JOHN KVAPIL

629 E. Dover Ct. Davenport, IA 52803
john@kvapster.com

PORTFOLIO and other links

  • kvapster.com
  • 99designs.com
  • MuskieCoding.com
  • QCsaxmas.com
  • Animations
  • Game in Progress
  • MULTIMEDIA and PROGRAMMING SKILLS

  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, jQuery
  • Graphic design, desktop publishing, website design, UI/UX
  • 3-D Modeling and Animation, 2-D animation, CSS Animation
  • Adobe Suite CC; Flash/Animate, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere
  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Computer Science/Coding teacher 2016 - Current, Muscatine Community Schools, Muscatine IA

  • Develop coding curriculum for 6th-8th students focused on logic, critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity using markup(HTML and CSS) and programming languages(JavaScript)
  • Write developmentally appropriate, adaptable for differentiated instruction, and engaging lesson plans incorporating various cross-curricular topics
  • Teach concepts of using online coding software, best practices of technology and internet responsibility
  • Technology Director and Instructor 2014-2016, Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf, IA

  • Network Administration - routers, switchs, phone systems, internet filter, and Cisco wireless network
  • Systems Administration -Windows servers, virtual machines(vSphere, Azure), 1-1 student laptops, and peripherals
  • Teach 8-12th grade computer science and multimedia classes
  • Manage accounts, licensing and deployment of Windows OS, Microsoft 365 Business, Adobe CC
  • Coach FTC Robotics, organize and manage robotics meet at Rivermont Collegiate
  • Direct district technology plans, policies, and curriculum
  • Technology Director and Instructor 2002 - 2013, Preston Community Schools, Preston IA

  • Design and maintain district websites, digital signage and other electronic forms of communication
  • Teach 7-12th grade Technology focusing on real world lesson plans and marketable skills
  • Network and Systems Administration, train support staff in management of various student databases and software
  • Graphic Designer, Webmaster and Multimedia Designer 2000 - 2002, Mancomm, Inc., Davenport, IA

  • Develop and design online course registration for OSHA courses taught nationally
  • Develop and monitor websites, maintain dynamic web content and databases
  • Produce graphics for courses, seminars and interactive training software
  • Design book covers, brochures, course materials and company products
  • Create graphics, 2-D and 3-D animations for video production
  • Transition Advisor 1999 - 2000, Black Hawk College Outreach, East Moline, IL

  • Work individually with alternative high school students planning college and career goals
  • Coordinate with local search programs, financial aid and academic counselors at various colleges and organize career oriented group activities in cooperation with teachers
  • Establish "jobs for at-risk students" program with area businesses
  • High School Art Teacher 1995 - 1999, Assumption High School, Davenport, IA

  • Taught Photography, Ceramics and Studio Art Courses to grades 9 -12
  • Coordinated the design and building of theater sets for fall and spring plays
  • ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Freelance Graphic Designer

  • Create graphic designs for web communications and marketing materials
  • Communicate with clients to understand specific brand usage principles in designs
  • Create high quality images for newsletters, business articles and blogs
  • Develop effective imagery concepts
  • Du State Du Duathlon Co-Race Director, Illinois City IL 2015-2018

  • Designed and marketed event promoting individual and team competition for cash awards
  • Pre-race management - registration, race day planning, permits, securing and purchasing equipment, purchase race day consumables, design and purchase race shirts, recruit volunteers
  • Race day management - set up course, direct and assign duties to volunteers, assist racers, set up post race area, set up transition areas, oversee the safety of the course
  • Post Race management - oversee race results, announce sponsors and future events, announce and present awards, clean up and check equipment with the assistance of volunteers
  • EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Arts University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

    Majors in:
  • Art
  • Classics
  • Art Education