DOUGLAS
SMOLENS
WEB | SEO
STRATEGY

Resume, Skills & Experience

I'm a web strategist, combining skills such as web design, development, SEO, content creation, UX and more to help businesses reach and convert more customers.

I've been working in Design, Web, WordPress, SEO & Strategy for 17+ years now.

Web strategist with 12+ years experience combining skills such as web design, development, SEO, content creation, UX and more to help websites reach and convert more customers. Adept at creating and implementing industry-specific web strategies and SEO campaigns for a wide variety of businesses and products. I am also experienced in research, data analysis and reporting.

Experience

Visualab Design - Los Angeles, CA

Web Strategist

February 2012 - Present

Duties

Digital Marketing 85%
Local SEO 90%
Web Design & Strategy 100%

Visualab Design is a Los Angeles based Design & Digital Marketing Agency specializing in Graphic
Design, Web Design, Digital Marketing and SEO.

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing all web design and SEO projects
  • Managing and nurturing client relationships
  • Reporting all work and marketing statistics in custom client dashboards

Sound Colony Music - Hollywood, CA

Creative Director

May 2008 to October 2015

Duties

Sound Colony is a music publishing company representing a highly curated catalog of about 700 songs from independent artists around the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the day to day managing and marketing of the companies music publishing catalog
  • Negotiating and executing sync and master licenses
  • Distributing royalties
  • Monitoring and protecting the companies intellectual property

Self Employed - Los Angeles, CA

Freelance Web Designer

June 2003 to February 2012

Duties

Starting in 2003 I began educating myself and working as a freelance web designer after discovering my keen interest in the subject and skill in the execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, test and maintain websites of all kinds
  • Support clients and businesses to achieve their digital marketing goals

Apple Computer - Santa Cruz, CA

Computer Repair Technician

July 2000 to August 2005

Duties

Certified Apple repair technician working both at Apple headquarters as well as local independent
resellers in the San Jose and Santa Cruz areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Diagnosing and repairing problems on all mac computers and accessories
  • Customer Service – Working with the customer to educate them and demonstrate how the various technologies they employ work

Education

UCLA - Los Angeles, CA

January 1992 to June 1997

Bachelor's in Environmental Studies
Minor in Ethnomusicology

Skills