Dro “The Dro” Simoes
Expert in graphic design and web development with substantial experience in video production & the IT Department. Proven ability to provide the highest level of professionalism while accomplishing objectives in a timely fashion. Fully knowledgeable in all aspects of the software(s) needed to create graphics, develop web sites and edit video. Trilingual: English, Portuguese and Spanish. Looking to find a job that is team and goal oriented but also available for contract work. Enjoys taking on responsibilities that are challenging and taking the opportunity to learn new things. Looking forward to working with others. Easily approachable.
Mainstream Site Examples:
Adult Web Sites:
bridgettlee.com (2005) (currently down)
jerkomatic.com (currently down)
Software – Final Cut Pro, Adobe CC Suite such as Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Premiere, After Effects, InDesign. Also – Encore DVD, Cleaner XL, Squeeze, Outlook, Excel, Quickbooks…
Web Services – Web Site Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Google AdWords & AdSense Placement, Web Server Setup & Configurations.
Other Abilities – Building & Fixing Computers, Installing Security Systems and Managing Networks, Reinstalling Operating Systems, Virus Removal, Background Services Clean Up and Optimizations.
Web Software – WordPress, SearchFit, CafePress, SquareSpace, and Setup of Social Networking Sites.
08/2015 – CURRENT Video Editor, Photographer, Webmaster, Graphic Designer, Marketing, SEO…
Seven Sins Salon, LLC Lakewood, CO
After finding out that there were some issues with my job at Security Camera King (Listed below), My girlfriend and I decided to open up a rock-themed beauty salon in Lakewood, CO. She was a salon manager at Ulta beauty until they wrongfully fired her for taking time off needed to visit her sick grandmother in the hospital and then a short time after for her funeral. Instead of trying to find new work we both realized we could open up a beauty salon using both of our skills as a team. She does the hair, I do all the web work and marketing needed. So far it’s been great team work and we can’t wait to see where this new venture takes us!
4/2006 – CURRENT Editor, Webmaster, Graphic Designer
Hardcore Mayhem, LLC Boynton Beach, FL
Hardcore Mayhem is a personal project I am currently working on. It’s also the company name in which I do freelance work from. I have been doing freelance work for many clients for the past 4 years. Listed below are some clients I have done work for with everything from web and graphic design, to programming and video editing.
11/2008 – 11/2009 Internet Manager
The Plastic Card Factory – Lake Worth, Florida
Programming & Designing Web Sites, Managing the Network, Helping Graphic Design Department with workload when needed, Rebuilding PC’s & Upgrading them and their software, Helped Print Department with Technical issues, All Around IT Work.
02/2010 – 07/2015 Internet Manager
Security Camera King / TechPro Security – Deerfield Beach, Florida
Programming & Designing their web sites creating advertising banners. I also installed and configured networks for a few security camera systems. Created custom EBay templates and setup a you-tube like video sharing portion of their main website. Designed and Maintained Custom Templates for Email Blasts and social networking sites such as twitter, youtube, facebook… etc.
09/05/2008 – 11/10/2008 Webmaster, Graphic Designer
World Voice Telecom, LLC, Boca Raton, Florida
PO Box 276349, Boca Raton, FL 33427
Created custom web site at callamericafree.net (currently down) to promote and sell VOIP product magicJack when it first came out. Also helped in marketing with bulk e-mailing and setup custom one page product checkout in Ultracart and providing templates in 5 languages, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, & Italian. Other marketing strategies with custom MySpace templates used created with photoshop and CSS.
5/14/2008 – 06/23/2008 Webmaster, Graphic Designer
Real Estate Marketing Alliance, Florida
Creating Real Estate Marketing web sites as well as creating marketing tools such as banners and utilizing blogging tools as CMS.
11/07/2007 – 02/04/2008 Webmaster, Graphic Designer
SafeMedia Corporation Boca Raton, Florida
Creating Datasheets as well as the overall design of all of their graphic and web work. Programming and maintenance of all web sites.
10/2004 – 4/2006 Editor, Webmaster, Graphic Designer
Azure Entertainment LLC West Palm Beach, Florida
Worked as a video editor for online video clips and DVD authoring. I also edited images for adult website and magazine ads. I then became promoted to web admin where I also updated all of their websites and helped create web advertisement tools such as banners and promo pages. I helped construct new site layouts and produce content for them.
Technologies Used: PHP/MySQL, Photoshop, GoLive, HTML, CSS, Ajax, Premiere, After Effects, Encore DVD.
6/2003 – 10/2004 Online Sales Manager, Fetish Factory
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
I began working for the Fetish Factory as the online sales manager. I then began working on updating their sales items online by photographing the items and editing the images to be placed online. I also edited short video clips for their online fetish party websites.
Technologies Used: Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Cleaner XL, Encore DVD.
8/2001 – 5/2002 Assistant Manager and Web Designer, Ben Siegel Reptiles
DEEFIELD BEACH/FL – WORLDWIDE SHIPPER
I did everything from caring for all of the exotic animals, to stock, to designing their web site as well as updates and sales.
Technologies Used: Photoshop, GoLive, HTML, CSS, Premiere, After Effects.
2003-2005 ITT Technical Institute FT. Lauderdale, FL
Associates in Multimedia
1997-2000 Olympic Heights High School Boca Raton, FL
Graduated Honor Student
Reference Name: Glenn Catepano or Donna
Reference Company: Fetish Factory
I normally ask for $60/Hour or $90K/Year
Prices for contract jobs vary depending on what needs to be done.