A seasoned, innovative Joomla web designer & developer, I have extensive experience in other Open Source CMS/e-commerce platforms, including Magento, Wordpress, Drupal, X-Cart, and CMS Made Simple. I provide UI engineering, web design, SEO, and strategic content management services across digital channels for clients world-wide. Current Joomla projects include clients from Scotland, Toronto (Canada), California, South Carolina and, of course, the Twin Cities (Minnesota).

Current Projects

- design/development of a Joomla CMS site with e-commerce for Salva Terra, a non-profit foundation that advances the work of John Philip Newell. Location: Iona, Scotland.- design/development of a Joomla site for Kathryn Johnson Interiors, an interior design studio whose work has been extensively featured across the country. Location: Minneapolis, MN.- design/development of a Joomla site with Ebay integration for ESS, a B2B corporation specializing in large manufacturing/industrial equipment auctions and shipping Location: Spartanburg, SC.

Recent Projects

- E-commerce Joomla sites for the Paper Depot (Minneapolis) and Surface Treatment Technologies (South Carolina).

- Re-design and Joomla platform upgrade for Armanino McKenna, the largest accounting firm in California.

- Joomla Designs/builds for new clients in the Twin Cities (Minnesota), Toronto, Delaware, Maine and South Africa.


Interactive Technologies:

  • Web site development in xhtml, xml and css: 5 years.
  • Joomla/CMS Template design/development
  • Graphic design in Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator: 4 years.
  • Command-line programming: Unix, Linux: 3 years.
  • Database management (mysql, sqlite): 3 years.
  • CMS (Content Management Systems) including backend creation and management in Joomla, Wordpress, ModX, Phormer: 3 years.
  • Design/development project workflow management in Adobe Creative Suite 3/4 (Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Contribute): 3 years.
  • Javascript libraries (Mootools, Spry, JQuery): 2.5 years.
  • Adobe Flash, Flex and Actionscript 3: 1.5 year.
  • xml/kml programming (primarily for geomapping and data storage): 1 year.
  • Ad server/site monetization: 1 year.

Project Management:

  • Web site project resource analysis and allocation: 3 years.
  • Human resource skills (management, training, organizational behavior): 10 years.
  • Communications/public speaking: 15 years.
  • Budget planning and documentation: 7 years.
  • Curriculum development and learning technologies: 14 years.

Writing/Editing/Marketing Skills:

  • Creation/editing of search engine-optimized content: 3 years.
  • Marketing analysis and strategic planning: 3 years.
  • Technical writing and most business genres including press releases: 3 years.


  • Gardening
  • Hiking the Superior National Forest
  • All kinds of music (medieval, celtic, jazz)
  • Volunteering in Outreach program at St. Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis
  • Spending time with my three daughters and beautiful wife, Jessica

Foreign Languages:

  • Fluent in French, Italian and German.

Pro Bono Work

I recently designed and developed a website for the Groveland Food Shelf located at Plymouth Congregational Church. This was a fantastic opportunity to help - at least indirectly - a community of the needy and hungry in the Loring Park/Franklin Ave. neighborhoods. I have also volunteered my services to support groups for unemployed professionals who need a web site or help with creating online resume

Latest news

With the addition of international clients (Canada, Scotland and South Africa), Concerto Designs continues to expand and diversify our Joomla development toolkit.. 

Employment history notes - Marzan Interactive

In April 2009, I accepted a position as Sr. Interactive Developer at Marzan Interactive. In the short time I was there, I have designed, developed and launched several brand new web sites. I completed a design (including an interactive prototype built in Fireworks) for an X-Cart site with a data bridge to the client's Microsoft Dynamics RMS system. Since my last three paychecks bounced, I was forced to seek gainful (i.e. paying) employ elsewhere.

Web Portfolio

Work History

Work History
2006 - Present


Concerto Designs

Small website design studio that specializes in Content Management, php-based platforms, including Joomla, Modx, Wordpress, Phormer, and other types. Portfolio available at

Apr 2009 - Aug 2009

Sr. Interactive Developer

Marzan Interactive

Responsibilities included:

  • Tactical marketing/advertising support to broad client base
  • Lead web site development initiatives
  • Manage creative processes
  • Create and develop innovative interactive solutioI
  • Introduce new interactive technologies to clients
  • Left position after three paychecks bounced. Am still trying unsuccessfully to retrieve owed wages, bank fees and other costs,
Jul 2007 - Apr 2009

Web Producer/Developer

Weblease USA

•    Programming: hand code web sites in xhtml, css, javascript, and xml. Using the Spry framework, Mootools, and other javascript libraries, I create effective  AJAX-based solutions to manage content and improve UI.•    Project Management: I coordinate marketing, design, programming, and domain name management resources. I write all design and content specifications, maintain project records in Filemaker database, and manage client relations throughout the development process.•    E-marketing: I work with diverse clients to develop effective SEO and e-marketing strategies within parameters of other media campaigns and long-term organizational goals.

Jan 2007 - Jul 2007

Lead Programmer

Karma Marketing & Media

•    Programming: created and edited web sites in xhtml and css. Modifed php and javascript libraries in order to customize Joomla components.

•    Content Development: composed and edited content for web sites, print media, and marketing campaigns. •    UI Engineering/Information Architecture: worked with clients to identify optimal user interfaces and information flow patterns configured to their different audiences.

Aug 1999 - Jun 2007

Assistant Professor

•    Teaching: developed range of graduate and undergraduate courses. Created new courses for the Honors and Freshman Seminar programs. Awarded numerous grants for curriculum development, including technology, internationalizing curriculum, and European Studies (U.S. Dept. of Education grant). Increased department’s market share of majors and minors. •    Governance and administration: served on departmental and university committees; chair of College Course Review Committee. Proposed major reforms in the graduate program’s assessment and mentoring procedures. Recruited new graduate students on a national basis. •    Research and publications: high level of conference presentations and panel organizations. Developed groundbreaking approach to cultural analysis combining history, philosophy and neuroscience. Awarded five research grants including McKnight Foundation and Humanities Institute fellowships. Publications include articles in refereed journals, book chapters, and an edited volume; monograph forthcoming at the University of Minnesota Press. •    Community outreach: commissioned by the Minnesota Humanities Center (St. Paul) to teach workshops on film and electronic media for statewide secondary teachers.

1994 - 1999

Assistant Professor

•    Teaching: taught undergraduate and graduate French, Italian and Comparative Literature courses . Created new courses for the Honors and Freshman Seminar programs. Awarded grants for curriculum development. Increased department’s market share of majors and minors. Developed web site to present materials from the Rare Book collection.•    Research and publications: high level of conference presentations and panel organizations.


1988 - 1994







experience designing logos, web site layouts, UI,content visualization and data presentation components. advanced skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks. extensive experience editing digital photography in Lightroom and other platforms.