Allison King's Portfolio


Technical Skills

  • Knowledge: Digitization standards, Web site creation and information architecture, content management and content management systems, social media practices, digital meta data creation, electronic archival practices, Learning Management Systems
  • Programs: Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, VR Worx, Camtasia Studio, Articulate Storyline, Audacity, Microsoft Office Suite, FTP, Visio, Luminate Suite, WordPress, Drupal, Salesforce
  • Languages: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, XML, CSystems: Windows 95-XP, Mac OS 7.1-9 & X

Work Experience

Hansen's Sno-Bliz and Sweetshop New Orleans, LA 2008-Current

Digital Content Creator, Web Master, and Community Manager

  • Designed and created a business Web site,, using WordPress, HTML, CSS, and PHP.
  • Digitized memorabilia including photographs, newspapers, and videos.
  • Created an online exhibit of digitized items using OpenCollection.
  • Incorporated social media strategies including blogs, Flickr groups, and a successful Facebook page.

Blackbaud (formerly Convio) Austin, TX 2009-Current

Education Specialist

  • Educated a variety of clients and employees how to use the Luminate Suite of products, with an average approval score consistently above 4.5 out of 5.
  • Developed task-based, detail oriented, interactive tutorials to promote asynchronous learning. As of 2013 have produced and quality controlled over 150 videos.
  • Created, updated, and maintained course materials with step-by-step instructions, screenshots, class exercises, and reviews, in alignment with product upgrades and customer needs.
  • Managed the Luminate LearnCenter, an LMS on the Oracle Learn platform, including a site redesign to improve user access to information.
  • Organized the Training teams electronic resources for both internal and external findability, including the team wiki pages and on the communally shared drive.

Web Producer

  • Created Web sites for eCRM and CMS platforms using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with regards to the needs of the clients, the specifications of the products, and accessibility issues; often handle projects that had special concerns, such as being ADA complaint.
  • Worked with project managers and other team members to deploy clients on Convio products within the requested time frames.
  • As part of the of the Go! Team, spearheaded implementing naming conventions for materials produced to help clients with electronic file management and findablilty within the Convio product.
  • Trained other team members on CMS and Go! projects.

The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 2008-2009

Briscoe Center for American History Information Analyst

  • Converted majority of Web site, including backend pages, to a new design, updating both the look of the site and the flow of information, using a mixture of PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, a content management system, and FCKeditor; made sure site was both ADA compliant and cross-browser compatible.
  • Fixed PHP on the Photojournalism and Digital Media Repository sections of Web site to display information as intended and without errors.
  • Added Captcha images to online forms to stop the influx of spam messages.
  • Enhanced the contents of the Digital Media Repository by retrieving metadata about previously digitized images from old cataloging systems, prepping the data for ingestion, including checking for errors, and uploading data into a MySQL database and by creating and uploading access images, thumbnails, and Zoomify sets and making said images publicly accessible though the Web site.

The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 2006-2008

School of Information IT Lab Teaching Assistant

  • Enhanced student learning and class work by providing individual instruction in computer software and hardware.
  • Created paper, online, and video tutorials about advanced Office features and iLife '08 to further student and staff skills.
  • Developed and taught one-hour courses in Photoshop, iMovie, Mail Merge, and Mac OS 10.5 to broaden student and staff knowledge of commonly used programs.
  • Provided students one-on-one instruction in the use of Web tools such as HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop.
  • Created online sign-up forms for said workshops using PHP and MySQL.
  • Developed an understanding of digital video formats to provide more effective online video tutorials.

The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Summer 2007

Teaching Assistant for Managing Digital Libraries

  • Developed content in collaboration with course instructor and taught two two-hour face to face classes: one on basic digitization practices and one to introduce students to different digital library software.
  • Clarified issues about technical aspects of assignments in person and through online forums to assist students.

UMassFive College Federal
Credit Union
Hadley, MA 2004-2006

Marketing Assistant

  • Ran weekly and monthly reports using online databases and excel to monitor growth and market penetration of Credit Union and selected products.
  • Maintained company web site and Intranet using online forms and HTML.
  • Used digital photo editing techniques to include company pictures in online and printed publications.
  • Updated Web site, in coordination with graphic and Web designers, for a consistent branding look and to make navigation easier for visitors.
  • Coordinated with a variety of vendors to promote Credit Union products and activities.

eclecTechs Northampton, MA 2005

Web Developer

  • Created and maintained a variety of Web sites for clients, including authors, real estate agents, and local businesses.
  • Used online translation tools to add accessibility to the articles on the Women's Health & Education Center Web site.
  • Created an Arabic template for the Women's Health & Education Center Web site in collaboration with primary Web developer.
  • Taught classes on Web site building and computer programs, such as Excel and PowerPoint to clients.

RCN Springfield, MA 2002-2003

Customer Service Representative

  • Provided over the phone technical support for cable television and telephone services to assist customers with their products.
  • Regular member of the "Over 40" sales club.


The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX August 2008

MS in Information Studies

  • Focus in Digital and Online Collections
  • Courses in Digital Libraries, Digitization, Electronic Records, and Databases
  • Overall GPA 3.97

Smith College Northampton, MA May 2002

Bachelors of Arts

  • Major: Classical Studies, Minor: Theatre
  • Other courses in Computer Programming, Internet Design, Discrete Mathematics, and Literature
  • Overall GPA 3.61, Dean's List all eight semesters

Interests and Activities

Computers, Web Design, Theatre, Reading, Mythology and Ancient Religions, Renaissance Faires, Volunteering with the Austin Browncoats, Crocheting, Cats, Gaming, Karaoke, and Baking.

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