Brennan Sang — Resumé

Seeing my frustration with a paintbrush, my middle-school art teacher sat me down in front of her Mac Classic. From that moment on I’ve been obsessed with the relationship between people and the information that computers convey to them.

I spent months building applications in Hypercard and hosted a dial-up bulletin board system well before the dawn of the web. When the web began to grow, I was there exploring early HTML and Javascript techniques. I built and maintained a community-based music calendar when many people still wondered if e-mail required postage.

Through nearly two decades of interactive design experience my fascination has never flagged. I constantly learn new skills and explore fresh ways for people to connect with each other using ever-evolving interactive technologies.

Qualifications:

I’m a hard-working, loyal and self-motivated professional with loads of experience in both print and digital media. I write clean, accessible XHTML and CSS, and understand how to interact with your online audience. I’ve been building and using online communication tools since the dawn of the web.

Relevant Skills:

  • I work well alone and in groups while meeting tight, strict deadlines.
  • I’m a great communicator and a creative problem solver and I love the challenges presented when brand management and social media collide.
  • I’ve worked full-time as a telecommuter for five years, and have the self-motivation required to successfully work from home while balancing several projects.
  • I have a strong understanding of and familiarity with both print and online publishing processes.
  • I've been active in the web industry since its birth.
  • I can work successfully in group environments to develop new and creative processes and techniques to expand and maintain your audience.
  • I have a strong technical and creative background.

Work Experience:

2011 – Present – Senior Online Community Manager, Trout Unlimited, Arlington, VA
Creating and implementing a social media strategy for a large conservation base non-profit, managing social media profiles, developing and running social media promotions, wireframing, designing and project managing a community-based content platform, general online communications work including writing and editing blog posts and organization-wide emails
1995 – Present Freelance Graphic/Web Designer
Working with small to medium sized businesses, creating visual identities, websites, brochures and various advertising pieces
2004 – 2011 Graphic/Web Designer, Brakeman Design, Kalamazoo, MI
Working with small to large sized businesses and non-profits, designing and writing copy for billboards, advertisements and websites — designing and producing logos, brochures, monthly magazines and newsletters
2009 – 2011 Lead Developer, Limered Studio, Chicago, IL
Designing, developing and maintaining standards-based websites
2008 – 2010 Reporter, West Yellowstone News (Pioneer Papers), West Yellowstone, MT
Covering local and regional news, writing editorial and human interest pieces
1999 – 2001 Interactive Programmer, Biggs Gilmore, Kalamazoo, MI
Designing, programming and maintaining medium to large websites
2000 – 2001 Instructor, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
Designing and implementing curriculum for a web-design class;
teaching a weekly class of 20-35 students
2000 – 2003 Owner/Operator, The Space, Kalamazoo, MI
Managing a community-based, committee-run arts collective and coffee shop;
managing volunteers, money, performance and art-gallery spaces

Proficiencies

  • Wordpress
  • ExpressionEngine
  • MojoMotor
  • Drupal
  • PHPBB
  • Vanilla Forums
  • Facebook Connect
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • PHP/MYSQL
  • Javascript
  • XFMBL (eXtended Facebook Markup Language)
  • CakePHP
  • Codeigniter
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • QuarkXPress