WELCOME TO LAURENGEARHART.COM

Offering web development and design solutions for your growing business, organization, or group.

Lauren Gearhart | Web Development and Design

BUILD YOUR WEB PRESENCE

Think of your business's website as a billboard that anyone in the world can see, where customers can learn more about who you are, what you do, and how to get in touch. Launching a website is an important step for any growing business! I'll help you take this step by working with you to build a stunning, seamlessly-functioning website your customers will love to visit.

lauren's portfolio

  • Site redesign: summitviewcounseling.com

    Summit View Counseling

  • Photoshop: Using a Photoshop Action to add a flame effect

    Flame Photoshop Action

  • Site redesign: allentownfamilylaw.com

    Allentown Family Law

  • Photoshop: Using a Photoshop Action to add sparkles

    Sparkle Photoshop Action

  • Photoshop project: The Walking Dead Promotional Poster

    The Walking Dead Promotional Poster

  • Illustrator project: Happy Hour Business Lunch, outside of brochure

    Happy Hour Business Lunch, outside

  • Illustrator project: Happy Hour Business Lunch, inside of brochure

    Happy Hour Business Lunch, inside

  • Concept site: The Garden

    Concept Site: The Garden

  • Photoshop: Using a Photoshop Action to add a hologram effect

    Hologram Photoshop Action

  • Site maintenance: sandpipereval.com

    Sandpiper Evaluation Associates

  • Concept site: Emmaus Children's Club

    Concept Site: Emmaus Children's Club

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  • Site redesign: conchpearlboatrentals.com

    Conch Pearl Boat Rentals

  • Photoshop project: Video Game Mashup - Skyrim/Goat Simulator

    Video Game Mashup - Skyrim/Goat Simulator

  • Site redesign: seasidecartrentals.com

    Sea Side Cart Rentals

  • Site redesign: conched-out.com

    Conched Out

  • Illustrator project: Prenatal Health Care, outside of brochure

    Prenatal Health Care, outside

  • Illustrator project: Prenatal Health Care, inside of brochure

    Prenatal Health Care, inside

  • Photoshop project: Lady Gaga Concert Poster

    Lady Gaga Concert Poster

resumé

SKILLS:

» Extensive knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, SQL, and responsive design

» Experienced with Web content management systems: WordPress and Joomla!

» Highly skilled with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Lightroom, Flash/Animate)

» Experienced with Oracle SQL Developer, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, cPanel, Google Analytics, XAMPP, Microsoft Project, Visio, FileZilla, WinSCP, and PuTTY

» Proven leadership abilities and experience working with a diverse array of industries and clients

» Dedicated to staying industry-current through autodidacticism, able to juggle multiple roles/projects simultaneously, fastidiously attentive to every detail

» Educated in electronic commerce, database structure, system analysis and design, technical writing, programming logic, user experience design, project management, and team-building

» Equally proficient in use of Windows or Mac OS

» Highly skilled with both Microsoft Office and Mac productivity software

» Social science background facilitates excellent client relationships, informed user experience design decisions, and understanding of cultural trends and influences

» Articulate in English, proficient in French, some knowledge of Spanish and Italian

Experience

  • MAY 2015 - PRESENT
  • Web Development/Design Consultant

    • » Act as lead/sole developer/designer on a variety of projects

      » Develop new sites or modify existing ones, depending on client’s needs

      » Troubleshoot technical problems of a wide range and scale, research possible resolution strategies, and implement solutions to ensure each site runs smoothly

      » Act as a liaison between clients and other parties (e.g. web hosting providers, graphic designers, other stakeholders)

      » Create aesthetically appropriate graphics using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

      » Assist, train, and advise less experienced or less tech-savvy project partners


References available upon request.

Education

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Web Design and Development
  • May 2016
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Schnecksville, PA
  • GPA 3.84

  • Associate in Arts Degree
  • Social Sciences
  • May 2013
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College
  • Schnecksville, PA


Internships

JUNE 2015 – SEPTEMBER 2015
Web Development/Design Intern
Computer Creations - Eastern PA

  • » Developed websites for small businesses in the Bahamas using Joomla

    » Selected an appropriate Joomla theme for the project by evaluating both the aesthetic front-end and logistical back-end needs of the client

    » Installed Joomla and the chosen theme, then customized the theme in accordance with the design specifications of the client

    » Created content or imported content from pre-existing sites as necessary

    » Implemented best possible presentation of content using HTML, CSS, Joomla, the framework of the chosen theme, graphic design, and copy editing

Sites developed/redesigned:

» Sea Side Golf Cart Rentals
» Conch Pearl Boat Rentals
» Conched Out

e-mail lauren[at]laurengearhart[dot]com to contact me!

Lauren Gearhart at the Trevi Fountain in Italy

about lauren

I first started exploring the world of web design in seventh grade, when I launched my very own, very tacky Geocities homepage. After completing my social sciences degree, I decided I wanted to get back to my roots -- tinkering with code! I currently reside in the Lehigh Valley, and in the future I hope to be able to continue to explore the rest of the world, too.

The Colosseum in Rome