Clint Zehner

(UI, UX, Ix, Web, Graphic, Game) Designer, Front-end Developer, Photographer...

Who I Am

Web, UI, UX, and graphic designer experienced in designing Internet and intranet websites. Broad knowledge base in science, medicine, technology, and education. Strengths include design, writing, and analysis.

  • name Clint Zehner
  • country USA
  • location Austin, TX
  • email czehner@zwolf.net
  • phone 347.829.9653
Current Resume [2019-02-28] Contact Me

What I do

UI/UX/ Web Design

If your website or app is not useful, why bother? Create an experience from sketch to release.

Graphic/Game Design

From business cards to tee-shirts to card games, they are all under my perview.

Front-end Development

HTML, CSS, Sass, Less, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audio, Video. Been there. Done that. Designed the tee-shirt.

Photography

Product photography for fun. Infrared landscape photography for fun. People photography for both.

Resume

  • Education

  • University of California - Santa Barbara, CA

    Coursework in Digital Media

  • University of California - Riverside, CA

    Bachelor of Science, Economics;
    Emphases in Physics and Performing Arts

  • Other

  • President: Austin Fusion Party

    2014-2015

    President: Blues Association of Austin

    2009-2010

    Vice President: Blues Association of Austin

    2007-2009

    Board of Directors: Blues Association of Austin

    2006-2007

    Technology Officer: Austin Swing Syndicate

    2003-2009

    Vice President: Austin Swing Syndicate

    2005-2006

    Board of Directors: Austin Swing Syndicate

    2003-2005

  • Zwolf Projects

  • Wide range of freelance web and graphic design projects. Designed and redesigned websites for: ease of use, improved accessibility, and standards-compliance. Optimized text for search engines (SEO). Converted sites to CMS. Added video. Created marketing collateral. Designed logos and tee shirts. Wrote and edited copy.

    • Pet Savers Shreveport
      Designed PHP/MySQL-driven site for animal rescue agency that allows employees to perform updates. »
    • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
      Redesigned and restructured THECB's Higher Education Data website to refocus on needs of data consumers. Used focus group discussions and surveys to determine usage patterns of website. Improved ADA and Section 508 accessibility and compliance.
    • League of Women Voters of Texas
      Redesigned and restructured the LWV-TX website. Reduced download time of homepage over 75%. Improved ADA accessibility and compliance.
    • Texas Education Agency: "LONESTAR"
      Responsible for Web, UI, and UX Development of new education website created to inform legislators and parents. Created personas, interacted with focus groups, generated mock data, created rules, and designed data structures to facilitate understanding of information by the public.
    • Texas Education Agency: "TPEIR"
      Complete visual redesign and user interface redesign. Reorganized structure to focus on end-user tasks. Design "enthusiastically approved" by Governor's Office.
    • League of Women Voters - Austin Area
      Redesigned website to improve consistency with national site.
    • Angelo State University
      Worked to transition website from Texas State to Texas Tech system. Monitored Section 508 Accessibility compliance.
    • NiceGuys.Org and NiceGirls.Org
      Responsible for all content and design of dating sites for "Nice Guys" and "Nice Girls."
    • 1202CastleHill.com
      Designed site which sold a million-dollar home while maintaining realtor's brand.
    • Various Dance Organizations
      Developed PHP/MySQL registration system for events. Added forums, user-modifiable calendar, custom editable pages, and other tools.
  • Experience

  • General Motors – Austin, TX

    04/2015-02/2019

    Senior Front-End Developer

    • Took initiative to begin project to bring Owner Center into WCAG 2.0 Level-AA compliance.
    • Frequently worked with other teams to generate new AEM icons, assist with CSS, and improve code quality.
    • Point-person for explaining UI/UX issues to internal customers.
    • Mentored multiple new college hires in web technologies and business realities.
    • Aligned user, practical, and design needs for Owner Center “quick wins” tiger team.
    • Released New Business Model application without a single production bug.
  • TekSystems – Austin, TX

    Contract: 07/2013-11/2014

    Senior Front End UI Developer

    • Assumed responsibility for managing translation files for eleven languages and dialects.
    • Won two out of three "Close the Bug" contests. Closed 50% more defects than any other developer.
  • TekSystems – Austin, TX

    Contract: 01/2012-05/2013

    Senior Integrator

    • Worked with team to reduce new client implementation time by over 80% by refactoring CSS and templates.
    • Created icons for custom font to generate resolution-independent vector images.
    • Created clickable mockup using jQuery-UI for Marketing Team allowing demoing of new product, "Capture."
  • Randstad – New Braunfels, TX

    Contract: 11/2010-12/2011

    eCommerce Web Developer II

    • Used jQuery to create dynamic HTML mockups of new application interfacing with Office Depot site.
    • Updated sites to allow for progressive enhancement.
  • Career Consultants - Austin, TX

    Contract: 03/2007-05/2007

    Web Developer

    • Managed intranet and two external Drupal-based sites as well as over a dozen custom PHP/MySQL-based apps without existing documentation.
  • Handcrafted Metal - Austin, TX

    2005-2007

    Webmaster / Web Designer

    • Integrated 3D-Publisher into new website allowing customers to view 3-D models of products.
    • Modified eBay template to display products in format of current website.
  • Fairbanks Capital Corp - Austin, TX

    2001-2002

    Senior Web Designer

    • Eliminated over 90% of company-wide email, saving estimated five thousand man-hours annually through implementation of new intranet site.
    • Preserved company reputation by conceiving "Olympus Servicing" name.
    • Reduced hold time and call volume over 30% and saved over $1,200,000 annually by designing Borrower Web Interface allowing borrowers to access and pay their loans on-line.
    • Improved communication and reduced duplication of effort by centralizing control of forms and company information with intranet.
  • Caresoft - Sunnyvale, CA

    1999-2000

    Senior Web Designer/Developer

    • Reduced page download time over 20% by enforcing standards and removing extraneous code.
    • Enhanced document usage by copy-editing pages for consistency and use of American-standard English.
  • Sun Microsystems - Cupertino, CA

    1998-1999

    Web Developer

    • Increased ease-of-use of JDC website by simplifying and reorganizing directory structure.
    • Co-authored style guide defining standards for both HTML and web page layout.
  • Adobe Systems - San Jose, CA

    1996-1998

    Software QA Engineer

    • Enhanced program's compliance with W3C's HTML 3.2 standard by partnering with developers.
    • Stimulated creative thinking of Illustrator as web design product by coordinating brainstorming meeting with developers and marketing personnel.
    • Created design for prototype web-functions palette.

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