Jonathan Preston
473 Arundel rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 252-8249
[email protected]
Westmont College – Computer Science major
University of California Irvine
Bren School of Information and Computer Science (2006-2010)
Graduate Dos Pueblos High School 2006
Computer Architecture, Software and Programming
- 2 years of IT support for an all Mac office
-Performed numerous hardware upgrades and fixes
-Very proficient with Microsoft office, Photoshop, etc…
-Worked extensively with OO programming in Java and PHP
-Very proficient in scripting languages such as SQL, Javascript and x86
-Extensive work with dynamic website design and implementation
-Had exposure to Ruby on Rails, Cake PHP and other MVC frameworks
-Strong HTML and CSS skills
-Comfortable in a Unix environment
-Can design and maintain databases such as MySql and Postgres
-Extensive work with Selenium automated testing and workflow
-Able to create Requirements and Design documents
-Very good at researching solutions to problems
Excellent People Skills
- Great at explaining complex ideas in simple language
-Excellent at working with users to turn an idea/need into an implemented
feature or tool
-Experience in an office setting
-Worked with talent in various media related jobs
-Great at working with non-technical users
Media / Advertising / Promotions
-Able to design and implement stylish and user friendly websites
-Designed dozens of t-shirts for various events and organizations
-Created various logos and flyers
-Designed a logo and overall brand for Park Christian Fellowship
-Produced videos professionally and as a hobby
Professional Experience
DriversTestPractice.com Programmer
September 2010
Brought this site from idea to implementation. Coded and designed both a front
and back end using Object Oriented PHP, AJAX, and Javascript with jquery.
Landmark Global IT Intern
Summer 2010
Implemented new features and fixed bugs on Landmark’s online shipment
solutions manager. Reworked the UI for the shipment search function, and a
mulit-format batch shipment importer. Setup and integrated a fully automated
selenium test system which is currently being used for regression testing in the
weekly release cycle.
ChurchMix.com Programmer
June 09 to Current
Took control of the site during alpha testing and due to previous poor
programming, re-coded about 75% of the site and brought it out of alpha and into
beta testing. Written in PHP and an extensive amount of Javascript and jquery.
Student IT Technician/Web Programmer
Fall 08 to Spring 10
UC Irvine Office of The Dean of Students – Responsible for: XServe Server
management and general mac computer maintenance and upgrades. Also part of a
team of 3 tasked with creating web applications to enable the UCI Disability
Services Center to go paperless. This department uses all Apple products.
Audio Engineer
Summer 07 to current
Forest Home Ministries and Rockharbor Church – (Lead Front of House engineer)
Responsible for creating the artistic mix of the music and providing a high level of
professionalism to the performers. In addition to technical knowledge, the job
required good communication skills, and the ability to make a good first
impression for the musicians when they arrived.
Marketing Assistant
Summer 07
Forest Home Ministries - Assisted the marketing department by: producing a
number of videos, designing and proofing promotional material, as well as various
administrative tasks.
Staff Photographer
Summer 08
Forest Home Ministries - Responsible for photographing daily events and
ensuring that all photos emphasize the core values and brand of my employer.
Freelance Producer
Summer 04, 05 and Winter 07, 08, 09
Cox Media Santa Barbara – produced thirty TV commercials which aired on
several major cable networks and playback operator for 07, 08, 09, and 10 Unity
Shoppe Telethon.
References and work samples available upon request.