MICHAEL PRUESS

1308 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 541-4776 • flak@dotq.org

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SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE:

Webmaster (October 2013-present)

PARASOUND, San Francisco, CA

- Currently working on website redesign.

- Performing content updates and maintenance.

Webmaster (July 2012-present)

UNITED STATES CHESS LEAGUE

- Redesigned website. [ http://uschessleague.com ]

- Built backend for games database.

- Instructed co-admin in administrative tasks.

Webmaster (August 2010-present)

JE AGENCIES & ARTISTS' SERVICES, San Francisco, CA

- Designed, synchronized, and launched new websites.

January 2011: JE Model [ http://jemodel.com ]

November 2012: Artists' Services [ http://artists-services.com ]

April 2013: JE Talent [ http://jetalent.com ]

- Performed occasional updates and maintenance of sites.

Webmaster (October 2007-January 2010)

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE CHESS CLUB, San Francisco, CA

- Redesigned website with added functionality. [ http://chessclub.org ]

- Updated website weekly with club newsletter.

- Maintained archive of tournament standings.

Web Administrator (August-December 2008)

LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY, Berkeley, CA

Communications Department

- Developed and deployed new "Lab News Center" website. [ http://newscenter.lbl.gov ]

- Trained colleagues in using News Center backend.

- Maintained press mailing list.


Intern (June-August 2007 & 2008)

LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY, Berkeley, CA

Communications Department

- Conceptualized and assembled proof of concept for a "Lab News Center" website.

- Engineered a sample Content Management System for laboratory's online newspaper.

- Examined and identified issues with Public Affairs website. Designed potential solutions.

- Introduced colleagues to Web 2.0 technologies.

- Updated daily in-house e-newsletter.


Webmaster (September 2006-June 2007)

EAST BAY CHESS CLUB, Oakland, CA

- Designed and deployed website.

- Maintained website, updated information on club events.

- Responded to concerns of club members.


ONLINE PORTFOLIO

http://michaelpruess.com/portfolio





SKILLS & INTERESTS

Web Design: Proficient in: HTML 5, XHTML, CSS 2&3, PHP, Javascript & jQuery

Experience with: XML, MySQL

Software: Proficient in: WordPress, phpBB, bbPress, Adobe Photoshop

Experience with: Drupal, InDesign, Dreamweaver

Interests: Dynamics of online communities, digital rights, creative writing


FULL LIST OF CLIENTS

Artists' Services, Arun Sharma (chess td), Grant Faulkner (writer), Greg Schram (musician), Heather Mackey (writer), Jan Wurm (artist), Jane Vandenburgh (writer), JE Model, JE Talent, Jerry Waxler (writer), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Mechanics' Institute Chess Club, Parasound, United States Chess League