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

Experience

ANPI, Web Master Dallas, TX (February 2013 - Present)

  • Designing and governing innovative UI/UX for a business and wholesale Hosted Unified Communications toolset, ANPI VIP
  • Administrator of full web-stack for ANPI’s corporate, public-facing WordPress website, ANPI.com
  • Front End development of Hosted Communications web apps
  • Videographer of customer quick-start videos and company training live-streams to corporate branches
  • Continually updating knowledge of software, web standards, graphic design, and innovative technologies

WEISSMAN DESIGNS FOR DANCE, Videographer St. Louis, MO (February 2009 - February 2013, 4 years)

  • Created and edited online product promotional videos and commercials
  • Managed all video production aspects: schedules, equipment, storyboarding, editing, online editing and delivery
  • Designed an annually updated web-app that demonstrates styles in full-motion video
  • Created motion graphics using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects to animate, highlight, title, and color correct footage

USEFULNESS LABS, Web Developer San Francisco, CA (May 2011 to August 2011)

  • PHP and CSS customized Wordpress website for Usefulness Labs Inc.
  • Integrated an e-commerce cart and store
  • Built website using best-practice privacy standards for Wordpress websites

Education

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

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

Skills

General Computing Languages

  • Perl
  • Processing.org
  • Arduino
  • familiar with C/C++

Web Languages

  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • AJAX
  • CSS3
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • Node.js
  • Jade
  • Styl

Video Editing

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

Desktop Publication

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • OpenOffice.org
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator

Motion Graphics

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

Achievements and Projects

  • Winner of Denton Startup Weekend for front-end design and business planning for Compost Denton, a new Denton, TX startup.
  • Member of OpenHack, a monthly meetup of local hackers and programmers
  • Created a REST based “Transloader” using the Dropbox API that allows users to enter a URL to a file that will be directly transferred to their Dropbox.
  • Creating a digital video slate incorporating Arduino hardware written in JAVA that incorporates a loud-speaker, on-board electronics, and a desktop app written in Processing. The UuberSlate will automatically sort recorded footage into story order, saving hours during a video production
  • Creating a jQuery Digital Picture Frame app that will automatically download images from Google based on ambient room color
  • Creating a Digital Picture Frame web-app that will run in any browser on most devices intended for repurposing obsolete electronics