Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Present

Web Creative Director

Commerce Kitchen / On&On Creative

SEO, UX Web design, community management and business development. New project strategy, client support and project management. Deployment of proprietary RoR CMS Web applications.

Aug 2009 - Present

Manager of Online Product Development

Mojofiti

As a full-time consultant, I continue to help design and create — incrementally improve — a multi-user blogging application with social networking tools and real-time language translation (machine and crowd-source). This is in effort to increase user acquisition over time. Also provide graphics and production resources for a real-time language translation mobile application (machine and crowd-source). Filling a Product Manager role, I continue to recommend and implement updates to meet business goals, provide graphics and production resources while managing on-going related projects.

Oct 2003 - Feb 2008

Web Application Developer / Content Support Specialist

Web application support and enhancement of existing proprietary Java/JSP Web application systems.

May 2002 - Oct 2003

Web Producer

Microstaff

Sat in a number of contract positions for a number of companies including: Alpine Access, Inc. — Content Support Specialist / Developer, Active Education — Flash and image production for browser-based learning modules, J.D.Edwards — Intranet Content Conversion / Marketing Resource Center Web Master.

Jan 2002 - Jun 2002

Volunteer Computer Lab Monitor

The Spot

Provided volunteer support for users designing and producing CD artwork and promotional Web sites. Also helped move and setup new graphics lab.

Mar 2000 - Dec 2001

Web Master / Web Designer / Web Producer

Served as only Web/screen-savvy artist for the marketing branding team. External corporate Web server administrator, designer and programmer. Also worked on internal projects for the corporate Intranet, the sales team, the internal communication efforts of marketing, as well as providing technical support and recommendations for out-sourced tools used on screen.

Mar 1998 - Mar 2000

Web Designer / Web Producer

Sumaato Advertising, Inc.

Helped build and continue growth of Web hosting / development agency into a full-service agency. Worked on Web design and development for numerous small clients as well as print collateral.

Dec 1997 - Feb 1998

Image Specialist

Photoshop specialist for images used in CD training material.

Mar 1997 - Aug 1997

Animator

Designed and animated multiple 5-15 second 3D spots for medical television. 

Education

Education

Sun Microsystems Training

Completed ‘Fundamentals of Solaris 8 for System Administrators’

Lynda.com

Completed ‘Advanced Flash 5 Actionscripting’

BFA

Major : Communication Design (Graphic Design)

Minor : Telecommunications (Television Production)

Fine Arts : Printmaking / Animation / Life Drawing / Photography

Technical Proficiencies and Experiences

Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Flash and Actionscript / After Effects / animation and audio techniques / TextMate / UltraEdit / BBedit / (X)(D)HTML / (Javascript / CSS) / jQuery / Prototype / Blueprint / YUI / HTML for email / RoR / PHP / JSP / Apache / MySQL / Oracle / WordPress / BuddyPress / Shopify / Wufoo / Vignette / Subversion / CVS / Synergy / etc…

Bio / Objective

Dedicated professional (12+ years) new media artist with diverse experience in all aspects of interactive and multimedia design — as well as the basics of print production — looking to continue learning while applying best practices with a team where craftsmanship and creativity are paramount to meeting and exceeding design and development goals to meet business objectives. Believes in using proven existing tools to meet business goals when possible before reinventing the wheel. Interested in Business Development and the big picture. Jack of (many) trades.

Psychometrics (for those interested)

Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 — 2009

Top 5 Strengths : Futuristic / Analytical / Responsibility / Includer / Restorative

TRACOM Social Style — 2001

Social Style Profile : Analytical (C1)