I am Danielle Hickinbotham

Front End Developer

I am a professional Front End Developer working with Government
and Public Sector clients to create new and innovative web presences.

About Me

Who Am I?

I’m a Front-end Web Developer specializing in primarily HTML, CSS, and WordPress and have 7+ years of overall professional Experience in FE Web Development. I am dedicated to producing quality work in a timely manner and will not stop until you are satisfied with the final product. Communicates hurdles or problems in a timely manner so that they minimally impact production.

I’m professional, creative, hard working, and will go above and beyond to create a solution that works for you. I also come with my own wine, just saying.

Some of my highlights

I am a self taught (initially) Front-end Web Developer who started tinkering around with web pages back in 1997. I wanted to see how things worked and why, so I would take a page with elements on them that I liked, look at the source and try to break things. The process of then unbreaking things hands on gave me the beginning knowledge base that I would then use to fuel the passion I have today. Since then I have gone to college and learned more about color and design, typography, and the use of white space in regards to Computer Art. I was very fortunate to have professors that would allow me to make websites for my class projects instead of the traditional art pieces (computer courses or graphic design that is. Painting, Pottery, and Human Form Sculpture were still hands on fun!), since the university at the time did not offer a Web track. This knowledge has given me a good base for being able to not only understand design and it’s elements, but bring it to the development side of the web.

Experience

Since college, I have had a lot of experience through working with jobs at the University to working with Government clients. I’ve had to work within constraints of users on Government networks to make sure that the sites and features we are providing for them are still accessible. It has also given me some powerful knowledge about cross-browser compatibility and the quirks of the many different browsers as well as the many different versions of each browser still being used. Though I have mainly worked with the Government, my skills and talent translate well to the non-Government world. Freelancing for artists has given me more room to showcase my talent and flex my fingers. It’s time to see where these creative ideas take me!

Fun

I am a fun and creative person. I love painting, making jewelry, drawing, and soaking up the sun and fresh air outside any chance I get. I also love animals. I have two furry children (Mochi and Miso) who are the biggest brat cats that you’ll meet, but they also melt my heart with their cuteness and the unconditional love and affection they give. Currently, they have a larger four legged protector in the shape of my roommate’s dog (a black field lab named Roscoe.) who guards them and lets other dogs know not to mess with his cats! When I’m not letting the creativity flow, I can also be found reading (Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Personal Development) or playing video games (currently Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward, an MMORPG). You can find me volunteering with Smithsonian National Zoo, Extra Life, and just recently Carter’s Run and The Dandy-Walker Alliance, or even participating in 5ks around the DC area to raise money for organizations trying to beat different cancers in the butt.

 

Freelancing, Volunteering, Time Management

These past 2 months have been a whirlwind of activity. Stretching time between freelancing, volunteering, and trying to get things around the house organized has not been an easy task. Even now I find myself behind on tasks that should be done. I work a full-time job Monday – Friday and have  slightly odd hours at that (6:30/7a-3p), so trying to shove everything else into the few hours in the evening and on weekends can be a bit crazy. I’ve stepped away from my normal routine of Time Management recently, but I am pulling myself together and getting back on track. I can tell you, not managing your time can kill your to do list quickly. So, I am going to share some of the knowledge I’ve learned over the years when dealing with a lot of things to do, and putting them together in a way to maximize your time.

No, I am not going to sell you some system that you MUST BUY in order to get a handle on your time. I’ve been there and though it may work for some, I prefer setting up my own system (FREE!) and tailoring it to my specific needs.

If anyone tells you time management is for the birds, CLEARLY they don’t have a million and one things to do in only 24 hours.

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Portfolio

Coming Soon!

If you would like to see screenshots of some of the more recent work I’ve done, please feel free to download the small document and take a look. I will have this section fleshed out soon.

Resume

Danielle Hickinbotham
Front-end Web Developer, Web Strategist, and Web Accessibility Guru
Skills
– HTML 4/5
– CSS 2/3
– JavaScript: Introductory
– Twitter Bootstrap
– WordPress Template Customization
– WordPress Development
– CMS Creation/Development
– Section 508-compliance
– Responsive Design
– UX/UI Implementation
– Exceptional Organization
– Adobe Creative Suite
– Windows/Mac OS
– Web Strategy
– Program Management
Clearance and Citizenship
  • Top Secret (Expired)
  • Public Trust (Active)
  • US Citizen
Professional Experience
Web Developer - Freelancer
September 2013 - Present
  • Supported FAA Contract for different internal organizational websites using (HTML, CSS, Photoshop)
  • Supported 340b Drug Program website and created and implemented design mockups for Drug Manufacterer site (HTML, CSS, Photoshop, 508-Compliance)
  • Strategize and Manage client website creation and UI/UX implementation.
  • Creative & Technical Content Marketing Implementation
Reveille Group, LLC - Senior Web Consultant
Washington, D.C. April 2017 - Present
  • Support GSA AAS/FEDSIM team with Section 508 Compliancy/Web Accessibility
  • Create, Manage, and Update both internal and external sites as well manage Web Strategy for our GSA clients.
  • Manage Web Strategy, accessibility and development training, and social presence for our Corporate office.
L3 Communications / ENGILITY Corporation - Front-end Web Developer
Alexandria, VA August 2011 – September 2013
  • Create templates and widgets for new and exisiting microsites as well as main Army.mil site.
  • Template Conversion from Mockups for use on Facebook apps.
  • Troubleshoot bugs as they are reported and implement fixes.
  • Code checks between team members prior to server push.
  • Section 508-compliance and cross-browser check
GAP Solitions, Inc (GAPSI) - Front-end Web Developer
Alexandria, VA September 2010 - July 2011
  • Manage U.S. Army Family and Morale Welfare Recreation Brand Central site.
  • Convert mockup to working website.
  • Maintain Armywr.com content and marketing materials.
  • Create ExpressionEngine form for competition site.
  • Create new Marketing submission form for new incoming jobs (PHP, HTML, CSS)
Xtria, LLC - Front-end Web Developer
Vienna, VA June 2007 - October 2009
  • Converted Word and PDF files into Section-508 compliant HTML4 pages.
  • Maintained OPRE and NRCCWDT Websites with current information, new reports, and updated conference information.
  • Instructed new Jr. Web Developers on 508-compliancy, HTML/CSS/Programs, and SOP for site creation and mantainence.
Towson University - Web Production Assistant
Towson, MD May 2006 - June 2007
  • Maintained University website, fixed bugs and broken links/images, monitored feedback form daily.
  • Created new pages and microsites based on Information Architecture within University Template.
  • Assist Faculty and Staff daily with content migration and updates for professional University sites.
  • Created images for use in Print materials, Web Graphics, and other multimedia formats.

HTML

90%

CSS

90%

Javascript

20%

Danielle is an incredibly talented and competent developer who rescued my site from average and brought it into awesome.

Amy Waggoner – Graphic Designer

Danielle is a pleasure to work with, not just because she has a great eye for design but also because she’s professional and fast. She took my long laundry list of requests and was able to build a beautiful site with everything I asked for. I’ve recommended her to all of my friends looking for beautiful websites to display their work and plan on using her again in the future.

Christina M – Illustrator

 

Contact Me

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