Alex Yan
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Hi, my name is Alex! I am a freelance digital designer and website developer. I love working with others and supporting those around me in the best possible way. There is no challenge that I won't take on and no obstacle that stops me in my tracks. Aside from coding and designing, I enjoy playing tennis, cooking brunch, making music, and petting dogs. I am also an avid consumer of La Croix.

Education

The University of Chicago

2019 - Present

The Nueva School

2015 - 2019

Work Experience

Front-End Web Development

Lessons on B Music Studio - San Mateo
2019
  • Designed various color palletes and site layouts for Lessons on B, a music studio located in San Mateo, California.
  • Optimized webpage for speed, scalability, and search-engine traffic.
  • Continue to keep site up-to-date with new images, announcements, and designs.

Web Design Instructor

Local - Hillsborough and San Mateo
2016 - 2019
  • Worked with a handful of aspiring web-designers from ages 10 to 16 on developing a proficient understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery.
  • Introduced basic graphic design concepts and helped students form a strong foundation.
  • Trained students to effectively set up website hosting and Github functionality.

Assistant Tennis Coach

Zalles Tennis - Foster City
2013 - Present
  • Coached young athletes from ages 6 to 14 on various aspects of tennis, from simple strength building drills to granular shot accuracy training.
  • Worked with players in both individual and group settings to develop consistency on strokes, footwork, and technique.
  • Incorporated stategy into drills to prepare players for USTA tournaments and club matches.

After-School Tutor

Local - Bay Area
2017 - 2019
  • Administered academic guidance to disadvantaged students in math and writing.
  • Prepared individual lesson plans in accordance to the individual needs of students.
  • Built healthy relationships with students and parents alike to ensure a clear communication of objectives.

Internships

Personal Assistant to Elle Chen

Sacramento Capitol Building - Sacramento
2018
  • Aided Elle Chen, legislative consultant to Senator Skinner.
  • Worked on fact-sheet compilations, cross-office communications, and office management.
  • Learned about government structure and the role of public policy.

Volunteer

The Leatherback Trust

Animal Welfare - Costa Rica
2017
  • Rescued and helped build nests for the endangered baby leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica.
  • Patrolled the shores of Playa Grande at night and moved turtle nests to a hatchery at the research station.
  • Promoted the overall quality and availability of protected habitats for leatherbacks.

The Monteverde Institute

Environmental Preservation - Costa Rica
2017
  • Helped with reforestation in Costa Rica through calculations on CO2 intake, water quality, and biodiversity.
  • Recorded findings in the institute's database for future use.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Social Services - San Mateo
2017 - 2019
  • Helped pack and sort produce for distribution in San Mateo County
  • Monthly, Tuesday mornings from 9am to 12pm.

Languages

English

Native Speaker

Chinese

Speaking (Fluent), Reading and Writing (Intermediate)

Spanish

Speaking, Reading, and Writing (Intermediate)

Skills

Technical

  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Aftereffects
  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
  • Ableton 10
  • CAD

Soft

  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Adaptability
  • Communication

Societies

Varsity Tennis Team

The Nueva School (TNS)

Member (2015-2017), Captain (2017-2019)

Varsity Debate Team

TNS

Member (2016-2017), Research Co-Head (2017-2019)

Music Design Club

TNS

Lead Engineer (2018-2019)

Weightlifting Club

TNS

Lead Instructor (2018-2019)

Varsity Squash Team

TNS

Member (2018-2019)

TestosterTONES - Male Acapella

TNS

Member (2018-2019)