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Charles Sheets Jr

4631 County Rd B. Apt 1
La Crosse, WI, 54601
(608) 386-3006
cesjr02@gmail.com

A personable, talented web developer, and user experience professional with a diverse technical skill set

Web Development & User Experience

Able to apply strong analytical and problem-solving skills, creativity, and resourcefulness, in solving web design and user experience challenges. Performs well under pressure with ability to maintain the necessary focus to meet project deadlines. Genuinely enjoys research and continued learning, to stay current with new developments in technology, and social media trends.

General & Technical skills

Education

HARVARD UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SCHOOL Cambridge, MA
Web Technologies Certificate December 2015
WESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE La Crosse, WI
Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design May 2009

Professional Experience

FREELANCE PROFESSIONAL La Crosse, WI
Web Designer & Developer January 2008 – Present

Featured Projects

Heavy Equipment Repair, LLC, Holmen, WI

Hired to provide site maintenance, server migration tasks, and general updates. Also provided assistance by correcting a technical issue caused by a compromised web server; restored code, deleted malicious files, and strengthened security measures.

Result: Client was able to devote more time to core business needs as a result of receiving technical assistance on a continued basis.


Yapperbox

College course final project, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA

Developed a social media web application. This application was developed using a custom PHP framework, allowed users to perform tasks that included; registering, creating a profile, uploading a avatar, posting comments, and replying to comments of other users.

Result: Received an A for project grade


Harvard University Course Catalog

College course final project, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA

Created a dynamic searchable Harvard Course Catalog utilizing XML course data. Collaborated with a small team of students utilizing Git version control software.

Result: Received an A for project grade


JavaScript Form Handler

College course final project, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA

Developed an interactive web form. Application provides users with real-time validation requirements. Features include; custom form validation, Google Maps Geolocation API for city and state retrieval based on zip code input, and a local storage implementation to save users' non-sensitive data.

Result: Received an A for project grade


Music Management Application - User Experience

College course final project, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA

Proposed and implemented the user experience for a Music Management Application. Tasks performed: Gathered research, submitted a written proposal, conducted interviews of real-world users, created sketches for mockup testing, and prepared and presented a final prototype.

Result: Received an A for project grade

Additional Information

Portfolio: Professional portfolio and related information can be viewed at cesheets.com

Career note: Managed freelance web design and development activity while providing in-home care for an immediate family member from October 2009 – February 2016.