About Me

Hi, I’m Andrew Bell. I’m a recent Full Stack Web Developer graduate from Centriq Training’s IT program. Before my time at Centriq, I received a bachelors in Graphic Design. I did that for nine years in the corporate world, where I worked on various newsletters, magazines and charter guides. When I started my career, print was king and as technology advanced there was a strong need for more digitally advanced skill sets. Those events have led to my interest in the developer environment where I can incorporate my design skill set and love for code to build something from the ground up in a different way. If given a job opportunity, it would allow me to use what I've learned and challenge me to continuously learn and grow within your company. Thanks for checking out my site!

Résumé

Technical Training

DECEMBER 2017 – PRESENT

CENTRIQ TRAINING, LEAWOOD, KS

Full-Stack Web Developer Program

Core Competencies:

MVC Framework | Trouble Shooting & Debugging | Source Control | Website Deployment | Pair Programming | Code Review | Professionalism, Teamwork, Problem Solving & Effective Communication

Education

2003-2007

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN TECHNOLOGY IN COMMERCIAL GRAPHICS,

PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, PITTSBURG, KS

Skills

  • Front End: HTML5, AngularJS, JavaScript, jQuery, jQueryUI, CSS3, Responsive/Mobile Web Development, Bootstrap
  • Middle Tier: Visual Studio, C#.NET, ASP.NET, LINQ, MVC, Entity Framework
  • Back End: ADO.NET, SQL, SQL Server, SSMSE
  • Graphic Design: Adobe Suite, Acrobat, PitStop, Suitcase Fusion, Microsoft Office, DFP for Publishers, Insite

Independent Development Projects

  • Personal Site: abcoded.net

  • U Store: Created a secure application for managing product data. Application is built to simulate an online store front with a shopping cart. Administrators have the ability to manage product, category and vendor data.

  • Super Heroes, Inc.: Application built for managing user and admin roles, with the ability to add staff and courses.

  • Final Project: Created a secure data-driven ASP.NET MVC application from design through deployment that requires employees to continually educate themselves. Employees can sign in and view course lessons in which they will watch a linked video and/or read an uploaded PDF. Administrators have the ability to manage employee, department data and all details relating to all courses and lessons.

Professional History

MAY 2017 – NOVEMBER 2017

PROJECT MANAGER, PENTON

  • Was responsible for the entire production of two bi-annual airport/FBO data directories; from gathering project bids, to production scheduling/budgeting, to layout, press checks and distribution
  • Designed print ads and marketing material for aircraft directories and various B2B/industry magazines
  • Produced one monthly and one quarterly e-newsletter and update the website content including blogs, ads, graphics, events and copy-editing as needed for each one
  • Maintained relationships with print vendors, clients, and sales staff regarding project specifications
  • Innovated new design and production processes to decrease production time

SEPTEMBER 2008 – NOVEMBER 2017

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PENTON

  • Created promo forms and ad renewals to attract and keep clients
  • Formatted logos, call ads and photos for online/print layouts
  • Layout and design of various media kits, ads, directories and books
  • Worked with and created online websites, email blasts and logos

SEPTEMBER 2009 – APRIL 2012

PACKAGE HANDLER/IC LOADER, FEDEX GROUND

  • Scanned and loaded packages into trailers in a timely and safe manner
  • Pulled larger boxes off the belt and placed them at the corresponding trailer
  • Responsible for the physical loading, unloading and/or sorting of packages by hand, including lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and placing, in a safe and efficient manner

JANUARY 2007 – NOVEMBER 2007

GENERAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN, FIRESTONE COMPLETE AUTO CARE

  • Properly maintained customers vehicles
  • Replaced used and worn out tires
  • Cleaned the shop to keep a safe, appealing and inviting atmosphere