Grant Chandler

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Summary

Digital web consultant with a focus on process and workflow improvement. Foundations in marketing, visual design, small business consulting and front end web development aid in representing business needs to technical staff, and technical processes to business staff. Commended for strategic approach to complex business and technical roadblocks and for providing high return on investment for process improvement initiatives in highly cross-functional environments.

Technical Skills

Expert in

  • Digital Marketing
  • WordPress
  • Pardot
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Multimedia Production
  • Technical Process Improvement
  • Organizational Process Improvement

Skilled At

  • Email Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Digital Photography
  • Project Management
  • HTML, CSS
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Google Analytics Suite
  • Google Search Console
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • User Experience
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Axure
  • Exact Target
  • DNS Management
  • Regular Expressions
  • Browser Automation
  • Information Architecture
  • CSS3, HTML 5
  • Google Apps Suite
  • Usability Research
  • Confluence
  • Basecamp
  • Adobe Test & Target
  • Microsoft Excel
  • American Disabilities Act Web Compliance
  • LucidChart
  • Content Migration
  • Section 508 Web Accessibility Guidelines
  • Adobe Experience Manager

Base Knowledge

  • Ruby on Rails
  • php, Javascript, jQuery
  • Oracle CRM
  • Joomla
  • CyberSecurity

Industry Experience

  • Life Insurance
  • Capital Investments
  • Agriculture
  • Higher Education
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Natural Health
  • Marketing Agency

University Education

University of Minnesota – Duluth Campus
B.F.A. Graphic Design | 12/2010

Fun Stuff I Do

  • Cooking
  • Woodworking
  • Photography
  • Screen Printing
  • Heavy Duty Sewing
  • Leatherworking
  • Camping
  • Painting

Employment History

Briarwood Consulting Services, LLC

Owner/Consultant | 10/2/2015 - Present

Digital Marketing Strategist 

  • Developed strategy for many successful custom tailored digital marketing initiatives, including email and websites
  • Developed many useful analytics dashboards custom tailored to clients' needs
  • Contributed to multiple global digital marketing strategies
  • Worked alongside several advertising agencies as technical contact for client
  • Built from the ground up multiple digital marketing platforms for various clients
  • Standardized marketing techniques and procedures with well documented visual aids
  • Project managed multiple digital marketing initiatives using a variety of tools

Email Marketing Specialist 

  • Brought 5 email marketing platforms online
  • Developed multiple "engagements" in Pardot & Exact Target
  • Developed suite of fully responsive email marketing templates for several clients
  • Utilized "Litmus" tools to ensure cross browser, device and EMS compatibility
  • Spearheaded several large list cleanup initiatives

Website Designer/Developer

  • Primary resource for many website designs, developments and launches

General Business Consultant

  • Developed or refined many business processes, creating careful documentation
  • Organized workload for multiple third party contractors

Career Coach

  • Regularly work with individuals for personalized career coaching 

Normandale Community College

Web & Graphic Design CECT Instructor

Adjunct Faculty | 5/1/2016 - Present

Built curriculum for nationally accredited design program from scratch to meet needs of continuing education students. Teaching in year-round cycle for the following topics:

  • Intro to Design Concepts
  • Foundations of Adobe Photoshop
  • Foundations of Illustrator
  • Advanced Adobe Photoshop
  • Advanced Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • User Experience (UX) and Accessibility
  • HTML/CSS
  • WordPress and CMS

Career & Resume coaching is a major component of this role.  

Prime Therapeutics

Digital Content Specialist

Full Time Employee | 9/22/2014 - 10/2/2015

  • Engineered detailed audit of PDF forms housed on Adobe
    Experience Manager’s Data Asset Management system - cataloging
    5000+ documents in detail, saving 500+ total hours of manual effort
  • Refined process for monthly updates, saving over 250 hours annually
  • Analyzed and improved processes such as intake, content
    management and business focused quality assurance of
    web-applications and of content management system
  • Maintained and improved content via content management system
  • S.E.O. resource for Digital Strategy Team
  • Web scripting and automation resource for Digital Strategy Team
  • Digital Strategy Team project lead for national quality assurance
    accreditation initiative, operated as technical lead, working with
    many departments company wide to meet regulatory requirements

Capella University

Web Producer

Contractor | 10/8/2012 - 2/1/2013
Full Time Employee | 2/1/2013 - 9/19/2014

  • Worked closely with development department to improve
    and streamline internal .NET based tools
  • Actively maintained content on 3000+ page public-facing website
  • Developed automation for entering data in content management
    system, drastically lowering effort and increasing accuracy
  • Developed automation for business focused quality assurance of
    proprietary applications and content management system content
  • Created multiple content analysis documents used for building
    application requirements and to assist the business
  • Drafted wireframes for multiple authoring interfaces in webapps to
    ensure maintainability, proposed these and their benefits to business
  • Implemented naming standards and improved content organization

Treasure Island Resort & Casino

Website Coordinator

Full Time Employment | 1/2011 –10/2011

  • Managed email marketing via Exact Target, created multiple
    templates, and regularly sent emails to over 100,000 customers.
  • Implemented new admin structure and approval process for
    Treasure Island web applications.
  • Researched new social media opportunities for Treasure Island.
  • Managed all content on 200+ page website.
  • Spearheaded development of new main website, working as main
    architect, designer, developer, and towards end of project, as
    coordinator working from offices of Periscope in Minneapolis. New
    site is complete with simplified content structure, improved usability,
    patched security holes, and greatly streamlined update process.