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Chris Gilligan

Web Developer, Information Architect, Web Server Administrator, Media Producer

web • video • print

I design and produce information and communication media for university, corporate, small business, manufacturing and non-profit clients:

  • web sites
    • Information architecture and design for open source content management systems
    • Front-end UI design, HTML, PHP, LESS
    • Linux Apache/Nginx MySQL PHP web server administration
    • Postfix Dovecot Sendmail mail server administration
    • DNS & Domain Name Registration
    • LAMP performance tuning: Apache Prefork and Worker MPM, MySQL query cache, APC OpCode & User Cache
  • video — delivered via DVD, CD, or web
  • training media
    • web-based online training systems
    • print — manuals, posters, job station training materials
    • classroom — audiovisual presentations, slideshows, motivational music, sound reinforcement
  • corporate communications
    • meeting planning and support
    • audiovisual presentations — board meetings, analyst meetings, business development
    • visual identity — convention booths, banners, slide shows
    • magazine articles — trade publications, public opinion-editorial, corporate publications


Bachelor of Arts, Humanities:
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1989


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

November, 2012 – present

  • Web Development Specialist
    • Development Operations for Drupal CMS
      • Drupal VM, Github, Travis CI, Acquia Cloud
    • Develop PHP HTML/CSS/JS themes for WordPress Multi-Site Blog System
    • Train and assist University Staff and Faculty on Drupal and WordPress Systems


March, 2008 – present

  • Internet Developer
    • Open source content management systems
    • Web server and hosting administration, and
    • Tech support and training for clients

CTC Technologies / Chattanooga Online , Chattanooga, TN
February, 2007 – March, 2008

  • Internet Architect
    • Website design, web administration and email hosting for hundreds of clients

Chris Gilligan Interactive
July 2005 – February 2007

  • Designed and produced information and communication media for corporate, small business, manufacturing and non-profit clients
    • web, video, print

The Krystal Company, Chattanooga, TN
April, 1990 – July 2005

  • Produced and maintained corporate internet web sites (
  • Produced and maintained corporate intranet & e-learning sites
  • Produced training, marketing and communication video programs
  • Produced supporting multimedia and live television for corporate conventions
  • Designed corporate communication media: intranet, magazines, brochures, posters, and flyers
  • Produced presentation graphics for seminars and meetings
  • Developed database and web applications to manage customer comment data & mapping


25 years experience in multimedia production on various computer platforms (PC, Mac) and software (video, drawing, paint, layout, word processing, web page design, network, etc.) 15 years experience in video production: scripting, producing, casting, directing, videography, and nonlinear editing

25 years experience in website production: information architecture, interface design, database integration, site hosting and management, site promotion, search engine placement


  • CentOS, Ubuntu, Amazon Linux
    • Apache, NGINX web servers, MySQL database server
  • Panic Coda Editor, Codekitcompiler
  • HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS markup
  • Bootstrap, Foundation frameworks
  • Javascript libraries: jQuery & plugins
  • Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, Illustrator, Acrobat
  • PHP components: WordPress, phpMyAdmin, phpBB, Joomla, Drupal
  • XML/XSL templating, RSS
  • Google Apps spam/virus filter system administration, Google AdWords, GoogleMaps API
  • cPanel Web Host Manager web server administration
  • Virtualmin | Webmin web host and server administration
  • Microsoft Office

SaaS Services Administration

  • Acquia Cloud Enterprise administration
  • Google apps administration
    • Google Analytics
    • Google Custom Search
    • Google Search Console
    • GoogleTag Manager
  • Siteimprove Quality Assurance and Analytics administration
  • Amazon Web Services EC2 configuration and administration
  • Cloudfront CDN content distribution network and WAF web application firewall administration
  • Travis CI continuous integration
  • Github Organization and Project administration


See my current portfolio:

Non-Profit Organizations

Sequatchie Valley Institute

  • Office Manager, Resident, Chairperson, 2009-2013

Skaters for Public Skateparks

  • Founding Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2014

Bike Chattanooga – Chattanooga Bicycle Task Force

  • Founding Member, Chairperson, 1997-2002

Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association

  • Webmaster, 2003-2004

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Metropolitan Planning Organization

  • Executive Staff Member, 1999-2002

Published Articles & Books

Public Skatepark Development Guide (contributing author and photographer)

  • 1st Edition, 2007

Permanent Waves – The Case for Public Concrete Skateparks

  • Concrete Wave Magazine, Summer 2004

Skate at Your Own Risk: Who’s Supervising Your Skateparks?

  • Parks & Recreation Magazine, Summer 2004

Skateboard Parks: Do Bikes Belong?

  • Landscape Architect Magazine, September, 2004