Manuel Zavala


Web Designer / Developer / Teacher / Entrepreneur

I specialize in mixing technology with business. I have been managing websites for companies throughout the Inland Empire for 5 years. I am currently employed as a Career Technical Educator at Beaumont High School, located in Beaumont, CA. In Fall of 2017, I finished my Bachelors Degree from the University of California Riverside with a concentration in Marketing and a degree in Computer Information Systems from Crafton Hills College. I am the founder of Student Hires, a student-run creative agency striving to provide quality work experience to students in our community.

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  • Name: Manuel Zavala
  • From: San Bernardino, CA
  • Education:

  • University of California Riverside 2017-2019
    • B.S. Business Administration - Concentration: Marketing
  • Crafton Hills College 2015-2017
    • A.S. Computer Information Systems Major, Emphasis in Web Design
  • Relevant Coursework:
    • Intro to Computing (iOS apps)
    • C Programming
    • Java Programming
    • Web Page Programming and Design
    • Website Design and Programming using Dreamweaver
    • Intro to PhotoShop
    • Computer Graphics with Adobe Illustrator
    • Desktop Publishing With Adobe Indesign
  • Work Experience:

  • Founder at Student Hires
    • Student Hires is a student-run organization, employing college students from various universities throughout the Inland Empire. We create hands-on experiential after-school programs led by college students that increase the career readiness of disadvantaged youth in our community.
  • Career Technical Educator for PAL Charter Academy High School
    • November 2017 - Present
    • Develop course curriculum for technology class. Teaching high school grades 9-12
    • Contracted with the school to offer Career Technical Education courses on Information Technology.
    • Coordinated with a staff of up to 5 student instructors to facilitate traditional classroom sessions.
    • Delivered and constructed lesson plans for career technical education pathways in web development, cybersecurity, and basic technology classes.
  • Interim Creative Director for Voice Marketing
    • Assumed creative director role, managing a team of 6 web and graphic design freelancers
    • Delegated tasks to designers and coordinated effectively to complete web and graphics projects for clients ahead of schedule.
    • Assisted the organization in improving business information systems, creating systems that increased productivity and reliability.
    • Strategized with management to launch new marketing initiatives and sales funnels.
  • Web Developer for Voice Marketing
    • Coordinated with the Creative Director to complete web and graphics projects in a telecommuting role.
    • Maintained and developed websites for a variety of clients throughout the Inland Empire.
    • Performed on-page and off-page SEO analysis and optimization for multiple clients.
    • Worked on graphic design projects from conception to production.
    • Practiced effective communication and completed assignments in a timely manner while juggling projects for 5+ companies at any given time.
  • Web Developer for American Tax Empire
    • Maintained and developed an online presence for American Tax Empire.
    • Coordinated with business owner and stakeholders to produce additional online platforms for neighboring brands.
  • Skills:

    • Languages: HTML, CSS, PHP, C, JAVA
    • Software: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Excel, Access, Word, Powerpoint
    • CMS Systems: Wordpress, WooCommerce, OpenCart, Drupal, Joomla, October