850.516.1484 john@webaficionado.com

John D. Melvin, II

Web Designer, Instructional Designer, Historian, & Author

Education

University of South Alabama

PhD, Instructional Design and Development
2017 – 2022

Florida State University

MS Certificate, Online Instructional Development
2016

University of West Florida

MA, History / MA Certificate, Historic Preservation
2016 – 2018

University of West Florida

BA, History / BA, Philosophy
2013 – 2016

“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas A. Edison

I am passionate about:

  • Web Design: Having created a couple websites for college projects, I quickly developed a passion for web design and creating meaningful websites for clients that provide a harmonious balance of aesthetics and utilitatrian value.
  • History: Initially a physics and mathematics double major, I took a dual enrollment American history course many years ago that would prove to fundamentally change the course of history for both my academic and professional careers.
  • Learning: A first generation high school graduate and self-proclaimed career student, I have challenged myself in myriad academic programs over the past fifteen years. I’m currently earning my PhD in Instructional Design and Development.

I am:

a designer
a perfectionist
a technology junkie
very creative
organized
patient
highly professional

I enjoy:

film
books
animation
traveling
coffee
djing
& music

I value:

respect
good communication
honesty
equality
good manners
originality

I love:

my job
design & development
3d design
illustration
music

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

Work History

2017

Co-Founder, Vice President

Web Aficionado, Inc. (July 2017 – present)

Founder, President

Big J Enterprises, Inc. (April 2017 – present)

2016

Author

Indigo River Publishing (February 2016 – president)

2014

Sr. Instructional Designer

Intelligent Decision Systems, Inc. (October 2017 – present)

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela

My Skills

  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media Management
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Coding

Design Software

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Flash
  • Fireworks

Web Design Software

  • WordPress
  • Dreamweaver
  • Wix / Weebly / SquareSpace
  • Adobe Muse

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