I’m an online professional, creative technologist, web guru, code monkey, pixel pusher. Call me what you will. Over the past 18 years, I have designed, developed, project managed, or simply worked on hundreds of web sites, web apps, RIAs, rich internet applications, or whatever you call them, for many fortune 500 clients. The best part of it all, millions of users each day are interacting with my work.
My client list includes Disney, Yahoo!, Johnson and Johnson, Rolex, Dell, Home Depot, Hyatt, Cadbury, Trident, Labatt, General Motors, Microsoft, DaimlerChrysler, Shell Oil, and The Hudson Bay Company just to name a few. These applications ranged from simple client side HTML5 pages to high-end, media-rich, and data-driven marketing, e-commerce, and e-learning environments.
Before working at Disney I was a Senior Flash Platform Engineer on the Yahoo! Flash Platform team. While on the Flash Platform team at Yahoo! I assisted in the first ASTRA release and wrote numerous articles for the Yahoo! Flash Developer Network. I built the AS3 Yahoo! Maps Communication Kit and presented it at 360 Flex in San Jose. I architected the first generation Yahoo! Flash Badging Kit, a light weight AS3 architecture that allows non developers to rapidly build custom Flash badges using only basic mark up. I also built components and trained multiple internal teams at Yahoo! on Actionscript 2/3, Flash and Flex best practices, security, and optimization.
I am very proficient in many design programs (including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash). Although I am very knowledgeable in most Adobe Products, I do prefer to write most of my code and/or script by hand. I am also very adept in using many graphic production tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and Debabelizer. I have even written some of my own graphic manipulation tools using Flash, Flex, and backend services like Image Magick including a production ready CSS generator used by the creative team at Disney Online.
As the Senior Solutions Developer at Innovasium Inc, I was the lead developer on most sites I worked on. Most of the sites I worked on were developed in Flash using Flash Remoting, Cold Fusion, and Microsoft SQL Server on the back-end. While at Innovasium I was an integral part of the team that developed a custom Flash content management system. Multiple clients logged into a single interface and could update their sites content using a custom rich text editor, upload and resize images, set up secure content zones with unique logins and permissions and edit their site using tools usually found only in standard page based CMS’s.
As a Senior Interactive Designer at Mosaic Marketing and Technology (formerly McGill Multimedia), I performed many Information Architecture duties including content management, content creation, editing for interactive media, goal verification, requirement gathering, content definition, usability testing, and documenting the functional specifications of many different multimedia applications. As an Information Architect, I ensured that all applications adhered to human interface interaction principles. I also acted as a liaison between the client and the internal production team in the early stages of a project, ensuring all technical and business requirements were feasible and learning objects adhered to SCORM standards.
In my role as a Group Supervisor at Mosaic, I managed a team of Technical Interactive Designers, Graphic Designers and Developers. As their manager I was responsible for scheduling, resource management, task reviews, process development and enhancements, employee reviews, employee career development plans, and new employee hiring. I believe good employee morale and communication are key factors to successful, creative work; therefore, positive feedback was part of my daily routine.
I’m a team player. I am a motivated individual who enjoys taking on new challenges and learning new technologies. I have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent project management skills. I am well organized and a proficient multi-tasker. I have strong problem solving skills such as the ability to use technology in creative ways to meet unique project requirements. I love to be challenged and I always have a positive outlook no matter how tight the deadline is.
If you would like to contact me or find out more about my experience, please contact me at [email protected] or call me at 403-992-8777 or 818-275-1687.