INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR — The TK Multimedia Company — Maplewood, NJ
Freelance Web and Print Designer — April 1995 to Present
Retained by diverse clients (see sample clients listed below) to create original art and graphic layout of content, banners, logos, illustrations, 2-D and 3-D animations for Internet sites and CD-ROM titles. Interface design, incorporating interactive elements and e-commerce initiatives; coding, review and testing; work closely with senior executives to conceptualize, design, and launch Internet sites furthering client’s goals. Graphic design, illustration and layout of 4-color process (CMYK) and spot color (Pantone) printed materials.
Matt Thomases, Sculptor
A portfolio site for a local sculptor working in both bronze and steel; designed and coded from start to finish. Provided ideas and solutions, as well as graphic design and layout for printed promotional items such as business cards and postcard mailings to advertise the web site to prospective buyers. Matt Thomases wanted a simple site to display selections of his work without putting his entire catalog online, and to have the sculptures be the main focus, rather than the web site design.
This is one example from several poetry web sites designed and coded from start to finish. As with similar web sites of this kind, it was designed with a strict budget in mind. The main purpose of the site is to highlight the poet’s accomplishments, provide excerpts and reviews of poetry, an ongoing calendar of events, and information on purchasing books. Since launching the web site, the client has seen a dramatic increase in attendance at poetry events and increased book sales.
Optometrists.org began in 1996 when its flagship web site vision3d.com was published on the Web. One month after its launch, vision3d.com won the Internet Medical Site of the Week Award and was receiving over 10,000 visitors a month. While doing graphic design, production and HTML coding for the Optometrists Network, visitor traffic continued to increased and new areas of the site were launched including a special section on Strabismus (eye conditions) and other affiliated optometrists sites such as COVD.org were designed and coded.
Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP)
Site redesign of graphic elements and layout for SmartMoney Interactive’s premiere online financial magazine, a joint publishing venture of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Hearst Communications, Inc.; The Web Magazine described this site as a “...clean, easy-to-navigate hub.” and gave it the highest rating for design and content in their September 1997 issue; Also created editorial spot illustrations for various articles on the SmartMoney site.
ASSISTANT CREATIVE DIRECTOR — Byron Preiss Multimedia, Inc. — New York, NY
March 1994 to March 1995 — Worked as full-time staff on production and design of CD-ROM titles, including The Ultimate Frank Lloyd Wright and The Ultimate Einstein. Designed 4-color process print materials such as magazine advertisements and box covers for various interactive titles using Quark Xpress. Art direction and interface design for The Sci-Fi Channel Trivia Game, and Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time CD-ROMs.
Singer-songwriter: guitar, drums, and bass — 1994 to Present
Sound Engineering Certificate: Manhattan Recording Workshop — New York, NY — December 1999
Introduction to SSL 6000 console, Studer 24-track, Digidesign ProTools, midi, signal processors, sound physics, microphone placement and studio protocol
Voice-overs for Radio, Television, and Other Media: The Voice Bank — New York, NY — August 1998