Curriculum Vitae

Nikki L. Blight

Self-motivated and goal-oriented professional with a desire to pursue a long-term career in the web development/IT field.  Seven years professional experience as a web designer/developer, and a willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies.


Parkland College, Champaign, IL
Associate in Applied Science, Website Development and Management, 2006

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Geology, 2003

Centennial High School, Champaign IL
Graduated 1999

Work Experience:

The Atkins Group (July 2011 – Present)

Address: 2805 Boulder Rd. Urbana, IL 61801
Job Title: Web Developer/Network Assistant

  • Design, development, maintenance, and upgrade of multiple dynamic, database-driven company websites
  • Search engine optimization of new sites
  • Migration of website content from Drupal to WordPress
  • Management of company’s social media presence
  • Photography for websites and social media
  • Graphic design (web and print) including advertisment artwork
  • General tech support

Illini Media (January 2007 – May 2011)

Address: 512 E. Green St. Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 337-8300
Job Title: Web Development Advisor/Web Developer

  • Development, maintenance, and upgrade of multiple dynamic, database-driven company websites
  • Planning, development, and maintenance of a custom content management system built on the cakePHP framework
  • Migration of website content from the College Publisher hosting service to an in-house Drupal-based website

Round Barn True Value Hardware (June 2001 – January 2007)

Address: 2010 Round Barn Rd. Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: (217) 352-1100
Job Title: Cashier

  • Register
  • General customer service
  • Restocking, cleaning, answering phones

Qualifications and Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and W3C web standards
  • 7 years experience in developing dynamic, database driven websites using PHP and MySQL
  • Comfortable working in Windows, MacOS, and Linux environments
  • Working knowledge of web development software, including Eclipse, Photoshop, MAMP/WAMP, and FTP software
  • Experience using of version control software (Subversion) to track changes to project code-base
  • Knowledge of CMS software, including Drupal and WordPress
  • Experience working with PHP frameworks using MVC software architecture (cakePHP)
  • Some experience in C, Java, and Perl programming languages

References available upon request

Nikki Blight – Web/PHP Developer