sup, i'm mel.
natural born nerd sporting hair bows.
i’m a responsive obsessed web designer with a passion for turning ideas into pretty pixels.

so hire me,
because i love what i do.


portfolio

web design
interface & graphic design
motion graphics


about

Hello there! My name is Melissa Hendry and I am a web designer & front-end developer based out of Joliet, Illinois. I tend to dabble in a little bit of everything like graphic design and motion graphics, but I absolutely love coding websites more than anything. The internet has been my life for as long as I can remember, and I have been interested in creating websites since I was about 9 years old. I love problem solving, and the way my brain ticks when web designing. On the side I enjoy nature & portrait photography, as well as drawing and painting.

process

1

We create a plan through questionnaires to discover the who, what, when and whys of your website.

2

We figure out what content goes where, and where links will take your users. I then design the structure of the website through wireframes and flowcharts, as well as create the personality of the site through mood boards to help give an idea of the look and feel of the site.

3

Then, after the wireframes and flowcharts are approved, I create a planned number of non-working prototypes of the site. We then review the designs, choose one of the designs, and then redesign it to your liking. After one redesign, I get your final approval and we move on.

4

Finally, we move to developing the website. I code all of the functionality and implement the design to look like the prototype. Once finished, we test the website with a few users, debug any problems, and then launch the website!


contact

I am available for freelance or full time work. Need to get in touch with me? You can email me at mel@melissahendry.com, you can call me at 1 (815) 603-0632, or you can fill out the fancy contact form I have provided for you!

either way,
i’d love to talk to you!

check out my html resume.

thank you!


objective

To obtain a position as a web designer within a creative firm bringing exceptional skills in responsive design, coding, and a good eye for design for the benefit of the company.

education

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Design & Interactive Media – September 2013
President’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, Artimation 2012

Joliet Junior College
Associate of Applied Science in Web Design & Administration – May 2011
High Honors, Phi Theta Kappa

skills

HTML5 / CSS3
Photoshop
Dreamweaver
Illustrator
After Effects
Flash / AS3
JavaScript / jQuery
Responsive Design
Microsoft Office
Digital Photography
PHP
Prestashop
Wordpress
Typography
Color Theory
Photo Manipulation

relevant experience

PMT Advertising
Frankfort, IL
Web Designer
02/2014 – Present
- Create banner ads for the web.
- Design & code HTML mailers as well as responsive HTML mailers.
- Design graphics such as slideshow slides, Facebook elements, & website overlays.
- Make changes to existing websites, design & develop custom landing pages.
- Design, develop & launch custom website designs.
Cintronics Online
Naperville, IL
Web Designer
04/2013 – 02/2014
- Utilize premade templates to offer websites and print documents in days rather than weeks.
- Implement company branding and color schemes into templates to get the desired look & feel.
- Install e-commerce solutions on shopping cart website templates.
Freelance Web Designer
Joliet, IL
Self-Employed
03/2013 – Present
- Create print materials such as brochures and business cards, in addition to designing & coding websites for small businesses seeking an effective web presence.
Celebrating Sustainability
Joliet, IL
Web Design Intern
10/2010 – 01/2013
- Created website through usage of print material, planning, and coding, utilizing HTML, CSS, & PHP.
- Maintained and updated information and graphics on the website.
- Designed PowerPoint presentations for events.