Objective:   To obtain a position in a working environment with a vision toward the future, wherein an atmosphere conducive to the sharing of ideas, learning and growing as emerging technologies grow, can be utilized in fostering progress.

Highlights:  
  • A self-starting, creative individual with strong digital design skills and a keen attention to detail.
  • Outside-the-box creative thinker experienced in computer-generated art, graphics, and media development for digital, electronic, and print distribution.
  • Designed popular series of standards-compliant, semantic blog templates for b2evolution open-source blog platform.
  • Member of Macromedia pre-release beta-testing team for Dreamweaver MX.
  • Multimedia, Internet, and Print authoring:
    ·  Fully standards-compliant, semantic, and US SEC 508-Accessible web site design using HTML, XHTML, DHTML, XSL, XSLT, XPATH, XML, CSS-1, CSS-2, CSS-P, and tableless CSS layout;
    ·  14 years Adobe Photoshop experience
    ·  Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Pagemaker, Contribute, Freehand, Fireworks, Flash, ATM, and Acrobat (incl. Assistant, Distiller, Exchange);
    ·  Quark Xpress;
    ·  Sonic Foundry/Sony Soundforge, Vegas.
  • Office productivity:
    ·  Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Frontpage);
  • Networking and Communications:
    ·  Extensive experience in website management and administration;
    ·  Email client/server administration and management;
    ·  Search Engine Optimization Techniques;
  • Complete working knowledge of, and hands-on experience with PC, MAC, and *NIX operating systems, including SunOS, DOS, Win 3.1, 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, and Novell Networking.
  • Over 20 years experience assembling, configuring, and repairing IBM-compatible laptops and desktop workstations, including single- and symmetric multi-processor systems for fileserving, workstations, and digital media editing.
Education:  
Rutgers University
B.A. History/English
New Brunswick, NJ
1995
       
Experience:  
Princeton University
Office of Information Technology
Web Specialist / Application Developer

Princeton, NJ
Dec 2000 - June 2005
       
   
  • Designed University departmental websites and graphic identity packages, utilizing templated and libraried site architectures for ease of maintenance and updating, separating site content from presentation.
  • Trained University graduate students, staff, and co-workers in various web/internet/media applications, including Cascading StyleSheets, DHTML layers, Adobe and Macromedia applications.
  • Brought attention to, and developed sites using a close adherence to web-standards for accessibility and standards-validation.
  • Provided technical assistance with website architecture, administration and deployment.
  • Initiated internal push toward new page-layout and cross-browser development techniques using CSS for design and placement of visual elements.
  • Designed and rolled-out website for the Higher Education ResNet Symposium. The design and user-friendly navigation system for this site won Princeton University the honor of hosting the 2004 ResNet Symposium from among entries submitted by universities nationwide.
  • Developed customized website template system for internal and external University use, simplifying site design and content population, updates, and administration.
  • Developed customized front-end design for internal computer sales system.
  • Designed and developed identity logo for Princeton University's Office of Information Technology.
  • Designed University-wide branded touch-screen Information Kiosk interface.
  • Provided design services to US DOE Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
  • Developed unified design schema for University-wide web content style and layout.
  • Developed more than 60 internal University websites.
  • Served on application review board for University-wide CMS integration.
  • Served on design review board for University homepage redesign.
   
Princeton University
Department of Molecular Biology
Systems Administrator / Webmaster

Princeton, NJ
May 1999 - Dec 2000
       
   
  • Administered department-wide network consisting of Windows 95, 98, NT4 Server & Workstation, Novell, MacOS, *NIX, SGI.
  • Administered departmental Domain (PDC & BDC) and MS-Exchange Servers, creating and removing user accounts, performing routine system backups.
  • Provided mission-critical support to 400+ users in a high-activity, high-stress environment.
  • Performed comprehensive 3rd-generation website update and restructuring, utilizing J-script, CSS and CSS-P technologies on a fully mature, multi-branch 2nd generation website.
  • Constructed new PC-based webserver and performed website migration from Silicon Graphics O2 workstation.
  • Increased efficiency of departmental website, while pruning more than 50% redundant and unused file allocation.
  • Configured wide range of desktop workstations for ethernet and Appletalk connectivity, network printing, shared fileserving.
  • Developed new method of OS-loading, decreasing system installation time from 4+ hours to 15 minutes.
  • Supported multimedia applications including Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Distiller, Pagemaker), Deneba Canvas, Macromedia Freehand.
  • Introduced new, cost-effective methods of hardware and software acquisition, actively seeking out alternate vendors and planning for future upgradeability, saving as much as 60% yearly on new hardware and software purchases.
  • Advised department-members on hardware and software purchases on a yearly budget of $10 million dollars.
   
Windowbase Technologies, Corp.
Graphic Artist, Web Developer
Webmaster/Email Administrator

Somerset, NJ
April, 1998 - January 1999
       
   
  • Developed graphical front-ends and elemental structures for U.S. Army contracted software development project, to be deployed worldwide, for post-service civilian reintegration for departing U.S. Army soldiers.
    ·  VICC (Virtual Interactive Counseling Center)
    ·  TAP-in-the-Box (Transition Assistance Program)
    ·  JATA (Job Assistance Training Application)
  • Developed graphic designs and animations for TAP software and (CBT) Computer Basics Tutorial to assist new computer users with basic computing skills required for the post-military job-market.
  • Performed extensive graphical design and development for all aspects of VICC, TAP, JATA, and CBT application flow.
  • Proofread and copy-edited structure and content of printed user-documentation for VICC online counseling system.
  • Developed html and PDF distributions of user-documentation for VICC online counseling system.
  • Installed, configured, and maintained company-wide email and FTP servers.
   
Rutgers University Computing Services
(RUCS/NBCS) Computer Consultant
Networking Assistant

New Brunswick, NJ
1995 - 2000
       
   
  • Responsible for providing user technical-support on a 100+ terminal Novell Network.
  • Performed routine and emergency lab and network maintenance and support.
  • Provided in- and out-of-house user technical support for PC- and Macintosh-based applications (including MS-Office and Adobe multimedia), UNIX terminal and shell computing.
  • Assisted faculty and student computer-users with Internet networking tools, including telnet, FTP, Internet search engines and techniques; emacs; WWW navigation; html editing and homepage creation; UNIX file manipulation, control, and printing; Novell print-queue monitoring and control.
Portfolio:

  http://andrew.thedarksighed.com

Projects:

  Personal Website: http://www.thedarksighed.com
Web and Graphic Design: http://blog.thedarksighed.com/projectblog
Mobile Computing and Electronics: http://blog.thedarksighed.com/acura_itx

Salary Req:

  Open

References:

  Available upon request