Some things I can do
Photoshop, CSS, HTML, User Experience, and UI design:
I have worked extensively in support of the UI with all of these and more but I am not expert in any of them.
I am fully acquainted with modern software development practices like git, agile, etc., and will fit right in and hit the ground running with any IT team.
Designers can be famously difficult to work with. I'm not. I see my role as realizing for the client what they can't do themselves. If you need someone to take the whole UI from notions scribbled on napkins and hand waving to a deployed finished product, whether web or mobile, I've done it and I can do it for you.
Who I am
I've worked in graphics, media and photography since 1987. I first surfed the internet in the early 90s, with Lynx on an Atari computer. I wrote my first website (yes, in notepad!) in 1995, and landed my first internet job in 1998. I've ran a series of music labels since the late 80s, from cassettes to vinyl to cd's, and back to vinyl again. Along the way I've written a few hundred songs, played J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier (OK, part of it), and played bass guitar in a bluegrass band. I'm a devoted student of German philosopher of history Oswald Spengler, whose Decline of the West is often on my Kindle. I'm also often found sipping a good strong IPA.
Some websites projects I have worked on
Social networking site and iOS app for a start up. Designed and built UI end to end, from before user stories. Fully supports mobile web.
Several projects I led are shown here: the navigation, adding images and ajax content feeds
Freelance design for a social tshirt design company
List an Auto 2010
Freelance design for another failed sweat equity start up
Gang of N 2010
Freelance design for a software consultancy
Feature Trax 2010
Upsell page design for a sweat equity start up
Feature Trax 2009
This was a really simple, easy Agile project manager that went nowhere. Super fun project though
A project to make it easy for users to add contacts
One of five or six corporate home page updates I did for Toolbox
A user profile for the newly introduced social networking functionality
At NT Media I whipped this gem out in about an hour. Amazingly it's still online almost 10 years later
Extended and modified original site built by Scient San Fransisco
Prudential / Yahoo 2001
A three-week online home auction, it was on this site that the first home was sold through the internet
Offer Manager 2.0 2001
I was team lead for this second iteration of the Yahoo eHomesale for Homebid.com
Offer Manager 3.0 2002
Lead designer and engineer for this project for Homebid.com. This product is still in development and is not yet on line
Lead engineer for this project for Homebid.com
Deal Track 2.0 2001
Lead Designer and developer for Homestore.com
Part of a team of three developers for this project for USWEB/CKS.
Promotional website for the book "Bittersweet Journey". I did all design and coding
A personal project. Entirely PHP and SQL driven dynamic site. I did all design and coding
Places I've worked
Rushline (rushline.com) 02.2014-present
Senior UI Designer/Developer
A start up. Designed and built a social networking website UI from the ground up, from first user stories to beta. Also designed iOS app UI.
Ziff-Davis Media / CEB / Toolbox 05.2004 - 01.2014
Senior Web Designer
Implemented numerous design and redesign projects, from Photoshop to code for a high traffic site. Also print, video, photographic and audio work as needed.
NT Media (now Village Voice Media) 5.2003 - 5.2004
Supported weekly news sites, provided designs for new sites and marketing newsletters. Designed and coded survey and newsletter subscription system end to end.
homebid.com / homestore.com (now move.com) 11.1999 - 09.2002
Lead Web Designer
Also a start up. Designed and coded HTML, CSS and JSP. Did 5 full revisions of 2 products as well as numerous corporate site updates, and assisted usability studies.
USWeb/CKS 4.1998 - 11.1999
Junior Web Designer
Coded the HTML portion of ASP pages to match provided Photoshop images. Optimized graphics, developed static prototypes and assisted in usability testing
Various projects 4.1997 - 4.1998
Freelance Web Designer
Provided HTML code for TV show Pensacola Wings of Gold, directory site dcpages.com, book promotor bookzone.com on a contract basis.