Isaac Horton
433 Binscarth Rd.
Los Osos, CA 93402
805.234.4247
isaac@isaachorton.com

http://2010.isaachorton.com

http://isaachorton.com


SUMMARY

Skilled in all phases of web based application development. Expertise in the planning/design/development/implementation of custom web
applications. Award-winning art director experienced with corporate identity, packaging, print collateral, advertising, annual reports, web and software GUI. Special emphasis on conceptual design and communication goals, high attention to detail. Comfortable with information architecture, project management and business development.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Excellent skills in Microsoft Project(and many other resource-based project management applications), Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash, QuarkXPress and Dreamweaver. Experienced with HTML, CSS, server side scripting, Actionscript, AJAX and Content Management Systems. Strong troubleshooting skills, familiar with cross-browser and cross-platform issues, comfortable with Mac or PC.

RECENT WEB SITE DESIGN

http://destroy.entrainment.net - Destroy Entertainment Propaganda
http://currentinnovations.org - Current Innovations
http://isaachorton.liquidratio.com - Personal Blog using AJAX
http://trishhouckkitchens.com - Kitchen Concepts by Trish Houck

WORK EXPERIENCE

Independent Consultant - Graphic Designer - Art Director
2003-present
Liquid Ratio

Working with clients to plan and implement software and hardware solutions for their customized business environment. Installation of multi-platform business networks, Network troubleshooting, Evaluation and selection of desktop computer systems, laptops and servers. Brand development/enhancement, Efficiency focused outsourcing,

Co-Owner/Director of Design & Technology
1999-2003
New Image Technologies, Inc.

Performed lead role in the design and production of print, identity, web design and web applications. Interfaced with clients to determine needs. Managed a small team of designers and programmers. Developed a time logging application for administrative billing and team monitoring. Designed an online project management application to streamline internal task management and completion as well as progress updates for clients.Trained employees in client relations and production processes. Managed technology implementation, system software selection and procurement/installation/management for company. Designed and implemented new web interfaces, site graphics and layouts. Designed and created test websites for demonstration and sales engineering. Worked in all areas of business development, including speaking engagements, designing strategic press campaigns and client targeting/selection. Created procedural guidelines for a team of designers. Spearheaded and co-developed coding standards for interfacing with subcontracted programmers in India.

Art Director
1997-1999
Artist Development Concepts

Managed a team of artists in the creation and production of CD's and CDROM's for recording artists worldwide and multimedia projects for music and entertainment businesses. Created strategic relationships with printers and CD manufacturers. Managed efficiency evaluation and process design to increase profitability in my department. Interfaced with clients in case of problems in print or manufacturing process to alleviate concerns. Developed print advertising for national music magazines and print publications targeting musicians.

Graphic Designer
1995-1997
Record Grafix

Designed CD's, posters, packaging and multimedia animations for recording artists and producers around the world. Interfaced with the finance team from Slovakia in matters relating to design and computer programming.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Programming Languages:
HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Actionscript

Databases:
Oracle, DB2, MicrosoftSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Audio Production Applications:
ProTools, Reason, Nuendo, Soundforge, Ableton Live

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

SKILLS

Adept in the innovative and profitable presentation of automated online services

Extensive experience in team building and project execution

Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Ability to complete projects under strict deadlines and high expectations

Able to motivate and move a group toward consensus

Expert at forecasting, planning and implementing technology solutions

Specialist in cost and inventory control

Experienced with Windows, Macintosh, FreeBSD and Linux operating systems

Proven history in solving complex operational problems

Experience in database management and reporting

Detail oriented, strong analytical skills

Creative troubleshooter and problem solver in high stress environments

Expert at networking protocols and establishing functional Mac/PC networks

Expert in digital audio formats and streaming audio over the internet