David Blanford

1407 West Sunset Dr.Salt Lake City, UT 84116
801 706 2648dbbslc@gmail.com

Technical Skills

Graphics/Desk Top Publishing

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • QuarkXPress
  • FrameMaker
  • Visio

Business Productivity

  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Project
  • Outlook
  • Access

System/Network Administration

  • Microsoft Windows
  • OSX
  • Linux
  • Ethernet & TCP/IP
  • OS/2
  • NOS

Software/Web Development

  • PHP
  • Javascript
  • Java
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Yii framework
  • Joomla
  • Markdown

Other Technical Skills

  • PC & Mac Hardware Diagnostics & Troubleshooting
  • SGML, XML, DTD development
  • Video & Audio Production
  • Ethernet Cabling, Diagnostics & Troubleshooting


Owner :: Magic Wand Consulting :: Salt Lake City, UT –Present

  • Magic Wand provides technology consulting services for small businesses including web sites, email, hardware & OS troubleshooting & maintenance, network wiring, setup, maintenance & web development.
  • Set up & customization of CMS based websites, web client & desktop client email systems, & computer hardware.
  • Work with a small psychology practice to develop a web application that stores patient notes and billing information. Compliant with all HIPAA requirements.

Technician :: University Of Utah :: Salt Lake City, UT –Present

  • Oversee daily operations of student computer lab including scheduling of student workers, technical support, & scheduling of lab resources.
  • Providing technical support and technology training to faculty & staff
  • Software development
  • Audio & Video production

Manager, Internet Sales & IT :: Mike Hale Dealerships :: Murray, UT

  • Maintained & upgraded all computer equipment, software, & networks in two automotive dealerships
  • Provided support and training for business productivity software, dealer managment sytems, web based corporate reporting systems and customer relationship management software
  • Oversee all websites, monitor technical issues, & administer CRM system & Linux-based email servers.
  • Created an Access database that combined inventory data from multiple sources, which is then exported in multiple formats required by various web sites. This reduced substantial costs over the alternative systems.
  • Oversaw a major upgrade of ADP Dealer Management system. This was carried through in two days time with very few problems due to careful planning & execution

Assistant Manager :: Kinkos Harvard Square :: Cambridge, MA

  • Coordinated day-to-day operations in one of the 5 busiest stores in the nation, including co-works, production, & working with customers' issues.
  • Worked with customers form Harvard University & Massachusetts Institute of Technology providing high quality product & great customer services.
  • Provided Technical support to the Kinkos staff for large format printing, color printing, graphics, & DTP software.

Consultant :: ALPNET Inc. :: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Consulted with both internal & external ALPNET customers to determine information management & language technology needs.
  • Created & implemented project management plans.
  • Created & managed the implementation of the Y2K readiness program, with offices in 8 countries.

Technologist :: ALPNET Inc. :: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Researched, evaluated, & planned complex implementation projects of new types of information technology to be put to use throughout the ALPNET organization.
  • Oversaw design, creation of specifications, project planning & management for the creation & update of various aspects of ALPNET's translation technology.
  • Developed functional specifications to upgrade translation software from command line interfaces to a windows-based system. This allowed a much larger group of people to be able to use the software eliminating bottlenecks in production & saving money.

Manager, IT & Language Technology :: ALPNET Inc. :: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Managed a 6-person group which had was responsible for providing language technology & IT support for the SLC Office.
  • Provided technical support to a 60 staff including support of all major DTP packages, Graphics tools, Audion & Video production, software development tools, office productivity tools, project management tools & networking
  • Provided language technology support including processing of software & DTP files, processing & storage translation dictionaries & translation memory

Bid Coordinator & Processing Technician :: ALPNET Inc. :: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Evaluated & processed all project materials in the processes of localization. Provided technical support & project setup for the entire localization process.
  • Created an automated system for processing the software using regular expressions. The system reduced processing & cleanup time of the translated materials substantially.

Processing & IT Technician :: ALPNET Inc. :: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Maintained translation memory & glossary materials for all SLC projects & provided technical support & local area network maintenance.
  • Created an automated system for processing materials for translation using OS/2 shell scripting. The system reduced processing time & organized storage of translated materials.

Project Manager :: ALPNET Inc. :: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Used project management software including Microsoft Project & Primavera to track projects.

Desktop Publishing Operator :: ALPNET Inc. :: Salt Lake City, UT

  • Formatted Documents using Framemaker, Pagemaker, Quark Xpress, Ventura Pubisher, Microsoft Word, & Wordperfect on Mac & PC (DOS & Windows)


  • BS Anthropology, University Of Utah