Resume

David Chu
Easthampton, MA

Summary of Qualifications

  • Creatively converts design ideas into websites
  • Explains advanced concepts clearly and simply to beginners or experts
  • Advises clients on best practices and common pitfalls
  • Highly tenacious and analytical problem-solver
  • Capable of critical thinking and high productivity with minimal direction
  • Learns new technology rapidly
  • Excellent writing ability

Skills

  • Web
    • WordPress: theme development, customization, and troubleshooting. Highly fluent in the Genesis framework, with strong knowledge of many other WordPress theme frameworks.
    • Custom work on Woo Sensei and Woo Commerce WordPress plugins.
    • Creates HTML and CSS templates from PSD or other image formats.
    • WordPress Customizer modifications.
    • Fluent in: CSS, PHP.
    • Uses responsive coding to make sites look good on laptops, tablets, and phones.
    • Knowledge of many other Content Management Systems, such as MODx, GetSimple, etc.
    • Working knowledge of: jQuery, Linux, Unix

Experience

  • Web Development (6/96 – present)
  • Professional Musician – Self-employed (6/90 – present)
    • Performs, arranges, and composes music in a wide variety of musical styles. Flamenco specialist.
    • Featured as a guitar soloist
    • Member of several groups
    • Has instructed students of all ages
  • Programmer Analyst In the Insurance and Medical Industries for Various Firms (1990 – 2007)
    • Mainframe Programming for Online and Batch Systems
    • Conversion of Mainframe Data to LAN and Desktop Applications
    • Helpdesk Support
  • Real Estate – Self-employed (2001-2015)
    • Purchased, oversaw rehabilitation of, and managed several rental properties

Education

  • Bryant & Stratton Business Institute A. S. Degree, Data Processing 3.8 GPA, North Syracuse, NY
  • State University College at Oswego B. A. Degree, Music Theory Spanish Minor, Dean’s List all semesters, Oswego, NY