Curriculum Vitae

My Purpose

I have been lucky enough to build software that has helped inspire and improve the lives of many people. I want to keep doing so, surrounded with the best company possible. For me, right now, that means working with a team that has the talent, resources, and (sometimes foolhardy) determination to build grand ideas that keep humans in mind.

RTO+P

I'm currently the Tech Lead at RTO+P, a full-service creative advertising agency based in Philadelphia. I've been with the agency since May, 2010. In that time, I've helped multiply the company's digital business by producing quality work for Under Armour, FOX Networks, Planet Fitness, and many other clients. As Tech Lead, I manage and mentor a team of web developers and designers, and lend my know-how to the creative and strategy teams. My major efforts in the agency's digital practice have been to usher in the transition from Adobe Flash to HTML, and to establish Responsive Web Design as our design and development workflow-of-choice. In March 2013, I moved away from “HQ” in Philadelphia, and now work remotely from an office in downtown Manhattan.

Select RTO+P Work
Swarovski: Just Because; Rewards Program Website and Appswarovskirewards.com
Planet Fitness: Planet of Triumphs; Social Network planetoftriumphs.com
Firefly Bracelets; Product Site fireflybff.com
Under Armour: Idea House; Corporate Site ideahouse.ua.com

Cubist Media Group

In May, 2009 I started as a full-time Interactive Developer at Cubist Media Group in Philadelphia. This followed two years of part-time work at Cubist during my Junior and Senior years at Drexel University. In addition to building websites, I authored DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray titles. Clients included ZeniMax Media, NFL Films, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Select Cubist Work
Fallout 3; Bonus Blu-ray Discbluraybycubist.com
Super Bowl XLII Highlights; Retail Blu-ray Discbluraybycubist.com

School

In 2005, I entered Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. In 2009, I graduated with a B.S. in Digital Media. I studied with a focus on web design and development. I led my Senior Project team, which produced a social network for sharing and collaborating on choose-your-own-adventure stories called "Derivativ".

Otherwise

In 2012, I co-founded What Say Co. and designed a line of Horse_ebooks-inspired tees. We sold enough to break even and have a lot of fun in the meantime.

I've worked as a founding developer for two (failed, sadly) startups, and I've done a handful of open source work. My most recent open source project is a simple tool for previewing responsive web development comps, called Respre.

As a developer, I'm well-rounded. I count Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript among my major skillsets. I'm a firm believer in web standards. I use SASS. I go easy on the jQuery. I am very comfortable on a command line.

As a designer, I've been growing to love Sketch. I'm a Responsive Web Design acolyte. I emphasize simplicity in my personal design work.

As a technologist, I'm skeptical, but I do try to remain optimistic. I'm a fan of Marshall MacLuhan, but I'm not as much of a tecnological determinist as he was. The best thing I read this year was Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget.

As a coworker, I'm friendly, open and honest. I don't mind talking to clients or taking meetings. I enjoy teaching. I'm always in search of a greater efficiency.

Thanks, and feel free to reach out.
Email [email protected]
Twitter @grrrando
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