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Documentation
Example strategy, information architecture, content audit, style guide, and project management documents are available upon request.

What I do as a consultant
Help make web sites happen.
Gather business and technical requirements.
Audit existing content and code.
Prioritize business goals, design challenges and technical constraints.
Estimate budgets.
Establish project milestones and synchronize production schedules.
Identify important organizational principles.
Create unified information designs.
Build robust page blueprints.
Produce detailed documentation.
Guide graphic design and production.
Analyze interface designs for superior usability.
Ensure active communication.
Manage expectations.
Meet deadlines.


Names for my job
Web Consultant
Interactive Producer
Information Architect
Content Strategist
Usability Consultant


Who I work with
Creative Directors
Marketing Directors
IT Directors
Brand Strategists
Account Managers
Editors
Copy writers
Content Managers
Graphic Designers
Developers
Programmers
Sitebuilders
Proofreaders
Please note: I am not currently taking on consulting projects at this time.
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Web consultant and independent information architect
December 2002 to 2008
Wechsler Ross & Partners
New York, NY
www.wechsler.com

Senior Interactive Producer for established marketing communications firm specializing in serving financial service clients

Accounts: Reuters, Chase Home Finance, AARP Financial, Evergreen Investments, Ariel Capital, JPMorgan Asset Management, Grail Partners, Fitch Ratings, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers
Image Works
Portland, ME
www.imagewks.com

Information architect for multimedia communications firm dedicated to user centered design and development

Account: Targeted Learning Corporation
200 East Housing Corporation
New York, NY
www.200east.com

Information architecture, information design, usability and interface consulting for Manhattan housing cooperative
Decimal, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
www.theonline401k.com

Information architecture, information design, usability and interface consulting for web-based retirement financial services company
Tiller, LLC
New York, NY
www.tillerllc.com

Web site produced for boutique public relations firm specializing in advocacy marketing and cause commerce
Bernhardt Fudyma
New York, NY
www.bfdg.com

Information architect, sitebuilder, content manager for small design firm known for strategic visual thinking

Accounts: JPMorgan/Sibos, Tatham Group, LLC
Senior Interactive Producer/Information Architect
March 2000 to August 2002
Wechsler Ross & Partners
New York, NY
Created Web site strategy, information architecture, and requirements for interactive projects. Provided project management, proposal writing, budget estimates for design and marketing firm. Managed team of approximately eight people including editors, content manager, site builders and programmers, and graphic designers. Maintained client relationship through daily contact and project planning.

Accounts: Evergreen Investments, Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, Calvert Funds, Riggs London, Morningstar
Freelance Design/Programming
January to March 2000
Wunderman Cato Johnson
New York, NY

Concrete Creative
Washington, DC

Provided web production and programming.
Systems Assistant and Internet Administrator
October 1997 to December 1999
Cody's Books, Inc.
Worked with consultants to administer network Berkeley, California and database for mid-sized independent bookstore. Maintained and updated eCommerce website.
WEB DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
Information Architecture
Including technical and business requirements and documentation
Project management
Including proposal writing, creating and maintaining budgets
Operating systems
Advanced user of Macintosh and Windows
Optimization
Cross-browser, cross-platform testing. Web graphics. Metadata and keywords.
Web programming
Advanced: HTML/CSS, Javascript and DHTML
Familiar: ASP, PHP and database requirements
Software
Advanced (Web production): Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe ImageReady, BBedit Advanced (IA and project management): Visio; Inspiration; MS Project; MS Office
Familiar: Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Quark Express, Adobe InDesign
EDUCATION
Syracuse University
School of Information Studies

Syracuse, New York
Doctoral student, Fall 2006 to present
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California
MFA, 1997
Tyler School of Art
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
BFA, 1993
Temple University Abroad
Rome, Italy
Studio Art Program, 199192
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Please see Teaching section of this site for more detailed information about my academic experience.