Completed Projects

JCALS - Joint Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support 

Client: U.S. Army

Primary Developer: Was responsible for design and development of learning environment framework and course interactivity.

CFLCC - Coalition Forces Land Component Command

Client: U.S. Army

Graphic Designer: Was responsible for design and development of learning environment framework and course interactivity.

Primary Flash Developer: Created modular Flash framework which greatly sped production and reduced time spent on fixes and rework.

PAO - Pubic Affairs Officer

Client: U.S. Army

Lead Developer: Was responsible for design and development of learning environment framework and course interactivity. Created modular Flash framework which greatly sped production and reduced time spent on fixes and rework. Lead a team of five graphic artists and Flash developers.

88 Mike Training

Client: U.S. Army

Graphic Designer: Was responsible for design and development of learning environment framework and course interactivity.

MediCare - A Health Care Story

Client: Amerigroup

Instructional Designer: Was responsible for the concept, design, graphics, animations and narration for an internal training course for new employees.

Website Ownership - Getting the Most Out of Your Website

Client: Public

Created and personally led several courses on basic website ownership based on the book "Website Owners manual" by Paul Boag. The author gave exclusive permission for me to personally teach from him book in the United States.

TransFormers: Battlecards - TransFormers Trading Card Game

Client: Hasbro

Lead Game Designer: Was responsible for game rules, game mechanics, card concepts, graphic layouts, writing and testing. Created website and online tutorials as well as several revisions over the course of 10 years as requested by Hasbro.

Metalface: Role Playing Game (Book Version)

Client: Public

Conceived, designed, wrote and self-published science fiction paper-based role playing game which sold a few dozens copies online (due to zero advertising) before becoming free-for-all at www.MetalFace.net.

Summary

I have spent over 15 years as a professional designer of creative websites, Flash based training products, interactive games, and various online tools. 

I possess an ability to rapidly create, customize and deploy by developing modular templates for every project which minimizes time on modifications or corrections.

I have also designed and sold many types of games including board gamescard gamesrole playing games and computer games. I have a solid grasp of how to use games to re-enforce key learning topics and test player's understanding.

Highly skilled in Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Audacity, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript (including jQuery),  PHP, Drupal, and Joomla.

Skilled in video/audio editing software, 3D Studio Max and other 3D software.

For samples of my work, visit my design agency at www.GarnerNewMedia.com

Work History

Work History
Jan 1998 - Present

Online Ministry Director

Hampton Roads Church

Web Design - Design web sites for the church, set up hosting and domain names, establish email accounts, SEO, and create and maintian streaming media for international audiences. Used Flash, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, XML and Audacity.

Computer Consultant - Advise church leaders on the purchase and use of computers and the latest computer technologies. Set up and maintain church computers and associated hardware.

Online Ministry Director - Manage a team of less than a dozen church members interested in posting content on the web sites. Create, organize and lead various events to showcase talented members. Produced and directed various videos and slide shows for church events and social gatherings. Used Magix, Audacity, Paint Shop Pro, PSPad, XML, HTML, JavaScript, FTP and managerial skills. 

Oct 2010 - Present

Web Designer

Synapse Technologies

Primary designer/developer for several projects within Synapse including (but not limited to):

Creative Web Designer

Using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Aptana Studio and an expert understanding of HTML, CSS, jQuery, and XML, I design high-impact layouts that transform clients' websites into vibrant and awe-inspiring creations.

Graphic Designer

With over a decade of color theory and graphic experience, I create quick yet power imagery for various internal projects.

Online Training Developer / Instructional Designer

Using a sharp imagination and a vast understanding of leading industry standards, I create web-based training courses with improved subject retention and recall. 

Flash Developer

I design, program, build and deploy Flash-based tools, animations, training aids and websites for various clients' needs and requests. Conceive, design, develop, deploy and maintain templated training system called E-Frame which streamlines training production using Flash, JavaScript, XML and ColdFusion.

Jul 2010 - Oct 2010

Web Designer

Workers Choice USA

Briefly worked for Workers Choice USA by redesigning the corporate website and associated graphics, emails, marketing materials and social media outreach efforts.

Used Adobe Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, and a slew of web management tools to design, modify, produce and maintain various projects aside from the corporate website.

Created templates for email marketing and fliers for local events.

Acted as advisor for online marketing efforts and Google Analytics training.

Sep 2005 - Sep 2009

Instructional Designer/Web Developer

Amerigroup Corporation

Instructional Designer - Design, develop and deploy various web-based training courses created with a combination of Flash, Photoshop, SharePoint, Javascript, CSS and HTML. Communicate with other departments regarding design choices, training needs and deployment options.

Template Deployment Manager - Design, develop and deploy various template based training courses based on shared resources created in ActionScript and JavaScript. Maintain shared resources and debug any errors with new content. Customize specialized deployment options for various courses based on shared resources.

Flash Designer - Design, program, and deploy functional Flash-based teaching tools and interactive websites. Debug errors and technical issues. Ensure programs are compatible with all existing departmental content. Worked with Flash 5, Flash MX 2004, Flash 8, Flash CS3 and Flash CS4.

Online Learning Administrative Assistant - Assist in the daily upkeep of various online learning databases including granting access to users and resolving technical issues. Worked primarily in SharePoint and CSS.

Apr 2000 - Sep 2005

Associate Member of the Technical Staff

Computer Sciences Corporation

Graphic Team Lead - Establish and enforce graphic standards and work procedures. Manage a team of seven artists and Flash developers.

Software Developer - Responsible for developing, supporting and maintaining Flash training products for Department of Defense. Also used PhotoShop and SoundForge.

Application Specialist - Specialize in Flash ActionScript and Javascript. Support other CSC members with Flash issues or concerns.

Apr 1997 - Sep 2000

Electronic Media Specialist

Center for Atmospheric Sciences

Graphic Design - Use Paint Shop Pro and other graphic software to design logos and art for various scientific project papers.

Data Conversion - Use MS Office, Paint Shop Pro and image conversion tools to translate NASA data into graphic charts for visual presentations.

Flash Development - Use Flash 4 to create images and animations for office purposes. 

Education

Education
Apr 1999 - Sep 2003

Associates in Computer Arts & Sciences

http://www.saintleo.com/

Completed two Associate Degrees, but ended up taking enough credits to complete four:

Associates Degree in Computer Science

Associates Degree in Computer Arts

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts

Associates Degree in Business Administration

Skills

Skills

Creative Thinking

PHP

Instructional Design

Was formally trained under Bob Pike's "Designing Effective Training" and "Train The Trainer" workshops from May to October 2005. (http://www.bobpikegroup.com/)

Aptana Studio

XML

Audacity

SoundForge

JavaScript

CSS

HTML

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Flash

Secret

Apex Systems