Resume

Hi, my name is Micah Hirota Swabb, although since moving to Maui in 2011, I started using my spirit name – Mikaya. In my professional career I’ve worked a variety of different jobs – here’s a quick reverse-chronology:

All of this has shaped me into the web renaissance man that I am today. It’s provided me with excellent people and writing skills. I have command of Photoshop, Illustrator, wire framing, and most importantly, an astute eye for effective branding and web site design. I’ve done search engine optimization, search engine pay-per-click advertising campaigns, and coded hundreds of email newsletters. I understand the importance of web standards, semantic mark-up, mobile phone viewable web sites, Ajax user interface elements, table-less CSS based page layouts, Google Adwords, and Mailchimp email campaigns.

If you’d like to tap these skills for a personal project, please complete my request a proposal form, and let’s get crackin’.

Professional Experience

ReflectiveWeb.com
Founder, Web Designer & Developer, 10/07 – current

  • Building web sites for entrepreneurs and small businesses that reflect a unique and inspired vision – learn more about my approach

Pacific Whale Foundation & PWF Eco Adventures
Wailuku, HI (www.pacificwhale.org)
Senior Web Developer, 11/13 – 11/15

  • Developing web sites and web applications, email marketing campaigns, donation pages, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, marketing copy writing and editing
  • Filled web master roll for PacificWhale.org, which does over a million dollars in e-commerce transitions every year
  • Designed, developed, project managed contractor, and launched MatchMyWhale.org, a crowd-sourcing web application
  • Converted PacificWhale.org website to mobile friendly template, improved security and stability, used GitHub with test and live servers for source code management

McCann Erickson

Salt Lake City, UT (www.mccann.com)
User Interface Developer II, 12/05 – 9/07

  • Developing web sites, HTA applications, and email marketing campaigns for Microsoft, Good Technology, McAfee, Openet, and Verizon Wireless
  • Received Emerging Business Award with $2000 bonus for distinguishing work on Openet.com web site

Interactive Designer, 6/05 – 12/05

  • Flash development for web sites and banner ads
  • Designing templates for web sites and email campaigns

eXegeSys
Salt Lake City, UT (www.exegesys.com – purchased by OpenERP)
Web Master & Graphic Designer, 7/02 – 4/04

  • Rebuilt corporate web site as a custom CMS application
  • Re-branded corporate identity
  • Handled SEO and SEM for corporate web site

Silver King Media Group
Salt Lake City, UT (publisher of the Utah Homes & Garden magazine)
Writer & Distribution Manager, 8/01 – 6/02

  • Published monthly articles on local architectural and gardening trends
  • Managed distribution of local magazines

Bullhorn
Boston, MA (www.bullhorn.com)
Web Designer, 12/00 – 4/01

  • Creating design mock-ups for web-based software

Education

Advanced Technical Center
Salt Lake City, UT
E-Commerce / Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), 2002

  • Earned the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certification, trained in Classic ASP, ASP.NET, SQL Server, IIS, Visual Studio, HTA application development, and back-end programming
  • Implemented an e-commerce solution using PHP, MySQL, and Apache

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI
Interface Design for Websites & Web Applications, 2001

  • Built Flash based web site for a New York City engineering firm (www.diaseng.com).

Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BA), 2000

  • Majored in English Literature with a Fiction Writing minor, and made the Dean’s List
  • Studied abroad for one year at Oxford University

Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), 1999

  • Majored in Painting and made the Dean’s List with Honors
  • Winner of Elliot Scholar Award and Jens Memorial Award for Artistic Excellence

Phillips Exeter Academy
Exeter, NH
High School Diploma

  • Honor Student, Dorm Proctor and Student Listener