Rich Blakemore - 511 S. Main St. Kernersville, NC 27284 www.RichsWebDesign.com 336-408-9075

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RICHARD W. BLAKEMORE - Graphics / Web Designer / Web Developer
511 S. Main St., Kernersville, NC 27284 (336) 408-9075
  www.RichsWebDesign.com

HEADLINE:  Experienced and highly accomplished web designer / developer with proven professional business track record in technology, using effective communication skills. Current rankings and clients can be found at www.RichsWebDesign.com/rankings.pdf.
SUMMARY of QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Increased revenue by $88,000 for Clear Channel by designing other business sites, banner sales, and other web related ventures.
  • Sole-proprietorship business since 1997.
  • SOFTWARE SKILLS:
  • jQuery, Flash, Dreamweaver / CourseBuilder, Photoshop , Windows, Office, Front Page, HTML, PHP, DHTML, SSI, CSS, CGI, SSL, JavaScript, Access.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social networking placement, Banner ad development and implementation, knowledge of online and local marketing and B2B practices, Google Analytics, Database driven web sites, E-Commerce / secure transaction implementation, Multimedia development.
  • EXPERIENCE:  
    2/97 – Present

    Owner - Rich’s Web Design – Kernersville, NC.

  •  Designing, upgrading and maintaining web sites for more than 70 small to medium size businesses.  Clients are mostly based in the Triad, but some are nationwide. (Selected list below)
  •  Applications and tools that are used on a daily basis are Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, JavaScript, CSS, CGI, and DHTML.

  • 11/09 - 3/13

    Digital Marketing Specialist - BEM Interactive - Greensboro, NC,

  • SEO & SEM for up to 30 clients. Web analysis, content creation and direction to improve web performance as related to client requested goals. Integrated social media strategies, advanced link building techniques.
  • Multiple Google Analytics & Google AdWords certifications.
  • SEOmoz, RankChecker, DNN, AspDotNetStorefront, Screaming Frog, Exact Target, Constant Contact, Google Webmaster Tools used on a daily basis.
  • Recipient of initial BEM Interactive 'Raise the Bar' company wide award (Jan. 2012)
  • 1/00 - 3/01

    Webmaster - Clear Channel Broadcasting - Winston-Salem, NC.

  •  Designed, developed and maintained web sites for www.WTQR.com , www.WXRA945.com , and assisted with www.WSJS.com . After six months, also took on responsibilities for www.WMAGRadio.com and www.WHSLRadio.com , www.BuzzardRocks.com , and www.Country945.com .
  •  Integrated Java and Active Server Pages (ASP) with other database driven websites for news, sports, movie reviews, etc..
  •  PhotoShop, Flash, CSS, JavaScript, DreamWeaver / CourseBuilder, MS Project and CGI scripts were used on a daily basis. 
  •  Increased revenue by $88,000 for Clear Channel by designing other business sites, banner sales, and other web related ventures. 
  •  Responsible for streaming the signals of WMAG and WHSL.
  • Instructed team of 4 to update web sites at conclusion of my tenure.

  • 3/98 – 2/99

    TEKsystems / Sara Lee Knit Products, The Sabre Group –  Winston-Salem, NC.

  •  Contract work in the PC lab and as a Help Desk Analyst where I repaired, upgraded, installed software, and set-up new PC’s.  Troubleshooted network connectivity, printers, and Intra/Internet access problems. 
  •  Extensive knowledge of Lotus Notes v.4.53, Office’97, 3270 Mainframe Emulation, Eicon Aviva, NetSoft / AS400, and Novell NetWare packages. Leaton Harris, TEKsystems Manager.  Ed Biehn, Desktop Manager – The Sabre Group.  Tracy Maundy, Supervisor – Sara Lee Knit Products.

  • 2/96 – 3/98 CENTURY DATA SYSTEMS - Greensboro, NC. - POS Systems Engineer/Service Technician. Responsible for upgrading, installing, troubleshooting and repairing POS, Networking, and Phone systems throughout the Triad area.  Dealt with 100mbps Cat-5 EtherNet LAN.  Tommy Gardner/ Wayne Lutzka, Managers.
    7/85 - 6/96 TEACHER - Sanderson High School, Raleigh, NC. (7/85-6/88)Richard Murphy, Principal. Southwestern Randolph High School, Asheboro, NC. (7/90-1/92) Donnie Baxter, Principal. Moore’s Driving School. (6/92-2/96) Tony Moore, Owner.
    EDUCATION:

    ECPI College of Technology, 1996, Diploma.
    East Carolina University, 1985, MMus.
    University of Michigan, 1982, BMus.

    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS and ORGANIZATIONS:

    International Webmasters Association Member - www.iwanet.org
    CET Associate (Certified Electronic Technician) #AC4142
    NV-THS (National Vocational and Technical Honor Society)
    Phi Mu Alpha, Pi Kappa Lambda (Professional Music Fraternities)

    ACADEMIC HONORS:

    Graduation with Distinction, East Carolina University, 1985.
    School of Music Dean’s List, 1980-82.
    Graduation with Distinction, University of Michigan, 1982.

    WEB DEVELOPMENT:

    (selected sites)
    www.RichsWebDesign.com – My web site design business.
    www.KernersvilleRotary.org - Rotary Club of Kernersville, NC.
    www.KornersFolly.org - Kernersville Historic Home.
    www.HarperEyeCare.com - Kernersville optometrist.
    www.Caudills.com - Kernersville electrical company.
    www.SmittysGrille.com - Kernersville Seafood Bar & Grille.
    www.SnowWoodworks.com - Beautiful hand-crafted furniture designer.
    www.VitalResearchNC.com - Greensboro medical research company.
    www.BarberPlasticSurgery.com - Greensboro Plastic Surgeon.
    www.CarsonWattsConsulting.com - General Toxicology Consultant.
    www.PDSSN.com - Piedmont Down Syndrome Suport Network.