Joann Chou

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Objective To acquire a position relating to web design and development.
 
Education
B.S. in Computer Engineering

June 2006
University of California Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
 
Relevant Courses
  • Hypertext and the Web
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Engineering Design
  • Introduction to EDA Tools
  • Algorithms/Abstract Data Types
  • High Speed Digital Design
  • Database Systems
  • Advanced Analog Electronics
  • Microprocessor Design
  • Data Structures
  • Logic Design
  • Stochastic Math
  • Discrete Math
  • Computational Models
  • Technical Writing
 
Career Progression
Senior Front-End Web Developer

January 2010 – Current
CafePress.com
San Mateo, CA
  • Was a driving force in creating our first Web Development team.
  • Work on several projects with different teams to create the front-end look for the projects
  • Create layouts from scratch using CSS and XHTML
  • Create visual effects using jQuery and other jQuery plugins
  • Solve browser compatibility issues. Support Internet Explorer 6/7/8, Mac/PC Firefox 2/3/3.5, Safari, Google Chrome
  • Help support the WebDev team and the engineering team with any front-end related issues.

Web Developer Extraordinaire

October 2007 – January 2010
CafePress.com
San Mateo, CA
  • Help recode and redesign header, footer, and left navigation.
  • Created a brand new CSS structure and customized CSS framework
  • Work with Photoshop files from the design team to create pages from scratch in (X)HTML and CSS
  • Create effects in Javascript/DHTML to enhance the User Experience
  • Work with backend developers on each project to create a more friendly User-Interface

Web Developer

July 2006 – October 2007
E*TRADE Financial
Menlo Park, CA
  • Maintained website based on change requests made by the marketing and business dept
  • Created new navigation purely using CSS-based design and making it W3C Accessible
  • Worked on various projects that implements new techniques and ideas
  • Coded and scripted page redesigns from top to bottom
  • Cleaned up and removed tables to create a CSS tableless layout as I came across old code

School of Engineering Web Designer & Web Master Assistant
Feb 2006 – July 2006
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

  • Maintained existing SOE websites in a timely manner
  • Helped develop new web content for recent redesign makeover
  • Provided technical support to user of Content Management System
  • Understand current internet standards, web browsers, and browser specification

Recreation Student Web Assistant
Feb 2006 – March 2006
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

  • Helped with design and creation of redesign of website
  • Aided with the maintenance and use of new Content Management System
  • Created design, page layout, graphics & editing, content editing, and implementation

Computer Engineering Technical Writing Tutor

June 2004 – March 2006
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
  • Met with students to evaluate their progress and guide them towards improvement

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in IT (SURF-IT) Webmaster

June 2004 – Current
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
  • Researched and developed an apparatus that will be able to provide real-time environmental monitoring of shallow-water habitats, including coral reefs
  • Created, designed, developed, and maintained the program’s website

Web and Graphics Marketing Communications Development

Oct 2003 – June 2005
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
  • Created and collaborated in the creation and production of various materials including brochures, posters, flyers, table tents, newsletters, and web-based communication
  • Worked with Student Housing Services Manager for Marketing to maintain the image and integrity of the University Housing Services web presence
  • Created a poster for a marketing campaign that increased revenues by over $2 million

Residential Network Assistant

Sept 2003 – Oct 2003
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
  • Diagnosed DHCP client problems and extensive OS issues
  • PC and Mac connectivity troubleshooting
  • Help Desk support for administrative and student users
 
Projects
SEA-LABS (Sensor Exploration Apparatus utilizing Low-power Aquatic Broadcasting System)

Worked with four labmates to design and create a wireless underwater sensor apparatus
 
Technical Expertise

Operating Systems:

   Windows XP/2000/ 98SE/95, OS X/9, Fedora Core III

Hardware:

   PC, Macintosh, SUN

Expertise:

   CSS, HTML, Transitional/Strict XHTML, DHTML, Javascript, Adobe Photoshop, Layout Design

Other Applications:

   Adobe Illustrator/Acrobat/InDesign/GoLive!, Macromedia Fireworks/Dreamweaver, Macromedia Homesite Corel Draw/Painter, Jasc Paint Shop Pro, WS_FTP, Fetch, Microsoft Word/Excel

Other Programming:

   Java, C/C++, PHP, MySQL, JDBC API, JavaScript
 
Extracurricular
  • IEEE Cabinet & Member

       (2003 – 2006)
  • SWE Cabinet & Member

       (2002 – 2006)
  • Google Pizza Representative

       (2005 – 2006)
  • SOE Dean’s Representative

       (2003 – 2006)
  • Amateur Ham Radio

       Technician Class: KI6DBA (2006)
 
References Available upon request