Résumé

Garrett Griess


Contact Info


Creative & Technical Abilities

  • Web/App Development
  • Web/App Design
  • Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • 3D Animation
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Video/Audio Editing

Education

Central Community College - Hastings, NE

2002-2004
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree - Media Arts
  • Diploma - Graphic Design
  • Honor Graduate - Media Arts / Graphic Arts
  • 4.0 GPA - 2003 x2, 2004 x2
  • Certificate of Achievement - Electronic Illustration
  • Certificate of Achievement - Advertising Design

Sutton Public Schools - Sutton, NE

1989-2002
  • High School Diploma
  • Honor Roll - 1998-2002
  • Academic Letter - 2001, 2002

Skills - Programming Languages / Libraries

Language
Skill Level
Last Used
Experience
  • ActionScript
Advanced
6 Years ago
16 Years
  • Ajax
Intermediate
Currently
17 Years
  • Arduino C++
Beginner
Currently
4 Years
  • ASP
Beginner
9 Years ago
7 Years
  • Bootstrap
Advanced
Currently
7 Years
  • CSS
Expert
Currently
20 Years
  • FF/Chrome Extensions
Intermediate
Currently
7 Years
  • Framework7
Intermediate
Currently
1 Year
  • Go
Beginner
Currently
4 Years
  • HTML5
Expert
Currently
24 Years
  • ImageMagick
Intermediate
12 Years ago
4 Years
  • Java
Intermediate
18 Years ago
2 Years
  • JavaScript
Advanced
Currently
20 Years
  • jQuery/UI
Advanced
Currently
9 Years
  • Less
Advanced
Currently
7 Years
  • MySQL
Advanced
Currently
18 Years
  • p5.js
Intermediate
Currently
6 Years
  • Perl
Intermediate
9 Years ago
11 Years
  • PHP
Expert
Currently
18 Years
  • PostgreSQL
Beginner
9 Years ago
2 Years
  • Visual Basic
Beginner
Currently
8 Years
  • XML/RSS
Intermediate
Currently
16 Years
  • API: Bitly
Intermediate
Currently
5 Years
  • API: Constant Contact
Beginner
Currently
3 Years
  • API: Chartbeat
Intermediate
6 Years ago
2 Years
  • API: Dropbox
Intermediate
5 Years ago
1 Year
  • API: eBay
Beginner
Currently
3 Years
  • API: Emma
Intermediate
Currently
3 Years
  • API: Facebook
Intermediate
Currently
6 Years
  • API: Google Maps
Intermediate
Currently
9 Years
  • API: Instagram
Intermediate
5 Years ago
2 Years
  • API: Messenger
Intermediate
Currently
4 Years
  • API: Slack
Intermediate
Currently
3 Years
  • API: Twitter
Intermediate
Currently
6 Years

Skills - Software

Software
Skill Level
Last Used
Experience
  • Acrobat
Intermediate
Currently
14 Years
  • After Effects
Intermediate
Currently
14 Years
  • Android Studio
Intermediate
Currently
1 Year
  • Audacity
Advanced
Currently
19 Years
  • Audition
Advanced
Currently
14 Years
  • Apache HTTP
Advanced
Currently
19 Years
  • Blox CMS
Advanced
Currently
9 Years
  • Cinema 4D
Advanced
Currently
19 Years
  • CorelDRAW
Intermediate
10 Years ago
8 Years
  • CorelTRACE
Intermediate
10 Years ago
8 Years
  • Director
Intermediate
18 Years ago
1 Year
  • DRAWings
Intermediate
11 Years ago
3 Years
  • Dreamweaver
Advanced
9 Years ago
10 Years
  • Electron
Beginner
Currently
Just Started
  • Firefox
Advanced
Currently
18 Years
  • Fireworks
Advanced
9 Years ago
15 Years
  • Flash
Advanced
6 Years ago
17 Years
  • Freehand
Advanced
10 Years ago
9 Years
  • Git/Github
Intermediate
Currently
6 Years
  • Google Analytics
Advanced
Currently
9 Years
  • Google Chrome
Advanced
Currently
14 Years
  • Illustrator
Advanced
Currently
19 Years
  • Image Ready
Advanced
10 Years ago
9 Years
  • InDesign
Intermediate
Currently
14 Years
  • IE/Edge
Advanced
Currently
24 Years
  • Magento 2
Advanced
Currently
4 Years
  • MODX CMS
Advanced
Currently
4 Years
  • MS Office
Advanced
Currently
24 Years
  • Photoshop
Expert
Currently
19 Years
  • phpMyAdmin
Advanced
Currently
18 Years
  • phpPgAdmin
Intermediate
9 Years ago
2 Years
  • Premiere
Advanced
Currently
16 Years
  • Quark XPress
Advanced
8 Years ago
11 Years
  • UPS Worldship
Advanced
9 Years ago
9 Years
  • VS Code
Intermediate
Currently
4 Years
  • Windows IIS
Intermediate
Currently
17 Years
  • Wordpress
Advanced
Currently
8 Years
  • XCode
Intermediate
Currently
1 Year

Honors & Awards

1st Place Daily Newspaper Site - TheIndependent.com

2017
  • Nebraska Press Association

2nd Place Daily Newspaper Site - TheIndependent.com

2014, 2015, 2016
  • Nebraska Press Association

Independent Gold Star

2015
  • Grand Island Independent Coworkers

3rd Place Daily Newspaper Site - TheIndependent.com

2013
  • Nebraska Press Association

1st Place Weekly Newspaper Site - ClayCountyNewsOnline.com

2007
  • Nebraska Press Association

2nd Place Weekly Newspaper Site - DoniphanHerald.com

2007
  • Nebraska Press Association

Honor Graduate - Media Arts/Graphic Art

2004
  • Central Community College

President's Honor List

2003 x2, 2004 x2
  • Central Community College

Early Advantage Scholarship

2002
  • Central Community College

Pell Grant

2002, 2003
  • Hastings, NE

Sutton Educational Foundation Scholarship

2002
  • Sutton Educational Foundation

Outstanding Academic Excellence Award

2002
  • Sutton Public Schools

Best of Show

2002
  • Sutton Public Schools Art Show

Academic letter

2001, 2002
  • Sutton Public Schools

Honor Roll

1998-2002
  • Sutton Public Schools

Work Experience

Lead Developer - IdeaBank Marketing, Hastings, Ne

9/2018-Current
  • Garrett Griess, lead developer, spearheads all aspects of website construction - from designing and building dynamic new websites to troubleshooting and coding existing sites. With 18 Years experience in web and graphic design, he has built multiple award-winning websites for newspapers in central Nebraska.
  • IdeaBank Marketing

Web Technology Specialist - The Independent, Grand Island, Ne

6/2013-8/2018
  • As Web Technology Specialist for the Grand Island Independent I was responsible for developing the content, navigation, architecture and design of theindependent.com and other Grand Island Independent sites.
  • The Grand Island Independent

Freelance Designer / Owner - TheBluePig, Sutton, Ne

2004-Current
  • TheBluePig is the name of my freelance web design and graphic design business. With this job I have many job titles: web designer, graphic designer, illustrator, animator, programmer, photographer, videographer, video editor, audio editor, and owner—to name a few.

Photographer / Owner - Fundraising Photo Buttons, Sutton, Ne

2007-2013
  • In 2004, I became part of a startup business that made custom photo buttons for school fundraisers and other groups.
  • In 2007, I decided to buy the machinery from my business partner and overhaul the business with a new website. The new website allowed fundraisers to easily run their campaigns and helped them keep organized. It also gave potential customers a real-time look at their customized product before they purchased them.

In-House Graphic Designer - GBS Enterprises, Sutton, Ne

5/2004-9/2005
  • Before graduating college in 2004, I was already an employee for Genie B's working on websites and other graphic work. Genie B's is a manufacturer, who's core business is mattress protection.
  • After graduation, I was brought on as a full time, in-house designer. While working at Genie B's I helped design websites, web applications, magazine ads, logos, brochures, business cards, letterheads, labels, and many other projects for the various product lines Genie B's manufactures.
  • While working as a designer, I also managed a warehouse with about 10-15 employees which shipped hundreds to thousands of orders a day. In addition to management, it was my responsibility to run the UPS system which was integrated with a program I custom programmed for the process. The program included functions to handle orders, choose picking sequences, print packing slips, observe inventory, and ensure quality control.

Previous, Unrelated Jobs

  • For six years in jr. high and high school I worked for Pioneer and NC+, detasseling or breeding corn. And one summer in college, flagging for Vankirk Bros Contracting.

Charity Work

Sponsored Child - Unbound, Quezon Project, Philippines

2015-Current

Volunteer Work - Comedy for the Cause, Sutton, Ne

2013
  • In 2013 I helped with Comedy for the Cause, a fundraising event that raises money for the American Cancer Society. I helped with a logo and other design work, a website (ComedyForTheCause.com), a video slideshow, audio and video setup for the event, photography, and even some manual labor.

Last Update: 1969-12-31*

*Experience is calculated in real-time