Danny Martinez

Web Developer | Web Designer | Graphic Designer

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Find out what I'm currently doing and what I'm working on. If you have a question about anything, be sure to ask me about it. Call me up, text me, or just send me an email! People are more than just their resumes, so I wanted to include more information about myself that you may find interesting and informative to see if I'm a great match for your team.

Danny Martinez
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About Me

I am, that I am

I'm a simple kinda guy. I would love to be a part of a team. A team where the members are more than just co-workers, but rather a professional family. I grew up in a small town in Central California. After graduating from High School, I moved to Los Angeles to begin my university education at UCLA. I majored in Biology. While living in the dorms at UCLA, I sometimes browsed the web using my roommate laptop. This is where it all began!

Hobbies & Interests

Planet Earth • Aquascaping • Star Trek• Photographer • Movies & Cinema • Pet/Animal Lover • Beekeeping • Aquariums/Reef Tanks • Fitness • Beethoven • Technology • Physics • Chemistry • Piano • Travel • Astronomy

Résumé of Danny Martinez

My Belief/Philosophy

Any and all companies live and are carried by one thing…their employees. Whether it is a company that has only one employee or over a thousand, without employees, nothing would happen. In my experience, there is a single factor as to the great and sustained success of a company, and that is Belief. That is for one, whichever company that one is employed, to believe that that company will succeed. The belief that whatever that one contributes to the company is important, that it makes a difference. But not only the belief that one holds in the company, but also the reciprocated belief the company holds in the one employee. A company is team or a collection of teams and when all believe in one another, the company does more than just service, it succeeds and is profitable. Where there lacks belief in any party, there inevitably will lack success.

Diversity/Dynamic. I wish to be a part of a company that is very diverse when it comes to responsibilities, tasks, projects and jobs. The “zone”, or the way people think about an idea or how to approach an idea as individuals or as the collective team, can be fluid and dynamic. Change is good. It will allow me, the team, and the company to grow. Where one succeeds all succeed and there is no nitch for only static and repetitious functionality.

Learning/Experience. A company that allows for many directions and paths that the team/work force can venture. A position where there is no established set way or standard procedure but rather more opportunity to share experiences, learn experiences, and when no experience exists all the members can think “outside the box” to tackle whatever needs to be done. Thus, experience is formed.

Connection/Socialism. I want to belong to a company where people work closer to one another. It allows that glue between them to be strong and binding. But, not just between members of the team but with others outside the team. It’s important to have close connections with those associated with the business. Vendors, contractors, customers, clients can all sense when a company has purpose, direction, and closeness that many large corporations can sometimes lack.

Skills

Periodic Table of Skills

Ps
Photoshop
80
Cs
CSS
85
Rd
Responsive
80
Js
JavaScript
40
Jq
jQuery
40
Ga
Google Analytics
40
Gm
Google Maps
40
Wf
Wire-Framing
75
Dr
Drupal
20
Ph
PHP
20
Mq
MySQL
20
Pa
phpMyAdmin
30
Ps
Photoshop
85
Ai
Illustrator
85
Dw
Dreamweaver
80
Id
InDesign
50
Fl
Flash
40
Pr
Premiere
50
Fc
FinalCut Pro
40
As
Aptana Studio
15
Ec
Eclipse
10
Mw
Word
80
Me
Excel
80
Pp
PowerPoint
80
Mo
Outlook
80

Work Experiences

My Professional Background

May
2007
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Now
Seraph Designs LLC
Los Angeles, CA
Web Developer (Front End)
Accomplishments:
  • Took existing sites and enhanced with updated structure (HTML5), design concepts, & UI (CSS3), updated code for DOM elements, and code for user interaction (JavaScript). Fixed cross-browser problems following the W3C standards
  • Created and implemented custom templates for various sites to increase efficiency of changes and revisions
  • Designed UI and visual design concepts for various websites
  • Debug sites by free-hand editing HTML, CSS, and PHP and then testing
  • Develop web presence for multiple companies from start to finish including domain name research and purchasing, hosting, web development and design (private), round of revisions, live-testing, and launch
  • Produced layout, comps, and wire-frames in Photoshop and/or Illustrator, then translated them into pixel perfect functional HTML/CSS websites/email templates
  • Integrated Flash animations for various presentation projects
  • Created own website (www.dannymartinez.com)
Duties & Responsibilities:

Network installations, analyze existing systems, project costing/justifications, negotiations/approvals, hardware installation and configuration, UI design, testing, debugging, documentation, user training and support, client relations

July
May
2002
-
2007
Various Companies
Southern CA
Web Developer & Designer
Accomplishments:
  • Modified, edited, and customized PHP code for dating website.
  • Built, deleted, modified tables and entries in database through MySQL.
  • Constructed CD/DVD video/slide presentations for various photographers.
  • Created logos for several, using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Designed many different layouts for paper-print products.
  • Installed, customized, and maintained a dating website using proprietary Content Management System (CMS).
June
July
2001
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2002
UCLA Office of Instructional Development
Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Systems Admin
Accomplishments:
  • Documented support tickets and collaborated with team to resolve multiple help-desk issues.
  • Headed project to migrate from Windows Servers to Linux to save in licensing fees.
  • Lead team to perform all seasonal roll-outs under UCLA custody code.
  • Reduced costs by performing equipment/hardware inventory.
Duties & Responsibilities:

System administration tasks, setup/deletion of user accounts, backup of user information, technical documentation of ongoing support, maintain integrity of network system, installation of routers, workstations, servers, and peripherals.

Summers
'98, '99, '00
Harvey Mudd College: Upward Bound
Claremont, CA
Chemistry & Physics Instructor
Accomplishments:
  • Instructed students in a rigorous six-week residential program at UCLA in physics and chemistry.
  • Mentored and prepared students for college life.

Education

My Smarts

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Bachelor of Science, Biology | 2001

Web Works

My web creations of the past.

My intention here is to show an evolution in my design and development talents. Please take a moment to see works of the past by viewing the source code.

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Contact Me

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