ERIC WATKINS

Web Designer & Developer | eric@threehour.co

ABOUT

I'm web designer & developer with 13 years of professional experience. My passion is designing frictionless user experiences from top to bottom.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Journalism
University of Missouri - Columbia

May 2000



WORK

Public Interface Manager
Missouri Credit Union

Managed public site, intranet, home banking and mobile banking systems.

Instituted performance optimizations to reduce page weight by 75% and load times by 50%.

Built internal database of all IT resources.

Rebuilt loan applications to modern Web standards.

Managed e-mail marketing/engagement platform.

June 2015 - Today

Web Developer
Daniel Boone Regional Library

Participated in complete overhaul and redesign of the DBRL Digital Branch.

Reduced page weight by 50% to improve performance.

Optimized many library sites for mobile access.

Integrated BiblioCommons search API into public site.

January 2013 - June 2015

Webmaster
Stephens College

Oversaw two complete site redesigns and transition from static HTML to a database-driven CMS system.

Online applications increased 60% and enrollment increased by 50%.

October 2006 - December 2012

I-Net Administrator
University of Missouri - Columbia

Responsible for univeristy homepage, admissions and other prominent public-facing sites.

Created MU Alert emergency information hub.

January 2002 - September 2006



SKILLS

Bootstrap

Drupal

HTML/CSS

Javascript

MySQL

Adobe Creative Cloud

PHP

Sass

Wordpress

Apache

IIS

Linux Admin

Google Analytics

Git

LAMP/WAMP Stacks


PORTFOLIO

MCU

MISSOURI CREDIT UNION

In addition to managing home banking and mobile banking environments, I took the public site from a poorly-designed and badly optimized proprietary CMS to Wordpress, while keeping the design intact. I was part the team that implemented Apple Pay for members, and coordinated the efforts of marketing and IT to ensure a smooth rollout. More >

DBRL

DANIEL BOONE REGIONAL LIBRARY

I redesigned the digital branch of this regional library system from the ground up. Like many sites it grew organically over the years without a specific plan for managing change. The online and electronic services offered by the library have grown exponentially in the last few years, and helping patrons utilize them effectively and efficiently was the core objective of the new digital branch. More >

Stephens College

STEPHENS COLLEGE

This small women’s college had an entirely static site that I moved to over to a more database-driven backend. Overall institutional strategic planning emphasized online recruitment and application processes, as well massive growth in the online graduate and continuing studies programs. I am particularly proud of radically streamlining the undergraduate application process, which had been an entirely pen-and-paper affair. More >

Mizzou

UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI-COLUMBIA

I cut my design teeth and learned PHP at my alma matter. Believe it or not, some stuff I built is still being used. More >



CONTACT

Email
eric@threehour.co

Address
Columbia, Missouri

Phone
803.386.7835

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