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Samuel Diamond

West Grove, Pennsylvania

Creative developer with a scientific background brings analytical skills to bear on usability issues. Combines innovative problem solving with a passion for learning in order to adapt to new challenges. A reliable team member, yet adept at working independently.

  • Utilizes Progressive Enhancement and User-Centered Design to produce Mobile-First, Accessible sites.
  • Well-rounded in a variety of web languages: HTML (and Semantic Markup), CSS, JavaScript (including jQuery), and PHP.
  • Familiar with the WordPress CMS and the Bootstrap framework.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud applications, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, Dreamweaver, and XD.

Web Development and Design (AA)
August 2017 – December 2018
Harrisburg Area Community College – Lebanon, Pennsylvania

GPA 4.00 / 4.00
BlueScope Scholarship Award, Susanna Johanna Vanderwall Memorial Scholarship

Chemistry (BS | MS)
August 2003 – August 2007
Bucknell University – Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

GPA 3.65 | 3.85 / 4.00
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, American Chemical Society Student Affiliate, Theta Chi Fraternity Gamma Eta Chapter, Theta Chi Alumni Association Scholarship (2006-2007), Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity Prize (2005-2006)

Visual Artist Intern
January 2019 – February 2019
SAP – Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

  • Transformed PowerPoint presentations from Death by PowerPoint into brand-compliant, compelling information conveyance aids.
  • Created Outlook email templates and curated content for high-level newsletters.

Web Design Intern
May 2018 – August 2018
The PEOPLE Academy – Reading, Pennsylvania

  • Created a fully-functional directory site from the ground up.
  • Developed a custom WordPress plugin for managing a directory of companies.
  • Created a JavaScript based audio visualizer.

Machine Operator
November 2016 – June 2017
TempForce / Fargo Assembly – Richland, Pennsylvania

  • Produced wire harnesses, consistently achieving the lowest error rate of the shift.
  • Assisted shift leader with machine troubleshooting.
  • Assembled complex prototype pieces.

Associate Investigator
May 2008 – March 2015
DuPont Displays – Wilmington, Delaware

  • Received award for attention to safety.
  • Co-developed chemical hygiene plan for the group.
  • Improved purity of synthesized compounds by 100-fold to “Diamond” grade.
  • Created Access database for synthesized compound inventory.
  • Received top annual performance review category each year.

Laboratory Teaching Assistant
August 2007 – May 2008
Penn State University – State College, Pennsylvania

  • Responsible for four classes of students’ laboratory work each semester.
  • Revised Chem 101 curriculum.

Laboratory Teaching Assistant & Undergraduate/Graduate Researcher
May 2004 – August 2007
Bucknell University – Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

  • Assisted professor in 1-2 classes of students’ laboratory work each semester.
  • Independently researched a conducting polymer for detecting nerve agents.

Graphic and Web Designer
September 2018 – Present
Pennsylvania Fabulous Fall Festival – Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

  • Developed hand-coded website featuring responsive design, Javascript interactivity, PHP contact form, embedded Google Maps, and Google Fonts.
  • Designed custom logo, website layout, and several print fliers.

Theta Chi Gamma Eta Philanthropy Chair
August 2006 – May 2007
Bucknell University – Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

  • Helped lead Theta Chi to become the first fraternity to receive Bucknell’s Silver Star award under its Plan for Prominence.
  • A founding brother who brought the Gamma Eta chapter back to Bucknell.