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Hi there. I'm Scott Benton, founder and president of Cmpreshn, Inc. I’m also the senior art director, lead developer, and head janitor. This company is the third iteration of PrintElectric, Inc., which I started in 1996. I’ve been working as a production artist, art director, and programmer since 1992. As a print designer and art director, I have significant experience in the following areas:

  • art / creative direction (print and online)
  • production art
  • print production management
  • project management
  • copywriting
  • publication design
  • brand development
  • web site design

Over the past 20+ years, I’ve had the opportunity to work at all levels of the creative process, in a variety of industries. My portfolio includes work in foodservice, entertainment, promotions, non-profit, and financial services markets to name a few. Over the past 15 years, my skill set has expanded to include web development, programming, and business application development. My programming and web development experience includes:

  • PHP 5+, including object-oriented PHP, class development, and MVC frameworks including Zend and CodeIgniter
  • MySql database design and development
  • Javascript, including experience with Prototype and jQuery frameworks, ajax, and 'object-oriented' javascript
  • Flash / Actionscript 2.0 (currently working on Actionscript 3.0 proficiency)
  • Joomla! platform, including development / extension of custom templates and modules
  • Magento e-commerce platform, including development / extension of custom templates and modules

In addition to site design and programming, I handle web hosting for most of my clients’ sites. In so doing, I've acquired significant experience in managing and securing web servers, both VPS and dedicated. Skills include:

  • Linux / Apache2 / PHP / MySql (LAMP) server management / configuration, in Red Hat Enterprise and Cent OS environments
  • Plesk and cPanel web site control panel administration
  • Server security including Level I PCI compliance management and remediation
  • Web site and server migrations and upgrades