Profile for Jake Speer

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Specialty area(s)

Web content and design, user interface planning, JavaScript, CSS, accessibility

Brief biography

Studied Graphic Design and Studio Art at Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU). Employed for several years as a student worker in the University Relations/Advancement office of SMSU and developed graphic design skills for print, web, and interactive media. Post-graduation, employed as Web Services Coordinator at SMSU. Programming skills picked up over this time included advanced CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, and SQL.

Employed at UW-La Crosse as of Summer 2013 as Web Content Manager/Designer, his duties include designing and maintaining content for and working with clients to make their website ideas come to life, while providing best practice advice for web and graphics.

Outside of work hobbies include drawing and playing/building/repairing electric guitars.


Southwest Minnesota State University, 2009
Major: Art/Graphic Design
Minor: Art/Studio Art

Professional history

  • Web Coordinator
    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2018-present
  • Web Content Manager/Designer
    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2013-2018
  • Web Services Coordinator
    Southwest Minnesota State University, 2009-2013