Catherine Sandrick

Catherine Sandrick

WordPress & Drupal Customization, PHP Application Development Contracts at Mad Science Department

Cincinnati Area
Marketing and Advertising

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Catherine Sandrick's Overview

  • Open Source Developer, WordPress Consultant at Mad Science Dept.
  • Chief Technology Officer at Metaphor Studio
  • Yoga Instructor at Flirts Fitness
  • Director of New Media -- Technology at EMI Network

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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

Mad Science Dept.

Sole Proprietorship; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2008Present (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

Metaphor Studio

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

July 2008April 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.

Yoga Instructor

Flirts Fitness

April 2008November 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

EMI Network

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 2002July 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.

Designer/Art Director

Bridge Worldwide

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

November 1999October 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 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 1999October 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.

Web Developer

Great American Life Insurance Company

June 1995December 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

  1. WordPress
  2. Drupal
  3. PHP
  4. jQuery
  5. CodeIgniter
  6. Digital Marketing
  7. Subcontracting
  8. Wordpress
  9. Advertising
  10. Web Development
  11. Web Applications
  12. Apache
  13. XHTML
  14. Web Design
  15. Graphic Design
  16. Web Analytics
  17. ActionScript
  18. User Interface Design
  19. SEO
  20. HTML 5
  21. InDesign
  22. Information Architecture
  23. User Experience
  24. Email Marketing
  25. Online Marketing
  26. Dreamweaver
  27. CSS
  28. Website Development
  29. Social Media Marketing
  30. Online Advertising
  31. CMS
  32. Flash
  33. Web Project Management
  34. HTML

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Catherine Sandrick's Education

University of Cincinnati

BS Des., Graphic Design


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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