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.
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
Independent Consultant - Graphic Designer - Art Director
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
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.
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.
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.
Oracle, DB2, MicrosoftSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL
Audio Production Applications:
ProTools, Reason, Nuendo, Soundforge, Ableton Live