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AMANDA WATSON

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR, WEB DEVELOPER, CODER, WEB DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN, OFFICE MANAGER

  • Live in: Ballina, NSW
  • +0400014260


PROFILE

Amanda Marie Watson

websites@amandawatson.com.au

29/08/1977

0400 014 260

  • Music
  • Learning
  • Blogging
  • Tea

  • Family
  • Running
  • Reading
  • Nature
  • hobbies & interests

  • Triathlons
  • 4WD
  • Competing
  • art


  • SKILLS




    The bricks behind all websites. I have been using HTML for 18 years.

    starting from actual DATA ENTRY of Cattle growth, at UNE, to entering content in websites and brochures. I can TYPE 60wpm

    Once I learned that CMS's were the websites of the future, I took many related courses in PHP so I could write and read the code well

    I have been working with CSS and websites since 2000, before CMS websites took off (like wordpress for example), I even learned animation (using Adobe Flash, which was great fun

    I have been working with MICROSOFT OFFICE since 1995

    I started using the ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE in 2005 and have used it to produce brochures, logos, images for websites, sign writing and more

    From my first job as a waitress all the way to a marketing agency, CUSTOMER SERVICE has always been my top priority




    EDUCATION

    2012 OBJECTIVE C

    IOS DEVELOPMENT FOR APPS - JTRIBE - SYDNEY

    I Did a short course to see if I could apply my existing knowledge to App Development

    2010 INTRO/ADVANCED PHP DEV

    DYNAMIC WEB TRAINING - SYDNEY

    2007 FLASH ACTION SCRIPT FOR DESIGNERS

    DYNAMIC WEB TRAINING - BRISBANE

    I had a lot of fun learning animation using Flash, but unfortunately is has become redundant with the explosion of jquery and advacned java scripting

    2007 - FLASH RICH CONTENT

    DYNAMIC WEB TRAINING - SYDNEY

    2007 - BUSINESS GRAPHICS OPERATION

    NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TAFE, ARMIDALE, NSW

    In-depth learning of Photoshop

    Computer Science 1 - C++, Computer Science 2 - C++, Discrete Mathematics, Internet Security. I found distinct training was more beneficial for my graphic/web/office development

    2007 - BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (incomplete - 2 years)

    UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND , ARMIDALE, NSW

    2005 - CERT II IN GRAPHIC ART

    Completed in half the time expected as I was fast to learn for sign writing

    This began my first experiences in using computers and the programs available for graphics and web development

    2002 - CERT IV IN MICROCOMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

    SPHERION EDUCATION, BRISBANE/SYDNEY

    2002 - ZIP MANAGEMENT

    ZENBU RESTAURANT, SYDNEY

    Intensive training in Customer Service and Client Management

    Intesive training in Good Business techniques and how to get the most out of your employment

    2002 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    SPHERION EDUCATION - SYDNEY

    2000 - BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    ANU - CANBERRA

    Incomplete

    Tyring to figure out what I wanted to do in life after achieving such high results in my highschool certificate

    1996 - BACHELOR OF ARTS

    UNIVERSITY OF QLD, ST LUCIA - BRISBANE

    1995 - ACT YEAR 12 CERTIFICATE

    LAKE GINNINDERRA COLLEGE - CANBERRA

    Majors: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English


     


    EXPERIENCE



    WEB ADMINISTRATOR/DIGITAL ACCOUNTS

    Barefruit Marketing 2016-present

    </p> <p>Communication<strong> - </strong>the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, varying communication style depending upon the audience, to describe the technical aspect of your my of the project.</p> <p>Attention to detail <em><strong>- </strong></em>excellent attention to detail and written skills when communicating with others, both internally and externally. This is critical with development online, and showing your online work to clients.</p> <p>Commerciality<strong> - </strong>ability to apply knowledge in a practial, commercial manner. For example, don’t use technical jargon with people who clearly don’t understand. This doesn’t mean you don’t do the technical tasks,, just concentrate on communication,</p> <p>Teamwork<em><strong> -</strong></em> willingness to assist and support others as required and get on with team members. Be ready to assist other Account managers technically if required.</p> <p><em>Time management/organisation</em><strong> - </strong>accomplish objectives effectively within time frame given, and carry out administrative duties within portfolio in an efficient and timely manner. Present a Professional approach, Ability to work under pressure, Organisational and time management skills., Excellent attention to detail, Confident Manner, Positive approach to change

    Administration for Dairy Beef Alliance and liaising with clients and programmers, Assisting in Web development using many programs including Dreamweaver and Photoshop, Data Processing (62wpm), Computer Operations (Print Room Operator), word processing, Ordering supplies, mail outs and performing inventory, Web designing and development – Websites developed using Joomla, Flash- Actionscript 2, HTML, CSS,PHP, Javascript, DHTML , Assisting the Managing Director when required, preparing publications, proposals and emails, Running and maintaining Color Printer (Konica Minolta C450). This included the printing of required jobs on a range of laser copy media, ordering stock and maintenance of the machine, Writing and obtaining quotes for clients, Web updates for over 40 websites. Installation of MySQL databases on server for use in websites, Designing Brochures, Pamphlets, Advertisements, Banners, Business cards, Powerpoint Presentations and other required marketing material using Adobe Creative Suite.

    COMPUTER OPERATOR/DATA ENTRY/ CONTRACT WEB DEVELOPER

    FULL TIME - ABRI (Agriculture Business Institute, UNE) 2002 (leave to Brisbane for training)-2002

    GRAPHIC ARTIST

    Insignature Signs 2004-2007

    Designing signs, including car signage and banners as per client specifications. This was done using a number of programs including Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator Designing<strong> </strong>Photoshop, Signlab, Signblazer and Flexisign. Sending layout options to clients via email and on CD’s. Managing the National Account for Hills Pet Nutrition. Quoting, designing and overseeing the manufacturing of the signage as required by each State Representative. Reproducing Artwork on required media from a range of formats including .jpegs, .tiffs, .bmp and .eps. This often required the artwork to be re-drawn using the above CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems for final printing. Running 4 Digital Printers including a Mutoh and Cadet. This included the printing of required jobs on a range of media, ordering stock and maintenance of the machines. Supervising junior staff on a daily basis and delegating required duties Maintaining and ordering stock for entire warehouse. This included, ink, media, backgrounds and vinyl.

    Performing receptionist duties within a tourist resort environment.<strong> </strong>Customer Service<strong>,</strong> responding to customer enquiries and complaints ensuring all are handled with a high level of professionalism. Supervising staff on a daily basis and delegating required duties. Responsible for all accounts receivable/payable using MYOB. Daily banking and cash handling. Maintaining stock, ordering new stock for two parks. Designing marketing brochures, Updating business website, Designing maps of park.

    OFFICE MANAGER

    Yamba Waters Caravan Park 2003-2005

    WEB DESIGNER/COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

    Skorpion Pty Ltd, Australia - Tullera, NSW 2007-2008

    Web designing and development – Websites developed using Joomla, Flash- Actionscript 2, HTML, CSS,PHP, Javascript, DHTML amd Wordpress. Running the server, PHP and MySQL. Installation of MySQL databases on server for use in websites. Designing Brochures, Pamphlets, Advertisements, Banners, Business cards, Powerpoint Presentations and other required marketing material using Adobe Creative Suite 3.

    Met crucial deadlines by testing the American Express reservation system moving it into production, resulting in a key sale for the business. (webjet.com), Answered customer inquiries and logged calls into our computer management software so they could be answered by appropriate team member and the system updated accordingly. Maintained and tested system after the programmers had developed it.

    IT TESTER/HELP DESK LEVEL 1

    Penzance Technology – Sydney NSW (software behind WEBJET) 2001-2002

    CONTRACT WEB PROGRAMMER/DEVELOPER

    Cybertel 2011-2012

    Develop and design sites using PHP, Joomla, Wordpress, HTML. Develop sites for a range of customers providing ecommerce solutions, of open source php extensions. forums and a large range

    Working with the senior designer to build a variety of websites, Sites are built using Flash, HTML, CSS, Joomla, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, DHTML, VBulletin, Wordpress, Blogger, Ajax, Ecommerce Solutions specialising in Virtuemart, Ecommerce Templates, PayPal and OSCommerce

    CONTRACT WEB PROGRAMMER/DEVELOPER

    Frangipani Creative 2008-2015

    Designing and Developing Sites, Project Management for large scale websites. Working with Senior Developers to build a variety of scripts for large sites, Develop Search Engines in PHP and MySQL, build sites using Flash, HTML, CSS, Joomla, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, DHTML,VBulletin, Wordpres, Blogger, phpBB. Ecommerce Solutions specialising in an in-house Shopping Cart developed by the company, Virtuemart, Ecommerce Templates, PayPal and OSCommerce

    CONTRACT WEB PROGRAMMER/DEVELOPER

    Web and Print Design 2009-2013


     

     


    EXPERIENCE



    WEB ADMIN/DIGI ACCOUNTS

    Barefruit Marketing 2016-present

    </p> <p><em>Communication</em><strong> - </strong>the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, varying communication style depending upon the audience, to describe the technical aspect of your my of the project.</p> <p><em>Attention to detail<strong> - </strong></em>excellent attention to detail and written skills when communicating with others, both internally and externally. This is critical with development online, and showing your online work to clients.</p> <p><em>Commerciality</em><strong> - </strong>ability to apply knowledge in a practial, commercial manner. For example, don’t use technical jargon with people who clearly don’t understand. This doesn’t mean you don’t do the technical tasks,, just concentrate on communication,</p> <p><em>Teamwork<strong> -</strong></em> willingness to assist and support others as required and get on with team members. Be ready to assist other Account managers technically if required.</p> <p><em>Time management/organisation</em><strong> - </strong>accomplish objectives effectively within time frame given, and carry out administrative duties within portfolio in an efficient and timely manner. Present a Professional approach, Ability to work under pressure, Organisational and time management skills., Excellent attention to detail, Confident Manner, Positive approach to change

    Administration for Dairy Beef Alliance and liaising with clients and programmers, Assisting in Web development using many programs including Dreamweaver and Photoshop, Data Processing (62wpm), Computer Operations (Print Room Operator), word processing, Ordering supplies, mail outs and performing inventory, Web designing and development – Websites developed using Joomla, Flash- Actionscript 2, HTML, CSS,PHP, Javascript, DHTML , Assisting the Managing Director when required, preparing publications, proposals and emails, Running and maintaining Color Printer (Konica Minolta C450). This included the printing of required jobs on a range of laser copy media, ordering stock and maintenance of the machine, Writing and obtaining quotes for clients, Web updates for over 40 websites. Installation of MySQL databases on server for use in websites, Designing Brochures, Pamphlets, Advertisements, Banners, Business cards, Powerpoint Presentations and other required marketing material using Adobe Creative Suite.

    COMPUTER OPERATOR/DATA ENTRY; CONTRACT WEB DEVELOPER

    FULL TIME - ABRI (Agriculture Business Institute, UNE) 2002 (leave to Brisbane for training)-2002

    GRAPHIC ARTIST

    Insignature Signs 2004-2007

    Designing signs, including car signage and banners as per client specifications. This was done using a number of programs including Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Signlab, Signblazer and Flexisign. Sending layout options to clients via email and on CD’s. Managing the National Account for Hills Pet Nutrition. Quoting, designing and overseeing the manufacturing of the signage as required by each State Representative. Reproducing Artwork on required media from a range of formats including .jpegs, .tiffs, .bmp and .eps. This often required the artwork to be re-drawn using the above CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems for final printing. Running 4 Digital Printers including a Mutoh and Cadet. This included the printing of required jobs on a range of media, ordering stock and maintenance of the machines. Supervising junior staff on a daily basis and delegating required duties Maintaining and ordering stock for entire warehouse. This included, ink, media, backgrounds and vinyl.

    Performing receptionist duties within a tourist resort environment. Customer Service, responding to customer enquiries and complaints ensuring all are handled with a high level of professionalism. Supervising staff on a daily basis and delegating required duties. Responsible for all accounts receivable/payable using MYOB. Daily banking and cash handling. Maintaining stock, ordering new stock for two parks. Designing marketing brochures, Updating business website, Designing maps of park.

    OFFICE MANAGER

    Yamba Waters Caravan Park 2003-2005

    WEB DESIGNER/COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

    Skorpion Pty Ltd, Australia - Tullera, NSW 2007-2008

    Web designing and development – Websites developed using Joomla, Flash- Actionscript 2, HTML, CSS,PHP, Javascript, DHTML amd Wordpress. Running the server, PHP and MySQL. Installation of MySQL databases on server for use in websites. Designing Brochures, Pamphlets, Advertisements, Banners, Business cards, Powerpoint Presentations and other required marketing material using Adobe Creative Suite 3.

    Met crucial deadlines by testing the American Express reservation system moving it into production, resulting in a key sale for the business. (webjet.com), Answered customer inquiries and logged calls into our computer management software so they could be answered by appropriate team member and the system updated accordingly. Maintained and tested system after the programmers had developed it.

    IT TESTER/HELP DESK LEVEL 1

    Penzance Technology – Sydney NSW (software behind WEBJET) 2001-2002

    CONTRACT WEB PROGRAMMER/DEVELOPER

    Cybertel 2011-2012

    Develop and design sites using PHP, Joomla, Wordpress, HTML. Develop sites for a range of customers providing ecommerce solutions, of open source php extensions. forums and a large range

    CONTRACT WEB PROGRAMMER/DEVELOPER

    Web and Print Design 2009-2013

    ,  Working with Senior Developers to build a variety of scripts for large sites,  Develop Search Engines in PHP and MySQL,  build sites using Flash, HTML, CSS, Joomla, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, DHTML,VBulletin, Wordpres, Blogger, phpBB.  Ecommerce Solutions specialising in an in-house Shopping Cart developed by the company, Virtuemart, Ecommerce Templates, PayPal and OSCommerce "]

    CONTRACT WEB PROGRAMMER/DEVELOPER

    Frangipani Creative 2008-2015

    , Working with the senior designer to build a variety of websites, Sites are built using Flash, HTML, CSS, Joomla, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, DHTML, VBulletin, Wordpress, Blogger, Ajax, Ecommerce Solutions specialising in Virtuemart, Ecommerce Templates, PayPal and OSCommerce



     

    EDUCATION

    2012 OBJECTIVE C

    IOS DEVELOPMENT FOR APPS - JTRIBE - SYDNEY

    I Did a short course to see if I could apply my existing knowledge to App Development

    2010 INTRO/ADVANCED PHP DEV

    DYNAMIC WEB TRAINING - SYDNEY

    2007 FLASH ACTION SCRIPT FOR DESIGNERS

    DYNAMIC WEB TRAINING - BRISBANE

    I had a lot of fun learning animation using Flash, but unfortunately is has become redundant with the explosion of jquery and advacned java scripting

    2007 - FLASH RICH CONTENT

    DYNAMIC WEB TRAINING - SYDNEY

    2007 - BUSINESS GRAPHICS OPERATION

    NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TAFE, ARMIDALE, NSW

    In-depth learning of Photoshop

    Computer Science 1 - C++, Computer Science 2 - C++, Discrete Mathematics, Internet Security. I found distinct training was more beneficial for my graphic/web/office development

    2007 - BACHELOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (incomplete - 2 years)

    UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND , ARMIDALE, NSW

    2005 - CERT II IN GRAPHIC ART

    Completed in half the time expected as I was fast to learn for sign writing

    This began my first experiences in using computers and the programs available for graphics and web development

    2002 - CERT IV IN TECH

    MICROCOMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, SPHERfION EDUCATION, BRISBANE/SYDNEY

    2002 - ZIP MANAGEMENT

    ZENBU RESTAURANT, SYDNEY

    Intensive training in Customer Service and Client Management

    Intesive training in Good Business techniques and how to get the most out of your employment

    2002 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    SPHERION EDUCATION - SYDNEY

    2000 - BACHELOR OF INFO TECH

    ANU - CANBERRA

    Incomplete

    Tyring to figure out what I wanted to do in life after achieving such high results in my highschool certificate

    1996 - BACHELOR OF ARTS

    UNIVERSITY OF QLD, ST LUCIA - BRISBANE

    1995 - ACT YEAR 12 CERTIFICATE

    LAKE GINNINDERRA COLLEGE - CANBERRA

    Majors: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English


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