Brandon Rotkel

27181 Huerta, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692 • (949) 861-0947

brotkel@gmail.comhttp://finenothings.com

Front-end Web Developer, Product Owner & Graphic Designer

Technical Skills

Skilled in standards-compliant HTML5, CSS, and Javascript for desktop and mobile browsers.

Experience working with MVC framework and CMS templating engines, such as Drupal and Zend.

Proficient with front-end frameworks and libraries, including jQuery, SASS, and Bootstrap.

Background with graphic design tools for raster (Photoshop) and vector (Illustrator) images.

Regularly utilizes tools including Subversion, Git, Firebug, Apache, and MySQL.

Career Development

Bariatric Advantage – Front-end Web Developer, Irvine, CA 03/2011 – Present

Developing front-end ecommerce websites and internal webapps, tracking analytics trends, and designing online marketing materials for a young, online sales-focused company with Agile development schedule.

  • Developed e-commerce sites for brands that doubled online transaction rate.
  • Built sites using Mobile First and Responsive Design methodologies with new frameworks.
  • As product owner, leads project planning scrums and QA, communicating issues with designers, engineers and stakeholders.

Syneron, Inc. – Webmaster / Developer, Irvine, CA 11/2007 – 03/2011

Created and maintained all customer-focused websites, actively develop new webapps for internal company use, and provided departments with solutions for high-tech training, sales and support.

  • In charge of designing and building front-end for 10+ customer-facing and internal websites using Zend framework and Drupal CMS, including launching two successful online stores.
  • Managed code deployment and performance on multiple LAMP web servers.
  • Maintained Agile development practices to ensure that projects met the needs of stakeholders.

Software Anywhere – Designer / Junior Developer, San Clemente, CA 3/2005 – 11/2007

Designed original graphical layouts and interfaces for this start-up tech company and clients. Prototyped and assisted in coding features and creating HTML and JSP webapps.

  • Designed and developed prototype front-ends for YouMail and Software Anywhere using JSP and JavaScript during rapid start-up phases.
  • During second phase development, adapted the site front-end with a new look-and-feel in one week with minimal changes to the DOM.

Hobbies

I have been fascinated with video and board games for most of my life, particularly online games. I led a raiding guild in World of Warcraft with over 20 active members. I have been a graphic designer and webmaster on mod teams. I’m a member of OC Drupal and am coding and designing a mobile game in Unity in my spare time.