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Daniel Dodson

Web Developer
Chicago,IL
Daniel Dodson

Summary

Ambitious Web Designer specializes in creating online destinations precisely tailored to each customer's needs. Translates vague design goals into actionable, technical details. Trusted provider of sites and online assets designed to drive return patronage and increase engagement. Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams in the strategizing, budgeting, and execution of all aspects of marketing and communications campaigns, initiatives, and projects. Instrumental in leading strategic communications and engagement for internal audiences through DE&I, HR, and change management campaigns. Adept at concise, precise, and entertaining storytelling with a commitment to achieving objectives through strategy, innovation, and creativity.

Overview

12
years of professional experience
3
years of post-secondary education

Work History

Freelancer, Chicago, IL

Web Designer
2013.03 - Current (11 years & 4 months)

Job overview

  • Through wide range of assignments, develop, and execute communication strategies to actively engage target audiences around the worl
  • Build and manage websites for small business clients using HTML/CSS, WordPress, Joomla, Shopify, Wix, ImCreator, etc
  • Promoted brand identity by creating company logos and delivering attractive, user-friendly and unique website.
  • Enhanced functionality and appearance of website and repaired functionality issues.
  • Troubleshot technical issues and optimized websites for search engine optimization, performance and accessibility.

Southeastern Wind Coalition, Charlottesville, VA

Operations and Communication Associate
2021.05 - 2021.09 (4 months)

Job overview

  • Instrumental in developing and executing successful outreach campaigns
  • Identified, researched, and presented opportunities for organizational improvement and increased outreach
  • Draft op-eds and place them in media channels within target markets
  • Played a crucial role in managing the organization’s social media account, email inbox, and website, ensuring orderliness, accuracy, and task completion
  • Developed and executed monthly newsletter, facilitating the organization's prompt and accurate communication to stakeholders
  • Assisted in onboarding new members, organizing, and managing members' files and sending invoices.

TransUnion, Chicago, IL

Internal Communications Specialist
2021.09 - Current (2 years & 10 months)

Job overview

  • Spearhead and oversee the quality production of enterprise communications and govern the company's intranet
  • Consult with managers concerning how decisions will be perceived and assist management in drafting memorandums and other announcements that best encapsulate the overall company mission
  • Measure and analyze the performance of the internal communication team and deliver monthly reports stating areas of strengths and weaknesses for proper improvement as needed
  • Work collaboratively with communication teams to brainstorm and discuss upcoming content, ensuring they are on-track through Agile methodology
  • Actively participate in strategic teams for M&A, executive, change management, and DE&I initiatives
  • Develop and execute robust communications strategies and channels, including print/digital, face-to-face, and intranet, to share essential information supporting the organization and employee needs
  • Effectively manage strong working relationships with stakeholders across the enterprise through corporate event responsibilities and internal messaging.

Samford University, Birmingham, AL

Marketing Communications Coordinator
2021.03 - 2021.09 (6 months)

Job overview

  • Developed written content for College of Health Sciences marketing campaigns, to facilitate increased admissions interest and engage alumni for fundraising campaigns
  • Managed email campaigns, creating content and sending them to target audiences
  • Pitched story ideas and strategies for alumni outreach campaigns
  • Oversaw all social media channels by developing content calendars and monitoring follower responses daily
  • Organized logistics for marketing and proposal strategy meetings

Southern Company, Birmingham, AL

Technical Communications Intern
2020.01 - 2020.11 (10 months)

Job overview

  • Facilitated the development of internal and external communication tools for environmental stewardship programs, corporate responsibility, and the shift to carbon net-zero, including proposals, fact sheets, executive summaries, Q&As, webpages, articles, and graphic design
  • Played a crucial role in writing and designing the annual corporate sustainability report, which resulted in the strategic approach to mitigating loss and increasing profits
  • Assisted the CEO in creating slides to announce the company's transition to carbon net-zero in the annual shareholders meeting
  • Creatively developed technical writing content for environmental reports and summaries, ensuring accuracy and consistency
  • Analyzed and presented stewardship projects utilizing GIS software.

Education

Samford University

Bachelor of Arts from Journalism and Mass Communication; Print/Digital Journalism, Geography
2017.08 - 2020.12 (3 years & 4 months)

Skills

    Adobe Creative Suite

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Timeline

Internal Communications Specialist

TransUnion
2021.09 - Current (2 years & 10 months)

Operations and Communication Associate

Southeastern Wind Coalition
2021.05 - 2021.09 (4 months)

Marketing Communications Coordinator

Samford University
2021.03 - 2021.09 (6 months)

Technical Communications Intern

Southern Company
2020.01 - 2020.11 (10 months)

Samford University

Bachelor of Arts from Journalism and Mass Communication; Print/Digital Journalism, Geography
2017.08 - 2020.12 (3 years & 4 months)

Web Designer

Freelancer
2013.03 - Current (11 years & 4 months)
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