Samantha Withers

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Summary

Front-end / UX / UI Developer experienced in wire-framing, rapidly prototyping, and developing web applications specifically for financial secure access platforms. Also experienced as a technical consultant, working with clients to gather requirements and help shape the development path of applications.

Additional experience includes working with MVC frameworks like Ember.js, utilizing RESTful services with JSON data. Currently learning Angular. Strives to incorporate the industry's top code standards when using technologies like HTML5, CSS(2/3), jQuery, GIT, JavaScript, NPM, and Bower modules. Proponent of Progressive Enhancement and clean semantic markup in addition to clear commenting and reusable code.

Strong experience with responsive / mobile design / development for cross device functionality ( mobile handheld, tablet, desktop ) and cross browser compatibility.

Skills

Markup / Programming Languages & Libraries
HTML5/(X)HTML, XML, CSS(2/3), JavaScript, jQuery, Backbone.js, RequireJS, Ember.js, NPM, Bower, Bash, PHP, MySQL

Blog / CMS / Platforms:
WordPress, SharePoint, Emerald, Wix, Percussion

Version Control:
GIT, VSS

Operating Systems:
Windows (8/7/Vista/XP/9X), Mac OSX, Linux

Software Packages:
Sublime Text 2/3, Atom, Spring Tool Suite, Axure, JIRA, Confluence, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage, Publisher, Visio, Visual Studio), Adobe Creative Suite (Flash, Fireworks, DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Illustrator), Notepad ++

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Experience

UX Developer
Fidelity Investments Boston, MA - April 2015 to July 2016

Worked on creating a ground-up custom system of reusable components based on the B.E.M. methodology to establish a company-wide css/html framework. Contributed extensively to educational documentation to assist in tutoring other developers/designers/architects about the framework as well as advocate continued learning with hands-on assistance. Used this framework to build extensive prototypes of legacy products using ember.js with json. Utilized git for file sharing. Advocate for JIRA and Confluence, proponent of helping organize team efforts and streamlining processes.

Web UI Developer/Usability Consultant - E-Business Consulting
Boston Financial Data Services Quincy, MA - January 2013 to April 2015

Frontend developer for secure access mutual fund management web applications for notable financial companies. Collaborated with clients to deliver needs in compliance with the product and became a usability architect/consultant for front-facing client meetings. Upheld modern standards within the application, including HTML5, css3, progressive enhancement techniques, responsive design and development, and cross browser compatibility. Participates in extensive usability, Q/A, and UAT testing and able to return to the code and make necessary improvements.

Graphic/Web Designer and Frontend Developer
Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Boston, MA - November 2011 to January 2013

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Producer
Amato Center Milford, NH - October 2011 to October 2012

Coordinated & organized cost and fees within budget requirements for a beginning cast of 114. Organized scheduling and attendance. Grossed $6,000 + for a non-profit organization: the Boys and Girls Club.

Art Director
Boys and Girls Club of America Milford, NH - October 2010 to October 2011

  • Successfully designed and actuated an art outreach program that achieved and excelled all Boys and Girls Club standards.
  • Marketed events, participated in attaining grants, and promoted curriculum.
  • Developed programs that provided teens with opportunities to connect technology with creative outputs.

Master’s Degree Education Intern (K-8)
Deerfield Community School Deerfield, MA - January 2011 to June 2011

  • Collaborative lesson planning for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade in correlation to school standards, mission statement, and philosophy.
  • Achieved comfort and confident directing lessons alone with a large group.
  • Created a three week long, cross curriculum unit plan that addressed each grade and learning objective.
  • Innovation with incorporating technology into the lesson in unique and interactive ways.

Master’s Degree Education Intern (Graphic Design)
Manchester Central High School Manchester, NH - August 2010 to December 2010

  • Full-time teaching intern responsible for planning and actuation of four arts classes.
  • Mentored by a master graphic designer in the arts of graphic design, printing processes, and techniques.
  • Created units and taught classes on graphic design focusing on compositional elements, design, practical applications, writing, planning, and technical functioning of the Adobe programs.
  • All units and projects linked to school philosophy, curriculum goals, and class competencies.
  • Facilitated advanced critiques on artwork, focused on commercial appeal and marketability.

Research Presentor
Undergraduate Research Project Durham, NH - January 2009 to May 2009

A self directed project that researched how solo travel had subsequent effects on the composition, balance, contrast, and subject of digital and 35 mm photography. Analyzed commercial marketability of artwork

Newsroom Intern and Freelancer
WMUR Channel 9 Manchester, NH - January 2007 to September 2007

  • Mastered camera placement, camera operation and movement, telepromting, practiced the basics of directing broadcast television, and videotape operation for morning and evening news programs.
  • Worked on specialized programming such as Boston Bruins games, NH Chronicles, and interviewing presidential candidates.

Education

Master of Education / Cum Laude
Durham, NH - May 2011

Bachelor of Liberal Arts - Digital Arts / Cum Laude
Durham, NH - May 2010

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