DJ Billings

Resume

Front-end Web Developer specializing in WordPress

Amazing communicator, always learning, helper-type person, expert at incomplete sentences.

Skills

Graphic Design: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign

Web Development Stack: WordPress, CSS, HTML, MySQL, MAMP, Git/GitHub, Visual Studio, WooCommerce; JavaScript & PHP (at junior level)

Other: Mac OS, Windows, Linux, Microsoft Office, Slack, sautéeing broccoli, parallel parking, classic VW Beetle repair, solving the Rubik’s Cube in under 3 minutes

Work Experience

Front-end Web Developer, Freelance • 2009 – present

I specialize in creating and maintaining WordPress websites. After working with me, my clients understand how their website works and how to keep it secure. I share my knowledge of best and current SEO practices so their sites get indexed and seen by the people they want. My clients get clean, user-friendly websites with the right plugins to run efficiently and securely.

WordPress Support Agent, Hubrunner • 2016 – present

I handle clients’ requested changes and updates to their sites through the Hubrunner platform. Many clients have requested me personally because of my attention to detail and thorough handling of their ticket, often asking questions and making suggestions to make sure their update is what’s best for their situation.

Illustrator & Graphic Designer, Freelance • 1997 – present

I specialize in bold and colorful, illustrations, created both digitally and by hand. I work directly with printers and digital media producers to create the right format for multiple platforms and applications. By connecting clients with my network of vendors and producers, I help them save money and time on their projects.

Screen Print Studio Owner, Sparky Firepants Screen Printing • 2012 – present

Sparky Firepants is a screen printing boutique specializing in super custom, hand-printed apparel. We help our clients source eco-friendly apparel and our process is sustainable and vegan. Our clients love working with us because we pay attention to the details and help them make the best choices in decorating, even if that means sending them somewhere else.

Litigation Graphics Consultant, TrialGraphix • 2002 – 2018

Before and during trials I worked side-by-side with high-level partners and associates to get their presentations in order and help create visually convincing concepts to win over juries. As a full-time employee, I also served as Director of Operations in our D.C. facility. I guided our team in graphics production, courtroom technology and sales. As Director, I helped our office double our revenue from $7 million to $14 million in only two years.

Storyboard Artist & Animator, Nickelodeon • 1999 – 2002

I created storyboards and developed story lines, helping the show earn several daytime Emmy nominations. After my first season with the show, I supervised the pre-production storyboard process on the full-length animated feature Blue’s Big Musical. We educated and entertained children all over the world, a legacy that continues to this day.

Customer Service Rep

From high school to my time in the military, I served people in retail and food service, developing the patience and stoicism of a Vulcan to manage difficult situations. I also donned a headset and mastered two different computer systems so I could assist customers in getting ridiculously low-priced airline reservations and explaining why the ATM ate their library card.

Military Service

I served four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force, loading and transporting vehicles, passengers, aircraft and cargo around the world in C-5, C-141, KC-135 and C-130 aircraft. I earned multiple achievement medals and was honorably discharged.

Volunteer/Community

At WordCamp LAX 2020, I introduced speakers to the online audience and facilitated Q&A during and after their presentations. I am a frequent helper mouse in WordPress forums. I am active in the web dev and WordPress community online.

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