Grant Mukai

Hello, I'm Grant Mukai

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Hello, I'm Grant Mukai

Web Development | Email Marketing | Database Administration | Multimedia

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Who Am I?

My name is Grant Mukai and I am a front-end Web developer and systems support specialist for the American Political Science Association (APSA) in the District of Columbia. I work in the Marketing and Communications Department where I help manage our association's primary website as well as several small-scale WordPress sites devoted to promoting political science and helping our special interest sections organize themselves on the Web. I also serve as the primary point of contact for our database management and assist my team with our social media and publications while providing excellent customer service to our members in English, French and Spanish. Although we are located in the United States, we have a very large international membership base.

Before joining APSA, I worked at both the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in Washington and iQ Solutions in Rockville, Maryland, developing email newsletters. Some of the healthcare agencies I worked for include the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I have also produced and updated English and Spanish webpages for the National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).

A large part of my responsibilities at iQ Solutions consisted of making sure that webpages and documents met the Web Accessibility Guidelines set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium and Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Prior to my career switch from journalism to Web development, I was an Associate News Producer for Wellesley Public Media in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, where I produced news reports and documentaries for the local cable access station. In the Boston area, I was instrumental in bringing online video content to the Patch.com platform where I provided freelance video work on a number of local events and businesses and ran a weekly real estate column.

I am a proud alumnus of Boston University's College of Communication where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French Language and Literature.

In my free time, I can be found dancing Lindy Hop and Blues, two popular styles of social dance, and hanging out in Washington's international scene.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,

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What I Can Do

Writing

As a journalism major, I know how to write well for both print and online publications. I have used my writing abilities to report the news and also to promote businesses in the marketing space.

Multimedia

In my reporter days, I worked as a television producer and video editor. I created my own stories from start to finish and designed my own special effects.

Email Design

By understanding that email design is not the same as Web design, I am proficient in coding “depricated” HTML and inline CSS as well as having a good idea of what Outlook does and does not support.

Clear Code

I am very serious about only writing the cleanest up-to-date HTML5, CSS3 and PHP7. My code is properly indented and follows standards set by the W3C and Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Responsive Design

Not only do I understand how to implement media queries and float and scale content for responsive Web design, I also undestand best practices for creating responsive email (where supported).

Support

Although I provide Web services for my association, I also offer training to our staff on how to manage their own content and assist our members in English, French and Spanish with membership issues.

Web Development

DEVELOPPEUR WEB : Je produis et développe des e-mails, contenu Web et requêtes SQL sous les dates butoirs et j'administre plusieurs sites WordPress et Drupal y compris la gestion du développement frontal du site Web.

Last updated: 27 October 2016

Work Experience

Web Services & System Support Specialist

American Political Science Association

03.2015 - 12.2016

Web Developer (contract)

Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

10.2014 - 03.2015

Web Producer I (contract)

iQ Solutions

04.2014 - 10.2014

Duties

APSA
  • Manage Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL databases, run queries and produce reports
  • Oversee and manage the implementation of the association's intranet including a web-based help desk
  • Install and configure theme options and server setting for several WordPress sites
  • Provide photography,edited video clips, news articles and podcasting for PoliticalScienceNow.com
  • Design prospectus documents for conference exhibitors
  • Translate surveys and advertising into French
  • Provide Web graphics for websites and email newsletters
  • Design and configure conference mobile applications
  • Provide Web services to members
Georgetown
  • Designed and developed email marketing templates for the Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Designed printed flyers and posters
  • Designed Web graphics
  • Managed and organized WordPress and Drupal content and configured Web servers
  • Consulted with other departments to determine electronic communication initiatives
  • Built a PHP email marketing application to automate email creation
iQ
  • Performed quality control on a number of websites and product catalog pages for healthcare clients including federal government agencies
  • Drafted email marketing materials and ADA-compliant webpages and PDFs
  • Updated webpage content and designed Web elements
  • Reviewed Web and email content for coding errors for Americans with Disbilities Act Section 508 standards compliance
  • Enforced Web standards policies and verified cross-browser compatibility

Education

Bachelor of Science, Broadcast Journalism

Minor, French Language & Literature

Boston University, College of Communication

09.2006 - 05.2010

Communications

DEVELOPPEUR WEB : Je produis et développe des e-mails, contenu Web et requêtes SQL sous les dates butoirs et j'administre plusieurs sites WordPress et Drupal y compris la gestion du développement frontal du site Web.

Last updated: 29 October 2016

Work Experience

Web Services & Systems Support Specialist

American Political Science Association

03.2015 - 12.2016

Associate Producer

Wellesley Public Media

01.2012 - 08.2013

Freelance Journalist & Video Editor

Patch Media Corporation

08.2010 - 07.2013

Duties

APSA
  • Promote political science figures, awards and events for association members through a primary website and several WordPress sites
  • Design and create email marketing templates for member communications
  • Design Web banners for political science websites
  • Provide customer service to members dealing with meeting registration, proposal submissions and issues related to WordPress content management
  • Translate surveys and advertising into French
  • Design and configure mobile applications for conference events
Wellesley Public Media
  • Researched, wrote and produced televised news content
  • Arranged and conducted interviews for news reports
  • Negotiated press coverage with several media relations teams and organizations
  • Built relationships with local residents, government officials and businesses in the community
  • Researched creative ways to showcase the town's achievements in neighboring towns
  • Provided video software instruction to volunteers
iQ
  • Developed press releases and news articles for online publication
  • Conducted interviews for news reports
  • Wrote two real estate columns per week showcasing local houses and condos
  • Researched and collaborated with various media relations teams to promote community events
  • Promoted the Patch.com brand to increase awareness in the communities served by the publication

Education

Bachelor of Science, Broadcast Journalism

Minor, French Language & Literature

Boston University, College of Communication

09.2006 - 05.2010
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