I come from a design background, graduating from RIT in 2004 with degree in New Media Design and Imaging. I decided on that major because I sort of liked art and computers. After graduating, I learned that I LOVE art and computers. And design. And movies. And technology. And books. And drawing. And a lot of other things.
Here’s a brief history of my professional career..
Summer 2004 – Spring 2005
I worked for RIT in their web development department, designing interfaces and convincing people to let me develop sites and goofy internal projects in flash. I also did a bunch of freelance projects using Aftereffects for a motion graphics piece to be used on a DVD for Gary Lewis and Developing the a flash based web site for Langie AV in Rochester.
Summer – Winter 2005
After moving back to Rockland County, I worked for the USTA (United State Tennis Association) working primarily on the USOpen.org site, where I designed a lot of graphics and logos used on the site as well as flash banners and microsites related to the US Open.
Winter 2006 – Spring 2010
In January of 2006, I was hired by Iomedia as a hybrid designer/developer where I worked on projects across the architecture and healthcare fields. As I moved up the ranks, I started concentrating more on the development side of things until the Spring of 2008, when I was made the Interactive Studio Director. I had the pleasure of overseeing everything interactive and learn about the many facets that make a successful interactive project. For the last 6 months of my tenure at Iomedia, I decided to concentrate on what I loved and get back into development full time.
In April 2010, I started working for the Barbarian Group as a flash developer, where I get to work with some overwhelmingly smart and talented people. I just hope to keep up.
I plan on keeping this blog as a place to document my interests in what I do and to hopefully inspire budding interactive students to keep learning and pushing themselves as many other interactive designers and programmers do for me.