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Michael Arbore

7508 Saint Cecelia Street, Austin, TX 78757 512-431-0388 arborems@gmail.com

Summary
Web Designer with twelve years experience in web design, web and database programming, multimedia, image processing and print design. Detailoriented and versatile: accustomed to performing in deadline driven environments without compromising on quality, to learn on the job and adapt to new situations. Strong leadership qualities and the ability to work with individuals from varying backgrounds. Enthusiastic individual and an excellent communicator, proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across diverse teams and build strategic relationships with clients.

Notable Accomplishments
Implemented three full re-designs of the College of Education Website (currently a 2000+ page site). Learned PHP, SQL, jQuery, MODx, Wordpress and other technologies as needed. Promoted from Electronic Publishing Specialist to Web Designer within frst 3 years because of exceptional performance. Set-up initial social-media accounts for the College of Education.

Testimonials
Rebuilding the entire College site was a huge undertaking and Michael worked extremely hard with faculty and staff throughout the College to complete the job by the set deadline. His knowledge of critical Web issues and trends is very extensive and his advice to the college faculty and staff on the future of the college site has been astute and helpful. - Laurie Caldwell, Communications Coordinator, Learning Technology Center

Experience
University of Texas - Learning Technology Center, College of Education
Web Designer Austin, TX 1/2004 - Present Webmaster for the College and part of a 20 person team providing technology, data and media services. Maintaining the College of Education's public-facing Web site content, visual presentation and site architecture. Advising faculty and staff on Web design issues. Training staff to use our Content Management System. Developing the design of the College Web site, visual presentation and site architecture. Administering MODx Content Management System and programing custom features. Ensuring that all pages conform to accessibility guidelines. Preparing Web video and images for the Web, Writing and editing text and assisting offces with content development as needed and advising faculty and staff on Web design issues Implemented three full re-designs of the College Website (currently a 2000+ page site). Learned PHP, SQL, jQuery, MODx, Wordpress and other technologies as needed. Taught myself to use Convio and iModules to assist College with constituent relations. Promoted from Electronic Publishing Specialist to Web Designer within frst 3 years for exceptional performance.

Electronic Publishing Specialist Austin, TX 4/2001 12/2003 Webmaster for the College, duties as above.

University of Texas College of Natural Sciences


Freelance Graphic Designer Austin, TX 12/1999 - 5/2001 Art Direction, Graphic Design and Production. Redesigning Focus on Science, the College of Natural Science's twenty page newsletter/magazine (circulation 40,000) which comes out each semester. Selecting and Preparing graphics, scanning and retouching photos, approving print work and revamping the logo. Designing the 2000 Annual Report and several brochures.

SciMath Publishers
Art Direction, Graphic Design and Production Austin, TX 9/1996 - 5/1999 Startup publisher of Atom and Cogniz magazinesscience and math magazines for middle readers and for teenagers. Developing the look of both magazines from logos to typography. Selecting and preparing graphics: working with illustrators and photographers, scanning and electronic photo retouching, approving print work. Contributing to written content. Design and Production of all collateral materials including advertisements, stationary, direct mail pieces, and brochures.

Desert Books
Graphic Design and Promotions Austin, TX 2/1996 - 5/2001 Independent academic bookstore with a heavy focus on critical theory, technology and new media. Designing all promotional material for local bookstore: laying out their ads, stationary, business cards, misc. ephemera and designing a series of low-cost fyers which double as trifold mailers. Creating logo, optimizing graphics and advising on general layout of Web site.

Study Breaks Magazine and GS Prepress


Freelance Graphic Design Austin, TX 7/1995 Student-oriented magazine and pre-press shop. Laying-out magazine ads. Designing print ads, brochures and web design for third party clients such as Texas Textbooks and The Beauty Store.

Swim Texas Magazine


Freelance Magazine Design 12/1996 - 1/1998 A monthly newsprint tabloid focusing on competitive swimming in Texas. Designing and typesetting magazine, creating covers and laying-out ads. Scanning and retouching images.

Freelance Graphic Designer Austin, TX 7/1996 - 5/2001 Graphic design of supplementary materials Designing fyers, brochures, subscription forms, event programs, t-shirts, caps and web graphics.

Europa Books
Assistant Manager Austin, TX 11/1989 - 6/1991 & 11/1994 - 5/1995 Independent academic bookstore catering to faculty and the arts community. Designing ads and promotional fyers and in-store merchandising. Supervising part-time employees. Maintaining inventory and customer databases. Working directly with the customers in sales and service.

University Coop General Books Dept.


Sales Associate Austin, TX 11/1993 - 10/94 The general books department of Austin's largest college textbook store. Responsibilities and accomplishments included: In-store merchandising & designing catalogs. Maintaining inventory database and assisting the book buyer. Working directly with the customers in sales and service.

Education
University of Texas Austin, TX Bachelor of Arts English Language and Literature 5/1990 Triple Major in English, Philosophy and Italian with Special Honors in English

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Studies in Literature and Film 5/1993 Graduate courses in English Literature and Film Studies

Skills
HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL & Javascript Coding Web usability & accessibility, maintaining content management systems and training staff to use a CMS. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, InDesign, Acrobat and Flash Web architecture and web design Workfow management with multiple projects. Results-oriented, ability to multitask and work under stringent deadlines without compromising on quality Photo-retouching, color-correction, preparing images for web or print, Web video captioning, conversion, compression and editing. MLA, AP and Chicago Manual of Style. MODx, Wordpress and Drupal NetBeans, BBEdit, Word UNIX command line tools Apache and MYSQL

Personal Interests
Photography: active member of Austin People & Portrait Photography Meetup Group & several others. Sustainable Gardening and Native Plants: member of NPSoT and Ladybird Johnson Wildfower Center Web Technologies: recently joined Austin Drupal Users Group and Refresh Austin.

References
Dr. Paul Resta Director of the Learning Technology Center College of Education, University of Texas at Austin resta@austin.utexas.edu Laurie Caldwell Communications Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center College of Education, University of Texas at Austin lcc@austin.utexas.edu Supervisor Lynn Bender Event Producer San Francisco, CA www.linkedin.com/in/lynnbender Collaborated off and on for 20+ years. (Contact info available upon request.) Julie Drake Operations Director Fitness Institute of Texas College of Education, University of Texas at Austin (512) 471-0081 julie.drake@austin.utexas.edu Collaborated on FIT Website and print materials.