About

Biography

My name is Billy. I am pleased you stumbled across my portfolio website.

As a person from Virginia, I work professionally as a freelancer in the fields of marketing, technology, and visual media design. I am passionate about using my creativity to provide the best solutions for clients who have their own goals and wish to be successful. I would like to use my set of skills to ensure what I create utilizes the latest technologies.

Recently a college graduate, my academic background includes computer science and technology, information systems, business administration, web development, marketing, visual media design, and studio arts. I continue to learn new skills in order to better my opportunities in the professional world. While a college student, I was a member of Alpha Phi Omega and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.

I provided creative for many clients including local automotive dealers, retailers, non-profit organizations, and a political candidate. Additionally, I taught a web design class of different age groups at a college for the local community.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, creating art, walking, going to museums, taking photographs with a DSLR camera, and caring for my dog. I am an active volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America. I am an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, the honor society of Scouting.

Skills

General

Web Design & Development, Software Development, UX/UI Design, Graphic Design, Video Editing, Digital Photography

Development

WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaDcript, PHP, Bootstrap, Java, MySQL/phpMyAdmin, jQuery, Swift/Xcode, C#/Visual Studio

Design

Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition

Marketing & Business

Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Experience

Brazzell Marketing Agency
Woodlawn, VA
2019-present

  • Manages newsletter service for health agencies by creating WordPress blogs with automatic social media updates and Mailchimp newsletters
  • Creates and orders brochures and business cards for newly referred health agencies
  • Updates websites by adding text and CSS layout; multimedia such as images, PDF documents, and embedded video; and widgets with dynamic web content

Freelance Web Designer & Developer

Super Clean Coin Laundry

  • Developing a web application using PHP, MySQL, and Amazon Web Services
  • Developing a web application, connected to a database, storing user data and providing a user experience that includes creating and managing an account as well as interacting with other data submitted by other users

Faith Network of Franklin County

  • Developed a WordPress website

New River Valley Works
Pulaski, VA
2018-19

  • Worked on design overhauls on websites by turning them into WordPress websites
  • Manipulated graphics for use on the web

Dealman Advertising
Bluefield, WV
2017-19

  • Developed WordPress websites
  • Maintained already existing websites
  • Assisted with camera, lighting, and audio recording for television commercials
  • Edited video with graphics and animation
  • Sweetened audio for television and radio broadcast
  • Provided advertising on digital platforms such as Google and Facebook
  • Designed graphics for digital and print

Bluefield College
Bluefield, VA
2018

  • Instructed a community class of different age groups on web development technologies such as HTML, CSS, and multimedia for web

Education

Radford University
Radford, VA

Bachelor of Science: Information Science & Systems
Concentration: Web Development
Minor: Business Administration

Wytheville Community College
Wytheville, VA

Associate of Arts & Sciences: General Studies
Career Studies Certificate: Web Design & Office Applications
Certificate: General Education

Volunteering

Radford University Department of Information Technology

Information Security Project Team Member

  • Assisted with a team of other students of the Radford University Department of Information Technology on a project related to Information Security
  • Provide a basic message written in HTML and CSS for the project

Boy Scouts of America

Unit Commissioner, Merit Badge Counselor, & Troop Leader

  • Instructs a group of adolescents about survival and life skills
  • Chaperones on outdoor, civic, community service, and fundraising events
  • Ensures each Scout is on the right track for earning badges and ranks
  • Instructs Scouts on requirements to earn merit badges, typically related to lessons based on life skills, potential careers, and hobbies
  • Encourages Scouts to be involved in the Order of the Arrow, a Scouting honor society based on the principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service
  • Takes photographs at Order of the Arrow events for use in the banquet slideshow
  • Works with a Scouts BSA troop on meeting necessary requirements and ensuring their Scouting program is satisfactory

Alpha Phi Omega

Section Chair & Chapter Advisor

  • Oversees five Alpha Phi Omega chapters by communicating with each chapter president
  • Ensures each chapter completes necessary fraternity requirements and works with chapters on solving problems
  • Promotes fraternity events to chapters and manages the section social media profiles

Video Production Demo Reel

Social Profiles