Resume

Nick Sharas

1270 NE 26 Ter. Pompano Beach, Fla 33062
Phone: (954) 263-1479   |   Email: nick@epic3d.com   |   http://www.epic3d.com 

 Education

Bachelor of Arts, Internet and Interactive Systems
University of Central Florida, Orlando
Major: Digital Media

Related course work: Art as Interface, Advance Java, Assembling Digital Media, C programming, Creative Digital Problem Solving, Digital Media Production I-II, Internet Software Design, Internet Interface, Media E-commerce I-II, User-Centered Design

 

Professional Experience

 

Web developer, Pc Professor, Boca Raton Fl (2014- current)

  • I am responsible for everything that has to do with their clients that need any web development, design, or SEO.
  • I created html 5 apps to be release on the play store and amazon.
  • Converted squarespace sites to wordpress and also create wordpress sites from scratch.
  • I have developed and taught course for SEO, HTML, Photoshop, wordpress, and Java.

Lead Programmer, Sharas Key Solutions, Pompano Beach Fl. (2014- current)

  • Having various clients that need custom CMS for their business.
  • The custom CMS were develop with ASP classic, ASP.Net, and SQL for the clients. I design custom WordPress and Joomla website for clients that need a quick and simple website.

Video Game Design, University Department Chair, Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (January  2008- October 2014)

  • Advisory board chair for my department including reaching out to the local community and business.
  • Academic student advisor that monitored student affairs
  • Promoting excellence in teaching, research and service
  • Developing a vision that supports the particular goals of the department and the broader goals of the college and the university
  • Managing faculty , development, recruitment and evaluation
  • Working with the college office on promotion, hiring, space planning, facilities and equipment management, etc.
  • Providing a key communication link between the college administration and departmental faculty
  • Coordinating an effective curriculum and schedule.
  • Directing operations of short term and long term planning
  • Managing departmental staff, including development and performance evaluation
  • Generating reports, including the annual report and data requests
  • Building strong relationships with other campus units and leaders
  • Representing the interests of the department to audiences both inside and outside the university.
  • Teaching the upper wheel at the main campus.
  • Create events for the school to increase enrollment for the department such as video game tournaments, open homes, and etc.
  •  Oversee all the ad campaigns that we run to make sure they reflect the image of our department.
  • I am a member of the local IGDA chapter and a guest speaker for them. 

 

Video Game Design, Professor, Keiser University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (June  2007- January 2008)

  • Taught the upper third wheel of the video game design course.
  • Responsible for all the course material, quizzes, exams, and projects for my students.
  • Created lesson plans base on guidelines layout to me by department chair.
  • Took attendances and turn it in after each class.
  • Kept a detail grade book and attendances.
  • Made recommendations for books and software to be used in the department.

 

Adjunct Professor, ITT Technical Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. (January 2007 –June 2007)

  • Responsible for all the course material, quizzes, exams, and projects for my students.
  • Created lesson plans base on guidelines layout to me by department chair.
  • Took attendances and turn it in after each class.

 

Lead Web Developer, Mouse Pad, Deerfield Beach, Fl. (May 2006 –June 2007)

  • My responsibilities were to give quotes for projects and write mile stones for all code projects the company received. I also code, design, and maintained customers websites. The environment is on the Macintosh and we use the following software in house: Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Corel, 3ds Max, and Lightwave. Our backend which I maintain and develop was handle by ASP, SQL, XML, java, and action script. I had code numerous admin sections which allow the user to create photo galleries, add articles and maintain their websites. I create backend for art galleries which allow them to add artist, art work, create invoices, create labels, update their clients information, add notes of clients, manage their whole inventory, add exhibits, and update artist profile. Most of these sites where done in ASP and SQL but we used dot NET, Ajax, and action script when need be.

 

Web/Graphics designer, Agoura Computer, Oak Park, CA. (December 2004 – May 2006)

  • Maintained and designed of the clients’ website site.
  • This was a remote position making communication a key for this job. We relied heavily on email and also daily phone meetings to stay productive.
  •  Our primary tools were Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash. Java and java script are were used for basic web apps, menus, and forums.

 

Field Engineer, C.R.S., Tamarac, Fl. (December 2003 – May 2006)

  • Traveled to clients to trouble shoot various problems relating to desktops, servers, networks, and their equipment.
  • I had deal with clients and travel to fix mission critical systems.  
  • Kept detail logs for Endeavor Telecom for billing purposes.
  • Working knowledge of and experience in TCP/IP, LAN, Wan and voice communications. Proficiency in xDSL, ISDN, and T1 fundamentals, as well as expert knowledge of both commercial and residential cabling and wiring for xDsl, ISDN, T1, and LAN data lines.

 

Vice President, Sharas Key Solutions, Pompano Beach Fl. (December 2002 – current)

I report directly to the president on all matter of the business.  I am Responsible for direct operations, human resources, logistics, finances and marketing/sales for the company. I make decisions ranging from when we should upgrade the office equipment to hiring and firing of employees. I also prepared and summit the company’s taxes. I created and administrate the Windows Server 2003 and Red Hat Fedora.  Created and mange user/ email/ ftp/ telnet/accounts. Perform maintenance on the hardware and upgrades on the network. I am in charge of implementing and maintaining the company CMS. This includes: boastMachine, LinPHA, phpGroupWare, phpmyadmin and PHP-Nuke.

Technology Summary

Programming:

Action Script: Intermediate

Basic: Intermediate

WordPress: Intermediate

Joomla: Intermediate

Pascal: Intermediate

C : Intermediate

C++ : Intermediate

Java/ JavaScript: Intermediate

Html/ CSS: Expert

ASP: Expert

SQL: Expert

UML: Intermediate

 

Software:

Access: Expert

Adobe Photoshop – Expert

Illustrator  – Expert

Flash – Expert

Dreamweaver – Expert

Alias: Maya – Expert

3D studio max – Expert

Corel Painter – Intermediate

Pixologic: Zbrush – Intermediate

 

Systems:

Unix, Linux, Windows (all), Macintosh OS X

 

 

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