Since April of 2012 I have worked as a Web Designer at Tributes.com in Boston. Tributes is the online resource for current local and national obituary news, lasting tributes celebrating the lives of loved ones, and an online community to provide support during times of loss and grieving. I am their lead web designer where I create HTML/CSS for complex user interfaces, mobile applications, landing pages, micro-sites, email and online marketing.
From April to December 2011 I was a Web Designer at Presstek, Inc. in Hudson, New Hampshire. Presstek is a leading supplier of digital offset printing solutions for the printing and communications industries. I was one of just two web designers in their 12-member IT department. I assisted with the development, design, and maintenance of their e-commerce site and developed UIs for manufacturing quality management applications.
From February through July of 2008, I was an Online Production Artist at Bose Corporation in Westborough, Massachusetts. One of my projects for the Owners site was to produce .jsp pages for the SoundDock® Portable digital music system. Like the SoundDock classic, owners of the SoundDock Portable can now go online and access various information on technical help, helpful hints, setup, FAQs, and photos.
In 2007 I was a Web Content Reviewer at Millipore’s headquarters in Billerica, Massachusetts where I assisted with the launch of their new e-commerce site, millipore.com. Millipore also unveiled a new branding initiative featuring their new “M” logo and color scheme. I worked closely as part of a team of content reviewers, Java developers, UI and QA specialists, graphic designers, and e-commerce directors.
During my final years in the United States Air Force I revamped my unit’s site, usafbandofliberty.com. I was responsible for about 80 percent of the design, maintenance, content management, copy writing, and asset creation for this site from 2003 through 2007, which contained a wealth of information: photo galleries, Flash animations, mp3s and concert videos, concert calendars, and publicity resources for concert sponsors.
The US Air Force Band of Liberty’s logo redesign was my first venture into branding. The seven stars, like an American flag’s state stars, represent the six New England states and New York where the Band of Liberty performs. The thirteen stripes / piano keys represent our Nation’s original thirteen colonies. The blue-indigo shape has been interpreted not only as a piano, but also an airplane wing or rudder, or as one half of the Liberty Bell.
This mural display was created for the United States Air Force Band of Liberty. The 7' 6” x 10' exhibit was erected in the lobby or near the main entry point at each indoor concert venue. The prevailing message is one of a military musical organization embodying patriotism, pride, and excellence. The musically initiated may recognize the sheet music applied to the background, taken from John Philip Sousa’s famous march The Stars and Stripes Forever.
The album On Silver Wings, a CD recorded by the Air Force Band of Liberty, commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Air Force. The packaging design accentuated the Air Force’s proud tradition of excellence and longstanding commitment to diversity, via chrome font treatments, a legacy logo/modern fighter jet montage on the cover, and the coupling of historical photos of various Air Force luminaries and technologies in the booklet with program notes.
I used Constant Contact to launch an HTML-based newsletter for the Air Force Band of Liberty and distributed it to concert and venue sponsors, music industry contacts, and concertgoers. Its brief teaser format and follow-up linking to the band's Web site proved to be a potent online marketing enhancement. In only six months the newsletter garnered 55% open and 42% click-through rates, and produced a substantial increase in online visitors as well.
Raytheon’s Human Resources department asked me to create this interactive Flash tool to help employees develop effective manager / leader behaviors by accessing learning resources for leadership development. By simply answering a couple questions about their curent or future role and the results they would like to achieve for themselves and the business, employees were provided the appropriate lists of behaviors and resource links.
This Flash piece is an interactive map of Raytheon’s European locations. By hovering over the red dots, a location city is provided and a description of its Raytheon facility is displayed at the top. The dropdown box enables the user to select a European location and initiate email contact. This map served as both a standalone tool for a Raytheon Europe Web site and also as part of an offline microsite which was distributed via
I added the finishing touches to this Web banner by transforming the bulb’s flowers into flickering mouseover regions revealing department information, factoids, and statistics. This piece was made for the the launch of a new Web site for Advanced Media, Raytheon’s in-house creative department.
This Flash banner was made for the Raytheon Engineering, Technology, and Mission Assurance (ET&MA) group’s Web page. The piece communicates ET&MA’s principal functions, while the logo’s gears were prime fodder for animation, conveying dynamic messaging for the organization.