About Micah Ovadia

I'm passionate about the design and development of web-based solutions, including a focus on best practices, standards and emerging technologies. My experience includes UX design and development, as well as the implementation of jQuery, HTML5, CSS3 and responsive design techniques. My varied skillset affords me the ability to conceptualize, design and code projects from start to completion.

Education

MA Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Master of Arts Degree
  • Major: Public Relations
BFA Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Cum Laude
  • Major: Visual Communications

Core Skills

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JQuery
  • Susy
  • Grunt
  • Json
  • SASS
  • Responsive Design
  • Web Fonts
  • Git
  • Usability and Design
  • Collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams
  • SEO, SEM
  • Pattern Lab

Tools Used

  • Sublime Text
  • CodeKit
  • VirtualHostX
  • Chrome Dev Tools
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Experience

Front-End Developer

Cardinal Solutions
  • Worked both individually and as part of a team to provide markup and CSS for websites
  • Participated in planning, review and testing of sites across browsers
  • Provided browser/device fixes as necessary
  • Recommended solutions to complex UX challenges
  • Clients serviced include KnowledgeWorks, Madison Square Garden, QI Healthcare, The Christ Hospital and Omnicare
  • Tools used include HTML5, CSS3, Sass, jQuery, Git, Grunt, Pattern Lab, Photoshop, Illustrator

Digital Designer

University of Cincinnati
  • Designed and updated Web pages for McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
  • Re-designed College and department Web sites from scratch
  • Designed and distributed e-communications
  • Developed basic Web applications
  • Provided technical support to faculty and staff
  • Managed and mentored student workers
  • Recommended and purchased hardware and software
  • Tools used included Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, XHTML, CSS, XML, JQuery, SQL

Marketing Coordinator

Miami University
  • 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.
  • Wrote press releases
  • Marketed the University‚Äôs Office of Career Services to students and employers
  • Tools used included Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audacity

Multimedia Developer

Time Warner Cable
  • 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

Web and Print Designer

Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati.Com
  • 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

Graduate Assistant

Ball State University
  • 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