Sorry, but my new site is under contruction

Until my last untimely lay off, I was kicking around designs in my head for a while and just recently came up with a great one. This, though, is not it and the new one isn't yet ready so, for the moment, this offers all of the pertinent info about me in a less than compelling package.

Currently, I am actively seeking permanent or contract work in the train corridor between Wilmington, DE and Manhattan.

My Updated Resume My Old Flash Site Go here to see what I used to do

About me

Professional artist/designer for over 3 decades. Since 2004, exclusively hand-coding web/multimedia design and development has become career focus with emphasis on agile methodologies, user interface/user experience design & development, information architecture, emerging web technologies (CSS3, HTML5), cross-browser quality assurance, direct interaction with clients/stakeholders and acting as a liaison between creative and tech departments. Has worked for magazines, large corporations, agencies, design studios and tech companies doing digital illustration, 3D, digital audio & video, motion graphics, web & interactive design & development.

Most recently, I worked as a UI/UX Developer at David's Bridal in Conshohocken, PA, but a round of corporate belt tightening eliminated a number of employees including me. I can, though, provide glowing references from my former supervisors.

Designer or Developer? Both, actually...

I'm quite often asked whether I'm a designer or a developer. Given that I started as a designer in 1981 and began coding web pages in 1999, I qualify as and am equally comfortable doing both.

Interactive Portfolio

My latest work is at the top. For several companies in my resume, I unfortunately no longer have active links to the work I did since that content has been omitted from their sites during updates.

David's Bridal 2013-2014
As the first Front End Developer brought on as a C-2-hire, my responsibilities were manifold, but I was used primarily as a UX/UI design resource as well as coder for any and every aspect of the HTML/CSS/interactivity for their sites and online apps . I also served as a liaison between the Marketing and Dev departments. The cornerstone of my first month at the company was the successful launch of their 1st interactive web prototype for in-store bridal registration using an Apple iPad. Other projects included a new, totally responsive site to replace the DBI e-comm portal (never got to finish due to corporate cut-backs). Below are links to some of the prototypes and site features I did for DBI.
Spec DBI Landing Page
Done, when I had some free time, to show my bosses what the DBI home page could be like if I designed it.
Home Page Billboard prototype
Done in a little over a day to show what we could change the billboard to when using HTML5.
Mobile Event Management prototype
This is for an internal microsite accessed by store associates to search for bridal registrations done online. Since this is designed to be accessed by in-store iPads, this is best viewed on an iOS device or a Webkit browser with the page zoomed out a bit. Once again, these are my working prototype files that were handed off to the integration team to build the site.
New DBI Main Navigation Menu
In moving toward the new aesthetic for their upcoming site redesign, this prototype was created. The real version can be seen at davidsbridal.com.
Product Page Recommendations Sidebar
This is the working prototype of the Product Page Recommendations Sidebar. The real one can be seen on any product description pages on the site such as this one. Keep in mind that you need to have visited a few pages to get the Recently Viewed sidebar to show.
Book Your Appointment
These pages were designed and coded with CSS3 in mind and graceful degradation for older browsers (especially IE8). This was all done with HTML, CSS and some light duty JS on my part before being handed over to the developers for database integration.

MDLinx.com Redesign 2010
My title was Web Content Manager for MDLinx.com, but, in my year working for them, I became their go-to HTML/CSS/multimedia person. I was the lead for the HTML, CSS and UI/UX coding and optimization (including SEO and browser compatibility back to IE6) of the templates for their new site.

EC2 2009
The Greenview site was to be a portal for their clients allowing them to manage their energy use and monitor their solar arrays. The company stopped my work mid-project due to budget problems.

NJEA 2008
Initial front end design and coding for use with Xigla CMS - company lost account before implemented on site.

Athertyn 2008
the client changed design direction 2 days before original launch, scrapped a much nicer design and I was then told to build this site with a soundtrack player (abandoned at the end of build) which is why the site is mostly in an i-frame. Unfortunately, the nice Flash splash page with animation and a really cool theme song that I created was taken down after one year.
Here is the original site that I designed for Athertyn.

SangKee Asian Bistro 2006
This was a spec design for a Flash web site. The restaurant, which has wonderful food, had a terrible web site. I contacted the owner with the design and he liked it a great deal. Unfortunately, he wanted a $20,000 web site for less than $2,000. The project never went forward.

Megamedia/Brooks Quantim CD-ROM interface 2006

Music 2006
Music from a truly wonderful, but ill-fated music project. Enjoy!

Quick Links to movies on my site. You will need Apple's Quicktime to watch these (got a Mac, an iPod or iTunes? You're good). Due to a gamma bug in Quicktime H.264 files, the movies only display correctly in Firefox at the moment.

About Me 2005
A none-too-serious look at the artist in his native habitat.

My Cheap, Interim Demo Reel 2005
My second demo reel. Done with After Effects, Final Cut, Soundtrack Pro, Cubase and a healthy amount of Scotch tape and bailing wire.

Photoshop 606 2005
A quick tutorial about how to make an exploding Snickers bar in Photoshop. Produced with over 100 layers in After Effects and a soundtrack done in Cubase.

"Wormhole" Demo 1999
My first demo reel. Animation done in Electric Image, compositing and additional animation in After Effects, editing in Premiere and music produced in Cubase.

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