Résumé

Experience

Senior Web Developer
Web Developer (June 2011–August 2016)
TOKY Branding + Design
June 2011–Current

Complete front- to back-end development of web sites in Drupal, WordPress, and TOKY’s own proprietary CMS.

Freelance Web Designer / Developer
Clients: First Unitarian Church of St. Louis, Logos2400, ON2U Body Piercing & Tattoos, Rites of Passage Tattoo, School of Art + Design, UIUC ACES Web Management & Support
January 2006–Current

Designed and developed web sites with the open-source content management system Drupal.

Web/Interactive Developer
Switch—Liberate Your Brand
June 2010–June 2011

Developed sites using Drupal, WordPress, CodeIgniter, and BlogEngine frameworks as well as custom PHP/MySQL registration sites, an auction site, and a budget optimizer. I handled both front- and back-end responsibilities including HTML emails, Flash banners, demos, kiosks, and even the occasional design work.

Paraprofessional Web Designer
Web Management & Support, ITCS
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
January 2007–May 2010

Designed web sites, created Flash components, and completed front-end web development tasks including XHTML/CSS site creation, Drupal modifications, and ad-hoc design solutions to existing web sites.

Designer
Ninth Letter Journal
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Spring 2010

Ninth Letter is an award-winning literary and arts journal produced biannually through a collaboration with the Department of English and the School of Art + Design.

Exhibitions

BFA Graduate Exhibition
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
May 2010

The School of Art + Design’s graduating seniors displayed work from all majors.

Rendezvous
Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
April 2010

Design exhibition showcasing Industrial and Graphic Design senior work.

Fresh
ARC Auditorium and Mezzanine, Champaign, IL
December 2009

An opening event for a film series promoting sustainability in which a semester of Graphic Design work was shown.

Activities & Conferences

Drupal Association
September 2016–Current

Member of the Association supporting the Drupal project.

DrupalCon Baltimore
April 2017

A week-long conference surrounding Drupal 8 where I attended an all-day training and numerous sessions.

DrupalCon New Orleans
May 2016

A week-long conference surrounding Drupal 8 where I attended an all-day training, 13 sessions, and an all-day sprint.

Webmaster Forum
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2010

Annual forum for web designers, developers, content managers, and other web professionals.

Graphic Design Students at Illinois (GDSI)
Web Co-Chair
January 2009–May 2010

A community of graphic designers dedicated to enhancing the work of students both inside and outside the classroom.

Education

BFA in Graphic Design
Minor in Computer Science
College of Fine and Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
May 2010

Awards & Recognition

Communication Arts Webpick of the Day
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
January 2017

Development of the PGAL website.

Communication Arts Webpick of the Day
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
October 2016

Development of the Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series website.

St. Louis Addy Award
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
2015

Development of the Forest Park Forever Map website in the Websites — Consumer category.

Awwwards Honorable Mention
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
May 2015

Development of the Wight & Company website.

Communication Arts Webpick of the Week
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
June 2014

Development of the MIT List Visual Arts Center website.

Awwwards Honorable Mention
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
May 2014

Development of the MIT List Visual Arts Center website.

St. Louis Addy Awards
Projects with TOKY Branding + Design
2014

Awards for development work on KSS Architects, Christner, Inc., and Wight & Co. 75th Anniversary websites.

Webby Awards Official Honoree
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
2014

Front-end development of New City School website in the School/University category.

St. Louis Addy Award
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
2013

Development of the SAK Construction website in the Business to Business category.

St. Louis Addy Award
Project with TOKY Branding + Design
2012

Development of the St. Louis Design Week app.

Student Tuition Support Award
College of Fine & Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2007–2009

A monetary award given yearly to continuing students based on a 10-piece portfolio.

Dean’s List
College of Fine and Applied Arts
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Spring 2007

Awarded to students with a GPA of 3.80 or higher in a semester with at least 14 academic credit hours.

Knowledge

Software & Services
  • Adobe CC Design Premium
  • CircleCi, Jenkins, Bitbucket Pipelines
  • Composer, npm, yarn
  • Cyberduck, Transmit
  • Docksal, Docker, MAMP, Vagrant
  • Drush, Drupal Console, Terminus
  • Git, GitHub, Bitbucket, SVN
  • React.js, jQuery, Backbone.js
  • Grunt, Gulp, Node.js
  • SCSS, SASS, Compass
  • Sketch, InVision
  • Sublime Text 2–3, TextMate, Vim
Languages
  • CSS 2–3
  • HTML5, XHTML 1.0, XML
  • JavaScript ES5 & ES6 / JSON
  • PHP 5.x-7.x
  • MySQL
Frameworks
  • Drupal 6.x, 7.x, & 8.x
  • WordPress 3.x.x & 4.x.x

I prefer working on a Mac or Linux computer.

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Daniel Korte

History

I became interested in the World Wide Web when I first learned to use the Flash authoring tool (then Macromedia owned) in seventh grade from an enthusiastic elective teacher. Since that first class, I continued to take web design, graphic design and art classes in high school as well as participating in Art Club. After receiving some recognition and awards for my work I decided it a viable career option and applied for enrollment into the School of Art + Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (U of I).

In November of 2005, I was accepted into the U of I pending graduation from high school in May 2006. Excited, I got more involved in my school’s art program and submitted my portfolio to the College Board AP for 2-D Design and received a 4 out of 5 for my work in designing logos that were used by the Illinois Dance Team Association (IDTA).

My first year of college consisted of foundations classes in drawing, design and art history. Knowing my path was in graphic design with a focus on web design I applied for a student position as a Paraprofessional Designer with the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences’ Web Management & Support (WMS) division late my first semester and started working there January of 2007. I closed my freshman year by displaying work in the Foundations Exhibition, receiving a Student Tuition Support Award and recognition for being on the College of Fine and Applied Arts Dean’s List.

After being accepted into the Graphic Design program I continued receiving an increasing tuition waiver through the Student Tuition Support Award in 2008 and 2009.

With more projects necessitating programming knowledge both inside and outside of the classroom I took on a Minor in Computer Science from the consistently Top 5 ranked program in the United States.

In May 2010 with over 3 years web experience with WMS and loads of graphic design, computer science and art studio classes I graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and a Minor in Computer Science. A month later after interviewing in both Chicago and St. Louis, I was offered a job as a Web/Interactive Developer at the St. Louis based advertising agency, Switch—Liberate Your Brand where I worked on web sites for Elsevier, Dickies, Rand McNally, Anheuser-Busch, AAIMEA and Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

After a year at Switch, I accepted my current position as a Web Developer for TOKY Branding + Design. And after five years at TOKY I was promoted to my current position as a Senior Web Developer.

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