Nathaniel E. Kraft

703-772-7139 | nathaniel@nkraft.net | www.nkraft.net

Objective

To continue my career with a position that uses my web, graphic, communication and multimedia design skills.

Employment

Web Producer III
November 2010 – Present
IQ Solutions, Rockvile, MD (iqsolutions.com)

  • Develop and maintain Section 508 compliant Web sites for government clients in collaboration with web designer, project manager, and content team
  • Theme and develop Web sites on Drupal CMS for internal and external clients
  • Code email newsletters for distribution through Constant Contact, with an emphasis on client-friendly templates

Web Production Specialist
October 2009 – October 2010
Westat, Rockvile, MD (westat.com)

  • Develop Section 508 compliant Web sites for government clients in collaboration with design team
  • Code and design front-end of multi-page online application form using HTML/CSS and jQuery over .ASP backend
  • Maintain and update content and code for multiple government Web sites

Web Designer
October 2007 – October 2009
The Humane Society of the United States, Washington, DC (humanesociety.org)

  • Build and strengthen online brand
  • Design banners and online advertisements for internal clients
  • Develop and design email templates for external newsletters and other communication efforts
  • Extend identity of a major public policy initiative for use in letterhead, t-shirts and other marketing and community outreach materials
  • Act as design liaison and branding expert with external firm during website redesign
  • Improve and implement HTML and CSS in a variety of organization websites and social marketing sites

Marketing Technologist
April 2006 – October 2007
Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC (arentfox.com)

  • Launch new external website for firm offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and NYC.
  • Execute coding for website based on designer’s concepts and vendor’s ColdFusion specifications
  • Input content into CMS and format graphics to fit new website design
  • Develop registration tool for firm events using PHP and MySQL
  • Create ticket tool for streamlining distribution of event tickets for nationwide clientele
  • Update and maintain biographical information for more than 300 attorneys

Web Content Development/Electronic Product Specialist
July 2003 – April 2006
Government Printing Office, Washington, DC (gpoaccess.gov, bookstore.gpo.gov)

  • Redesign online bookstore to enhance usability and improve overall sales of publications
  • Develop web pages using DHTML and CSS
  • Maintain and update four agency websites using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Convert outdated web pages into improved template in order to comply with Section 508/ADA and W3C standards
  • Create marketing material and copy for agency websites including, but not limited to: sales of publications; descriptions of federal regulations and legislation; and instructional documents
  • Represent GPO at various tradeshows to promote agency services and products
  • Answer web-related questions for internal and external clients

Technical Skills

  • HTML / CSS
  • XML / RSS
  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • PHP / MySQL
  • Basic Flash
  • Section 508 / W3C
  • Acrobat / PDF
  • Illustrator
  • Podcasting
  • WordPress
  • Drupal theming/development
  • Social Marketing
  • video / audio / photo
  • JavaScript / jQuery

Relevant Hobbies

  • Maintain personal website with blog feature and gallery
  • Photography, both digital and 35mm
  • Selling arts and crafts on Etsy
  • Studying graphic design and fine art

Education

September 1998 – July 2002
Bachelor of Science, Communication Technologies, Summa Cum Laude
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI