Don Svederus

Web Designer and Developer

2314 Marshfield Ln, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 312-731-1866
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Don Svederus Web Designer & Developer


Senior web designer and developer with over 20 years of building, developing, and managing personal and corporate websites. Valuable web skills in front-end and back-end development. Expert knowledge of SEO best practices for web design optimization and keyword optimization. Expert knowledge of WordPress, WooCommerce, Themes, plugins, and other CMS systems. Excellent problem-solving skills with computer hardware, software, and web security. Knowledgeable in coding in HTML, CSS, PHP, JS, React, and more. Also, 15 years of experience as a technician/engineer in Semiconductors and Metallurgy operating SEMS and EDS for failure analysis projects involving small and large corporations. Also, a four-year Navy Veteran, having served aboard an Aircraft Carrier as an Operation Specialist.

Employment History

Senior Web Designer and IT Operations at Sharpnet Solutions
Fort Collins, CO | September 2015 – Current

  • Planning web site designs, functionality, navigation, and forms to capture data.
  • Reviewing web design feasibility and technical issues.
  • Helped start a web development team in 2017, which grew from 1 to 5 employees.
  • Managed SEO Accounts and sending monthly reports to the client.
  • Perform SEO optimization, keyword research, and SEO recommendations.
  • Setting up Google Analytics, Search Console, and sitemap.xml Submissions.
  • Setup and Submit GMB listings for Clients
  • Maintenance of over 50 Servers
  • Maintain Hosting and Emails of over 300 websites
  • Servers: HostGator, Cloudways, InMotion
  • Manage Website Setups and handling Web Site Migrations
  • Manage Domain and DNS Transfers on GoDaddy, Google Domains, Bulk-Register,,
  • Manage Emails and Email issues
  • Cleaned and Fixed over 1k hacked WordPress sites.
  • Helped remove and restore websites from Google Blacklist.
  • Trained new employees on the SEO and Web Design Process.
  • Expertise in problem-solving and fixing web related issues.


Remix Web Design, Freelance Web Designer
January 2003 – Current

  • Did Web Design and Development projects on my off-hours as a hobby.
  • Built and maintained a website for ASM Chicago as an Engineer.
  • Learned to build WooCommerce Websites.
  • I managed over 50 Accounts.
  • Fixed Website problems, hacks, and issues.
  • Created affiliate websites.
  • Managed Domains and DNS on GoDaddy.
  • Used various control panels like cPanel, Zpanel, ISPconfig, VestaCP, Cloudways.
  • Hosted on HostGator, A2 Hosting, Bluehost, DigitalOcean, InMotion, Vesta, Amazon AWS.
  • Expertise in Email setup and SMTP.
  • Expertise in problem-solving web and network-related issues.


Lead Scanning Electron Microscope Engineer at Exova (Formerly Bodycote, Acquired by Element Materials Technology Group in June 2017)
Glendale Heights, IL |  January 2007 – January 2015

  • Performed Failure Analysis Projects
  • Operated and Maintained a SEM
  • Performed Calibrations
  • Sample Preparation at Microscopic levels
  • Maintained Lab Equipment, Computers, and Software
  • Photography and Microscopic Levels
  • Wrote Failure Analysis reports


SEM (Search Engine Marketing) Technician at Sharpnet Solutions
Fort Collins, CO | January 2003 – January 2007

  • Computer Maintenance and Repair for the Company
  • Network Setup
  • Website Development
  • SEO
  • Email Marketing
  • In 2007 was laid off, due to marketing pressure and compitition.


Lead Scanning Electron Microscope Technician at Micron Technologies
Boise, ID | January 1993 – January 2003

  • Performed Failure Analysis using a SEM(Scanning Electron Microscope)
  • Used EDS to identify Elemental Properties.
  • Operated Photolithography Equipment, Steppers, Coaters, Developers
  • Worked in a Clean Room Fab
  • Worked on 6inch, 8inch, and 12inch wafers
  • Took over 300 class hours of Semiconductor Classes


Operation Specialist in the USS Navy
Oct 1990 – May 1994

  • Served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk CV-63.
  • Served on the Aircraft Carrier USS Midway CV-41.
  • Operation Specialist Class “A” School.
  • Attended BUDS(Basic Underwater Demolition School), but had to give up due to a bad stress fracture.
  • Operated on naval radar and technical equipment.
  • Worked in a tactical command room and bridge.
  • Identified and tracked positions of unknown ships and aircraft.
  • Deployed to the Persian Gulf War during Operation Desert Shield.
  • Earned National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
  • In 1994 there was a reduction in forces, and I volunteered.



AAS in Information Technology at ITT Technical Institute
Boise, ID | January 2000 – May 2003

  • Awarded Highest Honors with a 3.9 GPA


Udemy Certifications

  • Web Design For Web Developers, 3 class hours
  • Git Started with GitHub, 1 class hour
  • Advanced CSS and Sass, 28 class hours
  • Adobe-Illustrator-Fundamentals, 2 class hrs


Webmaster Skills

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • WordPress
  • Divi
  • Elementor
  • WooCommerce
  • Account Management
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Git
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • PHP
  • JS
  • Node JS
  • React
  • Hosting
  • DNS
  • Email
  • SMTP Setup

Engineering Skills


  • SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope)
  • EDS (Electron Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy)
  • Microscopes
  • Sample Preparation
  • Perform Basic Maintenance on a SEM
  • Failure Analysis
  • Metallurgy
  • Semiconductor
  • Clean Room Practices
  • ESD Practices
  • First Aid and CPR Certified