I'm Ann, a web designer who loves making a website flow with good design and where you can find what you need in one or two clicks. I love bringing graphics, good content and SEO together. When I'm working on a regular Internet site, I not only want the User to find what they are searching for but I also want them to stay on the site for as long as possible in order to help with ranking. On the other hand, when I'm working on Intranets I want to have the User come to the site, find what they need and then leave to get onto their work.
I live in Mountain View, California and enjoy the benefits of Silicon Valley every day; great weather with smart and wonderful people everywhere!!
I am realistic, practical, and a "do-er". I am also very down-to-earth and someone who laughs easily. I will always ask what needs to be done next and I bring up issues when they arise. I LOVE having at least two or three monitors and a fast CPU using Adobe Creative Suite and all the other apps and tools that I need to do my work all in front of me. Creating and maintaining a nice website is like great music to my ears. I enjoy being able to combine art with technology, SEO and the web, to me, brings those two elements beautifully together.
On a typical day you can find me going to the gym to work out or on a walk during my lunch break and then drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper and having a quick sandwich when I'm back at my desk. I enjoy working out four or five times a week (it keeps me healthy and sane). I enjoy cooking and quite often I'll bring some homemade cookies or bread pudding into work.
I approach business with the following questions: What is the big picture, who needs it (setting the priority), what needs to be done, and when is it due. Oh, and will it help the company make money or be more efficient?!
There needs to be a balance in life - if not, problems arise. All aspects of life need to be "fed" to find personal satisfaction and happiness.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. -Abraham Lincoln
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. -Michael Jordan
Technologies and Applications
Current Software Experience: Adobe CS, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Perforce version control software, JIRA, Slack, Scrum meetings, Brackets source code editor, Fireworks, InDesign, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Piwik web analytics application, Panopto Video CMS Platform, Qumu Video CMS, Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Adwords, BrightEdge, Screaming Frog SEO Spider, Moz, AHREFs, FTP, Acrobat Pro
Content Management Systems: Adobe Experience Manager (AEM), WordPress CMS, Drupal CMS, Joomla and other CMS systems
I want to help companies get ahead in the business world - that is fun for me. Explain the big picture to me, tell me what you expect from me and let me do my job. I communicate well and will ask questions to double-check to make sure that we are all "singing off the same song sheet!"
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