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Information Architect
Actuate Corporation

4/2006 - present

  • Marketing Applications team member specializing in visual design as well as interface, interaction and information design
  • Produce high-quality proof of concept designs for sales opportunities
  • Redeveloping dashboard elements and other graphical elements
  • Conceptualized and developed Customer Self Service demo
  • Manager, Information Technology
    Catholic Theological Union

    6/2004 - 3/2006

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of IT Department.
  • Managed a 120 workstation computer network, several servers and a wireless network
  • Responsible for technology in the classrooms
  • Managed the change in course management software from Blackboard to Moodle
  • Responsible for all technology purchases and installation
  • Maintain faculty lab and student lab
  • Managed 100 user phone and voicemail system
  • Read about Catholic Theological Union accomplishments.

    Catholic Theological Union

    2/2003 - 5/2004

  • Responsible for day-to-day operation and maintenance for country's largest theological graduate school.
  • Also Webmaster for peacebuildersinitiative.org, the website for a high school leadership program at the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union.
  • Developed pilot program for online registration.
  • Integrated and launched web forum.
  • Member of technology steering committee.
  • Read about Peacebuilders Initiative accomplishments.

    Web Development Instructor
    After School Matters/Tech37

    6/2002 - 6/2005

  • Facilitate the daily operations of a twenty-two student apprenticeship program for urban youth.
  • Teaching basic and advanced web development skills to a diverse population, modifying curriculum for gifted and special-needs students as necessary.
  • Develop a hands-on curriculum applying several web technologies, including HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
  • Simulate real-world business experiences while promoting communication, responsibility, best practices and efficiency in a commercial environment.
  • Perform ongoing skills assessment for each student to meet both program and personal goals.
  • Freelance Web Developer
    Consulting and Contract Work

    1996 - Present
    Samples in my portfolio

  • Specialization in creating custom websites utilizing XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, PHP, Flash and ActionScript
  • Clients include: D'Ancona & Pflaum LLC, Sheffield Festivals and Vienna Beef
  • Creative Director
    Learning Insights, Inc.

    8/2000 - 3/2002

  • Directed Multimedia Development Team to successfully build over 75 e-learning courses.
  • Led transformation from CD-ROM product to Internet based product.
  • Hired and managed a highly productive team of producers, developers, programmers, animators, audio engineers, artists and interns, paid and unpaid.
  • Guided development of dynamic, database-driven web applications, accessible through web-based administration tools, to eliminate redundant functions.
  • Managed technical infrastructure including procurement, deployment and maintenance within a restricted budget.
  • Developed client relationships in proposal and development phases to deliver an appropriate product of the highest quality.
  • Updated corporate branding to maintain consistent corporate identity including color palette, interfaces, navigation and logo.
  • Standardized production process by creating procedures, templates, and identifying best practices to build a flexible development
  • Facilitated significant cost cutting effort by contracting with a foreign software developer to greatly increase internal efficiencies.
  • Maintained increasing production schedule of custom-built projects while improving quality and reducing costs.
  • Oversaw department expenditures, including all budget considerations, salaries and capital expenditures.
  • Web Developer
    Learning Insights, Inc.

    1/2000 - 8/2000

  • Developed Internet and CD-ROM multimedia elements in HTML, JavaScript, ColdFusion, PHP, ASP, SQL, Access, Photoshop, Illustrator, Director and Flash.
  • Designed informational charts and graphs to effectively present information.
  • Worked with content developers to translate complex financial curriculum into rich media.
  • Web Designer
    Morningstar, Inc.

    5/1999 - 10/1999

  • Participated in the launch of the Morningstar.com website by coding content templates.
  • Wrote script to automate conversion of financial charts into graphics.
  • Developed banners, captured and modified images.
  • education

    Columbia College
    Bachelor of Arts

    June 1999

    Indiana University
    Certificate in Distance Education

    November 2005


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