What I've Done

I’ve designed and built, and led teams to design and build, web sites, web apps, presentations, online ads, videos, motion graphics and other digital content. I’ve worked for big names you’ve heard of and big names you haven’t.

I taught myself how to build websites. Then I shared my expertise teaching university-level classes, at-work training, and informal evening courses. I spoke at many conferences, meet-ups and events.

I created a record-breaking presentation for Vogue; launched effective online ads for The New York Times paywall; evolved a Flash agency to HTML.

I download the tempeh bacon; I fry it up in a creative pan.

Design Samples

Video Samples

Work Stats

70+

Websites Built/Worked On

9

Departments Built/Led

30+

People Hired

Lots!

Online Ads Built

Proposed, designed, animated and/or coded

1996

My First Commercial Website

For MVP Health Care in Albnay, NY

1997

My First Touch-screen Project

Museum kiosk

2001

My First Dynamic, Custom, Editable Presentation

Built with Macromedia Director

2004

My First Dynamic Online Ad

Banner ad for Buffalo Bisons Baseball with up-to-the-minute game promotion info

10

Classes taught

University-level and independant

2

Bachelor Degrees

Dual Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and Music/Media Studies

Companies I've Worked At/For

  • Airstream
  • Atlantic Records
  • Barclays
  • Bayer
  • Best Buy
  • CBS
  • Chase
  • DDB New York
  • Discovery Channel
  • Disney
  • Estée Lauder
  • Infor (Hook & Loop)
  • Intermix
  • Macy’s
  • New York Lottery
  • New York Times
  • Nick at Nite
  • Nike
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • PNC Bank
  • Sprint
  • TBWA\Chiat\Day
  • Trico
  • Vogue
  • Warner Bros. Records

What People Say About Me

A few words from recent managers, colleagues and team members. See the complete recommendations on LinkedIn

Resume

Some recent recent career highlights, showing examples of my creative, technical and management experience.
For a more comprehensive and portable version, check out the PDF below or visit my LinkedIn page.

Creative Director

John Ryan, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN — March 2016 to December 2017

Led talented team of designers and animators to create short animations (“spots”) for the in-house digital signage agency. This included coming up with ideas for spots, copywriting, guiding the design and animation, and presenting final work to clients.

Also drove the company’s shift from Flash to HTML-based spots. This included a lot of coding and experimentation to find the ideal solution that met our creative expectations and hardware capabilities.

Senior Front-End Developer

Connexions Loyalty
Minneapolis, MN — March 2015 to December 2015

Worked on an agile .NET team on the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel site. Duties included styling and programming the user interface (HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery), creating mockups and proof-of-concepts, and coding the site to be fully accessible / WCAG compliant.
Contract Assignment

Manager of Software Development

Infor/Hook & Loop
New York, NY — June 2013 to March 2015

Assembled and led a strong and diverse front- and back-end web and software development team for a wide variety of design, UX and technical explorations and enterprise-level products, from initial concept through release.
Image © 2014 Hook & Loop

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