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Kevin Power

Digital Production & Development

SUMMARY

A digital Swiss Army knife with 20+ years of development and creative services experience. I am well versed in interfacing with stakeholders and UX/design teams, managing development resources and product development, maintaining partner relationships and requirements, and providing documentation while also evaluating and elevating platforms, tools, and environments.

I am a technologist with a relentless passion for designing solutions that overcome technical obstacles. Pushing for innovation, I continually challenge myself and my teams to make technology work harder and smarter for clients. Crafting dynamic experiences, robust design systems, efficient development practices, and continuous learning are among my core principles. Also, I am a donut connoisseur.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Oct. '20 Present
Risk Based Security

Product Manager - Director of Technology & Software Engineering

Jan. '20July '20
Sway - Creative Labs

Director of Web Development

Everyone at Sway is a “creative” — and pretty much all of us cringe at the use of that word as a noun. We’ve built our shop on the backs of a handful of extremely talented writers, designers, developers, and producers that work collaboratively.

I managed a team working on websites, display advertising, and content. I also coded projects as a director who "does".  I'm also worked with the management team on new business, agency processes, and more.

Feb. '18Oct, '19
Mobelux

Digital Strategy Lead [Technology]

An experience agency based in Richmond, VA specializing in full-spectrum digital product development as well as UX/design, development (native and web), and strategy capabilities.

At Mobelux, I led production including technology and strategy for our most significant engagements. Maintaining product quality and project scope from inception to launch and beyond was a major responsibility. I would also step in to assist when an implementation got too tricky. I oversaw how a project's technical requirement impacted the business while working directly with clients and partners to make quick sense of their evolving needs. 

Current Clients/Engagements

Neighborhood Goods - My team designed and developed their entire technology stack. The platform includes a custom GraphQL Shopify API/CMS, Bluetooth micro-location for in-store delivery and assistance. Products created include digital signage, native application with location features, responsive e-commerce site, and a native associate application. We worked with their team on strategy then executed all UX/design/development in-house. Since the initial launch, we released multiple versions of a native application and new web code was released daily. Other cases/examples are available by request.

Clients
Walmart, Neighborhood Goods, Colonial Williamsburg, Capital One, Dominion Power and others

Nov. '14Feb. '18
S2

Technology Director

A digital content solutions provider in Richmond, VA focusing on retail content (live motion and animation), social media, and digital menu boards. Previously a division of The Martin Agency and now operating as Tilt Creative.

S2 had the daunting task of running the Walmart Smart Network (in-store digital signage). The Network began as an all-video platform but when it moved to a web browser powered player, it made sense for me to join the S2 team. I was able to bring modern JAM stack concepts in to play. The first thing was making sure our digital footprint was substantial. I scaled dynamic campaigns to 20,000 in-store screens and grew the digital menu board footprint from 0 to 2,500 screens.

Management

  • Oversaw and defined technology initiatives.
  • Mentored creatives, developers, and producers in the digital design and development process.
  • Managed technical relationships with network partners and technology vendors.
  • Led multiple cost and time-saving initiatives, for example, training design team to use more efficient tools.

Technology Product

  • Developed projects (websites, in-house tools, DMBs) in HTML/JS/CSS.
  • Defined and developed processes for the digital team's workflow.
  • Created and managed project documentation.
  • Managed and resourced the development team.
  • Development based in OSS, React, Node, PHP, LAMP, LEMP.
  • Managed key stakeholders' expectations by presenting milestones, maintained definition, timing, and kept them in the loop at the appropriate fidelity.

Business Development

  • As a trade show team member, I built landing pages, emails, presentation applications, as well as the trade show booth itself. Also, I worked with the team on the trade show floor.
  • Collaborated with creative/strategy/business teams for new business ideation.
  • Created and presented new business pitches.
Nov. '98Dec. '14
The Martin Agency

Associate Director of Development, Technology Lead, Front-End Developer, Senior Multimedia Developer, Production Artist

A full-service agency based in Richmond, VA, with unified capabilities in advertising, strategic planning, direct response, digital, data analytics, design, and branded content.

I worked in the NYC (6 years) and Richmond (8 years) offices where I sharpened my skills on world-class clients while working alongside some of the best in the business.

  • Developed responsive sites, internal tools, landing pages, and banner ads in HTML/CSS/JS.
  • Front-end development workflows (automated deployments, etc.), Light DevOps.
  • Video production, compression, and graphics production.
  • Handled user testing data and worked on Q/A tasks (Jira).
  • Created and managed project/department documentation.
  • Built proof of concepts and presented them to internal teams.
  • Assisted and brainstormed with the creative teams.
  • Led development teams with website redesigns/builds, responsive mobile sites, social campaigns, online marketing campaigns, and just about all digital programs.
  • Recipient of a "cobblestone" award for creative excellence.

Clients
Benjamin Moore, American Cancer Society, ESPN, Colonial Williamsburg, Norwegian Cruise Line, Pizza Hut, JFK Library, PING, Walmart, Morgan Stanley, BFGoodrich Tires, Tylenol, Cool Whip, TV Land, GEICO, Quiznos, NASCAR, Spike TV, Olympus, UPS, Coca-Cola, Seiko, Hanes, Gerber, Network Solutions, CareerBuilder, GlaxoSmithKline, and others

Aug. '06Nov. '07
FatFree Studio

Co-Founder/Technology Director

An independent digital agency based in NYC.

When The Martin Agency decided to move digital operations back to Richmond, a team of us stayed to start FatFree. That first year we kept very busy creating sites, online advertising, and web-based games.

Clients

Roche Diagnostics, Unilever, Discover, Shockwave.com, and others

Jan. '00Jan. '01
64 Magazine

Production Manager

A regional arts publication established in Richmond, VA.

My duties were managing the print and design scheduling, managing freelance jobs, coordinating print/editorial schedules, ordering photography, scanning, retouching, typesetting, and ad creation. I was responsible for printing budget, production of final print document, and press checks among many other undertakings. A favorite achievement here was that in reworking the entire production process, I succeeded in trimming the prepress budget by two-thirds.

CONFERENCES

Shopify Unite - Toronto 2019

FITC - Toronto 2018 • Toronto AR/VR 2017 [Emcee] • Toronto 2016 • Amsterdam 2009

DSE - Las Vegas 2017 [Presenter] • 2016 • 2015

Shop.org - Los Angeles 2018

NRF - New York City 2017

DSrupted - Toronto 2016

UXIM - Denver 2014

O'Reilly Fluent - San Francisco 2013

SXSW - Austin 2012 • 2011 • 2006

WWDC - San Francisco 2010

Adobe Max - Los Angeles 2009 • Los Angeles 2008 • Las Vegas 2007

Flash Forward - Boston 2007 • New York City 2004 • New York City 2002 • Amsterdam 2001 • San Francisco 2001

Meet the Makers - New York City 2002