Amy S. Chan

Amy S. Chan

Freelance Front-End Web Developer ★ Web Designer ★ Designing clean & functional websites that delight ★ DigitalGuava.com

Location
Hawaiian Islands
Industry
Internet

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Amy S. Chan's Overview

Current
Past
  • Senior Web Designer ★ Social Media Advisor ★ Technology Evangelist at KPMG LLP
  • Web Designer ★ Communications Manager ★ Marketing Coordinator at NYCE Corporation
  • Nickelodeon Online Production Intern at MTV Networks
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Amy S. Chan's Summary

As a web designer with 10+ years of experience, I design websites that are clean and functional with an intuitive user experience for your audience. I also like to do other creative work including re-designing presentation slides and creating screencasts.

As a technology mentor with an intrapreneurial spirit, I help to identify solutions you need to run your business more efficiently and the opportunities you're missing out on.

If you're interested in developing a long-term working relationship, let's talk. I'm passionate about the web and I look forward to adding a ton of value to your team.

☛ Here are 5 things you won't learn in my resume: http://bit.ly/amy5things ☚

☛ If you'd like to work with me, visit http://www.digitalguava.com ☚

Amy S. Chan's Honors and Awards

  • #18 Social Media Talent Communication 2013 USA

    Potentialpark
    • February 2013

    The KPMG US Careers Facebook Fan Page was ranked No. 18 by Potential Park in their Social Media Talent Communication 2013 USA Study.

    ► For more info: http://bit.ly/linkedin-scom2013 ◄

Amy S. Chan's Experience

Freelance Web Designer

Digital Guava

Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Internet industry

2013Present (1 year) Hawaiian Islands

While you might be on one or several social media networks, you still need a central place for your brand's online presence that is truly yours. Your website is your online home base. Not Facebook, not Google+, not Twitter.

A professionally designed website is an investment. It enables you to influence, inspire, or impress. If we work together, I will design a website that showcases your abilities, products, or services. It allows you to do business while you sleep.

Instead of spending painful hours trying to learn HTML and CSS, let me take care of that. (I love it and I'm good at it.) Are you ready to partner with me so you can focus on doing the work you're passionate about?

☛ Visit my web design studio, DigitalGuava.com ☚
Let me know what you want your website to do for you.

✔ Design static websites and WordPress websites that are clean and functional.
✔ Build different types of websites including brochure, blog, and eCommerce.
✔ Design according to web standards and best practices.
✔ Practice responsive web design so websites look great in both desktop and mobile browsers.
✔ Clients include startups, authors, and doctors in San Diego, New York City area, and London.
✔ Consultations delivered over phone, Skype, and Google+ Hangout.
✔ Collaborate via email, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Conceptboard.

Senior Web Designer ★ Social Media Advisor ★ Technology Evangelist

KPMG LLP

Partnership; 10,001+ employees; Accounting industry

November 2004August 2012 (7 years 10 months) Montvale, NJ

Front-end lead in a team of four developing the Campus Recruiting websites and internal Human Resources websites.

I worked closely with the graphic designer, jumping onto the back-end in emergencies. (Worked from home office 20% of the time.)

SENIOR WEB DESIGNER
✔ Saved the firm $600,000+ each year in printing costs by creating and updating the Annual Benefits Enrollment website.
✔ Designed, re-designed, and updated websites on the intranet and internet according to brand guidelines, web standards, and best practices for a great user experience. (Clean code is beautiful code.)
✔ Designed the KPMG US Careers Facebook Fan page which was ranked No. 18 by Potential Park in their Social Media Talent Communication 2013 USA Study.
✔ Re-designed the Newcomer Orientation presentation which communicated KPMG's culture in a more effective, engaging, and visual style for new hires at over 80+ offices.
✔ Produced screencasts to communicate new initiatives and tools to 20,000+ users.
✔ Pro-actively researched and implemented new web technologies and tools in anticipation of future requirements including the mobile web.

SOCIAL MEDIA ADVISOR
✔ Initiated the use of social networks for KPMG U.S. Recruiting.
✔ Increased views and made KPMG GO YouTube videos more discoverable by creating and maintaining playlists.
✔ Participated in enterprise social network pilots.
✔ Provided guidance on social media branding to KPMG U.S. Digital Marketing department and KPMG Global Digital Marketing.

TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST
✔ Gave talks including "Enabling Technology Tools" and "Social Media and Mobile Technology: The Future of Business".
✔ Taught seminars on "Web Design Basics".
✔ Explored solutions for an internal crowd-sourcing platform.
✔ Hosted KPMG's first screening of TED Talks.

Web Designer ★ Communications Manager ★ Marketing Coordinator

NYCE Corporation

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Financial Services industry

July 2003November 2004 (1 year 5 months) Montvale, NJ

WEB DESIGNER
✔ Designed and updated content of the corporate websites including nyce.net.
✔ Researched and implemented electronic solutions to increase efficiency and decrease costs.

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
✔ Formatted and coordinated company communications utilizing electronic publishing technology.
✔ Developed editorial calendar of projected Corporate Updates; maintained weekly contact with managers to identify and respond to new requests.

MARKETING COORDINATOR
✔ Coordinated and assisted with direct mailing, printing, customer events, and trade shows.

Nickelodeon Online Production Intern

MTV Networks

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; VIA; Entertainment industry

September 2002December 2002 (4 months) New York, NY

✔ Updated nickelodeon.com using in-house publishing tools on a weekly basis.
✔ Tested the Wild Thornberrys' Wildlife Rescue online game for bugs in preparation for the influx of game players expected with the release of the Wild Thornberrys movie.

Residential Networking Coordinator

Rutgers University Computing Services

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 2000December 2002 (2 years 4 months) New Brunswick, NJ

✔ Provided second-level technical support to Rutgers students on-site and over the phone.
✔ Helped students successfully install Ethernet cards and access the Rutgers network.
✔ Accurately completed and submitted payroll vouchers for the ResNet student employee payroll, which ranged between 60-70 employees during summer 2001, fall 2001, and summer 2002.

Computer Lab Consultant

Rutgers University Computing Services

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 1999November 2000 (1 year 3 months) New Brunswick, NJ

✔ Addressed users' questions and concerns regarding software and hardware problems.
✔ Maintained computer labs across multiple campuses and coordinated openings and closings.
✔ Participated in the Consultant Training Program six hours each semester to broaden knowledge of various applications, hardware, and procedures.

Amy S. Chan's Skills & Expertise

  1. User Experience
  2. Web Design
  3. Social Media
  4. HTML
  5. CSS
  6. Website Development
  7. Web Content Management
  8. HTML 5
  9. WordPress
  10. Web Standards
  11. Responsive Web Design
  12. Information Architecture
  13. Accessibility
  14. Mobile Devices
  15. Content Management
  16. CSS3
  17. XHTML
  18. JavaScript
  19. SQL
  20. E-commerce
  21. Technology Evangelism
  22. Intrapreneurship
  23. Intranet
  24. Facebook
  25. Web 2.0
  26. Dreamweaver
  27. Techsmith Camtasia
  28. Adobe Fireworks
  29. Web Analytics
  30. Balsamiq
  31. Screencasting
  32. Presentation Design
  33. Wireframes

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Amy S. Chan's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Chinese Mandarin

    (Limited working proficiency)

Amy S. Chan's Additional Information

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Honors and Awards:

10 time recipient of KPMG’s Encore Recognition Award for outstanding performance.
Academic Decathlon Competitor, Spring 1998

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