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"WP Scroll Depth" WordPress plugin
Client: In association with Firebrand LLC.

Project: WordPress plugin that uses the Scroll Depth jQuery script for reporting user scrolling activity to Google Analytics.
Role: Designed and coded whole project. Sole support person.
Tools: Adobe Fireworks, BBedit, Subversion


"Simple Content Experiments" WordPress plugin
Client: In association with Firebrand LLC.

Project: WordPress plugin which allows in-page variations for Google Experiments.
Role: Designed and coded whole project. Sole support person.
Tools: Adobe Fireworks, BBedit, Subversion


Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Polar Bear Odyssey 2009-2010
Client: Duffer Schultz Productions for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Project: Multi-station kiosk installation with 10 interactive screens, audio and lighting.
Role: Sole coder. Member of game design team. Specced and configured all hardware and video.
Tools: Adobe Director, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks, BBedit, Google Docs, ffmpeg, Audacity.


lalela.com Music Library web site Winter 2009 - 2011
Client: Manna Studio for Lalela Music LLC.

Project: Commercial Music Website. Extensive database allows searching and managing tens of thousands of music files. Nearly instantaneous music previews.
Role: Lead technical developer, Social media manager, Linux system administrator. Wrote all the PHP, JavaScript, and SQL on the site. Conformed all the asset data and media files.
Tools: Apache2, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, Adobe Flash, Adobe Fireworks, Subversion version control, BBedit, Cyberduck, Google Docs, gstreamer, LAME.


TV09.org Spring 2009
Client: Personal Project.

Project: Online calculator and tool for comparing television sizes with differing aspect ratios. Educational materials on television features and technologies.
Role: Designer, artist, writer and developer. Wrote all the code, researched and wrote all the copy, designed and drew most of the illustrations.
Tools: Apache2, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, BBedit, Adobe Fireworks, Cyberduck.


wifi.com Summer 2008 - 2009
Client: Wifi.com.

Project: Redesign web site to add social media integration, referal system, account management, forum integration, client software downloader and improved customer support tools. Updated Google Maps interface.
Role: Contract coder, tech and integration consulting. Flash and graphic editing.
Tools: Trac bug tracking, Subversion version control, Oracle, PHP, BBedit, Adobe Flash, Adobe Fireworks.


ZAM 3D Model Viewer Spring 2008
Client: ZAM Network.

Project: Web-based model viewer viewer which allows users to see in-game items and characters in 3D. We built both a Java and a Flash version of the viewer to accommodate many computer configurations. The skinnable/brandable module was used on WoWHead, ThottBot, and Allakhazam.
Role: Project Manager - Defined the project and selected the technology to be used. Very little coding, although I did help with some of the shaders and debugging.
Tools: OmniPlan, Google Docs and Calendars, Mantis bug tracking, Subversion version control, Java, Flex (ActionScript), C++.

My ZAM Spring 2008
Client: ZAM Network.

Project: User-managed homepage aggregating content from all the ZAM products as well as competing sites. Extensive use of RSS and XML feeds through the use of user-customizable widgets. Supports multiple user authentication protocols.
Role: Project Manager - 4 person development team created entire system from scratch.
Tools: OmniPlan, Google Docs and Calendars, Mantis bug tracking, Subversion version control.


ZAM Network Corporate Site Winter 2007-2008
Client: ZAM Network.

Project: Corporate News and web presence for ZAM Network - the leading publisher of MMO fansites. Features RSS and XML feeds from network sites as well as streaming MP3 audio.
Role: Project Manager - handling a 5 person team, third-party design firm, and the independent site administrators. Designed the XML formats for integrated search results.
Tools: OmniPlan, Google Docs and Calendars, Mantis bug tracking, Subversion version control.


ZAM Network News Fall 2007
Client: ZAM Network.

Project: Ad-supported news and editorial portal for ZAM Network - the leading publisher of MMO fansites. Featuring complete Publishing, Authoring, and Workflow tools, as well as forums, user-contributed news, and commentary systems.
Role: Project Manager - 5 person team. Took a new team from concept to beta in 20 weeks, while completing 4 other projects.
Tools: Heavy use of Google Docs and Calendars, Mantis bug tracking, Subversion version control. Custom IRC 'bots to display bug tracking and version control.


Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience Ordering Kiosks 2007, 2008
Client: Duffer Schultz Productions for Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience.

Project: Internet-connected kiosks to allow show visitors to order products for later delivery. Kiosk-style menus lead to individual vendor websites.
Role: Technology plan and coding.
Tools: Adobe Photoshop, Director, and Flash. Microsoft Internet Explorer (as Active-X component), third-party security and watchdog applications.


ABRI Online 2007 - 2009
Client: Animal Behavior Research Institute.

Project: Community web site for animal behavior professionals and people who want to learn more about pet behavior solutions.
Role: Lead developer. All database, CSS, and PHP coding. All media prep except actual content. Created the workflow for editors.
Tools: BBedit, Interarchy, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, QuickTime, Adobe Flash, Sorenson Squeeze, MySQL, PHP.


Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Tropical Encounters Kiosks 2006
Client: Duffer Schultz Productions for Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

Project: Educational kiosks with multiple modes. "Informational" mode at entrance. "Evaluation" mode at exit with quizzes.
Role: Sole coder. Specced and configured all hardware. Edited and managed all assets.
Tools: Adobe Director, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks BBedit, Microsoft Word.


LearnScape Speaker Support February 2006
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Smith System.

Project: PowerPoint-based speaker support introducing the LearnScape system. Presentation demonstrated the new tools to the sales force using slides and video.
Role: Lead developer. Screen recordings and media prep. Technical support for presenting staff.
Tools: Microsoft PowerPoint, Snapz Pro, BBedit, Macromedia Fireworks, QuickTime.


TimeTrac, 2003 - Ongoing
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for P2 Aviation Technology Inc..

Project: PC application which accompanies the TimeTrac aircraft monitoring hardware. Features include extensive printed reports with user-defined letterhead, flight data analysis, maintenance tracking, service bulletins, international database of airports, customizable everything! Also features custom serial communications protocols, GPS analysis, extensive logging, pilot logs, and hardware diagnostic tools.
Role: Lead software developer, hardware consulting.
Tools: Macromedia Director, Adobe Photoshop, BBedit, Macromedia Fireworks, Nullsoft Installer, perl.

World of Warcraft AddOns, 2005 - Ongoing
Client: Fans of World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment.

Project: Collection of open-source AddOns for World of Warcraft. The most popular are "SimpleAssist," which simplifies some game mechanics, "SimpleCoords" which provides an in-game GPS and "AKA" which allows players to recognize friends when they are playing alternate characters.
These AddOns are written in the LUA language.
Role: Sole developer.
Tools: LUA, Audacity, Adobe Photoshop, BBedit, Subversion version control.


ad-talk.com, 2005-2006
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency and Lon Koenig Productions.

Project: Podcast and website.
Role: Producer, web production, audio recording and editing.
Tools: Audacity, Adobe Photoshop, BBedit, Macromedia Fireworks, JavaScript, iTunes Music Store.


LearnScape, 2005 - Ongoing
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Smith System.

Project: 3D Web-based design tool for configuring classroom furniture.
Role: Lead software developer (for the LearnScape component).
Tools: Macromedia Director (Shockwave3D), Adobe Photoshop, BBedit, Macromedia Fireworks, JavaScript.


Architect Studio 3D, 2005
Client: EduWeb for Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

Project: Web-based tool to teach drafting and architectural concepts. Features real-time 3D modeling, galleries, and simulated drafting tools.
Role: Lead software developer
Tools: Macromedia Director (Shockwave3D), Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, BBedit, Macromedia Fireworks, JavaScript, PHP4.


Xerox - Client Centered Sales Training, Spring 2003
Client: SkillWorks with Blue Earth Pictures for Xerox.

Project: CD-ROM based sales training and simulations. Features multiple disks, support for older computers and extensive use of video.
Role: Lead software developer, Media Prep, CD Mastering
Tools: Macromedia Director, Macromedia Flash, Discreet Cleaner, Adobe Photoshop, BBedit, Audacity.


Marshall Field's Interactive Store Directories, Fall/Holiday 2002
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency with Duffer Schultz Productions for Marshall Field's

Project: Wireless networked directory kiosks with centralized media server, service request system, path-finding, and gift selector. All running off an XML-based scripting and scheduling language.
Role: Lead software developer and systems designer
Tools: Macromedia Director, Microsoft IIS/ASP, Discreet Cleaner, Windows 2000, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft SQL, BBedit, perl.


Kagi Distributed Download System, Summer 2001
Client: Kagi

Project: Perl-based system to encrypt transaction data from Kagi's e-commerce store and distribute software downloads to vendor's computers.
Role: Encryption consulting, sole software developer
Tools: perl, Apache, Microsoft IIS, Windows, Linux, BBedit, Netscape, Internet Explorer.


Adventure Online - Educational Web Games, 2000 - 2001
Client: Learning Outfitters Inc.
Project: Extensive standards-based Curriculum for Grades 1-6.
Role: Director of Development - 15 person creative/technical team
Tools: Director (Shockwave), Flash, Photoshop, SoundEdit, QuickTime, MediaCleaner, IIS/ASP, Microsoft SQL.

Upsher-Smith Web Video, April 2000
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Upsher-Smith Laboratories

Project: Analog video transfer. Video editing and compression for QuickTime web delivery.
Role: Contract video compression
Tools: Adobe Premier, Media Cleaner, Assorted DV gear.


Coco LaPalm Web Guestbook, April 2000
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Coco Lapalm Resort

Project: Web "Guestbook" with Administration tools.
Role: Contract perl programmer
Tools: perl.


"TallyWeb" Web metrics tool, September 1999
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency

Project: Research Tool to measure site performance and bandwidth requirements.
Role: Contract perl programmer
Tools:Apache, perl.


mintfactory.com, September 1999
Client: Madjef Productions for Mint Condition

Project: Band promotional site. Schedule, news, admin tools. Shockwave streaming audio player.
Role: Handled all aspects from recommending an ISP to scanning to image editing and cgi coding.
Tools: Macromedia Director (Shockwave), perl, Apache, BBedit, Photoshop, Fireworks, ProTools, SoundEdit.


Western National Insurance Group Web Site, June 1999-2004
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Western National Insurance Group

Project: Security and administration tools for corporate web, web publishing framework, security tools, agent locator.
Role: Web consulting and training, perl programming, Apache administration.
Tools: perl, Apache, Cobalt LINUX, HomeSite, BBedit, Interarchy, ZipServe.


Kezar Photo Promotional CD, January 2000
Client: Omnera Interactive for Kezar Photography

Project: CD-ROM mastering and multimedia consulting for a promotional CD-ROM featuring photos and video.
Role: Consultant, Cross-platform mastering.
Tools: Macromedia Director, Photoshop, SoundEdit.


ATV Safety and Training CD, Jun 99 - Jan 2000
Client: Jack Morton Company for ATV Information and Education Group

Role: (Contract) Technical team leader.
Project: CD-ROM games and training for young ATV riders.
Tools: Director, AlphaMania, Photoshop, SoundEdit, QuickTime, MediaCleaner, Poser.


SCORECard shopping cart and catalog, Feb-Mar 2000
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for SCOREcard.

Role: Contract perl programming.
Project: Web site and promotions for loyalty reward program.
Tools: BBedit, perl, Apache.


Moore Data: "Re/Max Office 2000" CD-ROM, August 1999
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Moore Data.

Role: Technical design, Director programming, screen capture, media prep.
Project: Promotional/training CD featuring interactive software walk-throughs cued to voice-over and custom soundtrack.
Tools: Director, Snapz Pro, Photoshop, BBEdit, SoundEdit.

Walman Optical Web Catalog Tools, June-August 1999
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Walman Optical

Project: Early version of their online instrument catalog with administrative and imaging tools.
Role: Contract perl programming
Tools: perl.


El Torito Home Brand Rollout Presentation, March 1999,
Client: ComputerChrome for BBDO for Stouffers.

Project: Speaker Support.
Role: Contract Director programming and Photoshop work.
Tools: Director, AlphaMania, Photoshop, SoundEdit, QuickTime, MediaCleaner.


Marvin Windows Interactive Window/Door Designer, 1999
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Marvin Windows.

Role: Technical design, Shockwave programming, media prep.
Project: Extremely flexible design tool with many editing options and the ability to print from any browser.
Tools: Director, Photoshop, BBEdit, Microsoft IIS, ServerObjects ASPimage.


Bank Lobby Kiosks, 1998 - 2002 (1999 ABA Marketing Network Marquis Award Winner)
Client: R. Clay Stiles and Axxessa for Goodhue County National Bank/Signal Bank.

Role: Technical design, Director programming, media prep.
Project: Touch screen kiosk with printing, logging and administration tools.
Tools: Director, AlphaMania, Photoshop, BBEdit.


Training Program, May-June 1998
Client: R. Clay Stiles for United Way of Minnesota

Project: Annual update of training materials. Upgraded Director version and dressed up artwork.
Role: Contract Director programming and Photoshop work.
Tools: Macromedia Director, Adobe Photoshop, BBedit.


Tol-o-matic CD-ROM catalog & resources, 1998
Client: IVL/Juntunen for Tol-o-matic.

Role: Technical lead, Director programming, media prep, mastering.
Project: CD-ROM mailing with video, 3-D animation, CAD Files, QuickTime VR, and an interface based on the actual sounds and motions of servo devices Tol-o-matic produces.
Tools: Director, Photoshop, DeBabelizer, SoundEdit, ProTools, VR Studio, Toast.


NSP/Xcel Energy kiosk for Mall of America, Fall 1997
Client: IVL/Juntunen for Xcel Energy

Role: Video prep and compression, enclosure design, network consulting, software programming and testing.
Project: Multiple-unit interactive kiosk installation, featuring touch-screen, full-motion video, lighting, sound, and special effects.
Tools: Director, MediaCleaner, Avid, C++.


Archetypes Storytelling Cards, 1997
Client: Lon Koenig Games

Project: Creativity and game cards for retail sale.
Role: Producer, lead designer, photographer, 3D modeller.
Tools: AppleWorks, Adobe Photoshop, Inifi-D, Adobe Illustrator.


Mostly Dead, August 1996
Client: Lon Koenig Games

Project: Traditional print-based role-playing game module for GenCon game fair.
Role: Designer, primary author, presenter.
Tools: AppleWorks, Photoshop.


Lawson Software Mobile Sales Presentation, 1996
Client: Digital Habitat Partnership & Risdall Advertising Agency for Lawson Software.

Role: Technical lead, Design, Director programming, media prep, mastering.
Project: Customizable laptop sales presentation with video, 3-D animation, original score and voice-over. Design and themes based on Lawson's existing print materials.
Tools: Director, Photoshop, DeBabelizer, SoundEdit, Premier, After Effects, Toast.


Habitech CD-ROM Catalog, 1995
Client: Digital Habitat Partnership & Risdall Advertising Agency for Smith System.

Role: Technical lead, Design, Director programming, media prep, mastering.
Project: CD-ROM mailing with video, 3-D animation, original score and voice-over. Featured color-scheme previews.
Tools: Director, Photoshop, DeBabelizer, SoundEdit, Toast.


Smith System Interactive Catalog, 1994
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Smith System.

Role: Contract Director and C++ Programming.
Project: CD-ROM catalog for school furniture featuring a "room designer", shopping cart, original soundtrack, and fax capability. (email hadn't caught on yet...)
Tools: Director, Photoshop, DeBabelizer, SoundEdit, Toast, CodeWarrior.

Star Trek Classic Bloopers/ Hollywood Bloopers Uncensored, 1993
Client: BST Productions for Simitar Entertainment

Role: Programming, video compression.
Project: Retail "Blooper" CD-ROMs created from existing video tape.
Tools: Director, Photoshop, DeBabelizer, SoundEdit, QuickTime, Apple Movie Converter.

RainForest Cafe Web, April 1998
Client: Risdall Advertising Agency for Rainforest Cafe

Role: Programming, video compression.
Project: Press release publishing system and site maintenance tools