“Scott’s” Resume

Address:

1702 Robin Rd

Pantego, TX 76013

Email:

lawrence.s.rouse@gmail.com

Phone:

(817)-341-9123

My name is Lawrence “Scott” Rouse. I have 30 years of experience in the IT field and customer service. I have worked for several major IT companies such as AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Halifax Corporation, and Huff Technologies, Inc. I learned a lot about working with people and solving their IT problems. Problem Solving is my thing you know?

Two years ago I came to the conclusion that I was not getting what I wanted out of the work I was doing.  I wanted to write code. So I set out learning HTML, CSS, Java Scripting and PHP. I had become a Front End web designer and a back end WordPress Manager. I picked up a few clients and here I am. I started Omni Motif Studio’s as a means to an end but it has become a whole lot more over the years.

I am for hire. I am looking for full time work as a front end web designer. No temp contracts please. If you want contract work for a specific project see this link here.

The Skills Matrix

This section describes the numbers you will see on this page. This is an arbitrary matrix that I developed and based on my personal experience in the workforce. I get asked a lot in interviews and by clients; ‘What is your skill level in X”? Well there is not really a sure way to measure such things. It’s all based on your personal confidence in your abilities backed by your portfolio. This is a positive scale meaning that if the skill is listed on it then there is some level of competence and use. If you do not see the skill here then I do not have it. A 1-5 for example is not really unskilled, it just means I have not used it enough to warrant any level of measurement. On the flip side a score of 90 might not be the same 90 for employer X as it is for Y. These values simply reflect my confidence and competence with my work.

  • 0-5          Familiarity, can look up examples and copy and paste.
  • 10-20      Fundamentals, can put together a document but still need references.
  • 25-30      Basic, understand the basics of the tool and can perform reasonably well.
  • 31-35      Competent, give an assignment and it can be done. Google heavy still.
  • 36-45      Confident, not only competent but able to troubleshoot most problems without help.
  • 46-50      Intermediate, still need to Google a lot of things but we have a level of competence beyond the basics.
  • 51-55     Credible, can handle projects from start to finish. Not quite a pro.
  • 56-60      Semi-Pro , can put together meaningful projects and execute them from start to finish.
  • 65-75      Pro, Starting to publish their own work and write tutorials.
  • 76-80      Professional solid understanding of the science behind the skill.
  • 81-85      Accredited Professional has a lot of published work.
  • 85-90      The guy/girl we all want to hire.
  • 90-95      Not quite legendary but able to write books on the subject.
  • 96-100    The unicorn. A mythical creature that only exists in the minds of very narcissistic people.

General Web Design Skills

HTML

HTML is the structure of framework language for all web pages. Think of HTML as the frame, the scaffolding of you site. Having a good understanding of this markup language is fundamental to all web design.

CSS

CSS is the formatting language of web design. If HTML is the structure then CSS can be thought of as the decorative elements of web design. Decorative is a bit of an understatement though as CSS plays a much larger role in determining the layout and appearance of a site.

JavaScript

JavaScript is a scripting language commonly used for giving your site functionality. This browser side scripting language is what allows us to attach forms to a page and enhance our dynamic formatting features  within our sites.

PHP/MySQL

PHP/MySQL is the back end engine and processing language of a website. PHP is a language used to serve up dynamic web pages and does so via the power of a SQL database management system such as MySQL or some other engine.

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Adobe CC 2017 Skills

Dreamweaver

This is my go to editor. I do not use the WYSIWYG often but I do leverage the real-time preview mode though ad It allowes you to see your edits real time on multiple devices.

Photoshop

Photoshop is my primary raster graphics editor. USed to prototype web sites, apply detailed editing to photos, and create really awesome graphics.

Illustrator

Raster graphics are a major component to illustration on the web, and for any type of digital graphics. Illustrator is my primary raster editor.

InDesign

InDesign is a great tool for prototyping, wireframing, and overall publishing. InDesign is  my primary tool for presenting a client with a preliminary design either as a printout or PDF file.

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Light Room

When it comes to editing large quantities of photos nothing beats the power of Lightroom. This is where i do most of my photo editing. With hundreds of presets I can handle large volumes of images in a very short time.

After Effects

While I have not spent a lot of time working with After Effects yet I am moving towards it more and more as tool for animating and special effects.

Premier

Premier is a great tool for creating training videos, movies, and other video content. I am pretty familiar with the interface and have made a few short films with it. I work with Oracle Entertainment for most video needs and they are quite proficient with it.

Audition

A video can be great but with poor sound quality it really falls short. Audition is my go to sound editing software when it comes to editing audio.

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