Mark Zelis
Digital Storyteller

Mobile Web Design. Wordpress Themes. Video Editing.

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Hi. My name is Mark.

I have been fortunate to work with great clients on challenging projects in a variety of digital media for 15 years. I can help develop brands by strengthening communication and relationships.

I am a blend of Geek and Artist.

Resume in brief


Cortile Gallery

A custom WordPress site featuring the responsive Bootstrap Framework and Woocommerce using the QuickBooks API for creditcard processing and inventory control.

  • Secure Server
  • Responsive layout
  • WooCommerce
  • Custom WordPress Plugins
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Cortile Gallery Website
Blueberry Hill Inn Website

Blueberry Hill Inn Website

A clomplete referesh of the Blueberry Hill Inn website

  • Wordpress
  • Custom Plug-ins and Functions
  • jQuery
  • Responsive Layout Using Bootstrap Framework
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Brandon Gateways

Developed to be a platform for community members to access local resources and information. The site uses a flexible grid to “Respond” to different device dimensions so the site looks great on mobile devices as well as desktops and tablets.

  • AJAX/jQuery
  • Responsive layout
  • Administration section
  • Custom Database using MySQL
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Gateways to Brandon
Goshen Gallop

Goshen Gallop 10k Race

This page served to explain the race and the charity for the trails. Attendence was up 25% from the previous year with many participants coming directly through the website.

  • jQuery
  • Responsive layout
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Murmur Wordpress Template

I designed and coded the html for this Wordpress template and, working closely with the technical team at Middlebury College, transformed the design into a powerful Wordpress site.

  • HTML5 Audio player
  • CSS3
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Expression Engine

This client needed to create a page that showed their catalog of publications. The template needed to use expression engine to serve dynamic content, so I wrote extensive, flexible, mobile-aware CSS for this page.

  • Responsive layout
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
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Davis UWC

This flash interactive map is designed to illustrate the global reach of the United World College program at Middlebury College.

  • Flash
  • Interactive Design
  • Audio Editing
  • XML Driven Text
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UWC Davis

Web programing skills


and more...

I’m more than a programmer/designer. I bring a wide range of interests and observations to every project I work on. Theater, art, filmmaking, fishing and carpentry are some of my diversions.

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About Me


After graduating from RISD I worked for a start-up near Philadelphia before moving to Chicago and Leo Burnett. Working with clients such as the U.S. Army, Adidas, Kellogg and McDonalds gave me a great opportunity to gain experience and grow my technical expertise. After our children were born my wife wanted to move home to Vermont, and I have been working on a variety of projects, from local to international, ever since.

Adjunct Professor, Champlain College

Although I have been teaching and mentoring since RISD, this is my first time doing so at the college level. I don‘t use the title Professor because, although I have great knowledge of the current web, “[the web] is inherently chaotic, built by multitudes and continuously tweaked, with nobody in charge...”, and I am still a student/participant of its evolution.

Working on Compassion

When you work with computers you can miss working with people. It is one of the principal things I loved about working in an agency setting. To practice compassion, I break my routine (and get away from my desk) to use my hands, back and heart to help people. I work a few shifts each week doing direct care for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It is challenging work, but it is an opportunity to truly make a difference for each person I have the privilege to care for.

Listening and Responding

I am an overcompensating introvert. When I am on stage I feel a responsibility:

  1. to the audience—as though I am the host of a party
  2. to the author—to be clear with their words and message
  3. and to my fellow actors—to listen and to be accurate in my response

I have acted in everything from Slapstick to Shakespeare, and enjoy being part of a performance. Also, I love being around actors. They’re a special breed.


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About Mark

Mark is a front-end web developer, based in Central Vermont. His strengths are User Interface, User Experience, HTML, CSS, Adobe, Video Editing, Animation, and Teaching. His passionate about web and how it is used by people.

Contact Info

  • Mark Zelis

  • PO Box 35, Belmont, Vermont

  • (802) 465-1023