resumé

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.

Experience

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.

Skills: HTML5, CSS3, JQuery & JS, PHP, MySQL, Git, Bash, PHP CLI, SIPS, ImageMagick, Filemaker Pro, ExtendScript (Javascript/JSX), Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Color Correction, Retouching, Color Management, Web Development, Web Design, User Interface, User Experience, Adobe Creative Suite, Graphic Design & Production.

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.

Produced/coded web site to design spec for The Tomorrowmen (surf band). Hand-coded XHTML/CSS/Javascript.

Produced/coded web site to design spec for Danny Snyder Home & Commercial Improvement. Hand-coded XHTML/CSS/Javascript.

Designed/produced web site for Alan Blaustein Photography. Hand-coded XHTML/CSS/PHP. All aspects save search engine back-end.

Volunteer

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

2013 AcademyX, San Francisco Completed 24-session course in web development covering PHP/MySQL/OOP as well as Javascript coursework.

Bachelor of Fine Art, Minor in Art History University of Wisconsin - Madison

© 2017 David Harding