Gita Hazemi

Sites

THE ENTIRE SITES WERE DESIGNED
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Gita Hazemi - www.gitahazemi.com

SUMMARY: Over 11 years of web design and development  experience. Unique combination of artistic and technical skills that leads to simultaneously creative and highly functional solutions.   Specific skills include:

  • Proficient in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and JQuery
  • Creating and hand-coding HTML, CSS, JavaScript for professional and creative websites.
  • Expert with Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator with ability to translate them into code.
  • Aware of the interplay between JavaScript and HTML and CSS, and can dynamically create, modify, and style elements on a page with ease.
  • Knowledge of best practices in building fluid/responsive layouts
  • Experience building email marketing campaigns in HTML and CSS for clients with solid knowledge of web usability.
  • Strong knowledge of browser compatibility.
  • Ability to solicit & incorporate diverse perspective, ability to switch easily between different projects.
  • Listening and collaborating with management and development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, and choose solutions for all projects.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with Product Managers, UX Designers & Back end Engineers.
  • React well to changes, work with teams and being able to multi-task on multiple products & projects.
  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and in conjunction with team members and different product groups.
  • Ability to take direction and provide creative solutions.
  • Strong visual design skills and sense, graphic editing, print, optimization, excellent attention to detail, keen eye for clean UI, and a great fine art artist.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, organization, team player with strong interpersonal skills, smart worker, and problem solver.
  • Self-directed and work effectively with minimal supervision.

TECHNINCAL SKILLS:

  • Web: Fluent HTML, HTML5, XHTML, XML, CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, understanding of SCSS
  • Working knowledge of version control  Github, Accurev, SVN
  •  Experience with Bootstrap
  • Experience working with Email Marketing Services (ContstantContact, MailChimp), and Google Blogger
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with cross browser testing.
  • Experience with Website localization.
  • Applications: Visual Studio,  Adobe  Creative Suite Series CS4-CS5.5, Solid knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash, ImageReady, Acrobat,  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with Agile/SCRUM development practices.
  • Working knowledge of task tracking systems Jira
  • Familiar with VMware products, Firebug, Web Dev tools.

EXPERIENCE:

Front End Developer, Replicon                                                                      January 2013- Present

  • Work closely with art directors, project managers, engineers,QA, and other team members to build dynamic user experiences that meet or exceed client objectives.
  • Responsible for helping create the next generation of Saas products.
  • Collaborate with product management and consumer marketing to design and build standard css, controls, and proof-of-concept prototypes for new product ideas.
  • Helping guide the progression of high-level concepts into designs and specifications that are technically feasible.
  • Develop functional prototypes for UX designs to enable concept testing and rapid iteration.
  • Develop internal tools that enable departments to function more efficiently
  • Worked directly with back end developers to develop software.

UI - Contractor , Rosetta Marketing Group (previously LEVEL Studios)             April 2012-Nov 2012

  • Work closely with art directors, project managers, engineers,QA, and other team members to build dynamic user experiences that meet or exceed client objectives.
  • Translate design comps into standards-based, friendly HTML and CSS code.
  • Create functional prototypes that demonstrate advanced UI behaviors and effects.
  • Develop web, desktop and mobile applications that provide innovative user experiences.
  • Develop templates and front-end components for various content management .
  • Perform maintenance and content publishing tasks including multilingual pages to keep client sites current and constantly improving the user experience.

UI/UE- Consultant-Contractor, Freelance                                                          Dec 2011-April 2012

  • Design and develop tableless, websites using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery
  • Perform web and content/information maintenance keep client sites current.
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Develop E-Newsletter templates and responsible to send out and maintain to improve clients marketing need.

UI/UE- Consultant-Contractor, w-3 studio, Saratoga, CA                                        1999-Dec 2011

  • Design & develop technical and creative websites from existing templates or vague verbal descriptions that enable companies & individuals to do business online.
  • I hand convert website design to high quality, cross-browser compatible, valid XHTML/CSS markup, provided a web presence that looks great.  
  • Program custom forms and shopping cart using JavaScript and CGI, optimization for search engines, and testing for cross browser compatibility for higher performance.
  • Learning emerging technology, new applications, new requirements, able to quickly assess  and utilize the appropriate response to meet the requirements.
  • Creative & pragmatic problem solver.
  • Using both sides of my brain is what makes me a stand out in this field.

Assistant/Fine Arts • The Grand View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, CA                      1996-March 2012

  • Coach and train students of all ages on how to design and draw

Lead Trainer • Associate Faculty • West Valley College, Saratoga, CA               Aug 2001-Dec 2002

  • Taught web technology including, XML/XSL, CSS. WML, Content and Usability             
  • Led the Design Group, mentoring over 100 multi-cultural students and encouraging them to become web masters. Professional, team player with strong interpersonal skills.

education:

  • AA, Digital Media Design and Production                        West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
    Certificate, Design and Production                                West Valley College, Saratoga, CA
    MS, Nuclear Reactor Science & Engineering                    University of London, England
  • Diploma, Nuclear Reactor Science & Engineering             Imperial College, London, England 
    BS, Physics                                                              National University, Tehran, Iran

Independent Coursework:

Agile Training

awards

2001:  Outstanding Achievement, Web Design & Production: Production Emphasis, West Valley College
2000 & 2001:    Artistic Achievement, Los Gatos Art Association
2000 :  First Place, 2nd annual art show, The Grand View

 

References

Available on request.