Debra A. Coughlin
910 Marengo Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 297-3044


  • Self-motivated independent worker
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Takes direction well and executes precisely
  • Friendly, confident, mature, responsible
  • Bilingual (Spanish, moderate ability)
  • Freelance photographer/photojournalist
  • Freelance graphic designer/web designer
  • Established several small businesses
    October 2000
Web Developer/Designer
Medkinetics, Inc.
Brentwood, TN
  • Develop web application including user login/logout, password reminders, search engine, forms to add & edit data and context-based help pop-ups using Cold Fusion (Fusebox 3), Javascript and CSS2
  • Write text, create graphics and stylesheet, design layout and navigation for new corporate site
  • Design Flash Intro page for Credentialing application
  • Write, design and build Flash Demo for Credentialing product
  • Convert scanned paper application forms to web forms with OmniForm and Acrobat
  • Optimize layout for space utilization in code for various wireless browsers
  • Design new company logo and business cards
  • Write and design 4-color trifold brochure and other collateral pieces
    February 2000
     September 2000
Web Developer/Designer
Brentwood, TN
  • Write HTML/DHTML by hand or with Dreamweaver or Cold Fusion editors for all projects except corporate site
  • Develop new navigation systems for medical management web application as well as several subsystems
  • Develop the 'look and feel' of the medical management and credentialing applications
  • Optimize page layouts for best workflow, space utilization and visual appeal
  • Implement Cascading Stylesheets throughout the application
  • Train coworkers in CSS and CSS-P syntax
  • Develop XSL stylesheet for XML output to web and printer
  • Create all images for the company
  • Customize javascripts; write some javascript
  • Work in and around Cold Fusion environment
    November 1997
     February 2000

Nashville, TN
  • Self-directed daily workflow and schedule
    January 1994
    September 1997
American Pathology Resources
Nashville, TN
  • Self-directed workflow
  • Quality assurance monitoring of peers
    February 1988
    January 1994
Cytology Supervisor
St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Houston, TX
  • Supervise a small department and schedule workflow
  • Budget and order equipment and supplies
  • Create Standard Operating Procedures manual
  • Train coworkers for new Information System startup
  • Begin research database using CAS image analysis system


Nashville State Technical Institute,
Nashville, TN

    Desktop Publishing Certificate,
    HTML Web Language Proficiency Certificate


Nashville State Technical Institute,
Nashville, TN

    Computer Visual Imaging Certificate


Univerity of Houston - Clear Lake
Houston, TX
    BA Biology,
    Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Classes:
    HTML, Advanced HTML, FrontPage98, Java Programming, Web Server Administration, Desktop Publishing, Typography, Photoshop, Electronic Illustration & Design, Graphic Design I, Marketing, Calligraphy, Technical Writing, B&W Photography, Photojournalism, Small Business Networking
  • Programs:
    Cold Fusion Studio, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, QuarkXpress, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Acrobat, CoolEdit96 (audio), MS FrontPage
  • Familiar with Mac and Windows95/98 OS, Windows NT

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