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Eric Croskey

I am many things, but mainly a LAMP Stack lover and a Wordpress/WooCommerce designer and developer.

 

Here you will discover my work history, my passion projects and causes along with things I find interesting and relevant to helping build a fulfilling life.

Enjoy your visit.

What I Do

Web Design

In 1994 I was given a book on Netscape Navigator which explained HTML and how to build a web page. I turned that knowledge into a business. Needless to say literally everything has changed since then and I intend to continue leading the way forward.

E-Commerce

Since 2002 I have been building E-Commerce sites to support a wide range of industries from B2B to niche market boutiques. The explosion of online sales has forever changed the way we shop and I am very excited about the future opportunities for niche markets and micro-companies expanding their market share. I mainly focus on WordPress and WooCommerce implementations, but am very familiar with Shopify, Zen and most other platforms.

Information Security

Beginning in 2012 high profile public hacks have forced Information Security to the forefront. I have helped companies implement best-practices in IS including transactional data security, intellectual property rights and customer information. Keeping your IP and customer data secure is one of the biggest challenges going forward.

System Architecture

In 2004 I brought all hosting in-house and built a robust system for web and email with automated rollover and load balancing. As the years passed, systems were upgraded to include on-demand video processing and hosting and large scale data-clusters.

Social Media Marketing

As social media continues to dominate current web and mobile usage, building an exciting marketing campaign is essential for businesses to compete. I've helped design and implement social media campaigns for companies both large and small to accelerate sales and awareness.

Audio/Video Production

In 2014 I started working with video and audio production helping put podcasts and radio programs on the Internet. Since that time I have edited videos for clients and built titling intros and outros for use in OBS Studio live broadcasts.

My Journey: It's not just zeroes and ones.

I am the type of individual who will jump headfirst into projects and try my hardest to understand not only my role, but everything there is to know about a project or topic so I can lend a hand with any aspect of the process.

I would not consider myself a master of any one discipline. I became interested in IT work when people were still mostly using AOL as their platform to get online. I wanted to know how it actually worked and how it was built and that is where my journey started.

I say I am not a master of any one thing, because there will always be not only one someone who is a better programmer, or designer, or manager, but there will be many. My goal is to learn from their inherent strengths and apply that to my professional life and work experience.

I have seen many technologies change over the last 25 years. Quite frankly it is impossible to stay 100% on top of all of them. However I keep up the best I can and have found that re-immersing myself into any tech only takes a small amount of time.

My focus has been on web technology mainly for the last 10 years and more specifically WordPress Design and Development. I have a fondness for WP and by knowing it inside-out I have found that anything imaginable can be built using it as a platform.

Personal: What makes me, me.

I am an avid outdoor lover. I took a brief hiatus from professional IT work to learn how to enjoy the beauty of the world around us.

In my free time these days I can be found outside, disconnected from technology, working on pet projects with family and enjoying life as it is meant to be.

I am starting a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our natural resources through stewardship, conservation and awareness.

Kind Words

Resume

Professional History

Education

1995

BA Graphic Design & Illustration

Kent State University - Kent, Ohio

Certification

2019 - 2021
Shadow Polymer Industries Inc.

Marketing & Strategy Manager

Develop and implement marketing strategy including social media, direct mail, tradeshow and online presence to gain market visibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2009 - Current
ETC Consulting Co.

IT Services Consultant

Independent consulting and business development for non-profits focused on communications and customer engagement. Specializing in WordPress design and development.

2008
STERLING JEWELERS INC

Department Manager, IT Point of Sale

Manage 14 member team to develop, update and provide technical support for more than 4400 nationwide in-store registers and 2500 servers.

  • Responsible for complete corporate compliance with regard to transaction security and customer record security.
  • Systems developed utilize combination of Microsoft servers and Linux kernels to roll-out Gold Drives for national retail chains including JARED "The Galleria of Jewelry", JB Robinson, Kay Jewelers as well as additional company brands.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of IT POS department including budgeting, hiring, personnel management, networking, and information security.

2002 - 2008
SCI

Director of E-Commerce

Accountable for overseeing all client services, sales/marketing, business expansion and profitability of the E-Commerce Division of this multi-national marketing firm, and also act as primary point of contact and approval authority for all technology based decisions within the company.

  • Instituted compliant Visa/MasterCard CISP standards across all segments of network exposure ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Hired as a programmer and promoted to provide leadership to the E-commerce department which generated $28.5M+ in new revenue in 2 years.
  • Recruit and develop high talent 8 member IT team managing all internal IT operations, web, email and networks inclusive of Cisco and Watchguard firewalls, Cisco routers and internal and external (client) intranet/Internet/web servers.
  • Plan, manage, track and oversee multiple projects/teams covering client services and internal operations, all delivered on time and within budget.

1999 - 2002
Dowling Consulting Group

Creative Director

Creative Director for small B2B consulting firm. Oversaw all online, print and trade-show projects.

Design Skills

Web Design

95%

Print Design

85%

Logo Design

95%

Graphic Design

90%

Video Editing

70%

Mobile App Design

65%

Coding Skills

JavaScript

70%

PHP

75%

Python

30%

Perl

35%

HTML / CSS

100%

Smarty / Twig

75%

Architecture

Linux

85%

Microsoft

90%

Cisco

65%

Troubleshooting

90%

Management

Personnel

85%

Operations

95%

Technology

90%

Budget

90%

Time & Scheduling

95%

Customer

95%

Portfolio

Random Projects
Westwood Shores Real Estate

Westwood Shores Real Estate

Media
Diamond Contracting

Diamond Contracting

Media
Shadow Polymer

Shadow Polymer

Media
Shadow Polymer Video Intro

Shadow Polymer Video Intro

Media
Shadow Polymer Promotional Signage

Shadow Polymer Promotional Signage

Media
Fade To Black Audio Integration

Fade To Black Audio Integration

Media
Fade To Black Video Intro

Fade To Black Video Intro

Media
Pagado App

Pagado App

Media
App Flow / UX

App Flow / UX

Media
ISP

ISP

Media
Dangerous Freedom Company

Dangerous Freedom Company

Media
Vets On The Water

Vets On The Water

Media
Disc-Depot Logo

Disc-Depot Logo

Media
AS Truck Door Logo

AS Truck Door Logo

Media
SAM International Logo

SAM International Logo

Media
Soul Adventure Movement Logo

Soul Adventure Movement Logo

Media

Contact

Get in Touch

936-581-7389

Trinity, TX

eric@croskey.com

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