WordPress & Drupal Customization, PHP Application Development Contracts at Mad Science Department
- Cincinnati Area
- Marketing and Advertising
Catherine Sandrick's Overview
- Open Source Developer, WordPress Consultant at Mad Science Dept.
Catherine Sandrick's Summary
I grew up around computers, trained in design and advertising, and enjoy writing and acting on the side. I enjoy collaborative work with amazing people who can stimulate my creativity through their enthusiasm. I love working with individuals of various backgrounds to forge a team that can work together on the project at hand. My experience both in the trenches and managing projects and personnel puts me in a position to guide a brilliant team to success!
I am currently enjoying working full-time as a consultant, subcontracting for various small-to-medium agencies and organizations nationwide.
Common misspellings: Katherine O'Brien, Kathryn O'Brian, Catherine Sandrich
Specialties: WordPress customization, WordPress plugin development, WordPress Genesis Theme development, web application design, database development, PHP, inventive solutions
Catherine Sandrick's Experience
Open Source Developer, WordPress Consultant
Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
July 2008 – Present (6 years 3 months) Cincinnati Area
Mad Science Dept. works with small to medium-sized agencies to provide and/or supplement technical staff.
Specializing in Open Source PHP development, I work primarily with WordPress, Drupal and Code Igniter to provide custom solutions in collaboration with our agency lab partners.
Chief Technology Officer
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
July 2008 – April 2009 (10 months)
Working as a CTO in a start-up environment is very hands on. Handling everything from quick changes to web pages and overseeing site builds to custom development and server maintenance.
April 2008 – November 2008 (8 months)
Catherine's first experiences with yoga were as a small child, watching local legend Lilian Folan on PBS with her mother. As an adult, Catherine turned to yoga to release the pressures of the professional world, and found that practicing with an experienced instructor brought greater depth and enjoyment to her practice. Over the last 10 years, yoga has helped Catherine find peace, heal from a skiing injury and lose nearly 100lbs. Owing to the incredible changes that the practice has made in her life, Catherine is committed to a two-year Anusara Yoga intensive and teacher training program, under the guidance of Certified Anusara Instructors Wendy Andersen, Rosanna Juncos, and Shalini LaTour.
Yoga Groove is a blending of Anusara Yoga influences and Catherine's love of movement and dance. Learn the principles of alignment through warm-up postures (asana) as you prepare for an invigorating vinyasa (flow) of postures.
Director of New Media -- Technology
Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
May 2002 – July 2008 (6 years 3 months)
Facilitated formulation and administration of design protocols to elevate aesthetics of primary product line. Improved Web site flexibility with advanced server-side technologies. Initiated and maintained company intranet. Developed powerful custom applications to meet the emerging needs of a growing company, and trained employees in the use of internal applications. Designed and developed new interactive products, including the Digitorial Video Player. Collaborated on original product marketing tools.
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry
November 1999 – October 2001 (2 years)
Developed killer brand recognition on the Web for B2B, consumer brands and education clients. Outstanding pitch creative for Home Made Simple and Folgers won over $2 million in business. Spearheaded sassy, innovative design concepts for consumer brands including Dawn, Cosmic Giggles, and Diners Club ChargeSmarts. Delegated tasks to ensure early completion of mega-sites pgbrands.com and RxU. Lightening fast mental reflexes enabled work in design and technology, saving time and money for clients. Diplomatic skills allowed for mediation between traditional creative department and technology department, and exciting collaboration with other creative minds.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Financial Services industry
January 1999 – October 1999 (10 months)
Created dynamic new interface for a financial advice subscription service as it evolved to Web-based delivery system. Renovated corporate Internet presence to reflect company's expedient information and immediate service. Effective application of emerging trends empowered other employees to contribute actively. Development of playful promotional devices increased revenue.
Great American Life Insurance Company
June 1995 – December 1998 (3 years 7 months)
Snappy concept and development met the Internet needs of numerous companies within the corporate organization. Honed new skills quickly through rapid-fire execution. Accomplished complete design of eight different sites in under eight months. Collaboration with technology personnel enabled new solutions that improved time and cost estimates.
Catherine Sandrick's Skills & Expertise
- Digital Marketing
- Web Development
- Web Applications
- Web Design
- Graphic Design
- Web Analytics
- User Interface Design
- HTML 5
- Information Architecture
- User Experience
- Email Marketing
- Online Marketing
- Website Development
- Social Media Marketing
- Online Advertising
- Web Project Management
Catherine Sandrick's Education
BS Des., Graphic Design
1991 – 1996
Dean's List for DAAP, Professional practice experience led to full-time employment on graduation.
Activities and Societies: Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Student Council (College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning), News Record columnist (Student Paper)
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