John Schuster is a professional web designer and front end developer working in and around Chicago, Illinois.


Utilizing creative, programming, web design, web development, and graphic design skills to develop projects and publish web sites for businesses & organizations that are not only functional and easy to use but also dynamic and visually pleasing.


  • Experienced on Apple, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
  • Worked on enterprise-level content management systems (CMS), web applications, and large company wide intranets.
  • Expert in Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, Sketch & Microsoft Office software.
  • Expert in HTML, CSS, & JavaScript.
  • Experienced in Gif Animation and multimedia web design.
  • Experienced in working with LAMP stack, PHP, and MySQL.
  • Internet advertising specialists, Expert in working with search engines, Google Adwords, Managing Multiple pay-per-click keyword campaigns, and online advertising accounts.
  • Experienced in working with Amazon search marketing accounts and AWS web services.
  • Skilled in graphic design, layout, typography, drawing, illustration, logo/icon design, and cartooning.
  • Experienced in digital video capture, editing, post-production, and compression for the Internet.
  • Search engine optimization expert (SEO).
  • Experienced in creating mass email marketing campaigns using Email platforms: MailChimp and Benchmark.
  • Experienced in the application of open-source software: Drupal, and WordPress for projects and small business eCommerce solutions.
  • Sales and project management experience.
  • Trained in traditional artistic mediums: watercolor, pen and ink, oil, and photography.


Company Chicago Inc.

Web Designer & Developer at Company Chicago Inc.
September 1, 2010 – Present
Project: User Interface Software Application Design
Location: Chicago, IL

Front End Developer at Ella’s Bubbles
June 1, 2018 – Present
Location: Chicago, IL

  • WordPress eCommerce website design and development
  • Integration with Google Merchant Center for Google Shopping & PPC campaigns
  • Site-wide updates and maintenance
  • Product photography and photo retouching
  • Web server maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Email and social media marketing
  • CRM maintenance and updates
  • PPC campaign creation and management


User Interface Designer at Morgan Stanley
July 8 – August 17, 2010
Project: User Interface Application Design
Location: Vernon Hills, IL

  • Redesigned UI for their internal financial application
  • Created frontend code for new application interface


Customer Solutions and Experience at Hewitt Associates
January 12- April 11, 2009
Project: User Experience Application Design
Location: Lincolnshire, IL

  • Created demo application prototypes
  • Designed Icons and documentation manuals
  • Created wireframes and web applications schematics



Internet Marketing Strategy at Walgreens Health Services
April 26, 2007 – July 18, 2007
Project: User Interface Design Contractor
Location: Deerfield, IL

  • Designed web page layouts
  • Created site maps and page flows for pharmacy and healthcare services, including PBM, mail service, home care, and specialty pharmacy.
  • participated in application development and internet marketing team meetings



Drapery Connection 1999-Present Web Designer, Hinsdale, IL

  • Designed Web site:
  • Prepared Layout and design print ads
  • Top-ranked site for the keyword “Chicago drapery” on most search engines
  • Designed interface and WordPress theme customization
  • Created original graphics with Photoshop and Illustrator

Motorola Sep. 3, 2005 – Dec. 16, 2005
Web Developer Contractor

Client: Vignette
Project: Motorola Global Human Resource Portal
Location: Schaumburg Illinois

  • Migrate existing HR content from intranet
  • Utilized Vignette CMS web portal software
  • Built content modules displayed to specific countries and regions

Hartford Computer Group 2/14/05-3/30/05, Web Design Contractor
Inverness, IL

  • Designed the website:
  • Site built with Dreamweaver and Fireworks
  • Utilized DHTML, CSS, and Javascript

College of American Pathologists 9/8/03-12/31/03, 8/16/04-10/22/04 Web Design Contractor Northfield, IL

  • Edited content of website
  • Utilized Documentum content management system
  • Created XML documents and templates

NEC Solutions 6/24/03-7/25/03 Web Design Contractor Arlington Heights, IL

  • Designed and updated pages on
  • Updated information in Mysql databases

Society of Actuaries
April 18th 2005 – August 12th, 2005
Web Design Contractor Schaumburg, IL

  • Performed maintenance and updates to
  • Creating web pages and graphics for the Society of Actuaries
  • Utilized Dreamweaver, Homesite, Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, HTML,CSS, and JavaScript

Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau 4/11/01-6/10/01 Web Design Contractor Chicago, IL

  • Performed maintenance and updates to
  • Creating web pages and graphics for the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
  • Utilized Dreamweaver, Homesite, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and JavaScript

Click Commerce 10/2/00-11/3/00 Web Design Contractor Chicago, IL

  • Worked in the Design department
  • Creating web pages and graphics for the Click Commerce demo application
  • Utilized Dreamweaver, Homesite, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and JavaScript

Organic Online 8/21/00-9/21/00 Web Design Contractor Chicago, IL

  • Worked in the Web Content Engineering department
  • Built web pages for the and web sites
  • Utilized Macromedia Dreamweaver, JHTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Selling Dynamics 2000 Website Design Arlington Heights, IL

  • Designed Web site:
  • Initiated project from concept to finished site
  • Designed interface, links, text, images, HTML and JavaScript utilizing Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver



American Academy of Art 1995-1998 Chicago, IL

  • Associate Degree in Illustration.
  • Minor in Painting and Graphic Design.

College of DuPage 1998-1999 Glen Ellyn, IL

  • Course work in Computer Graphics and Design: Computer Art I-III, Graphic Design, Computer Programming, Marketing, Advertising.


Google Analytics Academy
Google Analytics for Beginners 1/30/2018
Advanced Google Analytics 2/3/2018
Google Academy for Ads
Adwords Fundamentals 1/28/2018

Conferences/Additional Training

1st Place Google Hackathon Chicago 8/3/2011

  • Part of the HTML5 Web App competition for the Google Chrome Web Store.
  • Team tied for 1st place. HTML5 API’s included: Canvas, Web Sockets & Web Audio.

Word Camp Chicago 6/5/2010 Chicago, IL

  • All day training sessions on WordPress development

Drupal Camp Chicago 12/12/2009 Evanston, IL

  • All day training sessions on Drupal CMS development

SXSWi 2008 Austin, TX

  • Attended week long web design and development sessions
  • Largest web developer conference in the US

Web Content 2007 Chicago, IL

  • Attended this conference to learn the latest content technologies