ERIC FERGUSON
5348 48th Av. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
phone/fax: (612)726-6364
eric@celticfringe.net
http://www.celticfringe.net

WEB DESIGN, WEB DEVELOPMENT, WRITING, and EDITING

TECHNICAL SKILLS
WEB: HTML, Flash, JavaScript, CSS, Photoshop, Perl, PHP, XML, ASP and Stellent's content management.
OS and Applications: Experienced Windows 95, 98, NT4, 2000, and XP, and Macintosh 9. Limited experience with Linux and Unix. Experienced with Office applications, several web browsers and e-mail programs.

EXPERIENCE
Freelance: I have been a freelance designer for the last few years, building sites from scratch and doing redesigns.

Web sites built:
Celtic Fringe Web design
West Wisconsin Land Trust
Stormy Weather Players
The Art of David Geister, historic artist
The Raven's Blog, political blog
The Upper Mississippi Brigade, War of 1812 reenactors.
J. Henderson Artifacts, historic stoneware.
Walden Enterprises, parent of WaZoo!
The Organics, currently in development
RHC & Associates, technical recruiter
Teenlife.net , short-lived teenage magazine. I was also editor.
A Strand of the Celtic Fringe, my personal and web design site.

Stellent Content Management: I was the Webmaster and Intranet Administrator for Stellent, Inc. and have subsequently done contract work for Stellent customers including Walgreens, H.B. Fuller, and the MN Dept. of Revenue.

I've written articles for TC Internet Guide and Directory. Click here for an article on Finding Mystery on the Web here for Digital Snapshots, and here for Seeking Employment on The Web.

Non-technical writing:
A script used by the Minnesota Historical Society in its territorial period exhibit and occasionally reused, The Fashion of the Country.
A monologue of Grant Marsh being used at Fort Union by the State Historical Society of North Dakota
A fribble for the Motley Fools web site
"The Eviction of the Squatters from Ft. Snelling" was published by Hennepin History Magazine in Spring 2000.

I edited the School Day Program booklet for Historic Fort Snelling, and subsequently built an HTML version. The site manager recommended it for implementation.

The QuikPages (later renamed Innuity, now defunct), 1997-98 where I wrote, coded and edited web pages for small businesses. I was the principal trainer of web designers and assisted customers with technical problems.

In addition to the writing/editing mentioned above, I have written and edited organizational newsletters, I am a produced playwright, published historian, and I have written editorials and a short story.

OTHER

SKILLS
Supervision, public speaking, interpersonal communication, metalworking, woodworking, historical research

EXPERIENCE
12 years with the Minnesota Historical Society as a Historic Interpreter at Historic Fort Snelling, 1987-98, 11 as staff, last four as a Lead Guide with responsibilities for daily scheduling, organizing events and demonstrations, writing performance reviews, doing research and making informational presentations. I also designed a discovery room, set up the staff computer, and set up files of staff training manuals.

Essay Reader for Data Recognition Corp., scoring standardized tests, 1991-97

Outside work, I am currently an officer or active member in a couple local historic reenactment groups

EDUCATION
BA with majors in Speech and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Two quarters graduate school at Mankato State University (since changed to Minnesota State University - Mankato)

REFERENCES
Available upon request.

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