John Schuster is a professional web designer and front end developer in 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.

Skills

  • Experienced on Apple, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
  • Experienced on enterprise-level content management systems (CMS), web applications, and 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, Audio, Video and Multimedia web design.
  • Experienced in working with LAMP stack, PHP, and MySQL.
  • Internet advertising specialists, Expert in working with search engines, Google Adwords, Google Shopping, 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 email marketing campaigns.
  • Experienced in the application of open-source software: Drupal, and WordPress for projects and small business eCommerce solutions.
  • Sales, CRM and project management experience.
  • Trained in traditional artistic mediums: watercolor, pen and ink, oil, and photography.

Experience

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 – May 1, 2021
Project: EllasBubbles.com
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: www.DraperyConnection.com
  • 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: arguscamera.com
  • 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 www.cap.org
  • 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 www.necbigpicture.com
  • Updated information in Mysql databases

Society of Actuaries
April 18th 2005 – August 12th, 2005
2/11/02-3/20/02,
2/16/04-4/1/04,
Web Design Contractor Schaumburg, IL

  • Performed maintenance and updates to www.soa.org
  • 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 www.choosechicago.com
  • 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 Chrysler.com and Target.com web sites
  • Utilized Macromedia Dreamweaver, JHTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Selling Dynamics 2000 Website Design Arlington Heights, IL

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

 

Education

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.

 Certifications

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