C. Bret Nichols

I live at the intersection of software engineering, web development, and video production. My passion is helping businesses create innovative and memorable experiences for their clients using cutting edge technology -- delivered on time, under budget, and with exceptional quality and professionalism.

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Technical Skills

  • mac
  • linux
  • win
            $  brew install javascript
            $  apt-get install python3
            $  gem install react
          

Web Development

HTML / CSS / JavaScript / jQuery / Express / React / Node / Python / Django / MongoDB / PostgreSQL / OOP

Video Production

Premiere Pro / Audition / Pro Tools / DVD Studio Pro / After Effects / Final Cut Pro / Livestream / DaVinci Resolve

Design

CSS / Photoshop / XD / Wireframe / ERD / Data Modeling / Prototype

Projects

check out my work ^

Resume

Web Development Fellow

General Assembly
November 2018 - February 2019
  • Developed "Road Warrior", a social web application for RV enthusiasts to share their journey. Technologies include Python, Django, JavaScript, React, SQLite, Bootstrap, and Google Maps API.
  • Developed "Pilates Planner", a web application for Pilates instructors to organize their lesson plans. Technologies include JavaScript, MongoDB, Express, React, Node, Materialize, and Heroku.
  • Developed "Share The Saga", a full stack web application for creating and organizing eBooks. Technologies include jQuery, MongoDB, Express, Handlebars, Node, Bootstrap, and Heroku.
  • Developed "Yosemite Sam Hangman", my first project, a simple game of hangman! Technologies used include jQuery, HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, and Github Pages.

Founder | Content Creator

Whiskerhead LLC
October 2015 - Present
  • Earned the Google Street View Trusted Photographer badge, allowing for publications of virtual tours via Google Maps. Currently, I have published 800+ 360° spherical images totally over 7.4 million views.
  • Translated video content for the web from English to Cantonese and Mandarin for the booming Chinese Internet economy.
  • Built websites using Adobe Muse for a variety of clients in industries ranging from Real Estate to Fitness and more.
  • Edited, organized, and converted over 300 videos for the in-store retail endcap displays at Do it Best Corp.'s hardware stores.

Video Producer | Director of Sales and Marketing

Ground Floor Video
May 2013 - October 2015
  • Created, implemented, and split tested Google AdWords PPC campaigns that resulted in a total web traffic increase of over 300%.
  • Designed a custom approach to CRM utilizing the 52 touch method for retaining existing clients and generating new leads.
  • Wrote proposals, closed deals, and oversaw client accounts yielding an overall growth in gross sales by 28% YOY.
  • Managed the company website with Expression Engine and monitored with Google Analytics.
  • Utilized traditional and digital advertising techniques such as direct mail, trade shows, press releases, and automated e-newsletters.
  • Supervised and trained several part-time employees, interns, and independent contractors.
  • Handled all aspects of script-to-screen video production: outlining, budgeting, scheduling, talent and location scouting, scriptwriting, camera operation, lighting, sound mixing, teleprompter operation, editing, and more.

Brand Ambassador

HatchetMan Presents
November 2010 - January 2014
  • Targeted demographic specific business/community locations with a variety of promotional materials.
  • Photography and videography for Live Nation, Mirrorball, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Van’s Warped Tour, Mayhem Festival, A3C, Rob Zombie, 311, Britney Spears, Dave Matthews Band, and many many more.
  • Brand activation (bar crawls) for Amstel, Hennessy, and Fireball.
  • Guerilla marketing including but not limited to signage installation, sticker, graffiti, and experiential campaigns.
  • Word of mouth marketing, such as viral social media campaigns, and hand-to-hand flyering.