SETH LEAMER

6706 SE Steele St.   Portland, OR 97206
sleamer@hotmail.com
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SUMMARY OF EXPERTISE

I am a Web Developer/Artist hybrid who is drawn to projects that integrate my technical and aesthetic skills.

Artistically, I have over ten years of applied artistic retail experience creating and directing the installation of hundreds of murals, paintings, displays, and sculptures that effectively market a wide range of products while creating a memorable experience for the consumer. I've also participated in a fair amount of fine art shows.

Technically, I have strong project management experience coupled with robust frontend coding skills (HTML, CSS3, JavaScript) and an ever-increasing backend knowledge base. I spent several years as a project manager/developer in the early 2000's and recently went back to school to update my repertoire.

Combined this allows me to navigate through a online project's lifecyle -- understanding disparate requirements, executing challenging code, and delivering attractive websites.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

HTML5
CSS3
JavaScript
Git
WordPress
Bootstrap
jQuery
SQL
ModX
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Basecamp
Sass
Flat File CMSs
Office

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

DayOne Response

Web Developer
Portland, OR   2014 - Present

Currently developing www.dayoneresponse.com Mobile responsive site built with Bootstrap and jQuery.

Talent Philanthropy Project

Internet Consultant
Portland, OR   2014 -Present

Act as an adviser and developer for www.talentphilanthropy.org built with WordPress

Portland Code School

Front End Development
Portland, OR   2014

Designed and coded websites while updating web skills

Student Advantage Inc.

Technical Project Manager
Senior Online Developer
Boston, MA   1999 – 2001

In both roles I was Responsible for the development life cycle, multiple redesigns, and ongoing maintenance of www.studentadvantage.com along with management for the web production and design teams.

Cahners Business Information

Online Production Editor
Newton, MA   1997 – 1999

Managed the workflow process and scheduling for conversion of 12 monthly and bi-monthly online publications from Quark to HTML on www.manufacturing.net.


ARTISTIC WORK EXPERIENCE

City of Yelm

Muralist
Yelm, WA   2014 - Present

Design and paint murals throughout an emerging tourist town that is "the gateway to Mount Rainier". Working with public and private spaces to capture their vision and create a cohesive body of work.

Trader Joe's Inc.

Art Lead
MA, OR, and WA   2002 – 2014

Design and paint community oriented murals for new and existing Trader Joe’s stores and provide administrative support.

Frog Pond Toys

Muralist
Lake Oswego, OR   2010

Created an 1,600 sq. feet interior-encompassing mural that highlighted the natural world of a frog pond, both above and below water so that children would be immersed in that environment . Worked closely with owners to ensure that the mural represented the marketing vision of the shopping experience.


ART SHOWS

Spark - 20 and 21

Spark
Portland, OR   2013-14

A ten day project in which I contributed a painting and created art in response to a writer's story.

Big 400

Peoples Art of Portland
Portland, OR   2013

An array of 400 artists, all contributing up to ten 8”x8” pieces. A portion of the proceeds go to the Oregon food bank.

Frame Show

Art Media
Portland, OR   2011

A group show where I created a painting to complement a given frame.

Landscapes

Physical Therapy Associates
Portland, OR   2011

A permanent installation of a large scale paintings.

Concerted Effort

Lower Columbia College Art Gallery
Longview WA   2009

A group show in celebration of the collaborative effort of the artists who installed the mural of Lucinda Parker.

Intergalactic Toys

The Ugly Mug
Portland, OR   2009

Paintings of Star Wars Action figures in unexpected poses.

Sex(xy) Plastic

Tribute Gallery
Portland, OR   2009

A joint art exhibition showcasing paintings of toys in unconventional ways.

PNCA Juried BFA Show

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR   2007 and 2006

A group show with selected works of the BFA students.

Carey Drawing Award

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR   2006

An award for the best figure drawing.

Vorhees Drawing Finalist

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR   2006

A finalist in non-representational art.


VOLUNTEER WORK

PNCA Thesis Review Panels

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR   2009-Present

Selected to discuss and assess the BFA thesis students' progress twice a year.


EDUCATION

Front End Development

Portland Code School
Portland, OR   2014

BFA: Painting

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland, OR   2007

Continuing Education: Art

School at the Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA   2002-4

SQL and Visual Basic

Northeastern University
Boston, MA   1999

BS: Ecology & Evolution

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY   1996

BA: History

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY   1996