I'm currently working as a project manager for Land Art Design Inc., a Design/Build landscaping firm based in McLean VA, and I'm also studying for a Masters in Landscape Design at George Washington University. This is a somewhat dramatic shift from my prior career as a web developer in San Francisco, but my employers have found my web background useful as I bring to the table a set of skills that most brick-and-mortar companies don't have at thier disposal.
Due to the recent slowdown, my hours have been reduced to two days a week, and I am considering other employment, both full time and part time, in either IT or Landscape Architecture/Design.
As a web developer, I have over eight years experience designing, implementing and supporting interactive web sites and applications. I'm experienced with: project management, web design, usability, web marketing, e-commerce, troubleshooting, content management, and quality control. I demonstrated success as an Art Director for Alphabit Media, a SOMA San Francisco based web development company, and also independently as a freelance designer and entrepreneur.
As a landscape designer, my job duties have included meeting with clients, preparing contracts, purchasing & inventory management, crew management, site surveys, and drafting & design support. I have also used my technical and design expertise to manage the redevelopment of the company website, redesign our logo, develop a monthly email newsletter, and develop an online marketing campaign to help drive new business.
Lastly, it seems I can't keep my hands out of web technology, and have been working privately on a community-driven portal for landscape designers/architects called Design Intent. This is a sophisticated site based on Joomla CMS, and features include: Landscape Articles & Member Blogs, RSS Newsfeeds, Discussion Forums, Plants Database, Events Management, Industry Directory, Member Portfolios, web-services based Bookstore, affiliate datafeed based Product Listings, and robust set of social networking features similar to those found on facebook.
http://www.design-intent.com (under construction)