John Schuster: A dynamic and proficient web designer and front-end developer based in Chicago, Illinois, seamlessly blending creative vision with technical expertise for impactful digital solutions.
Leveraging a comprehensive blend of creative acumen, programming prowess, and expertise in web design, development, and graphic design, I specialize in executing projects and publishing websites for businesses and organizations. I aim to create digital spaces that are not just fully functional and user-friendly, but also dynamic, aesthetically compelling, and tailored to encapsulate the unique ethos of each client.
- 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.
- 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.
Web Designer & Developer at Company Chicago Inc.
September 1, 2010 – Present
Project: User Interface Software Application Design
Location: Chicago, IL
- DraperyConnection.com WordPress Design, Print Advertising, Hosting & Maintenance
- BilancioSalon.com WordPress Design, Photography, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, Hosting & Maintenance
- VillaParkBarberShop.com WordPress Design, Hosting & Maintenance
- JMFLaw.com Drupal/Wordpress Design, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, Hosting & Maintenance
- LussoDesignResource.com Wordpress Design, Hosting Setup & Maintenance
- IllinoisNursingHomeGuide.com WordPress Design, Pay-Per-Click Advertising, Hosting & Maintenance
- DeSitterCommercialFlooring.com Design, Hosting & Maintenance
- SLSplumbers.com Design, Email Marketing, Hosting & Maintenance
- AnnKohout.com Wordpress Design, Social Media Marketing & Maintenance.
- CuttingToolsChicago.com WordPress Design, Hosting Setup & Maintenance
- BrannClay.com Wordpress Design, SEO, Hosting & Maintenance
- GlassConceptsChicago.com Wordpress Design, Hosting Setup & Maintenance
- MolsonArch.com Wordpress Design, Hosting Setup & Maintenance
- spiret.org WordPress Design, Hosting Setup & Maintenance
- ctcac.org Design, Hosting Setup & Maintenance
- JGuido.com Design, Hosting Setup & Maintenance
- BlindandShutter.com Design, Hosting & Maintenance
- DCwindowAutomation.com Design, Hosting & Maintenance
- IBDC.us.com Design, Hosting & Maintenance
Front End Developer at Ella’s Bubbles
June 1, 2018 – May 1, 2021
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
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
- Designed the website: arguscamera.com
- Site built with Dreamweaver and Fireworks
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
Web Design Contractor Schaumburg, IL
- Performed maintenance and updates to www.soa.org
- Creating web pages and graphics for the Society of Actuaries
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
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
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
Selling Dynamics 2000 Website Design Arlington Heights, IL
- Designed Web site: www.sellingdynamics.com
- Initiated project from concept to finished site
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.
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