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Brandon Wharton
Web, Print, Identity Design and Development
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About

Good graphic designers with web development skills are hard to come by and this is what separates Brandon from the crowd. Brandon has been doing graphic design work for over ten years with a focus on web design and development the last seven.

  • little lamb

    1996-2001

    Humble Beginning

    Not everyone has experience tending sheep, harvesting produce on a farm and then becoming a CNC programmer/metal worker in a fabrication shop as a teenager. Talk about humble beginnings. It all started in a small-town in Illinois.

  • Downtown Tampa Bay

    March 2001

    Designing in Tampa

    Not satisfied with small-town life or being a metal worker, Brandon made a big move to Tampa, FL where his career began as a full-time graphic designer, becoming adept in printed graphics and prepress processes/production while concurrently attending college full-time.

  • U.S. Capitol Building

    May 2005

    WWW in DC

    After falling in love with his amazing wife in Tampa, Brandon made his second big move to Washington, DC metro area to be with her and her family. Brandon continued refining his skills as a designer and began working with the web.

  • World Wide Web Icon

    April 2009

    Experience Gained

    Brandon’s passion for web standards and design grows as he continues to work on the web. Brandon brings a unique skill set to the table because he is adept in graphic design, web development, and maintenance. This well-rounded skill set allows Brandon to not only design web sites, but also take that design and build HTML and CSS prototypes from scratch.

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Portfolio

Check out my work.

National Quality Forum Website

National Quality Forum

Web Design & Maintenance

National Quality Forum Website

Quality Position System

Web Application GUI Design

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HHS.gov Version 1

Website Design

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HHS.gov Version 2

Website Design

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Flu.gov

Website Design

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DC Ventures & Associates

Website Design

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United Bank

Website Design

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WA Church

Website Design & Collateral

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Wellmade Hardwood

Website Design & Collateral

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Carpet Concepts

Website Design & Collateral

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BR-111 Hardwood Flooring

Website Design & Collateral

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Fashion Week Int'l

Tradeshow & Ad Design

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Fashion Under Foot

Tradeshow & Ad Design

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Essentials

Identity & Ad Design

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Design & Arch. Series

Identity & Ad Design

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Antiquity Hand-Scraped

Ad Design

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BR-111 Foundation

Web & HTML Email Design

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Tropical Sportswear Int'l

Packaging Design

My Resume

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Phone# (703) 297-6471
info@brandonwharton.com

Web Designer with over ten years of experience possessing a unique skill set that combines creative talent, expert technical skills and first-rate interpersonal skills, which have enabled me to become an expert in web design, development, and production, able to take on both large and small projects. A strong track record of leading team and delivering high-quality design projects.

Summary of Qualifications:

  • Well versed in multiple technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop, Bootstrap, and others
  • Knowledgeable in eliciting customer requirements and translating into high-quality design product
  • Experience managing large production projects such as Lowe’s, a $30 million national flooring account
  • Experience managing team of Web Producers in non-profit organization
  • Designed for major organizations including Walmart, Sam’s Club, HHS.gov, United Bank, Cardinal Bank, and Kohl’s

Experience:

National Quality Forum, Washington, DC

January 2013 - September 2014: Senior Web Producer
April 2011 - January 2013 (first 6 months as Boss Group contractor): Web Producer
  • Design graphical user interface (GUI) and collaborate on the functionality design for our Quality Positioning System (QPS) web application, home page, and other templates built in the Ektron CMS; conduct daily content updates coding in HTML, CSS, and utilizing Bootstrap framework JavaScript tooling and styles when needed
  • Develop and code responsive layout HTML email templates in Informz; oversee our mass HTML email production
  • Prepare web designs for development by writing technical specifications, CSS style guides, and slicing images; test new templates and applications for quality assurance; conduct content production of new pages
  • Manage web maintenance standards to ensure operation and site correctness; created a web standards wiki for documenting and sharing internal processes; create and implement content naming conventions
  • Work collaboratively with Public Relations Managers to identify current, new, and future content maintenance and production; develop a plan for implementing and set schedules for new content integration
  • Manage web request ticketing system and contribute to initial ticket system design and work to improve process efficiency on an ongoing bases
  • Manage staff of three; oversee workloads and review timesheet billing for accuracy; mentor web staff, and lead weekly web team meetings; perform annual reviews; provide a weekly report out to senior staff
  • Monitor web team operational needs, making recommendations, overseeing the implementation and use of tools and infrastructure to ensure staff productivity

Glynn Technologies, Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC

April 2009 - February 2011: Web Designer
  • Designed website GUI for various website, including HHS.gov, HealthCare.gov, Flu.gov, FoodSafety.gov, United Bank, Cardinal Bank, small business sites and others
  • Designed and produced hero boxes, banners, animated graphics, and entire web sites while communicating with clients, submitting mock-ups, and receiving final approval
  • Wrote code for front-end development using current web technologies including HTML, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript, ASP and PHP ensuring that it is valid, properly structured, meets industry standards
  • Managed Drupal CMS for ArlingtonVirginia.com, installing and configuring various Drupal modules and web server functionality
  • Wrote CMS user guides and HTML/CSS style guides for various web sites to establish design and production workflow standards/processes
  • Provided POP3 and IMAP email account administration
  • Worked on location with clients in fast-paced environments including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) providing multimedia web design solutions while ensuring client satisfaction
  • Performed quality assurance for new web sites assuring correct site structure, links, 508 compliance standards and error free language

Self Employed, South Riding, VA

December 2008 - March 2009: Web Designer
  • Produced valid code using current web technologies including HTML, CSS, AJAX, JavaScript, XML, Action Script and PHP for the WellmadeFloors.com website
  • Designed, conceptualized and produced a new marketing campaign for Wellmade Hardwood Flooring including a web site design/development, stationary, brochures, flyers, merchandising display systems, point of purchase materials and packaging
  • Gathered client requirements and researched solutions for web development
  • Coordinated production efforts with copywriter, printer and client
  • Managed accounting and financial bookkeeping responsibilities

Black Rock Communications/BR-111™ Exotic Hardwood Flooring, Germantown, MD

May 2005 - December 2008: Graphic Designer
  • Designed and maintained various BR-111™ web sites including br111.com, br111foundation.org and micro-sites developing in HTML, CSS, Java Script and Flash; layout BR-111™ brochures, catalogs, flyers, installation instruction manuals, sales manuals, product packaging, and trade show signage
  • Layout and designed magazine advertisements for national consumer and trade publications, including: House & Garden, Interior Design, Metropolis, Midwest Living, Floor Covering Weekly, and National Floor Trends
  • Managed, designed and produced multiple point-of-purchase merchandising projects for Lowe’s, a $30 million national flooring account. This includes managing all language content and working with a third-party translation vendor, translating all language from English to Spanish to gain final language implementation approval.
  • Conceptualized and designed a new marketing campaign for the BR-111™ Architectural Series product-line, including a merchandising unit, sales tools, catalog and sample display
  • Managed office details including software procurement, technical support, e-mail accounts administration (POP3, IMAP, MS Exchange), hardware installations, back-up server administration, publication and client archives
  • Conducted all pre-press production for various printing processes Create automated workflows to conduct photo manipulation and color correction

Tropical Sportswear International, Tampa, FL

May 2004 - March 2005: Graphic Designer
March 2001 - May 2004: Junior Graphic Designer
  • Managed pre-press file development projects for mass production, while developing a strong comprehension in current print production processes
  • Constructed layout and design for consumer packaging, interactive presentations, promotional items, trade-show displays, logos, letter head, and collateral serving a wide variety of clients including: Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney, Dillard’s, Belk’s
  • Designed and conducted layout of marketing books and presentation pieces
  • Assisted management and implementing signage and label graphics at trade-shows, including five Men’s Apparel Guild (MAGIC) trade-shows in Las Vega and two PGA Merchandise trade-shows in Orlando
  • Assisted in direction of photo shoots and performed photo manipulation/color correction

Certification and Achievements:

  • Excelling as a Manager or Supervisor training course, March 2014
  • Managing Emotions and Thriving Under Pressure training course, July 2014
  • CompTIA Security+, March 25th, 2011
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Typography, January 2002
  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Page Layout, June 2002

Education:

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems with a minor in Church Ministries, March 2011

International Academy of Design and Technology, Tampa, FL

Associate of Science in Graphic Design, December 2003, Graduated Cum Laude

Other Areas of Experience:

Washington Apostolic Church, Fairfax, VA

April 2009 - Present: Director of Children’s Ministry
September 2008 - October 2010: Director of Angel Food Ministries
  • I have had the privilege of being a leader in creating and now directing the children’s ministry at our local church. I oversee about 20 teachers/assistants and 75 students. My responsibilities as director consist of an inspirational/servant leadership role, scheduling, creation and follow-up of ministry policies and procedures, and teaching on a biweekly basis.
  • Designed and developed www.rhemaword.org
  • I also procured a new ISP and wireless LAN setup and administration for our building

Computer Skills (* indicates working knowledge, **intermediate, ***expert):

HTML***, CSS**, JavaScript*, AJAX*, PHP*, ASP*, Photoshop***, Dreamweaver***, Fireworks***, Flash*, Indesign***, Illustrator***, Acrobat***, Adobe CC***, MS Office***, Keynote***, MySQL*, 508 Compliance*, Drupal*, Ektron*, Bootstraps*, jQuery*, Spry*, Apache Web Server*

Security Clearance

September 2010

The Department of HHS provided a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) investigation completed by the Office of Personnel Management and USIS for my non-sensitive position (level 1) at the Hubert H. Humphrey Building.

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