Building and directing compelling user experience on the web for 15 yearsYour Next Creative Director
It’s time you worked with someone who truly gets it. Someone who has built top-flight user experiences. Someone you can trust to wow you, every time. Someone with a strong ability to mentor young creatives. A humble, talented, and tireless contributor you will enjoy being around.
A unique inspirational creative leader who brings out the best in others. Naturally at home designing/developing for the web with a focus on responsive web design (RWD), user experience (UX), and agile methodology. And one hell of a nice guy.
From ambitious start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations, I've spent the past 15 years building and enhancing innovative, forward-thinking, highly successful digital products and brands
In my current role, as the Digital Design Director for the #2 online resource for physicians, I have contributed first hand to turning a start-up into a hugely profitable digital suite of products. I work elbow-to-elbow with the executive team as the creative lead to build/direct all web ventures during this time of quarter-after-quarter record growth.
My creative teams run lean, meet deadlines, and deliver beyond expectations. I believe firmly in inspiring creative minds through example and empowerment. Strong ability to identify talent and nuture creatives to reach their potential. Dedication to one's creative craft, autonomy to create, and roll-up-your-sleeves hard work are the hallmarks of the innovation behind my creative teams.
Advanced responsive design skills. Countless Bootstrap site builds, with a expert-level knowledge of the Bootstrap framework (I know all the built-in classes by memory).
Super efficient, standards-compliant, expert-level HTML skills. Hand code html in seconds. Keep a forward-looking eye on the future of HTML, and the wonderful places it will take us.
Advanced, expert-level CSS skills. I can style an element by hand in seconds using the latest advanced techniques, including transitions, LESS, SASS. I keep current on the latest and greatest.
Expert-level knowledge and superior efficiency. I hand code in code view, and tap into Dreamweaver's auto-assist features to help me code SUPER efficiently.
Expert-level understanding of the platform with hundreds of site builds over the past decade.
Because my focus is rapid production for the web, Fireworks is primary image-editing tool.
Photoshop is brought in for those jobs that require a little more horsepower. Expert-level skill.
Extensive knowledge in other Content Management Systems, including Joomla and Drupal.
From logo creation to the creation of custom graphics, Illustrator offers advanced creativity.
A very early adopter to In Design, migrating from Quark more than 15 years ago. Go-to tool for all print work.
I've been turning up my video creation skills through some advanced-level udemy courses for After Effects. Premiere is my go-to tool for video editing.
Creative Director and Lead Front-End Developer for a hugely profitable web portal for physicians and advertising space for the pharmaceutical industry. Just a start-up when I came on board as one of the first employees in 2010, we have transformed this portal with record profits, quarter-after-quarter.
Established, privately owned enterprise software company that also ran a very success boutique web development agency and IT support service. As the Creative Director, I was on the front lines of winning new business and being the public face for managing existing relationships. As Lead Front-End Developer, I built forward-thinking web solutions, including Content Management Systems (WordPress, Joomla) and email marketing.
Lead Front-End Developer for new site builds and e-publishing campaigns that emerged from The Penn Museum, a world-class archeological cultural institution and collection. Originated ecommerce site for books published by The Penn Museum.
Web development and editorial experience with world-class publishing companies, including Elsevier, Wolters-Kluwer, and others. More information is available upon request.
Born in Baltimore. Bostonian for a while (before it was cool to be one). Currently residing just outside of Philadelphia. Long-time lover of Maine and New England—at home in the natural world, surrounded by pine trees and rocky ocean coastlines.
Studied Romantic Poetry (yes, it's true) at the ungraduate level, before embracing technology and receiving professional training at the University of Pennsylvania. A few tall words from Wordsworth, Keats, Yeats, Emerson, Kerouac, or Thoreau still light the fire within.
Blessed with a loving wife (Ali), wonderful 1-year-old (Boden), and 10-year-old adopted Basset Hound (Max).