LEANNE YANABU: Website Design and Development
Albuquerque, NM     (505) 255-7794     leanne@olopua.com

Specializing in small business and non-profit organizations' website design and maintenance
Physics and Astronomy Deparment, UNM   Physics and Astronomy Department, College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Mexico
November 2013 - present

Using PHP, MySql, CSS and the Cascade Content Management System to update Physics and Astronomy websites and other College of Arts and Sciences websites. Also, I served as a department photographer and updated the Facebook site, doubling its popularity in one year.
 "Thanks Leanne for your excellent work on this."

-- Dr. Ivan Deutsch, Regent's Lecturer, Physics and Astronomy Department

Long Term Ecological Resource Network   Long Term Ecological Resource Network
April 2010 - November 2013

I worked with the open source content management system Drupal and updated content on the websites with the LTER staff.

PresNet   TEK Systems
August 2009 - March 2010

I was a TEK Systems contractor on assignment with Presbyterian Healthcare Services (see below). I also trained Presbyterian's new Web Designer.

 "This looks great, I'm really impressed and happy with how you laid it out and the text you drafted gives us a good start. I really like the graphic, too...Great work Leanne!"

-- Ms. Pam Mason, Presbyterian Human Resource Coordinator

Dynamic Phonics  

Morgan's Dynamic Phonics
1998 - 2009

This local company produces workbooks and textbooks on learning to read. In 2009 I redesigned the website from this to this.

PHS   Presbyterian Healthcare Services
October 1998 - April 2009

Presbyterian is the largest non-profit healthcare organization in New Mexico. I updated content on the intranet on a team with web administrators and programmers, and served as a Oracle Web Content Management software resource for other employees to keep the internet site current.

 "Delighted with your work and the fast turn around -- greatly impacts and contributes to the development of our Presbyterian employees and the health of our patients!""

-- Ms. Johanna Stiesmeyer, Presbyterian Clinical Education and Nursing Research Director


Latin American Institute
December 1999 - December 2003

I redesigned the Latin American Institute website in 2002. With the redesign, students and staff can update news, events, and bios. The LAII web admin also built a new searchable staff and faculty directory, and website search.

  "The (web pages) look GREAT. Thank you for your speedy good work. I appreciate you every day."

-- Rebecca Bannister, former Latin American Data Base Director


Southwest Health Care Recruiters
March 2000 - 2007

I designed and developed this simple, fast-loading site for Southwest Health Care Recruiters, including the logo. 

AIDS Walk  

1998 and 1999 AIDS Walk Albuquerque
July 1998 - July 1999

The Eighth Annual 1999 AIDS Walk Albuquerque was sponsored by New Mexico AIDS services and benefited New Mexico AIDS service providers. This pro-bono website featured an on-line signup form and many photos.

  "You were able to help us join the 20th century with a professionally designed site. We heard many wonderful comments. People felt it was a very valuable resource."

-- Laura Kesselman-Jones, Albuquerque AIDS Walk Director


Tamarind Institute
March 1988 - May 1998

Tamarind Institute is a lithography workshop, gallery, and educational entity affiliated with the University of New Mexico. This website has about twenty major pages and numerous illustrations. Special features include: a searchable research abstracts database and order forms for their books, videos, and gift items. I expanded and maintained the web site, adding pages on the  history, gallery, and special editions such as the Word suite.  


Where Are You From?

This website was created in conjunction with my Master's of Fine Arts thesis at the University of Southern Illinois. I explored issues of belonging, community, and spirituality. I created all photographs, graphics and text on the site. Special features include Quick Time and Quick Time Virtual Reality animations.


Web Designer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1998-present
Manages web-based content, maintains image archive, and provides web design assistance for College of Arts and Sciences Departments.

Web Content Manager, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1998 - 2009
Assisted site owners charged with maintaining the +700 page external website and responsible for the design and maintenance of the +900 page internal website.

  "I really want to thank...you and your web team for your work on our web site and your willingness to respond to what we thought our needs were concerning the layout and location of this site. Exactly what we needed. Thank you again!"

-- Bill Norris, South Central Colfax County Special Hospital District, Presbyterian Healthcare Services

HTML editor, Latin American Database, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1998
Converted articles from print to HTML for a searchable database of whole-text journals. Formatted large tables and optimized web graphics.

Web site developer, Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1998
Expanded and maintained web site. Created t-shirt and apron logos.


Agriculture/Gardening Extension Agent, United States Peace Corps, Mali, West Africa, 1991 - 1993

Gallery Exhibit Researcher, Installer, and Monitor, Haverford College, PA, 1985 - 1990

Bookbinder, Haverford College, PA 1987 - 1990


Capable in the following applications and techniques:

  Adobe Photoshop   Microsoft Office Suite   Usability Testing
 Adobe Dreamweaver   Excellent editing and writing skills   Link checking and Google Analytics
 HTML/XML/CSS   Presentation and Training experience   Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn proficient
 Content Management Systems   Search Engine Optimization   Award-winning Black & White and Color Photography


M.F.A. Photography, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, Carbondale, IL, 1997

B.A. Philosophy, HAVERFORD COLLEGE, Haverford, PA, 1989

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Last updated: April 30, 2015