Resume

Matthew Vazquez
Web Designer/Developer

WordPress  ·   Website Design/Development  ·  User Experience  ·   Mobile Interface


Highly accomplished visionary web designer with experience in CMS, custom WordPress themes, Mobile interface design, SEO and Bootstrap frameworks. Results-oriented, decisive leader, with proven success in establishing solid relationships with clients and business teams, serving as Subject Matter Expert on a variety of topics. Detail oriented, producing quality work and responsive layouts with robust website designs employing latest design practices. Well-organized and dedicated to exceptional customer care. Leverage well-developed interpersonal skills to facilitate communication on all corporate and client levels.

Core Competencies

  • Mentoring & Coaching
  • Subject Matter Expert
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Detail Oriented
  • Responsive Designs
  • UI/UX
  • Problem Solver
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • WordPress CMS
  • Clear & Effective Mockups
  • Inbound Marketing

Education & Credentials

Associate of Web Design, Web Development Certificate, Inbound Certified
Wake Technical Community College – Raleigh, NC, 2014-2017 · 4.0 GPA

Coursework in Anatomy & Physiology
Illinois Central College – Peoria, IL, 2003-2005 · President’s Honor List

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Northern Illinois University – DeKalb, IL, 1998 · Emphasis in Mathematical Science & CAD/CAM Pro/E & AutoCAD · Member, Triangle Architectural, Engineering & Science Fraternity

Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering
McHenry County College – McHenry, IL, 1995


Technical Capabilities

Website Design Technologies: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, WordPress CMS, Bootstrap Framework, Balsamiq Mockups, Mockplus, SEMrush, SEO Diagnostic Software, User Testing, Visual Studio, Git Bash, Angular, Adobe Acrobat DC, Nitro Pro PDF.
Programming Languages: JavaScript, Typescript, PHP, MySQL, C+, Perl 5, DOS Batch Scripting
Fundamentals: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Project
Platforms: Windows 10/8/7/XP/2000/NT, UNIX, Linux
Engineering Technologies: Pro/E 2001/2000i2/2000i, Pro/E Wildfire 2.0, Pro/Surface, Pro/Electric Cabling, Pro/Diagram, Pro/Fluid Design (hydraulic hose and tube routings), Solid Works 2005, AutoCAD R11/R12/R13/R14, Sketchup

Professional Experience

MV Web Designs – Durham, North Carolina    1/2016-Present
Web Designer | Owner
Developed custom websites catered to customer specifications and needs. Utilized frameworks such as Bootstrap for quick website implementation and then heavily modified the look and feel which resulted in original and unique themes. Created print and graphic designs for customers and delivered content in the form of PDFs, Illustrator files, and/or various digital image formats. Established new customer base and further advanced essential networking skills for continuous business development. Implemented multi-channel social media campaigns to expand customer reach.

Key Achievements:

  • Brought new business from new customer base and personal contacts.

 

Durham Technical Community College – Durham, North Carolina                                                              8/2012-12/2015
Tutor
Worked with students to develop an understanding of mathematics, chemistry and other science related courses through the application of mentoring, instruction and trust with the student. Helped to maintain an appropriate, self-paced educational atmosphere within the classroom conducive for the administration of tests and quizzes, reviewing of test results and answering questions all while providing encouragement and motivation. Constantly established rapport and maintained approachability with students of all ages, genders and backgrounds to empower students with the confidence to ask any type of question or subject without the fear judgment or reprieve. Enabled students to further apply newly acquired skills within everyday situations to reinforce and internalize subject matter. Helped to foster and internalize critical thinking skills within students through the effective application of the Socratic method.

Key Achievements:

  • Developed effective teaching strategies to communicate complex mathematical and scientific ideas to students
  • Was the highly sought after and known as the “go-to guy” for students seeking understanding of difficult chemistry concepts
  • Provided solutions for effective study habits that was catered to the student’s particular needs and learning style
  • Nominated as tutor of the year for 2014

 

Dynamic Engineering Solutions – Peoria, Illinois     10/2005-7/2012
President/Independent Engineering Consultant
Cultivated the development of new and existing customer relationships through a proactive and supportive approach. Collaborated with cross functional teams as a senior level engineer for the creation of ergonomic interior plastic surfaces, sheet metal and milled components, and hose/tube routings based on the customer’s changing needs and deadlines for Caterpillar, OE&I.  Performed general engineering product consulting and assistance on the creation of functional prototypes for field testing. Developed various consumer products ranging from inexpensive light dispersive rings for photographers to garden hose removal apparatus to aid the elderly and disabled.

Key Achievements:

  • Identified as a key contributor on a patent for a clamping mechanism within a joystick control.

 

Butler International/Belcan Corporation – Peoria, Illinois                                                                  5/2006-3/2010
Project/Program Manager (1/2008-3/2010)
Re-developed altered customer relationships due to previous changes in job responsibilities. Continued development of the office engineering team while managing project workflow, serving as face to the customer and functioning as a senior level design engineer. Focused on non-metallic project work centered around operator controls and cab housings. Conducted operator evaluation field studies to verify acceptance of design direction. Developed low-cost adjustable armrests that met ergonomic and durability requirements for use in bulldozing applications.

Key Achievements:

  • Reestablished inactive accounts from customers based on reputation and work quality.
  • Rebuilt engineering team from scratch to compensate for an overall reduction in office personnel.
  • Directly responsible for delivering over $1.1 million in contracts for the office engineering team for 2008.

 

Account Executive (10/2006-1/2008)
Managed new and existing customer relationships while identifying customer needs and tailored services to their specific needs. Negotiated new business agreements and established essential processes to enable various internal departments to effectively interface with the customer. Utilized conflict resolution tactics to handle office/customer disagreements in a timely and satisfactory manor to all parties. Brought in new business from customers based on reputation and work quality, necessitating an increase in engineering workforce.

 Key Achievements:

  • Instrumental in selecting high quality, top performing candidates for in-house and on-site locations.
  • Responsible for managing over $1.7 million in contracts for all of 2007.

 

Project Manager & Technical Sales (5/2006-10/2006)
Supervised teams of engineers on a variety of heavy equipment projects ranging from aftermarket large mining truck platforms and light kits to operator station control creation and placement on a diverse array of equipment. Groomed and guided entry level engineers to think more objectively and perform more effectively throughout their daily functions and customer interactions. Worked closely with sales to develop new business from customers based on reputation and work quality, necessitating an increase in engineering workforce. Developed engineering team for the purpose of creating complex surfaces for joystick grips, covers and dashes for Caterpillar machinery.

Key Achievements:

  • Managed the work flow of up to three teams of engineers for various projects within the office and through the India branch.
  • Recognized as the “go-to guy” for Pro/E questions, general engineering advice and brainstorming on complex issues.
  • Brought new business to the company from previously developed customer base and personal contacts.

 

ACCS – Peoria, Illinois                                     2/2003-10/2005
Design Engineer I – II

eServ – Peoria, Illinois                                       6/2000-9/2002
Mechanical/Electrical Design Engineer


Caterpillar Agricultural Products
(through ACCS) – Peoria/DeKalb, Illinois 6/1998-6/2000
Mechanical/Electrical Design Engineer / Contract Detailer

Successfully completed CAD Drafting Internship with Borg-Warner Automotive in 1997, and served as a CAD Drafter for Professional Power Products, Inc. from 1993 to 1996.

Matthew Vazquez – Web Des-Dev Resume.pdf