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Kenneth L. Morico

Houston / Jonestown, TX  (Austin)

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Profile

  • Award-winning Web Designer & Developer for Fortune 500 companies and universities (13+ awards total)
  • Adept in development of HTML5, jQuery, AJAX, PHP, MySQL, Web services, Facebook, Twitter, XML
  • Creator of WordPress Plugins and Apple AppStore apps | 15+ years experience in the Internet industry
  • Google Analytics certified – writing and editing experience in Web site content that generates higher Google rankings

Work Experience

Web Developer, INSPERITY (formerly ADMINISTAFF), Houston, TX

March 2012 – Present — Web site development for software products. PHP, jQuery, Drupal development in LAMP environment. NetSuite SuiteCommerce eCommerce management. Google Analytics analysis and SEO recommendations and implementation. Google AdWords implementation and account management. Organic and PPC conversion reporting for executives.

Web Developer, LOPEZ NEGRETE COMMUNICATIONS, Houston, TX

August 2008 – March 2012 — Developed HTML, Flash Web sites and banners for Verizon, Walmart, SevenUp, Dr Pepper, Sonic Drive-in. Coded user-generated content site and custom Web service for SevenUp in LAMP env. Used SOAP to interface with Dr Pepper Snapple Group master DB for user registrations. Coded custom Dr Pepper Web service for a Web-based music mixer. Coded the first Spanish language Web site for Walmart. Walmart resp: actionscript, PHP coding, and content updating via the Ektron CMS. Built gift-sender Facebook app for Sonic Drive-in using Facebook APIs, AJAX, and JQuery. Managed development for Blue Leaf e-commerce Web site and installed and managed the LAMP server that powered the site. Developed SEM keyword strategies for Bank of America and Verizon. Performed Web analytics/business intelligence reporting for Verizon with regression analysis. Programmed first CRM system for LNC. Coded and managed development of a custom and re-useable interactive newsletter platform with CMS for Lopez Negrete. Both platforms were custom built using cost-saving open-source technologies. Google Analytics implementation and analysis for all client Web sites under LNC.

Web Developer, D. HILTON ASSOCIATES, The Woodlands, TX

April 2004 – July 2008 — Web Services department lead for the top credit union consulting firm. Responsibilities included designing, constructing, maintaining, and testing 11+ static and dynamic Web sites for credit unions and financial services companies with over one billion dollars in assets and over 60,000 monthly Web visitors. Managed in-house Web development staff, programming consultants and interns, maintained positive client relations, and crafted winning proposals for new business clients such as Shell Employees Federal Credit Union, California Credit Union and Department of Commerce Federal Credit Union. Developed ASP.NET Web applications for internal use (CRM, project-based). Presented Web strategies & services to potential clients. Developed Google strategies that scored first-page ranking for the D. Hilton Web site.

Director / Technology Consultant, KEN MORICO, Houston, TX / Los Angeles, CA

1999 – 2008 — Created Web sites, software and technical documents for established and start-up companies in the aviation, fashion, music, advertising, IT and online industries. Clients included Diamond Air, Jakitz, Universal Music, Kraft Foods, Carat, Simdesk, learnlots.com, and Lopez Negrete Communications.

Technical Writer/QA Analyst (Contractor), UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, Santa Monica, CA
Technical Writer (Contractor), TOYOTA, Torrance, CA
Technical Writer (Contractor), NISSAN, Gardena, CA
Technical Writer, LESSONLAB, Santa Monica, CA

March 2001 – June 2003 — Created user guides for Universal Music Group’s in-house Web marketing application that collected personal consumer data from artists’ Web sites. Generated test cases for integration of custom Web applications. Audited XML data transfers between multiple offices. Tested launch of marketing and reporting software. Developed user manuals for new and existing software for Toyota, Nissan, and LessonLab.

Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Bachelor of Arts, English, 2000
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, 2000

Other Studies:

Web design & development courses, College of Communications, University of Connecticut, 2000
Creative writing course, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
Google Analytics Certification, Google, 2010

Professional Awards & Publications

  • Addy Award (American Advertising Federation, Houston Chapter) for Sonic Drive-in Spanish Web site [2012]
  • Web Marketing Association Award – Best Internet Service Provider Website – Verizon FiOS: EnciendeteFiOS.com [2011]
  • 6 ADDY Awards (American Advertising Federation, Houston Chapter) for SevenUp Sevenisima Web site, Dr.Pepper Vida23 Web site, Lopez Negrete Web site, Lopez Negerete e-Newsletter site (The Noticias) [2010]
  • Walmart Hispanic Heritage Web site [2009]
  • D. Hilton Associates Web site [2008]
  • CUNA Award (Credit Union National Association) interactive CD for California Credit Union [2008]
  • CUNA Award (Second Place) Department of Commerce Federal Credit Union Web site [2007]
  • CUNA Diamond Web Award (First Place) California Credit Union Web site [2006]
  • Award for Excellence in Journalism, University of Connecticut [1997]
  • Ken Morico Blog – Professional blog with 60,000 visits/year
  • Full-length feature article, Bohemian Rhapsody, published in The Los Angeles Times Magazine and on the front page of The Los Angeles Times Web site, June 15, 2003

Computer Skills

Server Programming: Object-oriented PHP MVC, Codeigniter, Perl / CGI, XML, SOAP, Web services

Web Client-side Programming: JavaScript, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, XML, RSS, HTML5 / XHTML hand coding, AJAX, FBML, Open Graph API

Database / CMS: MySQL, MS SQL Server 2005 Administration, MS Access, Ektron, Joomla! install and config, Joomla! custom module development, WordPress install and config, WordPress custom theme and plugin development, Drupal – theme and module development

Software Programming: iPhone/iPad application development, Objective C 2.0

Web Software: Sublime Text, Netbeans, Xcode, Dreamweaver, SVN / Subversion, TFS, Adobe Photoshop

Server Administration: Managed Windows 2003 Web & e-mail server for several companies. DNS, FTP, IIS administration experience. Managed MS SQL Server 2005. LAMP server setup and administration.

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Relocation options: Los Angeles, Austin, Silicon Valley.