EXPERIENCE:

Owner and Operator of Karen’s Cookies, LLC
(www.karenscookies.net)

  • Manage day-to-day functions of business including hiring and supervising employees, customer service, overseeing out-going orders, purchasing, and managing inventory
  • Development of new product, seeking and researching new products, and creating and maintaining relationships with partners and suppliers
  • Creation, development, and maintenance of online store and web site including all graphic design and custom coding in HTML, Javascript, and CSS

2006 – Present

 

Organizer and Producer of CookieCon – Cookie Art Convention and Show
(www.cookiecon.com)

  • Created and currently run the CookieCon convention, which accommodates over 500 attendees from across the country and all over the world
  • Establish and maintain all professional relationships needed for operation of convention, including those with vendors, exhibitors, employees, sponsors, professional staff, partners, presenters, venue managers, and instructors
  • Marketing, communicating, and enrolling for hundreds of attendees
  • Development and maintenance of CookieCon web site, including newsletters, online payments, updating information, and all graphic design and coding

2012 – Present

Owner and Developer – Blue Bug Media

  • Contracted with local businesses, fulfilling their need for professional Web development work
  • Designed, created, and maintained several Web sites for local businesses and professional individuals
  • Created and Actively maintaining local online classifieds Web site
  • Partnering and developing strategies with various local businesses to effectively cross-promote services

2005 – 2007

Senior Web Development – Via Training, Inc.

  • Actively participated in designing, building, and maintaining successful sales training Web sites for such clients as Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Pioneer, Harley Davidson, Motorola, Canon, and more
  • Built various sites from ground-up using both original designs and corporate design standards
  • Served as an active participant in building solid interactive processes for the company
  • Worked on various localization projects in which complete Web sites were translated for various languages and cultures
  • Effectively collaborated with producers, designers, writers, engineers, and account managers on a regular basis
  • Achieved excellence in current skill sets and reached goals to learn and grow with new technologies and skills including HTML, CSS, DHTML, JavaScript, Flash, and Actionscript
  • Familiarized myself with technologies such as PHP, JSP, and XML as I worked with software engineers to implement back-end functionality into Web applications

2000 – 2005

 

SKILLS:

  • Great interpersonal skills, with extensive experience working and communicating with business partners, employees, suppliers, etc.
  • Extensive experience with common desktop applications, including Microsoft Office products
  • Seasoned Graphic Designer and Web Developer, with nearly 20 years in the industry

 

EDUCATION:

  • BYU-Idaho – Rexburg, ID; Software Engineering; 10/’15 – present
  • PSU – Portland, OR; Graphic Design and Fine Arts; 8/’00 – 4/’02
  • Ricks College – Rexburg, ID; Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences; Graduated: 10/’97

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

I love being a part of a great team and enjoy the satisfaction that comes from knowing I contribute to the success of an organization. I enjoy problem solving and working through challenges to complete a project.

I have extensive experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, Flash, Actionscript, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and have familiarity with C++. I’ve worked on several personal, small business, and e-commerce web sites. I have done development and design work for HP, Intel, Microsoft, and other fortune 500 companies. I have developed computer games as well.

I am currently enrolled at BYU-Idaho working to finish my bachelor degree in Software Engineering.

My academic career includes studies in education, graphic design, and software engineering.