Alan Helton

I am a designer, developer, motion graphics artist, and an all around fun-to-work-with guy with a passion for making technology engaging for everyone. I strive to stay an expert with all tools in an industry that has great potential for growth. I love bringing ideas to life with others who share the same ambition.

ALAN S. HELTON

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109 Forest Street Denton, TX 76209

(314) 458-9074 * ah@alanhelton.local * alanhelton.local

Objective

I want to apply my ambition and talent to an industry that has great potential for growth. I combine my technical and creative skills to educate, inspire and learn.

Experience

University of North Texas - PHP Developer Denton, TX (July 2014 - Present)

  • Overhaul back-end LDAP authentication and information handling of Faculty Profile System
  • Coordinate and manage maintenance of an almost 5000 user database
  • Use PHP and mySQL scripts to scrub database for non-compliant user entries. Attempt to repair errors
  • Rebuild mySQL database in preparation for migration to Digital Measures based profile system
  • Develop HTML5 data visualizations for the Institutional Research Department using D3.js

ANPI - Web Master Dallas, TX (February 2013 - June 2014)

  • Front-end development of full web stack (FTP, SSH, BASH, CentOS, Apache, mySQL, PHP, HTML, Js, CSS)
  • Designed Balsamiq and HTML5 UI/UX mockups for Customer Administration Portal
  • Managed, maintained corporate WordPress installation
  • Developed informative HTML5 web tools incorporating live jQuery and AJAX events
  • Developed cross-platform email templates in pure HTML for order-confirmations and newsletters
  • Produced instructional videos for partners, employees and customers using FCP 7 and AE

Weissman Designs For Dance - Videographer St. Louis, MO (February 2009 - February 2013, 4 years)

  • UI/UX for Adobe Air app that demonstrates styles in full-motion video
  • Migrated app UI/UX to HTML5 optimized design
  • Created and edited online product promotional videos and commercials using FCP 7 and AE
  • Managed video productions: scheduling, equipment, storyboarding, editing, and motion graphics

Education

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY St. Louis, MO (May 2009 - May 2011)

Bachelor of Arts in Video Production with an emphasis in Visual Design

Skills

Others

  • Perl
  • Processing.org
  • C/C++
  • Node.js
  • Arduino
  • Bootstrap
  • D3.js

Web

  • HTML
  • FTP/SSH
  • Linux/BASH
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • Wordpress
  • MySQL
  • Git/GitHub
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • Balsamiq

Video Editing

  • Apple Final Cut Pro 7
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Sony Vegas 8.0
  • Adobe OnLocation
  • Audacity

Motion Graphics

  • Adobe After Effects CS4
  • Adobe Photoshop Animation
  • Hand-drawn animation
  • Chroma Key best practices

Achievements and Projects

  • Winner at Denton, TX Startup Weekend for Compost Denton, a local composting startup
  • Created a REST based “Transloader” using Dropbox API allowing the user to enter a URL to a file that will be directly transferred to their Dropbox. Uses HTML5, Apache, Perl and Bash
  • Webster University Senior Project “The Future of Speech,” a dynamic documentary written in Flash and PHP. Incorporating 200 unique interview clips constructed according to algorithm; no viewer enjoys the same documentary twice.