I excel at developing directed and creative digital strategies with strong technology underpinnings, aiming with implausible optimism, yet hitting real-world timelines with flexing budgets and resources.
There are so many good ideas, and so many worthwhile pursuits with viable solutions. But, the winners must connect up and down the vision > mission > strategy > tactics schema, connecting across technology platforms and devices, building authentically engaged community both online and offline.
Keeping in mind how the Big Picture is made of evolving Little Pictures, I guide teams to those best solutions with leadership which is agile, entrepreneurial, high-value and fair.
for Creative & Tech Teams,
A directing, managing and core member of creative and technology teams for more than 20 years, I focus the varied team missions to their strengths, while bridging it all to the users, product, timelines and budgets.
From an education at UT Austin School of Architecture to visual (UI/UX) design, to game design, to web and mobile-friendly development (front-end and back-end), to hiring and managing both contractors and staffers, to successfully courting investors, I am deeply experienced across all aspects of development.
As a life-long learner, listener and leader, I can advocate authentically for all team members.
and Coding, too.
I have significant experience architecting and coding LAMP/Ubuntu+Nginx stack web apps and custom tools, both front-end and back-end, personally utilizing: symfony, github, php, mysql, jquery, Doctrine, ORMs, ajax/JSONP, APIs, OOP, html/css, assembla, bash, cURL, Facebook APIs, mobile-friendly twitter-bots, google analytics, google apps setup, ssh, and more.
I registered my first domain in 1996, and started designing for (and following) mobile platforms in 2000, when TXT/WAP/BREW/ J2ME were the bleeding edge. Equally at home on both mac and pc, I also enjoy a server command-line challenge and Adobe's Creative Cloud.