J. Kenny Loveall
Web Designer/Programmer and Lighting Designer

Resume

Objective
A position utilizing web development or electrical engineering, leadership, and creative thinking skills.
Work Experience
Full Stack Developer/Team Leader November 2012 ‐ Present
Choice Tutoring Houston, TX
  • Worked full time during summer 2013 and 10 hours/week during school year
  • Led a team to overhaul the website with an emphasis on usability, speed, and maintenance costs
  • Designed a new front page to increase customers and revenue; increased customer form submissions by 500%
  • Used many technologies such as HTML, CSS, PHP, AJAX, MySQL, and JavaScript/JQuery
  • Created a text messaging and email queue system to stay within limits of shared hosting
  • Enabled website to export information to Quickbooks
  • Continue to add features to the site and maintain the existing site as necessary
Web Designer/Programmer May 2012 ‐ November 2012
University of Houston Games Room Houston, TX
  • Worked 10 hours/week during school year and 20 hours/week during summer 2012 along with another 20 hour/week job
  • Designed websites for university games room and bowling team
  • Games room website included a custom reservation tracking system built using PHP and XML
  • Bowling team included a tournament results system built using PHP and XML
I.T. Intern May 2012 ‐ August 2012
U.S. Property Management Houston, TX
  • Worked 20 hours/week during summer 2012 along with another 20 hour/week job
  • Ran network cabling and learned about administrating Windows networks
  • Installed and customized a ticket tracking system for the maintenance and I.T. departments
Projectionist May 2011 ‐ September 2011
Alamo Drafthouse Katy, TX
  • Ran 7 projectors (2 film/digital, 5 film) including threading, audio, lighting, preshow, and projectors' optics and electronics
  • Performed weekly and monthly maintenance tasks on projectors and theaters
I.T. Help Desk Lab Assistant August 2010 ‐ May 2011
Emerson College, IT Help Desk Boston, MA
  • Worked 10-15 hours/week during school year
  • Assisted students and teachers in the computer labs with various computer questions
  • Dispatched to classrooms to diagnose and repair in-classroom projection/computer system
Event Technician August 2010 ‐ May 2011
Emerson College, Office of the Arts Boston, MA
  • Ran many college events in the school's various spaces including the film screening room
  • Ensured that all rules and safety precautions of the space were followed
Technical Assistant August 2010 ‐ May 2011
Emerson College, Office of the Arts Boston, MA
  • Organized and performed general maintenance on the school's various spaces
  • Prepared the school's various spaces for events
Event Technician May 2007 ‐ August 2010
Cinco Ranch High School, Performing Arts Dept. Katy, TX
  • Mastered the school's Performing Arts Center's (PAC) projection, video, audio, lighting and rigging equipment and systems
  • Wrote 130-page instructional manual on operation, troubleshooting, and repair of all technical equipment in the PAC
  • Performed troubleshooting of systems often under extreme time constraints
  • Often oversaw and trained a crew of 4-7 students who ran the various systems in the PAC
Education (Selected)
University of Houston August 2011 ‐ Present
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Option; Computer Science Minor; Honors Student Houston, TX
  • Expected Graduation 2016
  • Club Membership:
    • IEEE
    • Honors Engineering Program (Tutoring Coordinator)
    • UH Quidditch (Referee)
    • Bowling Team (Team Member)
    • Cougar Urban Gaming Society
    • Cougar CS (ACM Chapter)
    • GLOBAL (Gay-straight alliance)
    • NSCS
Emerson College August 2010 ‐ May 2011
B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Production Boston, MA
  • Planned to major in Theatre Design and Production (specifically Lighting Design) before transferring to Univeristy of Houston
  • Held 3 on-campus jobs in the Theatre and I.T. departments
  • Participated in many on-campus activities such as helping organize the Love Is Louder counter-protest against the WBC, Emerson College's Lady Gaga Lipdub and many student shows.
Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Summer 2009
Honors Student Las Vegas, NV
  • 8 week professional summer intensive training session covering the following topics: Drafting/CAD, Theatrical Rigging, Automated Rigging, Lighting Technology, Automated Lights, Sound Technology, Special Effects, Moulage Make-up
  • Taught by industry professionals including: Don Childs, Brian Gale, Yves Aucoin, Luc LaFortune, Leonard Miller, Andrew Campbell, Joe McGeogh, Nathan Santucci
  • Graduated as an Honor Student
U.S.I.T.T. 2009 April 2009
Cincinnati, OH
  • Architectural Dimming and Control
  • Painting Translucent Drops
  • Using and Mixing the New Theatrical Palette of Gels, Dichroics, and LEDs
  • Cheap(er) Automation
  • Get Animated! 3D Animation for Design Communication
L.D.I. 2008 2008
Las Vegas, NV
Cinco Ranch High School August 2006 ‐ May 2010
Katy, TX
  • Highly active in school's theatre and robotics club including holding offices such as V.P. of Production
  • SAT: 770 Math, 640 Verbal, 600 Writing
Skills
  • Programming Languages:
    • CSS
    • C++
    • HTML
    • Java
    • Javascript/jQuery
    • MongoDB
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • SQL (MySQL)
  • Computer Programs:
    • Adobe CS Suite (most programs)
    • AutoCAD
    • Eclipse
    • NetBeans
    • MS Office
    • Sketchup
    • Solidworks
    • Ubuntu
    • Windows
  • Digital/Film Projection
  • Ethernet and wireless networking
  • General Computer Troubleshooting
  • General carpentry/wood shop skills
  • Power Tools (i.e. Compound Miter Saw, Table Saw, Hand Tools, Router, Nail Gun)
Projects (Selected)
Catalyst Laser Combat May 2010 ‐ Present
Project Leader/Creator Houston, TX
  • Utilized new technologies to create game play that previously was only available in video games
  • Designed and prototyped hardware & software using Arduino, Android, VoIP, Wireless Networking/Triangulation, IR Communication, PHP, MySQL, Asterisk, Ajax, Javascript, Java, and Ubuntu
  • Project deferred until graduation and funding is found
Awards (Selected)
Best Lighting Design for Daughters of Atreus Cinco Ranch Theater Company (CRTC) 2010
Best Technician CRTC 2010
Best Lighting Design for Throughly Modern Millie Nomination Tommy Tune Awards 2010
State-Qualifying Individual Set Design Texas U.I.L. Design Competition 2010
Honors Student Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas 2009
Best Technical Execution for CRTC Tommy Tune Awards 2008