World domination. Benevolently.
Position: Senior UI/UX Developer (March 2011 – Present)
Position: UI/UX/Design Guru (October 2008 – March 2011)
Working with some of the brightest people on the planet in Ruby, Rails and all sorts of cool projects.
Position: Partner/Owner (since August 1996)
Responsible for driving the growth of the firm. Developed more than 45 websites including nancies.org, which won the 2000 and 2001 My VH1 Music Awards. Designed various brand identities, style guides, CD sleeves (including Rebecca Lord of MTV’s The Real World), DVD Menus & Packaging (Business Software Alliance), web marketing campaigns (Lifetime Television), playbills, posters, and other marketing materials. Performed 3D rendering services for various federal and private jobs (including the 2012 DC Olympic Bid). Started a visual effects wing to pursue and handle 3d content for television and film; Created complete brand packages for artists such as Juniper Lane and Grantham Dispatch Records. Supervised various team members and consultants on a variety of jobs and job types. Produced and released short animated film “The Sandbox” in 2005, which has been screened around the world. Currently helping pitch scripts to various studios for production and developing and coding a production pipeline application utilizing Ruby on Rails. Team launched twelve Ruby on Rails sites in 2006. Currently integrating with other companies programming teams to provide front-end design and interaction design expertise.
Hyphenated People, LLC
Position: Partner/Owner (August 2007 – October 2008)
A high-end web application focused usability, user experience and interface design shop. Responsible for all client interaction, contracts, usability audits, interaction design, interface design, occasional branding and project management. Clients have included InfoEther, RollStream, GeoCommons, Sequoyah, Bear Stearns, CAIVIS, Wine Library, The Sunlight Foundation, RubyConf, Vovici, DV Labs, and more.
Position: Creative Director (November 2005 – August 2007)
Responsible for all creative work produced by the team, the administration, training and growth of said team, as well as my previous responsibilities. Increased work production in first year by 400% while only increasing team size by 250%. Implemented various best practices. Developed documentation of best practices and style guides. Scoped and supervised the creation and implementation of a digital asset manager for the company. Lead visual redesign of Wirefly.com, the company’s main in house storefront and worked on the redesign of the purchase flow for the company’s B2B system. Trained team members on various software applications and techniques including XHTML/CSS, Ruby on Rails, semantic markup, and photorealistic aging techniques in Adobe Photoshop. Led brand integration for sponsorship events including the Wirefly XPrize Cup and the Wirefly National Marathon. Led design team on work for various partners including Radio Shack, Overstock.com, Best Buy, Buy.com, Tiger Direct, Quixtar and more. Supervised a budget of $1.5 million for FY2006 and FY2007.
Position: Senior Web Designer (November 2004 – November 2005)
Responsible for various in-house properties (microsites) including branding, design development, code, server administration and maintenance. Implemented content management systems (Movable Type and custom systems). Instituted subversion for code versioning. Provided search engine optimization consulting to internal clients and external partners and affiliates. Maintained FreeBSD and Red Hat Enterprise servers at remote network centers via bash and Plesk. Grew the team to three developers, with one working remotely, in 12 months.
Position: CAD/3D Artist (Annually since 2002)
Worked with the Capital Concerts producers to create a virtual set of the new stage for their Memorial Day and July 4th broadcasts from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building grounds. Documented the as-built of the site in AutoCAD and photographs integrating existing files from the Architect of the Capitol and the US Park Service as well as hand drawings from the set designer and various team leads. Photographed elements of the performance and audience for publicity purposes.
RTKL Associates Inc.
Position: Project Manager, Washington DC; Digital Solutions/Liquid Media Division (July 2000 – November 2001)
Led team in redesign of nationaltrust.org and other web sites; Created and coordinated presentations and 3D diagrams for Pentagon reconstruction with a team spread between Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles; Coordinated and produced 3D water simulations for a multimedia CD in conjunction with team members in LA; Created various 3D renderings of U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and Little Rock Courthouse expansion; Incorporated Matte Painting, 3D and compositing techniques to illustrate before and after work with the U.S. Capitol Security Perimeter and Croydon Retail Complex (London); Coordinated presentation for the Joint Chiefs for the Phoenix Project (Pentagon Reconstruction) involving 3D animation of the Pentagon as well as multimedia presentation elements for KCE Structural Engineers (the lead on the job)l Developed procedures and policies for new business areas; Rewrote contract provisions dealing with intellectual property; Expanded division to include audio production and music composition; Coordinate teams on various projects; Taught classes in Photoshop and 3D VIZ; Supervised preparation of over 35 bids for internal and external clients.
Position: Production Designer/Co-Producer for Aquarius Student/Independent Film (1999 – 2001)
Formed and directed a seven person art department spread between Los Angeles, Washington DC, the UK, and Germany to design, model, and animate 20 minutes of digital content with solutions from Apple, Alias/Wavefront, Discreet, Kinetix, and SGI. Scouted and coordinated with Director (150 miles away) on locations in the DC Metro area. Helped design and create a digital production pipeline that allowed for information to be shared by all involved over a private intranet. Coordinated casting, production crews, budget, schedule, and on set calls with co-producer and director.
Position: Set Designer for Love’s Merry Sickness (January – April 1999); Set Designer for West Side Story (January – May 1998) including Design, 3D Pre-visualization, construction documents. Construction Foreman (1 week).
Spector Knapp & Baughman, Ltd.
Position: New Media Designer (January 1998 – May 1999)
Responsible for creating and maintaining a website for the firm. Maintained network of over 30 machines (Mac/Windows) and 7 printers with independent mail and file servers. Evaluated and made suggestions on multimedia and animation software.
I do not list the versions as I’ve been using most of these applications for quite some time. If you require more specific information, I will provide it upon request.
- Mac OS X (Client and Server)
- Windows XP (some server experience)
- Red Hat Linux 6.2
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe ImageReady
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Acrobat
- Adobe Framemaker
- Adobe Pagemaker
- Macromedia Dreamweaver
- Macromedia Flash
- 3D Studio Max
- After Effects
- ProTools LE
- Propellerheads Reason
- Various soft-synths
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Filemaker Pro
- QTVR Authoring Studio
- *nix Compile/make processes
- Miscellaneous smaller applications and utilities
- Ruby on Rails
- bash Shell
Basic experience with:
- tcsh Shell
- Final Cut Pro
- Adobe Premiere
M. Architecture, Catholic University of America, 2001
B. Architecture, Catholic University of America, 2000
Perform as a member of various bands (Honor by August, Rotoscope, sometimes Juniper Lane), AIGA, Centerstage Theatre Company (at CUA, 4 years), audio recording, guitar, bass, electronic music, DX7 and analog synth programming, photography (digital and traditional), travel, filmmaking, programming theory.
- Eagle Scout
- Order of the Arrow – Vigil Honor Member
- VH1 “My VH1 Music Award”, 2000, nancies.org – “Coolest Fan Website”
- VH1 “My VH1 Music Award”, 2001, nancies.org – “Coolest Fan Website”
- Benjamin T. Rome Design Prize, Runner up; Foreign Studies Program, CUA (Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning )
- Kerr Scholar to Tunisia, Summer 1994 (Sponsored by the National Council on US-Arab Relations)
Design portfolio, photography portfolio, code samples (XHTML/CSS, Ruby on Rails) and references available upon request.