mark whitney

Internet Professional Program portfolio

Washtenaw Community College, Sept. 2007-Dec. 2009

Mark D. Whitney


Home address: Braeburn Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-973-7435


Web publishing work that emphasizes creativity.


Two-and-a-half years of Web-design coursework preceded by more than 20 years in daily newspaper reporting, editing and page design.

Computer skills

XHTML and CSS, Flash (ActionScript 2), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Express.


Washtenaw Community College

4800 East Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-973-3716
  • Dates: Sept. 2007- Dec. 2009
  • Degree: Associate in Arts, Internet Professional Program
  • Certificates: Web Technology, Web Graphic Design Advanced, Web User Experience Advanced
  • Coursework: XHTML and CSS coding, graphic design, information architecture, usability issues, Web analytics, Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing.

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-764-1817
  • Dates: Sept. 1980-Dec. 1982
  • Degree: Bachelor of General Studies
  • Coursework: journalism, history, environmental studies, science.
  • Participated as writer and actor in UAC-sponsored theater troupes "The Sunday Funnies" and "The Comedy Company."

Creative experience

Radio play

Broadcast by WUOM 91.7 FM, Ann Arbor, MI, on Dec. 16, 1991

  • Title: "A Boyhood of Beethoven, or, Generalissimo Pianissimo"
  • A comedy about childhood piano lessons, told in flashbacks by a psychotherapy patient.
  • I wrote the script and participated in production at WUOM's studios.
  • Digital copy of broadcast available.

Career experience

The Ann Arbor News

340 East Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Dates: Jan. 1985-July 2007
  • Title: Page Designer/Copy Editor
  • Duties: Designed and edited news and feature pages: selected stories, photos and graphics from staff and wire services; designed pages with QuarkExpress and InDesign; edited copy following The Associated Press style guide; read proofs; ushered pages to production.
  • Sections: Arts/Entertainment editor 1990-91; Venture Outdoors editor 1991-2001; designed and editedbusiness section 2001-07. Some budgeting and supervising of writers was involved.
  • Also helped with one of the News' early forays into new media: designed menus, links, etc. for DVD of the University of Michigan's 2006 football season titled "Back On Track."

The Soo Evening News

109 Arlington Street
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
  • Dates: March 1978-April 1980
  • Title: Reporter/editor
  • Covered school board; helped cover city, county, area townships, Native American communities, Great Lakes shipping and environmental issues; wrote many feature stories and a few sports stories.
  • Designed and edited pages as needed.