“What,” you exclaim, “I have to actually read this guy’s web page now? I’m far too busy for that! That’s what I have robots for!”
You (or your robot) probably want to download my resumé:
Alternatively you can visit my LinkedIn profile. Or, read on below…
Senior Web Developer / Senior Production Manager
2015-present, Image Conscious
Designed/developed company web site. Converted previous custom code base to WordPress CMS, adding user accounts, custom color search and filtering; many custom product attributes; heavily modified theme.
Designed/developed second site to extend sales to new customer base.
Developed automation processes to support entire workflow for product production, catalog production, web production, customer web support.
Wrote automation scripts for data and image generation for own and customer web sites.
Developed efficient web production workflows.
Retooled in-house product database for better data flow to web site.
Produced several ~300-page softcover catalogs, automating processes for production, continued to manage and support catalog production workflows.
- wp api
- wp cli
- php cli
- filemaker pro
Web Developer / Designer / Senior Production Manager
2009-2015 Image Conscious
Designed/produced data driven company web site; rewrote site back-end using OOP PHP in custom code base.
Architected and scripted in-house automation system for continuous processing of layout files to order with custom sizing and border treatments.
Systematized artwork processing workflow.
Achieved business goals including shift from pre-printed product to customized print-on-demand inkjet production, large increase in new product intake, rapid order fulfillment, customized, to-order product sizing & border treatments with no increase in personnel. Drastically increased productivity.
- PHP OOP
Web Developer / Designer / Production Manager
2003-2009 Image Conscious
Designed/produced data-driven company web site with full product catalog. LAMP stack custom code base (XHTML/CSS/PHP/MYSQL).
Designed/produced data-driven, interactive, searchable catalog-on-disk.
Designed/produced monthly full-page display advertising for industry publications.
Developed database to handle product data, catalog coordination and proofing, web site.
Produced print catalogues & supplements. Color-corrected product shots. Developed and maintained highest standards of color & data accuracy while achieving significant cost savings by developing in-house production skills. Developed project management, graphic layout and data accuracy skills on multiple 450-page hardcover catalog projects with thousands of product pictures & captions.
Designed/produced fine-art print publications, including in-house prototyping & proofing; performed & directed complex color correction.
Brought large-format high-end color correction and contract proofing in-house.
Developed archive/image store allowing development of in-house print-on-demand operation.
- FileMaker Pro
Graphic Designer / Print Production Manager
1997-2003 Image Conscious
Designed/produced static company web site, first versions; later version data-driven site with full product catalog.
Designed/produced full-page 4-color magazine display advertisements promoting new products. Worked with publicity team on goals, concepts, and designs, provided approval comps to team and business partners, provided final artwork to publications.
Coordinated print production for 350+ page hardcover catalogs and large-format posters. Coordinated photo shoots of incoming product. Approved contract proofing for large-format offset printing. Represented company at press checks in San Francisco Bay Area CA, Norfolk VA, Toronto ON.
Developed product database to improve product data accuracy.
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Filemaker Pro
Print Production Artist
1991-1997 Image Conscious
Processed incoming products for future advertising needs. Designed/produced catalog page layouts. Coordinated product photo shoots. Reviewed and approved contract proofing for catalog and large-format poster work.
Designed/produced newsletters, price lists, trade show signage and direct mail pieces.
- Adobe Photoshop
- Aldus FreeHand
- Aldus Pagemaker
- Quark XPress
- Adobe Illustrator