David B. Patterson

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dave-patterson/11/b54/30
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

A web design and graphic design expert with a track record of producing effective and search-engine-friendly websites that help increase sales and visibility. Highly-motivated self-starter with superior skills in leading and working with smart and creative people to achieve extraordinary results. Broad experience in website design, graphic design, multimedia, search engine optimization and usage of social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Blogs.

TECHNICAL SUMMARY
  •  -  Programming Languages: JavaScript, HTML, XHTML, XML, PHP, Open Source CMS (Joomla, Wordpress, Blogger)
  •  -  Software: Adobe CS3, MS Office Suite, Carrara 5 Pro 3D modeling and animation
EXPERIENCE

KEF MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC. – Atlanta, GA – Video Public Relations Company
2007-2010 Web Designer / Multimedia / Graphic Designer, SEO Expert

Supported video production teams, producers and sales, put KEF MEDIA websites on the first page of Google, Yahoo and MSN search engine search results for the most relevant keyword phrases, initiated a redesign of the company website which contributed significantly to an increase in business

  •  -  Created Multimedia News Releases (mini-websites featuring streaming video for online preview and links to download press releases, print quality images and broadcast quality video)
  •  -  Created custom designs for Constant Contact email marketing campaigns
  •  -  Used Adobe In-Design to create print collateral and advertisements
  •  -  Used Adobe Flash to create multimedia CD ROMs and to create animated graphics for video
IGO VINCET – Kennesaw, GA – Adventure Sports and Day Spa Internet Marketing Company
2004-2007 Web Designer and SEO Optimization Expert

Implemented a search optimization strategy that vastly improved organic rankings in Google, Yahoo, and MSN

  •  -  Designed W3C compliant brochure sites
  •  -  Devised a content layering strategy to improve search engine indexing
  •  -  Implemented RSS content on web sites to improve search engine optimization
  •  -  Maintained domains with the domain registrar and made changes when necessary to DNS settings

JUST MEMORABILIA, INC. – Atlanta, GA – Sports Memorabilia
1999-2004 Graphic Design and Production

Designed Minor League Baseball trading cards, product logos, created artwork for product packing

  •  -  Prepress production, color correction, and resizing photography for Just Minors baseball trading cards
  •  -  Created artwork for packaging used for baseball cards and autographed memorabilia
  •  -  Designed logos for Just Minors baseball trading card sets

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE – Smyrna, GA

CIS Internet Specialist Web Design, GPA 3.9

THE ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA – Atlanta, GA

Associates Degree in Computer Animation, GPA 3.75

THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – Madison, WI

Bachelor of Science, Dual Major, Fine Art, Communication Arts – GPA 3.3

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

VETERAN, USAF