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Melissa Sherrin

I am a creative, detail-oriented web and graphic designer seeking a full-time front end web development position with opportunities to further develop my skills. In addition to my design skills, I have years of office experience and a knack for explaining technical concepts to non technical people. I like challenges that push me to learn new things. I love to believe in the work I'm doing and really dig non-profits, research institutes, and schools.

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SKILLS

Applications/Languages

Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Dreamweaver
HTML/XHTML
CSS
Flash
ActionScript
WordPress
JQuery
JavaScript
PHP
SQL
PowerPoint

Skill Level

Very comfortable
Very comfortable
Very comfortable
Very comfortable
Very comfortable
Very comfortable
Comfortable
Comfortable
Comfortable
Comfortable
Friendly acquaintance
Nodding acquaintance
Nodding acquaintance
PowerPoint is my frenemy

EDUCATION

Schools

Boston University | CDIA
Boston University

Certificates, Degrees, Work Completed

Certificate in Graphic & Web Design
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sales Assistant
May 2011 ‐ Present
WGBH, Brighton, MA

  • Assisted with setup of new Local Corporate Sponsorship web site – uploading & formatting content, preparing images, using HTML & inline CSS where needed, advising management on feasibility of enhancements to site. Trained marketing department on new web site CMS.
  • Assist sales staff with PowerPoint presentations – preparing images for presentations, formatting & proofing content while adhering to WGBH brand standards.
  • Create web ads for Local Corporate sponsors.
  • Assist sales management with tracking various department processes; first line of contact for IT issues; responsible for on boarding of new hires – training schedules, ordering equipment, ensuring accounts & passwords are set up.

Executive Assistant
April 2007 ‐ May 2011
WGBH, Brighton, MA

  • Designed one sheets & presentations; maintained printed research materials for local & national sales staff, proofed research materials & memos.
  • Created web ads for Local Corporate sponsors.
  • Department expert in PowerPoint: ran hands-on training sessions. Assisted staff with PowerPoint problems as needed.
  • Arranged for travel and manage the calendar for a very active executive, set up and maintained ongoing meetings, special projects as assigned. De facto first line of defense for technological issues for the Vice President.

Administrative Assistant
November 2001 – March 2007
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA

  • Designed & coded simple web sites; maintained existing lab pages on an ad hoc basis.
  • Designed flyers & posters in Illustrator and Photoshop; served as backup for the Institute’s graphic designer. Maintained printers & scanners in public print room.
  • Created & maintained FileMaker databases for tracking microarray projects, purchases, and requisitions.
  • Coordinated training sessions, meetings, events, arranged travel itineraries for Bioinformatics department.

Other Design Work

  • Volunteer flyer design for Community Cooks
  • Collaborated with T. DiCesare on the USS Constitution Museum’s "A Sailor’s Life for Me" kiosk – HTML, CSS, Javascript