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THE STORY UP TO THIS POINT…
With over a decade of agency experience and even more in the interactive/online realm, I’d like to think of myself as an enabler… an idea developer… a tinkerer… an interactive developer/designer with a comprehension of internet technologies & methodologies, an affinity for data-enhanced digital experiences (Flash or otherwise), and a tendency to experiment and innovate with anything digital within arm’s reach…
Freelance Flash/web developer/sole proprietor : Invalid Sequence Labs
Omaha, NE (January 2005 – present)
Freelance work such as Flash Platform and mobile development (and consulting), authoring Flash for multiple platforms (in-browser, mobile, kiosk, etc), PHP/ mySQL development. FLA file reconstruction, general web-development, and server setup & maintenance. Clients: Honda, Tabasco, Lexar, Adidas, CalTrans, Lift Studios, Motive Interactive, and others.
Sr. Engineer, Software Design & Development : Phenomblue
Omaha, NE (April 2011 – June 2012)
Flash & Emerging Media Developer : Corporate 3 Design
Omaha, NE (May 2010 – April 2011)
Moving back to my hometown, at C3 I served as a Flash and general interactive developer. Building my jQuery and ColdFusion chops to build sites for clients, I also continued to create items (Flash or otherwise) which fed upon open web APIs.
Flash Development Lead : Agency.com (now Signal to Noise)
San Francisco, CA (September 2006 – April 2010)
As the lead of a small team of Flash Developers at Agency.com, my duties included department resourcing, project experimentation/scoping/discovery, mentoring other members of the creative and development teama, communicating with and developing in tandem with other client-side developers, serving as the agency’s Flash-platform liaison to third-party vendors as well as assisting with daily Flash development production duties.
Specialties revolved around dynamic, polymorphic ads which utilize the theory of run-time compositing and harness live API-retrieved data. This approach increased the number of ad permutations possible for use in the wild, decreased Agency.com production time & costs, reduced time to traffic, and most importantly – through user/media targeting & real-time user retargeting – put the right message in front of the right person. (client is happy due to increased target retention and/or ROI and the user is happy because they’re seeing content (sshhh, they’re actually ads) which is tailored to them).. Clients included: Nike, Apple Computer, eBay, Ask.com, Miller Beer, Del Monte.
Flash Developer : Avenue A | Razorfish
San Francisco, CA (March 2006 – September 2006)
Focused on delivering flexible & extensible Flash solutions for clients. Performed development duties for clients such as Breville, Sony HD, Microsoft, and Merrill Lynch.
Senior Interactive Developer : TBWA\Chiat\Day and TBWA\TEQUILA
Los Angeles, CA (August 2000 – February 2006)
As a founding member of the interactive production team at Chiat\Day Los Angeles, I was directly involved in establishing group culture while delivering award-winning level work and adhering to tight deadlines – as demanded by the agency’s high-profile clients. As the Senior Developer, I supervised the development/design team, monitoring work quality along with scheduling and planning resources as necessary. I also consulted with and advised creative, account and research teams on technical and creative possibilities/limitations of the digital medium. Spearheaded TEQUILA\’s Flash baseline tracking initiative, “Agave”. Produced units include sites, microsites, paid media, DVDs, HTML emails, screensavers, and presentation/sales-loop videos. Clients included: Sony Playstation, Sony QUALIA, Nissan/Infiniti North America, Adidas, Whiskas, Ballpark Franks, Uncle Ben’s, Earthlink, Pennzoil, Absolut, Indian Motorcycle, Apple Computer, Harman/Kardon, JBL, Ask Jeeves/Ask.com, Kinko’s and Energizer.
Interactive Designer : Bozell Worldwide
Omaha, NE (August 1999 – August 2000)
In the web-development arm of Bozell-Omaha, my responsibilities ran the gamut… including website development for agency clients, paid media, internal presentations and redesigning/developing the office intranet. Clients included: Mutual of Omaha, Kirkpatrick Pettis, MidAmerican Energy, CBS Home, VT Industries, Peter Keiwit Construction.
- Intermediate/Advanced: jQTouch, PHP, mySQL, XSLT, jQuery, Flash Media Server (interactive), AMFPHP/Flash Remoting, Apache Server, Flex, Scene7 Image Server, CSS/CSS3, swfmill, HaXe
- Basic: C++, Pascal, Perl, Java, ColdFusion, ASP, .NET, Python, MSSQL, Microsoft IIS, Google App Engine, Adobe BlazeDS, Objective-C (iOS SDK), openKinect/AS3Kinect
Yahoo Maps, Yahoo Music, Google Maps, Google Local, eBay, Twitter, Jambase, OpenID, Facebook, NPR, Weather Underground
Omniture Site Catalyst, Flash Ad Kit, Eyeblaster, Pointroll, DoubleClick, Mediaplex, Google Analytics, Akamai, Tumri
Have participated in the beta programs for several Macromedia/Adobe products, including: Flash MX, Cold Fusion MX, Flash 8, Flash 9
University of Nebraska – Omaha, BS Communication
Minor: Computer Programming
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Nike) : Merit Winner – One Show 2009
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Nike) : Short-list – Cannes Cyber-lion 2009
AvenueFighter (personal/team): Best in Show – Adobe FlashCamp, San Francisco 2008
Motors Mashup Unit (eBay) : finalist – Yahoo Purple Chair 2008
Motors Mashup Unit (eBay) : Visionary Award – Emerging Media Awards 2007
BrevilleUSA.com (Breville) : Standard of Excellence – WMA 2006
Xterra – 100 things… (Nissan North America) : One Show 2003 – Merit Award
Future Z microsite (Nissan North America) : Silver Pencil – One Show
Get-Linked.net (Earthlink) : Silver Pencil – One Show, Cool Site of the Day
Safetylink Zone (MidAmerican Energy) : Silver – AIGA Nebraska, Silver – Nebraska Addy’s
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