Sarah Conner

web developer



A web professional with over 10 years of experience and a versatile range of skills, able to manage full life-cycle web projects from wire framing and front-end design to back-end integration including server-side scripting and database development. My goals are to broaden and further my expertise in current web development technologies and continue to challenge myself in a position that employs the full range of my abilities.


CSS, CSS3, HTML, HTML5, XML, XSLT, JQuery, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Actionscript/Flash, Google Analytics, wireframing, information design, infographics and datavisualization, Sharepoint, Visual Source Safe, Google Fusion Tables, Python, R, Statistics, Homesite, ASP, VBscript, PHP, SQL, MySQL


3/06 to present: Web Designer/Developer,, Chicago, IL
Use HTML, CSS, jQuery and XML/XSLT to build and maintain ~40 ASP.NET and classic ASP websites supporting various facets and affiliates of health IT industry association. URLs include:,,

12/03 to 3/06: Web Developer and Designer, and Mortgage Market Information Services, Villa Park, IL
Developed and supported and (now owned by classic ASP/VBscript websites along with ~180 co-branded sites. URLs inlcuded (note: these URLs are no longer active due to Bankrate buy-out):,, cobranded sites like,,,

10/02 to 12/03: Web Designer, General Growth Properties, Chicago, IL
Design and implement online event promotions for company and associated properties and retailers.

12/00-2/02: Senior Designer, cyberPIXIE, Inc., Chicago,IL
Senior Designer for Wireless Technology firm. Responsibilities included design and creation of company's printed marketing and identity materials; interface design and necessary support materials for product deliverables,such as customized client web portals; maintenance of company web site. Designed and spearheaded packaging solution for combined wireless PCMCIA card and software CD-ROM product; magnified company trade-show presence by designing booth configurations, panel displays and printed materials; supported the company's marketing and sales efforts by creating information graphics, powerpoint presentations, brochures, flash animations, and demonstrations of the company's services.


MFA in Printmaking, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
BA in Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) on Coursera, taught by Scott Klemmer of Stanford University
Ascend Training course in HTML5 and CSS3
Certificate in Infographics and Data Visualization from Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas for participating in 6-week MOOC with Alberto Cairo. See my final project here.
4-week course on Python programming language as a member of Chicago Women Developers Group
"Statistics One" on Coursera (including R), taught by Andrew Conway of Princeton University
Attended Edward Tufte One Day Course, "Presenting Data and Information"
Attended O'Reilly Strata Conference webinar "Data in Motion - Data moving people, movement making data"
Attended workshop "Cross Platform Mobile Frontier with HTML5 and Javascript" as a member of the Adobe Users Group
Member, Adobe Users Group
Member, Chicago Women Developers
Member, Chicago Data Visualization Group and Data Science Chicago group
Member, Chicago HTML5 Meetup Group
Ascend Training courses in Actionscript and JQuery
2007 Horizon Interactive Award - Bronze Award Winner
Carson Workshops Professional CSS XHTML Techniques by Eric Meyer
Certificate: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact-SQL
Certificate: Developing XML Web Services using ASP.NET
Certificate: Developing Microsoft ASP.NET Web Applications Using Visual Studio.NET