Micah Ovadia

"Greetings, inhabitant of earth!"

"We have come to save your planet"

"We will show you
how to eradicate disease"

"We will teach you how to feed your people using advanced -"

"HOLY COW! I don't believe it!"

"You're using IE6!"

"Do you have an AOL account, too?"

"2600 baud modem?"

Micah Ovadia

About Micah Ovadia

I'm passionate about the design and development of best-in-class, web-based solutions, including a focus on best practices, standards and emerging technologies.

My UX experience includes creative design, as well as the implementation of jQuery, HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design techniques.

Education

  • MA Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1997
    Master of Arts Degree
    Major: Public Relations
  • BFA Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1990
    Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Cum Laude
    Major: Visual Communications
    Internship: OMS Commercial Photo Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989

Core Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JQuery
  • LESS
  • Responsive Design
  • Web Fonts
  • Usability and Design
  • Collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
  • SEO, SEM
  • Google Analytics

Tools Used

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Aptana Studio
  • Adobe Dreamweaver

Experience

  • University of Cincinnati, March 2006 to May 2012
    Digital Designer
    • Design and update Web pages for McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
    • Re-design College and department Web sites from scratch
    • Design and distribute e-communications
    • Develop basic Web applications
    • Give tech support to faculty and staff
    • Manage and mentor student workers
    • Recommend and purchase hardware and software
    • Tools used include Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, XHTML, CSS, XML, JQuery, SQL
  • Miami University, October 2004 to March 2006
    Marketing Coordinator
    • Built Web pages
    • Maintained Web site
    • Created print ads
    • Spearheaded creation of award-winning CareerChat podcast project and wrote instructional guide based on the project (www.poducateme.com)
    • Wrote press releases
    • Marketed the University‚Äôs Office of Career Services to students and employers
    • Tools used included Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audacity
  • Freelance Designer, September 2002 to October 2004
    • Built Web pages and print ads for clients
  • Time Warner Cable, January 2001 to September 2002
    Multimedia Developer
    • Designed award-winning AroundCinci Web site
    • Updated Web site
    • Created Flash animations
    • Shot Quicktime VRs
    • Wrote copy
    • Designed print ads
    • Tools used included Dreamweaver, Photoshop, QuarkXpress
  • Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati.Com, September 1997 to December 2000
    Web and Print Designer
    • Updated the Cincinnati.Com Web site
    • Created banner ads
    • Built Web pages
    • Created print advertising
    • Wrote promotional copy
    • Tools used included Dreamweaver, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Illustrator
  • Ball State University, August 1995 to May 1997
    Graduate Assistant
    • Wrote articles for departmental publications
    • Interviewed alumni for stories
    • Photographed departmental events
    • Researched various topics for professors
    • Graded student exams
    • Tools used included Photoshop, QuarkXpress
  • Everybody's News, Cincinnati, Ohio July 1990 to January 1998
    Contributing Writer/Photographer
    • Wrote articles about, interviewed and photographed local and national bands

Web Work

  • Cardinal Solutions
  • The LA Forum
  • Hendel's Affordable Tree Care
  • The Whole Bowl
  • McMicken College
  • The Image Establishment
  • PoducateMe

Photography

  • Maria
  • Over The Rhine
  • Jeff Beck
  • Simple Aggression
  • I-71 Bridge
  • Brick Oven
  • Lighted Tree
  • Floating Door
  • Labor Day Fireworks