Personal details

  • Name:Milosz Pekala
  • Location:
    • Twin Cities
    • Minnesota
    • USA
  • Phone:612-276-2899
  • Email:mpekala@gmail.com

Work Experience

SEO & Independent Consulting

Buzz Identity (Sole Proprietorship)

2001 - Present

In charge of all aspects of website marketing and development for clients, including needs analysis and quotes, design and construction of websites and eccommerce shopping carts, content development, graphic production, writing copy, site maintenance, SEO, training and quality control of websites.

SEO & UX Consultant

Best Buy Mobile (3 month contract)

2010 - 2011

Full site audit for bestbuymobile.com identified on/off site SEO issues and improved organic rankings. Performed keyword research & competitive analysis. Assisted in weekly reports that included social media sites using various web analytical tools. Ensured smooth implementation of the Google Search Appliance. Facebook custom page design. Usability and accessibility 508/WCAG recommendation and validation.

References

Can be found on my LinkedIn profile

Technical Skills

HTML/XHTML

HTML has slowly evolved into a much richer and usable format for displaying web pages. Not quite moved yet to HTML5 as specs are not yet finalized and support is still very limited but starting to use the new audio/video elements and block level links..

Adobe Photoshop

From Photoshop 3.0 to CS5 I've been using this program for over 13 years. Formulation of concepts, editing, image manipulation, and image restoration.

SEO

Master of SEO Certificate from Market Motive. Experience in full site audits, competition analyis and quality link building. Detective work using Google's Keyword Estimator, Insight, Trends and Wordtracker.

Education

SEO Master Certification

Market Motive

Sept. 2010

Led by top speaker and consultant Todd Malicoat this curriculum covered keyword research, seo copywriting, architecture, local search, project management using quizzes, hands-on real-world projects, peer assessments, and a final all-faculty panel review.

BA, Design Architecture

University of Minnesota

May 1999

Program included design theory as well as visual studies, history, technology, and professional practice. A foundation for design exploration and communication, included new ways to access design references, model buildings, and present ideas.