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DESIGN & PRODUCTION

 

 
Building digital things full time since 2008, I am a UI/UX
front end development lead, career artist & user advocate.
 
I care about the people using what I make, and the details that make them successful.
 
 
 
DIGITAL PORTFOLIO

Code

Level One Art Installation

August 3, 2016

WordPress portfolio for art installation specialist, helping them capitalize on 20 years of success to expand brand awareness & client base.

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CitiHabitats

January 24, 2016

Front end architect & lead developer of service based responsive Angular web application for Digital Pulp.

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heather reilly, metalsmith

November 20, 2015

WordPress artist portfolio for custom jeweller built with an integrated ecommerce shopping cart for her ready to wear line.

Design

Nearsay

September 9, 2015

Rapid responsive Drupal theme redesign & development to meet Google's 'mobilegeddon' SEO challenge in the spring of 2015.

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Intel World of Tanks

March 7, 2015

Remote contract coding designs into responsive, single page app style promotional microsite for The Game Agency.

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Understood.org

September 25, 2014

Webby Award winning responsive front end development for Digital Pulp.

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Forward.com

September 9, 2014

Custom CMS theme developed for one-year microsite/blog with a reader content submission browser app.

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ESPN

March 18, 2014

Custom photo & video gallery development as a contract front end developer on the Digital Media team/

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A+E Networks

January 6, 2014

Working with lead backend Drupal developer, made four new responsive Drupal sites in four months!

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Havas Worldwide

November 3, 2013

Parallax microsite developed for Havas as their ‘Agency of the Year 2013’ submission to Ad Age.

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Gregory Kramer

October 12, 2013

WordPress portfolio theme for New York photographer & art director Gregory Kramer

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Las Vegas Enablers

October 7, 2013

Short term contract as front end developer on a fun responsive web application for the long running 'Enablers' marketing campaign by the Las Vegas Con...

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FlySFO

September 18, 2013

As a contract front end developer, I enhanced several features on the way to the release of the new San Francisco International Airport site.

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Code and Theory

September 6, 2013

In 2013, I contributed to a few different Code and Theory teams as a contract front end developer.

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Edelman & GE

March 15, 2013

Fun contract putting together this annual report microsite using an unconventional single page parallax layout.

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BBDO Connect

January 12, 2013

Global community networking project connecting over 10,000 creative professionals in over 80 countries around the world who work under the Omnicom/BBD...

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Ragged Row

October 17, 2012

Package of ecommerce solutions crafted for small business in Pittsburgh, PA looking for robust integration between their website and brick-and-mortar ...

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Ranch & Village Homes

October 3, 2012

The Ranch and Village real estate site involved a fun IDX integration for real time MLS listing data and a robust content strategy for search marketin...

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The Picket Fence

November 15, 2011

Search optimized WordPress site comes to the online rescue of boutique Pittsburgh retailer, increasing traffic and sales from established ecommerce pr...

 
 
Before digital, I built custom 'analog' things for people,
mostly in the 'entertainment arts' space:

theatrical scenery, props, custom furniture,
picture frames, paintings & public art.
 
 
ANALOG PORTFOLIO


Analog

Street Painting – Van Gogh

October 6, 2008

I volunteered weekends as a chalk artist at different street painting events around San Diego 2002 – 2008.

Analog

Dining Room Ceiling

April 7, 2008

"John did an incredible job on our dining room ceiling. It makes a huge impact when people enter our home."

Analog

Fine Art Picture Framing

February 6, 2008

Certified 'museum quality' archival picture framer and custom woodworker at two different large commercial shops in California.

Analog

Circus Room Mural

September 6, 2007

Circus room mural created for the playroom of a gorgeous historic home in Point Loma, CA, designed and built by noted local architect Frank Hope.

Analog

Currant

September 6, 2006

I contributed several pieces of custom architectural detail fabrication to this thoughtful restaurant interior in an historic San Diego hotel lobby.

Analog

Cesar Chavez Trolley Station

May 6, 2006

Designed/produced this narrative mural cycle in tile mosaic for permanent outdoor installation at the Cesar Chavez Trolley Station.

Analog

Trompe L’oeil Doors

October 6, 2004

This Tuscan fantasy was painted “trompe l’oeil” style on a set of four customized pantry doors in a narrow sort of kitchen with a skylight up...

Analog

Architectural Mold Making

June 6, 2004

Between 2002 – 2004, I made architectural molds like this one regularly as a contractor for different local concrete contractors.

Analog

Children’s Room Beach Mural

January 6, 2004

Custom mural design and production in La Jolla, CA. Hand-painted beach/ocean children's room mural wraps all four walls and ceiling.

Analog

Viejas Casino Showcourt

October 6, 2003

Onsite scenic artist/team lead for the installation of a major attraction at the Viejas Casino Showcourt in Alpine, CA for Scenery West (Los Angeles).

Analog

Chalk Painting – Botticelli

October 6, 2002

This `Madonna and Child` (9′ x 12′) was my first ever go at street painting with chalk.

Analog

SeaWorld

June 6, 2002

Onsite scenic art lead for the installation of a major attraction at SeaWorld San Diego for Scenery West (Los Angeles).

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ABOUT

 

  • I started designing and building things as a kid, and never really stopped.

    I was extremely fortunate to attend a professional arts high school, where I learned I could do it a living.

  • After a college major in philosophy, I worked as a picture framer & production manager.

    I started my first contracting business at 25, building custom furniture & providing custom woodworking services.

  • After grad school in design & production for the entertainment arts, I began to learn about marketing my own artist brand.

    In 2001 I decided the internet was the future marketing key, and I started learning how to make a useful business website.

  • My first site was the first version of this portfolio site, promoting my licensed contracting business doing murals and faux finishes.

    Leveraging content management technology and search optimisation allowed me to 'audition' for much more likely prospective clients at much less personal headache & expense.

  • I committed my business & continual learning efforts to digital design & production full time in 2008.

    Since moving back to the East Coast, I've shifted from content, search & social marketing development to full front end web application engineering in html, css, & javascript.