Resumé

Robert Palmer
4501 Finley Ave., #10
Los Angeles, CA USA
(619) 800-0116
robert@honestcode.com


Robert Palmer is a digital problem solver who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

At the helm of his company, Honest Code, he creates engaging visual experiences from start to finish. Trusted by household names like Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, he’€™s equally fortunate to count dozens of startups, U.S. manufacturers, defense contractors, universities, fellow designers, and service providers of all kinds among his esteemed clientele. His skills span a broad spectrum from brand and print design to WordPress themes to custom web applications — all crafted with care and attention to smoothly bring his customers closer to theirs. He lives with his amazing wife Michelle, and works from home with their two cats, who are only occasionally helpful.


Experience

San Diego, CA
June 2010 – Present

Honest Code
Web Developer

Robert owns and operates Honest Code, a full-stack development and graphic design shop for clients who appreciate hand-crafted, accessible, standards-compliant websites. In addition to work for Twitter, Microsoft, Viasat, and a variety of local businesses, agencies and social organizations, Honest Code has two software products of its own: Peggd and PadEdit. Honest Code is headquartered in San Diego, California.

San Diego, CA
November 2007 – May 2010

Self-Employed
Web Developer

Utilizing skills refined for more than a decade, worked as a freelance web developer and site builder for talented designers and esteemed local agencies such as Josh Higgins, Justin Skeesuck, Buchanan Design, Departure, Fusion Media, Hollis Business Culture, MeadsDurket, High Class Software, and Miriello Grafico.

San Diego, CA
June 2002 – November 2007

Miriello Grafico
Production Artist/Web Architect/System Administrator

Supplied award-winning design and production support for client projects of all kinds. Designed, produced, and managed hundreds of units of packaging for Iomega Corporation in 13 different languages. Produced a series of ball packages for TaylorMade-adidas Golf that used complex holographic printing techniques and were manufactured in Asia. Produced large documents containing hundreds of pages of content for clients as diverse as Hewlett Packard, the Gemological Institute of America, and Bazaar Del Mundo. Planned, designed, and built websites for Stratagene, Mondo USA, and AIGA San Diego. Created television-ready images and animations for Barratt American. Managed a network of 15 workstations, and migrated the company to Mac OS X in 2004. Administered email, backup, storage, website hosting, as well as wired and wireless networking.

 

San Diego, CA
May 2000 – April 2002

NextLeft
Flash Designer and Production Artist

Provided assistance and guidance designing sales materials for use in high-level meetings of all sizes. Facilitated the acquisition of millions of dollars in business from companies such as Nestlé, Hilton Hotels, Fox Sports, UPN, Gateway, Ziff-Davis, and Countrywide Home Loans. Also provided critical Flash support for internal projects, as well as developed a dynamic homepage system for Silicon Wave, Inc.

San Diego, CA
September 1999 – March 2000

The Mesa Press
Design Editor

Created and executed a completely new, far more polished layout for the bi-weekly campus newspaper to represent a new administration. Went on to regularly design and output mechanical art for printing. Also played the role of advertising manager and copy editor.

Seattle, WA
October 1998 – June 1999

The Daily of the University of Washington
Page Designer

Using QuarkXPress, designed and output mechanical art for various sections of the third-largest daily newspaper in the Puget Sound region. Regularly designed the Sports section and many daily feature double-trucks. Managed the output of the entire publication during occasional emergencies. Couriered mechanical art nightly to an off-site printing plant. Single-handedly designed a handful of special sections and editorial inserts.

Temecula, CA
August 1997 – August 1998

Opto 22
Intern

Assisted the webmaster in the day-to-day operations of the Opto 22 website. Took a major part in completely redesigning a 385-page website in just over a month, utilizing the latest technologies at that time. Created internal publications, as well as proofread complex technical documentation.


Education

Seattle, WA
1998 – 1999

University of Washington

Temecula, CA
1994 – 1998

Temecula Valley High School
Graduate


Awards

2007

Print Magazine
Winner, Regional Design Annual


Published

2011

Designing Data Visualizations
ISBN 978-1-449-31228-2, page 46

2004

Best of Business Card Design 6
ISBN 1-59253-023-0, page 128


Skills

  • Identity and branding
  • Responsive design
  • Technical illustration
  • Photo retouching
  • Designing and building responsive email campaigns
  • Document layout
  • Packaging production
  • Translation management for multi-language documents
  • Proofreading and editing
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
  • MySQL database design and development
  • WordPress theme, plugin, and widget development
  • JavaScript and jQuery, including techniques using JSON and AJAX
  • Compatibility checking and implementation for Internet Explorer 6 and higher
  • Social media integration

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