Phillip Vanarsdel - Solutions Provider

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Born with a mouse in my hand, I’ve been helping others cope with technology since 1978.

Phillip Vanarsdel

IT Manager/Support Specialist
Art/Design/Marketing/Support

Personal Profile

Simply put, I am a self-motivated, results driven solutions provider whose objective is to help others be self-sustaining and comfortable in the high tech world, while effectively inducing the inception of a smile. I specialize in making others feel at ease with technology, with a proven track record of systematically fine tuning and leaning out processes, as well as reducing costs that successfully deliver increased productivity and vision.

Key Skills

  • IT & Creative Solutions
  • Information Security
  • Art Design and Direction
  • Communications
  • Problem Management
  • E-Commerce & Merchandising
  • Digital Product and Print Management
  • Search Engine Optimization & Marketing
  • Digital & Offset Printing
  • Email & Social Media Marketing

Work Experience

Owner of Handsome Lawn Service

March 2016 – Present

We are a landscaping company servicing Arlington, TX. We employ young men to learn trades such as manual labor while helping clients learn to love their yard again. Services include (but are not limited to) regular lawn service, fertilization, weeding, planting, cleanup, tree trimming, and more. Check out the website for a free quote.

Owner of Polka Dot Design

July 2014 – Present

Job duties include everything you could imagine with being the owner of an e-commerce company. From all aspects of SEO to Merchandising and Art Direction. Owning Polka Dot Design exploits quite a few well-polished skills from digital and offset printing to managing all web servers and cloud based IT services. Daily duties include managing communications, promos, social media marketing, and Fulfillment management as well as eliminating redundancy and waste and leaning out processes.

Communications Manager of AHS Cheer

July 2014 – Present

Job duties include communications via social media as well as the handling and evolvement of the main website and e-commerce store. In addition to this, I take care of the graphics and ad management for marketing ad placement via print and web. #CheerDad

IT Manager at Cockrell Enovation

October 2004 – 2014

Job duties included the installation of all security appliances and on-site web servers for company Files, FTP, MIS, CRM, and E-Commerce storefront solutions. In addition to this would be the installation and support of all company desktop and laptop systems with on-site networking as well as remote accessibility. Management duties included managing a team of employees, cultivating core values as well as management of internal network, wireless networks, security and server-based virus scan to reduce vulnerabilities.

Desktop Publisher at Westbridge Printing

July 2001 – October 2004

Daily duties included troubleshooting and preparing customer files for page layout, output, and print in all Creative Suite and desktop applications for both Mac and PC operating systems.

Desktop Publisher/IT Manager at Print Print

April 1999 – July 2001

Designed and built the (non-existent) internal network and Pre-Press Department. Upon completion, I continued to manage the departments while maintaining daily desktop publishing, pagination, layout, and film output.

Quest for Knowledge

Google Analytics Academy

Certificate – E-commerce Analytics: From Data to Decisions

July 2014

Google Analytics Academy

Certificate – Google Analytics Platform Principles

July 2014

Education To Go

Certificate – Marketing Your Business on the Internet

February 2014

Education To Go

Certificate – Creating WordPress Websites

February 2014

Tarrant County College

Class – Fundamentals of Information Security

December 2013

Education To Go

Certificate – Creating Web Pages

December 2013

Education To Go

Certificate – Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

December 2013

Education To Go

Certificate – Introduction to Programming

February 2013

Digital Training & Designs, Inc.

Certificate – iOS Development

April 2013

Digital Training & Designs, Inc.

IDEA Solutions

Certificate – Basic Management Skills

May 2009

Tarrant County College

Certificate – C++

March 2009

Tarrant County College

Computer Science

1996-2000

References

Links

 

Polka Dot Design

Dedicated to celebrating all of life’s occasions, Polka Dot Design is the leading online destination for personalized invitations, stationery and party supplies.

 

Polka Dot Design Blog

Ideas, Inspiration & Invitations along with DIY Inspiration and Party Ideas.

 

Printaholic

Polka Dot Design: Celebrate Every Day. Celebrate life’s moments with Polka Dot Design!

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