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Rae Hanson

Information Architect

Technical writer and web developer by day, story lover by night. Actually, scratch that, I’m a story lover 24/7. I’ll take them any way I can get them which means watching way too much TV and reading late into the night. Oh, and I bake and blog and carry my camera everywhere.

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Location Orlando, FL
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Resume

Employment

Research Associate, Information Architect2002 - PresentInstitute for Simulation & Training - University of Central Florida

In addition to continuing the duties of my former Computer Applications Coordinator position, I also supervise other web development staff, delegate incoming project work, meet with clients to report project milestones, provide customer support to clients and their staff, train and assist clients and internal staff on the use of web applications, make programming decisions, conduct regular evaluations of project status and work completed, contribute to written proposal materials, write and maintain marketing materials for all of our projects, and consult on the choice and use of learning and content management systems.

Wordpress/Website Development Consultant2012 - PresentIdea Connection Systems

Assist in maintaining and updating the Idea Connection Systems website to include training staff on how to use Wordpress and make updates to purchased themes. Consulted on design and development of product targeted new website and then assisted in setting up a new Wordpress install for the site and implementing purchased theme and customizations to the design for the new site. Continue to assist in adding new content and prepping the site for launch.

Quality Assurance Consultant2003 - 2008American Museum of Natural History

Performed quality assurance/usability tests across OS platforms using all versions of browser software that might be used to view new sites being developed for the Museum. This included their Kids & Families interactive Oology website (Marine Biology, Genetics, Biodiversity, Astronomy, Paleontology, Archaeology, Meet the Ologists) and their Seminar on Science Course Sites (SOS Main Site Redesign; Genetics, Genomics, Genethics; Earth: Inside and Out; Dinosaurs Among Us: The Link to Birds; Frontiers in Physical Science; Diversity of Fishes). This was freelance work that ended when they began conducting their QA in-house.

Computer Applications Coordinator2000 - 2002Institute for Simulation & Training - University of Central Florida

In addition to the duties of my former Information Specialist position I also conducted and ran beta-testing of dynamic web applications before their distribution online, researched new technologies and products and made recommendations on which to use/purchase, provided costumer service for web site clients, hired and trained new web development staff, collaborated with programmers on database and web application user interface design, and provided monthly activity reports. I was then promoted into a full-time benefited position with additional responsibilities.

Information Specialist1998 - 2000Institute for Simulation & Training - University of Central Florida

Built and maintained client websites on time-sensitive deadlines, reviewed and finalized edits and updates by other web development staff, assisted in creating and applying user interface designs to web applications, wrote documentation and online help for web applications. After graduating with my B.A., I moved into a new position with more responsibilities.

Web Development Assistant1997 - 1998Institute for Simulation & Training - University of Central Florida

Built and maintained client websites using basic HTML and graphic editing skills as a part-time student hire until I was moved into a full-time position.

Sales Associate1997 - 1998Universal Studios Florida

Sold and stocked merchandise at Universal Studios Florida. Was stationed in the Universal Studios Store but occasionally filled in as a street vendor during special events as well. Left when I was offered a full-time position in an area relating directly to my career path.

Education

B.A. in English: Technical Writing1997 - 2000University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

A.A. in English1995 - 1996Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce, FL

Skills

CommunicationProven track record of understanding and servicing client needs as well as facilitating inter-office communication and resolving conflicts.

Self-EfficientReliably completes tasks independently and seeks out new assignments.

Team PlayerFinds collaborating with others invigorating.

OrganizedExperienced in creating timelines and scheduling staff. Able to keep order even under duress and anticipate and accommodate project requirements.

DedicatedCommitted to meeting and exceeding expectations.

Technical ProwessProficient in multiple software packages including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Video Editing and Online Multimedia Production software. Experience with and knowledgeable about multiple online applications and systems as well as social media technologies. Fluent in HTML, DHTML, and CSS.