University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota
1988-1992 Bachelors of Fine-Arts
Vermillion High School
Vermillion, South Dakota
Camping / Travel / Skateboarding / Snowboarding / Soccer
Environments: ColdFusion, ASP.NET, Java, PHP
Databases: MySQL, Oracle, SQL
Libraries & Frameworks: jQuery, jQuery-Mobile, LessCSS, Mustache(5), Handlebars.js, Foundation, Twitter Bootstrap
Expert User In: 3d Studio Max (9 years) Adobe: Illustrator (10 years), Photoshop (12 years), Dreamweaver (6 years), Eclipse (1 year), Visual Studio(8), Flash (10 years), Captivate (2 years), Premiere (4 years), Soundbooth (2 years), Camtasia (1 year)
Work Experience In Detail
Amplifi Commerce (Front-End Designer) July 2012 – November 2012/ Addison, Texas
Epsilon (Senior UI Engineer) October 2011 - July 2012/ Irving, Texas
At Epsilon, I’m Using ASP.NET and VB to create a mobile rewards management application for a large bank. The project is using SCRUM to handle development and we’re implementing features of HTML5 and jQuery mobile to handle the front-end. I’m also gaining experience with MVC3 on the team’s side projects.
Raytheon (Software Developer) August 2010 - October 2011/ McKinney, Texas
Writing software tools for the logistics operations of seven facilities in the Space and Airborne Systems department . Using Coldfusion and SQL, providing intranet sites geared for data warehousing solutions for large internal organizations and providing metrics to managers to improve efficiency and streamline logistical operations.
Cosentino North America (Web Developer) November 2008 - August 2009/ Stafford, Texas
Worked in Coldfusion and Flash to integrate video into several websites for the company. Collaborated to design new, and improve old kiosks for our products, including an AS3 version of a kiosk for the Home Depot. I updated some projects from AS2 to AS3. Helped develop the accounting and project management site that the company relied on for asset allocation and sales reporting. I was also the point man for all internal and external training aids using Flash, Soundbooth and Captivate, as well as developing PDF documentation for site training. Also handled integration of UPS online tools into all of the companies various sites. Site credits (partial) include:
This site includes the web version of a Flash kiosk that was used in Home Depot stores.
Another version of the same kiosk we developed.
Flash help videos and navigation elements in AS3.
More Flash AS3 development for site navigation and advertising.
At one time this entire site was done in Flash AS2 and I handled the conversion of major portions of it to Actionscript 3.
iEntertainment Network (Lead Designer) 2001 – November 2008 / Cary, North Carolina
Started as assistant designer under direction of Lead Designer for six months. During which I was put in charge of producing all content for Warbirds: Fighter Pilot Academy. After promotion to lead designer, I managed all online and boxed product games from concept to implementation with as many as seven artist and programmers as well as a large player development group which I founded and manage to this day. Project manager for boxed and online games. I handle design elements and schedules for groups of three to ten in order to meet deadlines for game product development and marketing. Concept development and implementation for all aspects of the games including UI, environment, 3d objects, vehicles and 2d texture work. Handle graphic art (2-D and 3-D) development and artistic oversight from other artists for inclusion in games. Some C++ programming especially in regards to UI and other graphics related areas. Worked with Java to create a flight model building application. Server administration. (Unix and Windows) Website administration. (HTML, XHTML, PHP, MySql) Forum creation, development and administration on servers running Apache. Founder and Leader of Player Development Corps (PDC). Organize, assign, direct and implement player provided content that includes programming, 2-D art, 3-D art, historical research, and engineering through forum based management. Aid in the planning and realization of yearly gaming convention. Host and direct convention activities.
Self Employed (Freelance Artist) 1992-Present
Provided art and graphics for clients. Multimedia design, label design, logo and business artwork, mural design and painting. Computer graphic and traditional artwork. Have continued working occasionally in a freelance capacity for local businesses and some international clients. I have also contributed to some open source projects and other “free” projects. Latest project of this type is PlainJain for iPhone. A family of themes for the Summerboard application. More information can be found at http://plainjain.wordpress.com. I have worked on a number of web-sites and web-based applications over the years and have a good grounding in html, xml, and css. I also deal well with back-end work in ColdFusion, PHP and dealing with databases, typically SQL or MySQL. I have also used Flash since its inception.
Minuteman Press (Art Director) 2000-2001 / Temple, Texas
Coordinating with clients and shop personnel (3) to make deadlines, market the business and meet customer requirements. Take concepts and provide artistic direction and design options for business and personal graphic needs. Design business logos and advertising concepts. Layout for Xerox CMYK digital and drum printing applications.
Fort Hood Sentinel (Art Director) 1996-2000 / Fort Hood, Texas
Directed the “look and feel” of the newspaper with a staff of five. Supervised story development, graphic design, photography, concept art, feature reporting, advertising design, physical layout and publishing.
References available upon request.