Resume- Website Design & Development

Link to here for Sharon’s Website Design & Development Resume in PDF format

Current Projects

Studio website, gallery, and occasional blog for Sharon Smith Design & Metal Arts Studio

Website for the Creative Metal Arts Guild, a professional guild for Portland- area metalsmiths and jewelry artists

Conspiracy Dice Game

Website for the Conspiracy Dice Game at
A dice game of my own creation, based on an art piece from my MFA thesis
Design, layout, and associated logos are all of my own design
Game is currently in play-testing phase


Present Code Oregon Project with Treehouse Online Learning (

Website Design Track – Completed 11/2014
WordPress Site Design Track – Completed 12/2014
Website Development – Anticipated Completion 7/2015
PHP, MySQL – Anticipated Completion 8/2015
WordPress Development – Anticipated Completion 8/2015

2013 University of North Dakota

Master of Fine Arts: Studio Arts – Jewelry/Metalsmithing

2007 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Master of Arts: Studio Arts – Jewelry/Metalsmithing

2002-2004 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Work Towards: Bachelors of Fine Arts: Studio Art- Jewelry/Metalsmithing
Bachelors of Fine Arts: Applied Art- Graphic Design

1995 Mercyhurst College

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology

Computer, Web, and Graphic Design Skills

Website Design and Development
HTML, CSS, JavaScript
WordPress, Managed Content
Works equally well with both PC and Mac
Digital SLR, Film 35mm, Slides, including lighting small 3D objects
Adobe Creative Suite
Writing and Editing
Database Design and Management
Filemaker Pro 11
Microsoft Office

Related Employment and Experience

Note- Gaps in employment are due to relevance to resume, not unemployment

2004 – Present Designer and Maker of Things, Physical and Digital
Sharon Smith Metal Arts Studio, Portland, OR

Design and maintain websites for clients
Design and maintenance of studio website, Etsy store, and marketing
Design and fabricate jewelry, sculpture, and functional objects
Teach individual students, small workshops, and demos of a variety of metalsmith techniques

2010-2013 Graduate Teaching Assistant (Teacher of Record) – Art 204 – Jewelry/Metals
Department Of Art & Design, University Of North Dakota

Taught 6 semesters of of Art 204, receiving excellent reviews from the majority of my students on Instructor Reviews
Plan semester-long course structure and assignments, Write course syllabus
Demonstrate all metalsmithing techniques necessary to complete projects including: soldering, forging, basic stone setting, polishing, cold connections
Instruct students in basic 2-D & 3-D design concepts and explain the relationship of those concepts to each assignment, Instruct and assist students with studio equipment and maintain safety of studio environment

2011-2013 Graduate Research Assistant
Art Collections, University Of North Dakota

Developed and maintained database of artworks in the university’s art collection
Installation of works at a variety of local galleries and campus locations

2004-2009  Pre-Press and Graphic Designer for Publications
Ár nDraíocht Féin, A Druid Fellowship (ADF)

Co-Project Coordinator and Pre-Press work for the Grove Organizers Handbook, 4th Edition
Including: Editing, Design, and Layout of finished book
Design, Layout, Illustration and Pre-Press on several commercially available books published through ADF Press

2004-2006 Graduate Assistant
Office Of Graduate Studies And Research, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Designed and Built Entire Department Website in HTML, teaching myself HTML in the process
Receptionist and secretarial duties

2006-2009 Engraving Specialist (Seasonal)
Things Remembered, Erie, PA

Layout and programming of engraved designs
Operation and maintenance of computer-driven engraving machine
Assist customers with design options
Product sales and Customer service

1997-2003 Senior Center Director
Northwestern Senior Center, GECAC, Albion, PA

Daily Activities planning and facilitating group activities, particularly teaching craft projects
Management of Center funds and budget
Grant writing
Web site maintenance
Completion of all Center paperwork
Planning Outreach activities


PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT)
Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon (CHIFOO)
Portland Creative Metal Arts Guild (CMAG)
Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)
American Craft Council
Erie Craft Time Continuum


Third Place- Graduate Student, UND Student Art Show, 2013
Rick Santorum Award (Special Juror’s Prize), UND Student Art Show, 2012
Stephen Kemminify Award for Creative Use of Any Material, 2006
Eclectic Etceteras Scholarship Competition Finalist, 2004


SNAG Student Membership Recruitment Poster, 2009
Edinboro University Metals Program Student Recruitment Postcard, 2006
Edinboro University Metals Program Student Recruitment Postcard, 2005
Chimera Journal of Art and Literature, Volume 1, 2003