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Rebecca Mazur

Job Experience

August 2015 - Present: Front End Developer, Velir

April 2012 - Present: Web Communications Production Specialist, Harvard SEAS

Maintain and develop public-facing websites. Advise and train editors in various web-based applications. Develop custom Drupal modules for public facing sites. Theme Drupal sites. Optimize sites for use with mobile devices. Manage user interface and tools for site editors.

July 2004 - March 2012 : Web Programmer, Kenyon College

Maintained and developed public-facing web sites and applications. Provided support and trained content maintainers. Evaluated new web tools and services. Managed Kenyon Today (faculty/staff news site). Provided aid in other areas where necessary, including writing for the web and the Alumni Bulletin, graphic manipulation and design, and management of social networking. Advised on usability and accessibility in ongoing design and maintenance of the website.

June 2000 - July 2004: Student Web Developer, Denison University

Acted as liaison to academic departments and offices. Designed and implemented web applications. Trained staff site maintainers. Aided in visual design of site launched in 2003.

Other Experience

2004 - Present: Co-director, Wolf movie project

Direct, manage, and recruit artist volunteers. Maintain public-facing Wolf site. Develop and maintain home-grown Wolf file-management system. Manage Wolf social marketing through Facebook, YouTube, and other similar sites. Animate and aid in other stages of film development.

Computer Skills

  • Web languages, APIs, tools, and methodologies
    • XHTML/HTML 5, CSS 3, Javascript (including jQuery & D3.js), Sass, Bootstrap, PHP, mySQL, XML, XSL, RSS, JSON, some JScript and ASP
    • Drupal module development, theming, and administration
    • Responsive/Adaptive design
    • Comfortable with AWS and Acquia Cloud
    • Google custom search API, other Google APIs
  • Applications, Languages and Miscellaneous
    • Git, Subversion
    • Familiar with drush, other command-line tools
    • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
    • Final Cut Pro, Motion, Audacity
    • GIMP, Inkscape
    • Pascal, C/C++, MIPS, some Lisp
  • Operating Systems
    • Comfortable with Windows and Mac OS X
    • Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, RedHat)
    • Working knowledge of Unix

Other Skills

  • Dedicated to designing usable interfaces
  • Data visualization experience
  • Excels in written communication
  • Experienced character animator
  • Comfortable with many traditional art mediums, including pencil, ink wash, watercolor, acrylic, clay techniques, collage, etc.

Education

  • Graduated May 2015 from the Harvard University Extension School with an A.L.M. in Information Technology
  • Graduated June 2004 from Denison University with B.S. in Computer Science/Studio Art.
  • Participated in OSU-N's Academy program, completing CIS 102; Intro to Pascal, Fall Quarter 1998.
  • Graduated from Newark Catholic High School in Newark, Ohio on June 4, 2000.

Honors

  • Jeanne Vail Scholarship from Denison Art Department, 2003
  • Valedictory Medal from Newark Catholic, June 4, 2000
  • All-Ohio Academic Scholar Team 2000
  • Heritage Scholarship from Denison University 2000

Other Interests

  • Writing
  • Conventional animation, drawing, painting, and sculpture.
    • Major concentration in sculpture and drawing.
    • Invited to participate in Vail scholarship competition in the Fine Arts at Denison, 2001, 2002, 2003
    • Involved in the Wolf project with Silver Sky Animation, a full-length feature animated film being created completely by volunteers.
  • Sustainable home food production.
    • Raised laying/meat chickens
    • Helped maintain 10,000+ sq feet of gardens, and two acres of orchard/berries.
    • Enjoys home cheesemaking and would like to expand to dairy goats in the future.