I am a creative front-end engineer and digital marketer with extensive experience planning, managing and executing user interface development and content implementation for a diverse range of intranets, extranets, public-facing web presences and other digital media.
Associate Partner, Development Practice
VSA Partners, September 2007 to Present
I currently lead all technology engagements at the firm with a team of 12 full time developers and a regular roster of contractors. In my role, I am a bridge between VSA’s creative team, our clients and their IT partners. I lead a team of developers in bringing the creative vision of all of our project stakeholders to life in digital media. I have worked with internal Global IS, third-party systems integrators and platform vendors to plan and build site experiences on commercial platforms including, Stellant, Broadvision, Vignette, Interwoven and Percussion, as well as, open source content management systems, social media and mobile devices.
My recent work includes; shure.com, ge-energy.com, firstdata.com, pg.com, usaareporttomembers.com and star.com.
VSA Partners, January 2000 to September 2007
As a hands on manager of technical planning and production for all of VSA’s digital project work, I worked as a member of the digital creative team to develop and build concepts and final work product for clients in HTML/CSS, Flash and other client- and server-side technologies. Additionally, I was charged with responsibility for staffing projects, creating project plans and statements of work, and pitching new work.
During my time in this role at VSA, I created award-winning sites for Baker Furniture, IBM, General Electric, Segway, Wilson-Staff and many other reknowned brands.
Schema Studios, September 1998 to January 2000
I founded Schema Studios along with my partners Jason Koerner, Michael Brooks and Phil Machalski. We set out to build a small creative team with multidisciplinary talent in Information Architecture, Design and HTML UI development.
Our clients included Whole Foods, Marmot Clothing, Capitol Records, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Harley-Davidson.
Leapnet, June 1997 to September 1998
Director of IT
The Leap Partnership, August 1995 to June 1997
At The Leap Partnership, I supported rapid agency growth at the desktop level and the server rack. I maintained email, FTP, Web and file services while the agency user base grew from 30 up to 100 over the course of two years. I was responsible for purchasing and supporting laptops, desktop video workstations and Internet connectivity at a time when the software and hardware available was largely untested.
As the company made the transition from public to private, I was instrumental in building infrastructure for a Santa Monica office, as well as, a satellite Portland office to support our Nike client. Additionally, I helped with technology integration between the Chicago office and corporate acquisitions in San Francisco and New York.
- High-performance, standards-based Web site development
- Leading discovery to produce accurate scoping, budgeting and staffing requirements for project- based work and long-term client engagements
- Supporting design, front-end and back-end development teams with a holistic project view from planning through to launch to pragmatically create great deliverables
- Team-building and resource management for high utilization with increasing capacity for ongoing expansion and weathering acute increases in workload
- Utilizing Google Analytics and Omniture metrics analysis to inform design and content decision-making
- Building nimble small-scale technology implementations to support creative executions