James Rawsthorne

James Rawsthorne

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

Lead Multimedia Developer

Mathematica Policy Research (contract)

• Responsible for streaming media, video editing, video deployment, & teleconferencing products.

• Lead designer/developer for all video & multimedia projects.

• Manager of A/V technologies, including state of the art conference facility.

• Data modeler and infographics designer.

Mar 2013 - Present

Senior Multimedia & Streaming Media Developer

NOAA (contract)

• Senior video editor & multimedia designer.

• Lead streaming media and video player developer.

• Senior web designer & developer for Ocean Explorer & Okeanos Explorer sites.

1998 - Dec 2011

Multimedia/Lead Video Developer

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

• Worked with clients to understand their business models and goals and helped to define strategy, content, and features for design of their web site. • Planned schedules, organized personnel, and managed resources to bring about the successful completion of many multimedia and technical projects; including websites, e-learning courses, video, social media outreach, and animations. • Conducted focus groups to analyze audience/interface interactions. • Defined site architecture and navigation layouts to serve as a blueprint of the site. • Created wireframes, site maps, schematics, process maps, feature lists, mockups, visual specification, working prototypes and other artifacts to describe the intended user experience. • Lead developer for federal research laboratory in charge of video systems design and deployment. • Engineered online video delivery systems for several large government agencies through multiple version upgrades. • Responsible for integration of accessibility features/508 standards compliance. • Led research and deployment of data analysis tools and charting techniques. • Led projects with researchers involving live streaming data and visualization techniques. • Led technical deployment team modeling data from multiple research institutions to deploy on a large scale spherical environment (Science on a Sphere). • Used web analytic tools (Google Analytics, Web Trends) to track traffic and target audiences. • Managed contracts with outside vendors, served on committee awarding technical contracts. • Integrated and maintained several CMS systems (content management systems) for multiple departments. Systems included Drupal, WordPress, and Red Dot based software. • Developed, deployed, and advanced social media outreach programs for several Dept. of Energy organizations. 

Jun 1997 - Sep 1998

Project manager

Sykes Enterprises

Project manager for software localization • Identified project goals based on client requests and specified project parameters and metrics. • Planned schedules, organized personnel, and managed resources to bring about the successful completion of many multimedia and technical projects involving the translation of software, applications, and documentation into multiple languages. 

Jan 1995 - Jun 1997

Graphic Designer

Pearl Izumi

Project Lead/Lead Production Designer • Graphic designer in charge of custom design production and imaging. • Led design group market analysis & integration projects. • Designed multimedia projects for trade show and presentations. 

Apr 1994 - Jun 1996

Graphic Designer

AlphaGraphics

Graphic Designer Responsible for design, composition and output of a wide range of printed materials. Extensive business design and publication layout. 

Sep 1992 - Mar 1994

Graphic Designer

St. Augustine Record

Graphic Designer Designed advertising and editorial graphics for daily newspaper and bimonthly travel magazine. Responsible for design, coding and maintenance of newspaper portal website. 

Education

Education
2006 - 2008

Video

Art Institute of Colorado
1986 - 1988

BA Commumications

Flagler College
1984 - 1986

Computer Science

Jacksonville University

Skills

Skills

Web Developer

I have extensive experience with several CMS systems (Drupal, RedDot, Wordpress), and with multiple development environments (Dreamweaver, .net). I am a skilled html developer and have experience with jQuery, HTML 5, and Flash/actionscript coding and deployment.

Teleconferencing

Responsible for teleconference projects for several Federal agencies as well as corporate environments. Hands on experience using live video, streaming data, and several platforms (Webex, Gotomeeting, Flash Player).

Streaming Media

I have developed and deployed streaming media systems for several government agencies and corporations. Experience using both cloud and inhouse server environments, including Adobe Media Server, WOWZA, Red 5 and others.

Animation

Education and experience with development of bitmap and vector based animation using Adobe Flash and Cinema 4d.

Video Editing

I am an experience video editor with years of experience using several different software packages on multiple platforms. Experienced with Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Sony Vegas, and Avid software.