Jeremy-Rylan-Resume by welcomegong1


Jeremy Rylan                                                    

Ten year career spanning from small businesses and nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. Ability to execute
all aspects of the web creative process; including cross-browser compatible front-end desktop & mobile
development, interaction design/wireframing, back-end development, search engine optimization, graphic
design, managing small groups, and coordinating development.

                                    Professional History
Freelance Interaction Designer & Developer
(2001 – Present)
Design and maintenance of websites and web applications with an emphasis on accessibility through web
standards and outstanding end-user experiences for desktop and mobile devices. Services include: consulting,
project management, graphic design, branding & identity design, copywriting & content creation, and
writing, editing & proofreading a variety of documents with a quick turnaround.
Lead Front-end Developer / UI Engineer (2010)
   General development and maintenance of one of the most trafficked websites on the Internet (generating
    over 100 million page views per month.)
   Led the first phase of front-end development for an upcoming site redesign.
   Preliminary research and development for an HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript iPhone and Android application
    utilizing Appcelerator Titanium.

Demand Media
UI Engineer (2010)
Created and refined page speed optimization scripts and techniques deployed on Demand Media properties
such as, & Enhancements resulted in an average 20%
improvement in page speed (equivalent to around 3.5 seconds saved) and a dramatic immediate increase in
page views.

Mobile Web Development (2010)
User experience & front-end development for the mobile version of store locator application; implemented
with compatibility for older devices, included progressive enhancements for devices that support HTML5,
CSS3 and geolocation. / MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Web Development / Consulting (2009 – 2010)
   Designed and developed a new online donation process; which doubled general online donations and
    nearly quadrupled tribute donations.
   Implemented WordPress with several custom plugins to give staff members complete control over the
    website content.
   Converted a poorly organized FileMaker donor database spanning over 20 years to SalesForce.

Jeremy Rylan                                                       

   Designed and developed a custom SalesForce integrated Intranet for efficiently processing online
    donations, bulk data entry, and tribute requests. Staff members have repeatedly praised the new system.
    Increased productivity for current staff and allows new staff to be trained within fifteen minutes.
   Designed and developed a donation-focused iPhone application using Appcelerator Titanium that was
    awarded tenth place in a review of top ten charitable mobile applications.
   Worked with Vice President on campaign fundraising, print/web materials, and general business
    practices and strategies.
   Researched and implemented solutions for campaign tracking, mail merge, and printing.
   Found and vetted third-party developers and vendors related to continuing website development,
    SalesForce support, and a new grant-making management application. (via Comcast Entertainment Group)
Lead Front-End Developer & Director of Web Standards / Accessibility (2008 – 2009)
   Worked with the award-wining design agency, Razorfish, to fully redesign and relaunch
    Improvements resulted in a 20% increase of unique visitors in the first month after deployment and 48%
    more than the previous year.
   Instrumental in the development and deployment of the iPhone-optimized mobile website
    which won a 2009 Webby Award for best Mobile Video Game Website.
   Managed junior front-end developers and audited all front-end development before production

E! Online (via Comcast Entertainment Group)
Web Developer Level II (2008 - 2009)
   Excelled at front-end and back-end development on several CEG web properties (,,,; which resulted in a promotion to Lead Front-End
    Developer of only four months after hire.
   Assisted in development and deployment of the E! Online iPhone-optimized mobile website.

2K Hiway Internet Services
Senior Web Designer+Developer & Network Support (2005-2007)
   Rebranded the company with a new identity and website.
   Solely responsible for meeting clients, gathering feature requirements, setting expectations, along with
    designing, developing, deploying and maintaining all client websites.
   In-office, on-site/field and telephone customer support related to installation and troubleshooting of
    residential and commercial Internet service.

                                            I Believe In...
Designing for mobile and touchscreen devices first, consistency, simplicity, collaborative development,
designing with data, user experiences that leave a positive lasting impression, web standards, cross browser

Jeremy Rylan                                                    

compatibility, responsive web design, clean (+ well documented) code, the golden ratio, typography grids,
and logical project structures.

Distribution                         Databases                          Web Applications
Platforms                             FileMaker, MySQL,                  Basecamp, Drupal,
Adobe AIR, Android, BlackBerry,       SQLite, MS SQL, Oracle,            Google Apps, IP.Board,
Desktop, iPhone,Mobile,                                                  Jive Forums, Magento, phpBB,
Mozilla Prism, Web,                                                      SalesForce, vBulletin,
Windows Mobile
                                     Hosting & Caching WordPress
                                     Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Software / OS
Front-end / Markup                    Apache, IIS, lighttpd,             Coda, Illustrator, InDesign,
AJAX, CSS, HTML,                      Memcached, MogileFS                Linux, Mac OS X,
JavaScript, jQuery,
                                                                         MS Office, Omnigraffle,
jQuery UI, MooTools,                 APIs & Web                          Photoshop, Titanium,
Prototype,,          Services
XML, XSL, YUI, XUL                                                       Visual Studio, Windows
                                      Amazon Payments,                  Performance
Programming &               ,
Frameworks                            Brightcove, DISQUS,               Tracking
ASP.NET, C, C++, C#,                                                     AdWords, AdSense,
                                      Flickr, Facebook,
CakePHP, CodeIgniter,                 Google Checkout,
                                                                         Google Analytics,
ColfFusion, Django, Java,                                                Omniture, Optimost, Performable,
                                      Google CSE, Gravatar,              Search Engine Optimization
Kohana, .NET MVC, Objective-          IntenseDebate, OpenID,
C, PHP, Python, Ruby,
                                      PayPal, SalesForce,
Ruby on Rails, Symfony,
                            , Twitter,
Zend Framework                        TypeKit, Youtube


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