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Dan Klotz

( aka Danferth )

Having worked in content creation, design, and development throughout my career and tackling the creative challenges posed across various industries, I am confident in overseeing and contributing to any project from concept to launch. If you feel these qualities are desirable within your team, I am available to discuss a position helping to move your organization into the future you envision.

Lead Developer & Designer

Thomson Instrument Company09/2010 - present

Stack:React.js · GatsbyJS · MongoDB · Tailwind CSS · Algolia Search

Thomson manufactures and sells growth flasks and filtration equipment to biotech labs worldwide. Currently, work as a lead developer and graphic designer. Throughout my employment, I have successfully redesigned, coded, and launched the company website multiple times as the company evolved. I oversaw a complete rebranding, delivering an application-forward format centered on science first. Additionally have designed and developed many internal applications for use by customers and in-house staff

  • Developed brochure website with e-commerce functionality driving multiple lead-generating funnels
  • Built multiple internal web applications
  • Enhanced company website with GA4 analytics tracking for events specific to management needs
  • Coordinate with management to diagnose trends in web traffic and improve site design as needed
  • Implementation of best practices in accessibility, responsive design & security
  • Oversee the selection and manage hosting, database, & form endpoint accounts
  • Maintain and manage MailChimp marketing campaigns
  • Execute all product photography with post-production in Photoshop
  • Create in-house art illustrations using Adobe Illustrator
  • Designed company catalogs and fliers with Adobe InDesign

Freelance Web Developer & Graphic Designer

AK illustrations06/2009 - 09/2010

Stack:Wordpress · PHP · HTML · SCSS · MySQL · Apache

AK illustrations was a self-employed business providing comprehensive print, web design, and marketing services. The Mission was to provide services at a high standard while educating the client to take responsibility for campaigns on contract completion. Clients ranged from startups to large companies.

  • Delivered design-to-print solutions in the form of marketing packages
  • Designed & coded WordPress and PHP-based websites
  • Coordinated a marketing plan and created required assets to resolve client challenges
  • Consulted clients on integration and upgrade of current web technologies

Production Manager & Lead Graphic Designer

Sign A Rama08/2005 - 06/2009

Stack:Adobe Creative Suite

A franchise sign company, producing everything from business cards to illuminated channel letters. Hired as a graphic designer and production assistant. Left company as production manager and lead graphic designer.

  • Designed print marketing and signage for enhanced visibility in high-traffic areas
  • Evaluated city code requirements, and total cost of projects
  • Conducted site survey and coordinated with onsite teams
  • Procurement of materials for project builds and permits for installation
  • Manage manufacture and installation of final products