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DESIGNER • DEVELOPER • DRUMMER

Professional musician • producer • writer • actor • Director

Video • Audio • Online • Interactive • Print • Events • VR • AI
Over 500 projects in the US and Europe since 1990. Many awards.
Subject matter expert on the arts, tech, media, pop culture.

MEDIA MADE HERE

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SUMMARY

• Successfully delivered over 500 projects since 1990, as an interactive designer/developer for clients in the US and Europe. Led product lifecycles from strategic workshops through final deployment, in software development and product design environments.

• These encompassed the complete range of corporate communications and marketing efforts one typically sees in education, publishing, arts and entertainment, advertising, and retail sectors. First generation hybrid web/mobile projects led to $40 million in new business.

• Projects were recognized for outstanding media achievements, including an Emmy nomination, a BAFTA Award, two New Media INVISION Awards, an Apple Design Award and two Webby nominations.

• Guest lecturer at Harvard and Boston University. Panelist at conferences in New York and Boston. Provided commentary on multiple commercially released DVDs.

SKILLS

Expert in Photoshop, Final Cut, Logic, Motion, Sketch, InVision, InDesign, QLab, and related. Proficient scripting and debugging HTML/XML. Comfortable with Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Figma, Confluence, Slack, Jira, Zoom, MS Office, many others.

Many years of hands-on experience with creating, capturing, editing, and mastering video and audio for any outlet, including streaming services, social media marketing, digital signage, and virtual reality. Designed cover art and layout for six published paperbacks in the last year.

I also play a mean set of drums.

CLIENTS

The 9/11 Tribute Center • Ben and Jerry’s • Bloomberg TV • Bose • Braun • Campbell Scott • CBS • Chanel at Saks Fifth Avenue • Circle in the Square Theatre • Columbia University Medical Center • The Cooper-Hewitt Nation Design Museum • Academy Award nominee Ruby Dee • Eastman Kodak • Echo and the Bunnymen • Electro-Harmonix • Fidelity • The Republic of Ghana • Gillette • Grand Marnier • The History Channel • Hyatt Resorts • Image Entertainment • Land Rover • London Records • Lucent • MasterCard • Elizabeth McGovern • McGraw-Hill • Moby • Modern English • The National Maritime Museum • The National Museum of the American Indian • Novartis • Pearson • The People’s Choice Awards • Pepsi • Proctor & Gamble • Reebok • Samsung • Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs • Sharp • The Smithsonian • SONY • Virgin Records • Roger Ross Williams

AGENCIES

Apple Brand Source • Barker/DZP • Cossette Post • Hill Holiday • Huge • Manhattan Marketing Ensemble • Ogilvy Healthcare • Prime Access • SciMed • Six Red Marbles • Think New Ideas • Xplana
ROLES

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Composition
Live performance
Recording (on location, or in studio)
Drums / Percussion
Piano / Keyboards
Orchestration and arrangements
Song doctoring
Software instrument customization
Sound design
Producing
Editing
Mixing
Mastering for all platforms, incl. streaming
Sync to video

Writing / original material
Script Doctoring
Storyboarding
Set Design
Lighting
Shooting
Continuity
Location audio
Capture and conversion
Multi-camera synchronization and editing
Green screen / keying
Titles / Lower thirds
Music videos
360 videos (shooting, stitching, editing)
Subtitles / Closed captioning
Color correction
Final mastering for broadcast and social media
On-screen presenter / actor / voiceover artist
Show-running live performance (QLab)

Design
Retouching
Editing
Titles
Banners
Posters
CDs, Vinyl, Cassettes
Book covers
Layout for print / desktop publishing
Social media campaigns
Digital collage
Formatting for all platforms
Color correction for print (CMYK) and broadcast (NTSC/PAL)
Exporting for use in other programs

Usability research
Accessibility
Responsive design
Copy writing and editing
UX writing
Wireframes
Interfaces
Clickable prototypes
Modeling interactivity

Final Cut
Logic
Motion
Photoshop
QLab
WordPress
InDesign
Sketch
Invision
AI Tools

Mobile
Web
Video
Audio
Print
DVD
Broadcast
360 degree video
Virtual reality / Metaverse (VR/AR/XR)
Digital signage
Live entertainment / Events

Spinetix
Intuiface
Brightsign
Samsung MagicInfo

XML
HTML
Lingo
ActionScript
Javascript

Deployment (FTP, Webmastering, etc.)
Troubleshooting hardware and software
Quality assurance
Bug hunting
Training
Hardware installation and wiring (e.g., video walls)

Mac OSX
MS Windows
iOS

Agile (JIRA, Slack, Confluence)
Google apps
MS Office

Arts and entertainment
Education
Non-Profit
Publishing
Software
Retail

Art history and appreciation
Dada / Surrealism
Video and interactive art

Music history and appreciation
Opera and Classical music
Jazz
Rock, Punk and New Wave
Electronic music
Experimental / Avant-Garde

Cinema studies
The Silents
Film Noir
Horror
Science Fiction
Krimi
Eurospy

Emmy nomination
BAFTA Award
New Media INVISION Awards (2)
Apple Design Award
Webby nominations (2)

Rates can be flexible, depending on scope of project, size of company, availability, resources and deadline.

Day rate, half-day, hourly, flat fee, bartering, or other arrangements – all negotiable.

Email me if you have questions, or want to discuss a project.