Web Developer | Web Designer | Graphic Designer
I’ve constantly evolved with technology, having exchanged the art-board and paste-up era for designing and developing data-driven web applications, as well as designing online and print advertising with the Adobe suite.
As a technically-oriented visual designer who values process and standards, I’m expert in the Adobe application suite, and hand-coded data-driven web sites. Lately I’m focusing on front-end coding for the web, image processing and automation on the desktop via command-line scripting, and scripting automation for Adobe desktop applications.
I’m fortunate to have developed my graphic design, information presentation and technical skills for both print and web in a great small business and look forward to applying my skills to new projects.
Image Conscious 1991–present
Spearheaded critical company web site presence. Responsible for design and development of entire customer-facing online product catalog site, including user interface, visual design, front- and back-end code, and database design & implementation. http://www.imageconscious.com
Increased productivity in daily creation of product layout files for print by 300-400% through scripting and asset organization.
Enabled new company revenue in licensing initiatives by automating en mass image & data file generation & collation.
Led key in-house database development, critically supporting data needs for product publishing & licensing, web site & catalogue advertising.
Promoted company brand by designing display advertising and producing large-scale print catalogues.
Mentored and supported fellow team members whenever possible. Achieved significant cost savings by developing in-house project management and production skills.
Championed quality standards while representing company on many large-scale print projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barcelona, Norfolk VA, Minneapolis, Toronto.
Implemented & maintained essential archives for all product and advertising assets and related data.
Freelance Designer 1990–present
Designed/produced web site for local arts nonprofit The San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Hand-coded XHTML/CSS & PHP/JS. All aspects save ticket sales back-end.
Designed/produced web site for Alan Blaustein Photography. Hand-coded XHTML/CSS/PHP. All aspects save search engine back-end.
Produced graphic materials for nonprofit The San Francisco Silent Film Festival, including logo, posters, brochures, programs, tickets & passes, signage, informational slides, etc. 1995-2007.
Teaching & Education
Photoshop Instructor 1997–present, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California; 2009–2010, ASUC Art Studio, UC-Berkeley, California
Bachelor of Fine Art, Minor in Art History University of Wisconsin - Madison