About

Biography

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

I work professionally 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.

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 throughout my professional career. Such clients include healthcare agencies across North America, local automotive dealers, retailers, non-profit organizations, and more. 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. I am from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Skills

General

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

Development

WordPress, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, 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 template-based brochures and business cards for newly referred health agencies
  • Creates customized WordPress websites and applications for internal healthcare employee use
  • Updates websites by adding text and CSS layout; multimedia such as images, PDF documents, and embedded video; and widgets with dynamic web content
  • Creates content such as articles and graphics for healthcare agency newsletters
  • Maintains customer payments and subscriptions, as well as provide business-to-business customer service over the phone and email

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
  • Provided office work assistance by checking the post office mail and reporting it to my supervisor

Dealman Advertising
Bluefield, WV
2017-19

  • Developed WordPress websites for local, West Virginia-based clients
  • Maintained already existing websites using a variety of technologies including JavaScript frameworks
  • Assisted with camera, lighting, and audio recording for television commercials primarily for local automotive dealerships
  • Edited video with graphics, animation, and special effects for television and internet distribution
  • Sweetened audio for television and radio broadcast
  • Purchased advertising on internet-based platforms such as Google and Facebook; advertising included text-based links, banners, and social media content
  • Designed graphics for digital and print publication

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

Freelance Web Designer & Developer

  • Developed 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; the application was developed with PHP, MySQL, and Amazon Web Services
  • Developed WordPress websites for local clients

Education

Radford University
Radford, VA

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

Coursework Summary:
IT fundamentals, object-oriented programming, web development and programming, software engineering and testing, databases, WordPress, GUI design, computer networking, graphic design and animation for web, business administration and finance, marketing and advertising, studio arts

Wytheville Community College
Wytheville, VA

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

Coursework Summary:
Web design foundations, graphic design for web, office software, general studies courses

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

Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster

  • Supervises and instructs a group of adolescent youth about survival and life skills
  • Chaperones youth during outdoor, civic, community service, and fundraising events
  • Ensures each Scout is on the right track for earning badges and ranks; enters advancement and activity records in the online system
  • Plans activities and outings relevant to a Scouting program focusing on hands-on and classroom learning
  • Encourages Scouts to be involved in the Order of the Arrow, a Scouting honor society based on the principles of brotherhood, cheerfulness, and service

Merit Badge Counselor

  • Instructs Scouts on requirements to earn merit badges, typically related to lessons based on life skills, potential careers, and hobbies; merit badge topics include information technology, animation, disability rights, and U.S. and community civics

Order of the Arrow, Council, etc.

  • Takes photographs at Order of the Arrow events for use in the banquet slideshow
  • Worked with a Scouts BSA troop on meeting necessary requirements and ensuring their Scouting program is satisfactory as a District Unit Commissioner
  • Designed and took submissions for a District Scouting email newsletter using MailChimp; managed several local Scouting social media accounts
  • Designs the artwork used for Scouting uniform patches
  • Assisted with a virtual camping trip primarily using videoconference workshops

Alpha Phi Omega

Section Chair

  • Oversees five collegiate Alpha Phi Omega chapters by communicating with each chapter president to ensure each chapter completes necessary fraternity requirements; works with chapters on solving problems
  • Promotes fraternity events to chapters and manages the section social media profiles
  • Planned a fraternity service project that took place at a state park with college students from three different chapters participating

Community Chapter Advisor

  • Was available to assist and provide advice to college student leaders in a nearby Alpha Phi Omega chapter; attends chapter meetings and events

Video Production Demo Reel

Social Profiles