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Contact Info
Michael Schleifstein
Metairie, Louisiana 70002
US

Objective
Seeking a position to utilize web design skills, develop new web design skills and to learn how to apply them within the public or private sector

Work Experience
Dates Employed
Job Title
Company
6/2005 – Present
Flash blogger

Weblogs, Inc
online presence only/online presence only

required to keep track of latest developments in Macromedia Flash-based design and development
write 100-500 word posts on a regular basis about Flash-based design and development
interact with site owners about content, promotions and features
http://www.flashinsider.com
10/2002 – 8/2005
Website Designer/developer – BMC Remedy AR System 5.x Web Administrato

Dykon Computer Help Center, Inc.
New Orleans/LA

worked for government contractor as BMC Remedy AR System 5.x administrator for the USDA National Finance Center(NFC) in New Orleans, LA
Edited and developed Internal Website for use my internal technical help desk
assisted in development of new contact methods for USDA NFC Technical Help Desk, including distribution via the web of PDF-based Fax contact form and email-based help desk submission
assisted in creation of development map for future online presence of USDA NFC Technical Help Desk
assisted development of successful disaster recovery plan for technical help desk
assisted with installation of web-based mid tier for BMC Remedy AR System 5.x to 6.3 that facilitated web presence for USDA NFC online technical help desk
Continued development of Customer Survey ASP page for World Wide Web and use by over 50,000 clients worldwide
Helped to design and develop web presence for customer support division
Gained experience with Macromedia Flash MX 2004, Dreamweaver MX 2004, Fireworks MX 2004, ASP, JSP and Access Database development
Interacted with top level personnel to help develop and promote the new web presence web development required compliance with federal section 508 accessibility guidelines
Trained in use of AR System Remedy Web development
trained as Administrator for BMC Remedy AR System 5.x
website administrator for AR System 5.x Remedy Web based customer service tool
created online technical help desk to allow help desk customers to submit new requests to the BMC Remedy AR System server via an web-based form
online technical help desk was created for use by up to 1.5 million users
online technical help desk design require following strict USDA national web guidelines for look and feel as well as content and development
Due to hurricane Katrina my job site has been shut down for at least the next 3-4 months and my employer has shut down and moved to a temporary location in Texas. Unfortunately I was unable to continue working for them due to the circumstances and my current location in Lake Worth, Florida
6/2002 – 9/2002
Sr. Website Designer

USDA – NATIONAL FINANCE CENTER
New Orleans/LA

Created internal web site. Created customer survey page for use by over 50,000 clients worldwide. Helped to create a web presence for customer support division. gained experience with Dreamweaver MX, Flash MX, ASP, JSP
Interacted with top level personel with going over design decisions.
1/2000 – 6/2002
Internet specialist, Web Designer/Developer

Terramatrix Technology Corporation
New Orleans/LA

Edited and maintained multiple web sites. Submitted multiple web sites to various search engines for advertisement purposes. Trained new personnel in web design techniques. Utilized ability to prioritize tasks. Maintained up to date web design and image editing skills by learning to latest Software. Developed company logos as needed as well as converted exsisting ones to a digital medium. Created new web sites. Worked closely with clients to help develope and promote their new web presence
6/1997 – 8/2001
Art Staff/Camp Counselor

Camp Ramah Darom
Atlanta/GA

Trained new art staff. Instructed children, ages 9 to 16, of various levels of talent in art by breaking down complex ideas into simple tasks. Entrusted to chaperone a group of 6 children while on excursions. Responsible for the well being of 16 to 30 children overnight for the course of a four week program. Acquired training on sexual harassment, drug and alcohol abuse, security issues, health and safety, stress management, team building and staff management skills.
8/1999 – 1/2000
Internet Specialist

Crescent City Technology Group
New Orleans/LA

Edited and maintained multiple web sites. Submitted multiple web sites to various search engines for advertisement purposes. Trained new personnel in web design techniques. Acquired ability to prioritize tasks. Maintained up to date web design and image editing skills by learning to latest software.
8/1998 – 10/1999
Customer Service Representative

Blockbuster Video
New Orleans/LA

Maintained Inventory by completing monthly audits of merchandise, preparing new merchandise for sale and rental, and assisting in loss prevention. Entrusted to maintain accurate money records. Acquired customer service experience by assisting customers in product recommendation, assisting with rentals and purchases. Trained new customer service representatives.
8/1998 – 6/1999
Customer Service Representative

Forstall/Geotype
New Orleans. LA/N/A

Maintained Inventory by completing semi-annual audits of merchandise, preparing new merchandise for sale, and assisting in loss prevention. Entrusted to maintain accurate money records. Acquired customer service experience by assisting customers in product recommendation.
4/1994 – 6/1996
Batboy and Assistant Clubhouse Manager

New Orleans Zephyrs Baseball Team
New Orleans/LA

Kept field organized and prepared for start of game on daily basis. Assisted in managing locker room. Assisted in loss prevention. Trusted to move and maintain equipment on a daily basis.

Education
Dates Attended
School
Degree
Location
6/1988 – 6/2003
University Of New Orleans
Bachelor’s Degree
New Orleans – LA – US
5/1998
Mississippi State University
Some College Coursework Completed
Starkville – MS – US
6/1996
Benjamin Franklin High School
High School or equivalent
New Orleans – LA – US

Skills
Skill Name
Skill Level
Last Used/Experience
Actionscript (Flash programming language)
Expert
Currently used / 4 years
Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Intermediate
Currently used / 4 years
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Intermediate
Currently used / 2 years
Apple iLife Suite
Beginner
Currently used / 1 years
Apple Macintosh OS9
Beginner
Currently used / 3 years
Apple Macintosh OSX
Beginner
Currently used / 1 years
AR System 5.x (Remedy) (officially trained admin)
Intermediate
Currently used / 3 years
ASP (Active Server Pages 3.0)
Intermediate
Currently used / 2 years
Java
Intermediate
2 years ago / 4 years
JavaScript
Intermediate
Currently used / 4 years
JSP
Beginner
Currently used / 3 years
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004
Expert
Currently used / 4 years
Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004
Intermediate
Currently used / 2 years
Macromedia Flash (MX 2004 Professional)
Intermediate
Currently used / 6 years
Microsoft Windows 3.x, 9x, ME, 2000
Intermediate
Currently used / 9 years
MS Excel
Intermediate
Currently used / 5 years
MS Word
Intermediate
Currently used / 8 years
Novell Groupwise 6.5
Beginner
Currently used / 3 years
Palm OS 3.5
Beginner
Currently used / 2 years
Palm OS 5.0
Beginner
Currently used / 1 years
Professional Website Design
Intermediate
Currently used / 6 years

References
Reference Name:
Eben Dike
Reference Company
Dykon Computer Help Center, Inc
Reference Title
President, CEO
Phone
Available upon request
Email

Type
Professional
Reference Name:
Henry West
Reference Company
MyIT
Reference Title

Phone
Available Upon Request
Email

Type
Professional
Reference Name:
James O’Byrne
Reference Company
Times Picayune
Reference Title

Phone
Available Upon Request
Email

Type
Personal
Reference Name:
Sharon Cannon
Reference Company
USDA – National Finance Center
Reference Title

Phone
Available Upon Request
Email

Type
Professional
Reference Name:
Stephanie Dike
Reference Company
Dykon Computer Help Center, Inc.
Reference Title
Project Manager
Phone
Available on request
Email

Type
Professional
Reference Name:
Steve Cunningham
Reference Company
USDA – National Finance Center
Reference Title

Phone
Available Upon Request
Email

Type
Professional

Additional Info
Additional character and professional references upon request
screen shots of internal website upon request urls of websites on request
personal portfolio website: http://www.schleifstein.net

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