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toby benjamin

Skills

Website Development

  • CSS / HTML / jQuery / PHP
  • WordPress development
  • Website troubleshooting

Conscious Design

  • Passion for User Experience
  • Content driven organization
  • Web, mobile & print layouts

Environments

  • Mac OS X / Windows
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Coda / Espresso

Experience

Empire Mock Trial Webmaster

July 2010 – Present

Development and maintenance for the international mock trial competition; migration from client’s original proprietary CMS to WordPress has increased the organization’s ability to manage their own content, and development of custom WordPress plugins has allowed the organizers to more easily collect, review, and process team and volunteer registrations.

CreativeTake Medical Front End Developer

September 2012 – Present

Developed and implemented a WordPress mobile website plugin for medical practices, highlighting key data and designed to be lightweight and easy to navigate; developed a video gallery platform, allowing easy compilation of playlists of both video files and YouTube videos to be looped for site visitors

MedNet Technologies Sr. Front End Developer, Solutions Architect

September 2008 – Oct 2011, December 2012 – July 2013

Streamlined development workflow to efficiently produce and maintain over 1,000 client websites; Created an internal WordPress template to efficiently develop high volumes of CMS-driven sites; Worked closely with designers and SEO specialists to develop effective user interfaces

WebDevStudios Front End Developer

March 2012 – May 2012

Developed WordPress themes based on the Genesis Framework, including implementation of custom widgets and the BuddyPress social media platform.

Pelleve Wrinkle Reduction System Front End Developer

April 2009 – August 2011

Programming and maintenance of website and social media; Worked closely with Pellevé marketing directors to create a strong UX; Developed CMS based portal for the distribution of marketing and research materials from Pelleve to it’s distributors and physicians; Maintained tight deadlines for a rapidly expanding web presence, as well as FDA compliance; Client project for MedNet Technologies

Computer Evolution Web Developer, Technician

May 2007 – August 2008

Developed websites for Computer Evolution and it’s clients; Managed schedule for walk-in and on-site client repairs, and coordinated with technicians; Diagnosis and repair of Apple and Windows-based hardware and software; Organized retail storefront to create an effective sales environment

X.Caliber Web Design Founder, Web Developer

March 2006 – April 2007

Developed websites for a New York State Congressional Candidate and a specialty cosmetics company; Worked closely with clients to build an effective web presence; Worked on all steps of the development process, including planning, graphic design, and site programming

Volunteer

Tottenville High School Robotics

September 2006 – Present

Mentor F.I.R.S.T. Robotics team in design and construction of robots for international competition and educational events; mentor students in development of a team website

Recommendations

Ivanka Kostial Sr. Design Lead, MedNet Technologies »

I have been very fortunate to work with Toby on the MedNet Design & Development team for about three years. His recent decision to relocate to California was sad news for myself and my team.

As Toby joined our department, his in-depth technical proficiency was immediately noticed by development staff and management alike. His exceptional aptitude and creative problem solving skills, paired with a mature and professional attitude quickly earned him a key role in some of the company’s largest and most complex projects. Attention to detail and the ability to promptly deliver results with pixel-perfect precision made him an invaluable resource for the department. His contribution has helped our team deliver original, effective solutions and build extremely successful, long-term relationships with some of the company’s key clients.

Toby takes pride in what he does, which is directly evident in his performance. He has consistently delivered superior work on aggressive deadlines, while constantly keeping up to date with the latest industry trends. In addition to successfully handling a full workload, he also supervises a team of junior front-end developers and coordinates a variety of projects. On a few occasions, Toby volunteered and went above and beyond to help our team meet crucial deadlines. His leadership skills and positive attitude have inspired others and contributed to a happier and more productive environment.

Toby will be fondly missed by everyone in my group. His unique skill set and radiant personality have set a challenging benchmark for his successor.

I am certain Toby will be very successful in anything he chooses to do and sincerely wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Steven Ruhs Creative Director, MedNet Technologies »

Here at MedNet, we have various departments that specialize in different areas of web development. When Toby came to MedNet he was hired to make simple changes to websites, in the customer service department, as an entry-level web designer. It wasn’t more than a couple of months before the other managers and I saw just how good he was. What set him apart, was his speed and diligence in coding HTML and CSS; He was also able to implement Javascript and Php to create interactive, dynamic websites. Once we saw how proficient he was in those areas of web design, we moved him into a structure role, where the main structures on new sites were coded. Even though he was still working with HTML and CSS, this role was far more advanced. This role is a higher position where Toby would have to work with other departments and senior designers to create front-end code standards for the company. Since Toby is sharp in his craft and has a “go-getter” attitude, he was able to stay achieve a senior role as a web designer for MedNet.

Some of the achievements and responsibilities that Toby had were:

  • Depended on by fellow designers for complicated site structures and changes
  • Troubleshooting website problems
  • Working with high profile clients
  • R&D front end design features and company code standards
  • WordPress theme development and configuration
  • Training of other web designers
  • Supervising other team members in his department

I can’t say enough about Toby’s personality. He is a team player and is very easy to work with. He is someone who can take direction from others, but is also great at giving direction; a quality I feel is hard to find.

As you can see, I’ve been very pleased with Toby’s work and efforts. If you’re looking for an experienced front-end web designer with speed, accuracy and innovation, Toby is a perfect candidate.