Mark C. Smith

User Interface Developer, Front-End Developer, Accessibility, Graphic and Web Design

email -> markymoon at mac dot com

Summary of Qualifications

Creative Senior User Interface/Front-end Web Developer/Graphic Designer with over 20 years of professional experience.

A work history ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to small start-ups and freelance projects has enabled the ability to work independently or in an Agile team environment. Familiar with enterprise-level applications and processes, Agile teams and methodologies to achieve, Defect resolution/testing, Strong problem resolution skills, Peer mentoring, Creative and curious mind. Very interested in IBM WebSphere Commerce, ReactJS, Node, Customer Relationship Management projects, analytics, accessibility and mobile projects.

Technical Skills

Programming and Coding:
React, Redux, Node, TypeScript, Webpack, HTML5, Semantic table-less HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS/CSS3), jQuery, Dojo, DOM scripting/JavaScript, XML, XSLT, Perl, PHP, RSS/Podcasting, Server Side Includes (SSI), Search Engine Optimization, Media Queries, Beginning Angular, WordPress
Development Platforms:
IBM WebSphere Commerce, IBM Portal, RAD 6.5 and 7, Xcode, Visual Studio Code, Eclipse, assorted Content Management Systems
Responsive Frameworks:
Bootstrap, Foundation, 320andUp, etc.
Graphics Software:
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Flash, minor video editing
Desktop Publishing:
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe PageMaker, Quark Xpress and Broadvision QuickSilver
SOQL (Salesforce), MySQL, PostgreSQL, Perl/DBI, phpMyAdmin, CocoaMySQL
Git, SVN, CVS, FTP, SSH, Subversion, Filezilla, Bamboo, JIRA


Signet Jewelers (formerly Sterling Jewelers) April 2016 – April 2019
User Interface Developer

Development of an internal CRM, single-page ReactJS application used by sales associates in stores. The application was designed to internalize the Jewelry Consultant’s customer contacts and improve customer outreach and engagement. Application was deployed to iPads and a kiosked version of Firefox on Point of Sale systems. Application was used across their array of national and regional brands (Kay, Kay Outlet, Jared, Sterling, J.B. Robinson, etc.). The application gave consultants the ability to query guest information, sales history, wish lists, special dates for friends and family, create in-store appointments and initiate outreach through a number of ways based on customer preference (email, SMS, phone, etc.). Development followed a continuous integration plan with a monthly sprint release schedule.

Cardinal Health January 2016 – February 2016
Contract User Interface Developer

Front end development for Cardinal Health B2B site

Signet Jewelers (formerly Sterling Jewelers) July 2014 – November 2015
Contract User Interface Developer

Front end maintenance and development for several Signet Jewelers sites: Kay Jewelers, Jared, Kay Outlet and Sterling Jewelers.

Avnet (formerly Ascendant Technology) June 2012 – Present
Senior User Interface Consultant

User interface development for several IBM WebSphere Portal projects as part of a traveling agency team. Client projects included Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee, BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina and IBM Cognos.

Rosetta. November 2010 – June 2012
User Interface Developer

Front-end development for a Top Ten Interactive Agency

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores July 2010 – November 2010
Contract User Interface Developer

Front-end development to support the e-commerce web site of a nationwide retailer.

Nationwide Insurance September 2009 – June 2010
Contract User Interface Developer

Front-end web development in an Agile Development environment. Strong focus on the development, usability testing and integration of Section 508 Accessibility enhancements.

KeyBank November 2008 – June 2009
Contract User Interface Designer/Developer

Front-end web development related to the re-design of KeyBank's online banking application, implementing XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, Prototype and Scriptaculous JavaScript libraries. Design of the look and feel of KeyBank's Mobile Banking phone applications, with versions for iPhone, Blackberry as well as standard cell phones.

Medical Mutual/Antares Management Solutions August – October 2008
Contract User Interface Design/Developer

Front-end web development and maintenance for Medical Mutual, including standards compliant XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Brulant, Inc. January – March 2008
Contract Web Developer

Front-end development related to the re-design of an e-commerce site for, a clothing manufacturer.

Certainteed GlasRoc July – December 2007
Contract Web Developer

Development of a portal site to provide information about Certainteed's GlasRoc line of sheathing products and provide a means for potential customers to sign up for a newsletter or receive a product sample.

KeyBank April – June 2007
Contract User Interface Designer

Creation of web pages and graphic assets for KeyBank's various lines of business to meet their customer's needs.

ArcelorMittal Steel April – December 2007
Contract Web Developer

Development of an environmental website for ArcelorMittal Steel, the world's largest steel manufacturer. The purpose was to assist ArcelorMittal's PR goal of demonstrating their commitment to the environment and changing public perceptions of the steel industry. As the project related specifically to search engine results, I approached it as a Search Engine Optimization project.

Brulant, Inc. September – October 2006
Contract Web Developer

Joined Brulant's Interactive team to develop a working demo of an intranet application for their client, Laidlaw International.

Amerimark Direct May 2006 – August 2006
Contract Web Designer /Email Marketing

Creation, deployment and tracking of email campaigns and website maintenance for Amerimark Direct, a Cleveland-based catalog and online retailer.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores April 2006
Contract Print Production

Print production in preparation for Jo-Ann Stores Fall 2006 direct mail advertising campaign.

HKM Direct Market Communications October 2005 – January 2006
Contract Print Production

Creation of technical manual for HKM client, Peterbilt Trucks.

PPI Technical Publishing May 2004 – August 2005
Graphic Design/Print Production

Creation of technical manuals and marketing materials for clients such as Lincoln Electric, Philips, General Motors, Swagelok, Cincinnati Lamb and Akron Standard.

Oregon Entertainment Corporation
Courier/Warehouse October 2002 - January 2003
Customer Service/Sales September 2001 - October 2002
July 1999 - August 2000

Sales and Shipping/Receiving for a Portland, Oregon video store chain.

All-Sports Supply Incorporated October 2000 - July 2002
Graphic Design/Print Production

Graphic design for a major Oregon distributor of sporting goods with over 30,000 products in their inventory.

Damp Inc. January - September 1998
Graphic Designer

Contributed to a wide variety of print projects for a start-up Portland, Oregon advertising agency. Clients included Web Trends, Entercom Radio Group, McMenamin's Brew Pubs and Planned Parenthood of the Columbia - Willamette Valley.

Metro Washington Park Zoo February - May 1998
Design Intern

While studying at Columbia College of Multimedia and Design, I secured an internship at the Metro Washington Park Zoo even though an internship was not a graduation requirement. This allowed me to gain valuable practical experience and insights in a design atmosphere.


Kent State University
Computer Science, Math KSU Marching Band, Karate Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon

University of Akron
Graphic Design, Computer Science University of Akron Marching Band, DJ on campus radio station

Stark Technical Institute
CNC Programming Certificate

Columbia College
Graphic Design and Multimedia