. Enhancing content parity for mobile users. CSS refactoring w/SASS. Work on resolving metadata issues with Video 360.  Work with JS engineers to iterate new features, enhancing high functionality,interactivity-design maintenance.

5/2014-8/2016	Rewards Network	Chicago, IL
Web Content Specialist/Front End Developer – Coding/web development for promotional landing pages, banner campaign management in Conversant/DFP, coding of bonus offers for Rewards Network partner sites, Agile project management in JIRA/Mingle, coding of merchant/restaurant content/operational and content site updates, CSS/HTML refactoring, slide content/interface/rich web dev with jQuery/Angular. Integrated Sitecore ItemWebApi with Angular2.0 to pull and present data. Used ngRoute module for managing routing between pages.Tracked GitHub code pushes for WP REST API v1 to v2. Responsible for aligning multiple content assets - testimonial videos, surveys, maps, blog posts, etc - in line with company marketing strategy. Collaborated with marketing teams to produce content/interactive pieces to drive consumer base and client base from introduction to paid membership.

11/2012-11/2013              Algozone	Chgo, IL/Hackensack,NJ
Developer/E-Commerce Specialist – Coding with HTML ,CSS, and JS/jQuery for front end, designed SPA using Web API with AngularJS to support CRUD execution. Used UI-Router AngularJS to create multiple views and nested views to navigate app. Custom GoogleAds campaigns. Developed Shopify content with Liquid filters/tags, Script Editor, Markdown syntax for layout, product management and campaigns. 

8/2004 – 8/2010	Elijah Project	Chicago, IL 
Front End Developer/Designer - Front end coding, motion graphics, web design. PHP management and integration with WordPress plugins. Developed custom WP theming and modular development Flash/Actionscript interactive sites.

EMPLOYMENT: 8/2010 – 3/2014
Freelance/Contract:  Quad Graphics,,,,, 
CSS 3, HTML5, Adobe CS/CC, Angular, React, Redux, Bootstrap, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress, Drupal, Subversion, Dreamweaver, Node.js, PowerPoint, Keynote, AfterEffects, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Premiere, ES6,Brackets, Sublime Text, GitHub, Microsoft Office, InDesign, jQuery, JavaScript.
Odell Carson Jr.
Full-time, Part-time, On-site, Off-site, Permanent position, Freelance/contract
Design, Animation/Motion
Web/Multimedia, TV/Radio
POST DATE: 05.13.2024
Chicago, IL
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