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Jim Lheureux

DIGITAL CRAFTSMAN BUILDING A BETTER WEB

10 years experienced Front End Lead with a track record of spearheading web projects to develop numerous commercially successful websites. Highly skilled in implementing core development tasks including mockup to site conversions, SEO enhancements, responsive coding, accessibility compliance, and UI/UX optimizations.

Experience

 

Detroit Zoological Society | Royal Oak, MI

Web Developer / Administrator | 2019 – Present

  • Work with multiple departments to add, update, and enhance content for all DZS web properties.
  • Managed and optimized content for 9+ company websites enhancing visitor engagement and device responsiveness using HTML, CSS, Javascript & Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ensure all site content is responsive, accurate, engaging, and adheres to company brand guidelines.
  • Convert ideas and mock-ups into cross browser responsive / accessible designs.
  • Manage projects / vendor communication via Trello boards, MS Teams, Basecamp, Slack, and GitHub to monitor progress, track milestones, and meet deadlines.
  • Managed domains via CloudFlare – installing SSL certs, forwarding domains, and adding URL redirects.

Accomplishments

  • Lead website migration project converting a drupal 8 site to WordPress consolidating hosting and management resources resulting in a $7,000 per year savings.
  • Spearheaded Google Analytics utilization campaign generating custom reports and presenting information to key stakeholders helping to shape marketing and content strategy increasing social media interactions and raising email open rate by 6%.
  • Lead initiative to implement structured data into key website to promote visibility across multiple Google services resulting in a 11% increase in traffic to targeted pages. 
  • Lead website backup project to consolidating files and services reducing monthly AWS cost by 90%
  • Lead Education Outreach project to create an online lesson section by integrating YouTube API, developing page content, & scheduling post providing an outlet for previously under-utilized media.
  • Integrated Hotjar analytics into site to provide a clear representation of visitor behavior helping to develop an UI/UX improvement strategy.
  • Integrated chat assistant into website reducing call center load by 20% through configuring user paths and monitoring report metrics to shape response triggers.
 

EMS Limited | Southgate, MI

Web Development Manager | 2014 – 2019

  • Oversaw and lead development from start to finish for multiple Small business websites using Magento and WordPress CMS platforms.
  • Managed web projects and facilitated team workflow to ensure deadlines are met and aiding in the process where needed.
  • Trained multiple staff members in company coding and SEO standards by developing documentation and providing 1 on 1 support when needed.
  • Achieved a consistent look and visual theme across website by promoting uniform fonts, formatting, images, and layout.
  • Developed reusable HTML and CSS code to promote brand consitency and quickly incorporate responsive elements into pages.
  • Successfully converted digital mockup designs to full functioning websites.

Accomplishments

  • Start to finish development of XpertSurveyEquipment.com, a Magento e-commerce website that generated more than $325,000 of revenue during its first 21 months.
  • Integrated POS functionality into website, syncing inventory and sales with physical storefront reducing sales tracking errors by 88%.
  • Performed SEO and UX/UI improvements raising google page rank and customer time on page by 30%.
  • Spearheaded email marketing campaigns utilizing A/B testing increasing open rate and overall conversions by 12%.
  • Streamlined checkout process by implementing a one-page style checkout that increased sale conversions by 10%.

 

EMS Limited | Southgate, MI

Web Content Manager | 2011 – 2014

  • Managed Ebay store and ecommerce website with 3000+ items; adding products, developing engaging html descriptions, and ensuring item consistency across all platforms.
  • Utilized Google Analytics to analyze site traffic and adjust marketing focus accordingly.
  • Used Google AdWords to create ad campaigns increasing web traffic to targeted products and pages.
  • Designed and created graphics for websites, Emails, and print ads using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Accomplishments

  • Developed a contact gateway to better direct customer inquiries to the proper department improving request completion time by 75%.
  • Reduced spending and increased CTR of Google AdWords campaigns by performing competition analysis and keyword research increasing interactions by 34%.

 

Innovative Computers | Belleville, MI

PC Repair Technician | 2010 – 2011

  • Diagnosed / repaired end user computer problems via remote connection and on site.
  • Created and managed server user access and credentials via Active Directory.
  • Developed and implemented server sided backup plans using Backup Exec, Dsychronize, and Rsync.
  • Successfully identified, diagnosed, and fixed website problems, including broken links, typographical errors, and formatting issues.

Accomplishments

  • improved site functionality for Michigan Sports Hall of Fame by implementing UI / UX changes, optimizing content (SEO), and adding CSS formatting to improve readability.
  • Helped create custom wayfinding solution for US Army, Hospitals, and colleges by developing customized Linux installs (LAMP) for touchscreen use.

 

Portfolio

Education

Mar 2019
Responsive Web Design Certification

Certification in Responsive Web Design issued by FCC for completing 300 hours of coursework relating to developing with a mobile first approach and targeting cross-device compatibility.

Sep 2002- May 2005
Associates Degree of Computer Science

Degree in Computer Science (Web Concentration) from Henry Ford College. Classes included: CSS, Advanced HTML, COBOL, C++, JavaScript, Networking, and UNIX.

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