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SUMMARY
I am a Senior User Experience & Product Designer based in New York City. In the past several years, I have done extensive work at at O2KL, McGarryBowen, Fluid, TechStars, Omnigon Communications, Harrison & Star, Hewlett-Packard, The Science Project, EuroRSCG, and DraftFCB. In the past, I co-founded and helped build Mediated Spaces, Inc. a startup company focused upon innovative mobile and web based solutions surrounding Citizen Science. I have taught many classes including two at Hunter College along with developing new installations to display my interactive work along with pro-bono volunteer work. I have worked on several mobile phone, tablet and large scale touch screen applications, commercial websites, and innovative new features for companies such as Omnigon Communications, Harrison & Star, DraftFCB, Frog Design, YM Magazine and Starpoint Solutions along with several small startups. In May of 2006, I received my master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where I focused on mobile phone application development, narratives, games, and examining creative uses of technology. My technology & artwork projects, including The WildLab, Socialight, Bickr and Gridlock’d! have been shown in several galleries and exhibits around the US & the UK.I hold a B.A. in Computer Science and Economics from Gettysburg College and an MPS from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

SKILLS
User Experience & Product Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, Interface Design, Web Design & Development, Rapid ideation/Rapid prototyping, User-centered Design processes, iPhone SDK, Xcode/Objective-C, WordPress, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, OmniGraffle, Final Cut Pro

EXPERIENCE
o2kl
Freelance Senior User Experience & Product Designer: January 2014 – Present – 02kl.com
Freelance UX/Product Designer working upon a global corporate Human Resources benefits website for PepsiCo. Work included design concepts, wireframing, designing, and presenting to the client.

McGarryBowen
Senior User Experience & Product Designer: July 2013 – September 2013 – mcgarrybowen.com
Over a three month assignment, I worked upon research, competitive analyses, wireframes, scenarios, and design for JP Morgan Chase and Purina Alpo.

Fluid
Senior User Experience & Product Designer: January 2013 – March 2013 – fluid.com
Developed a comprehensive smart television based luxury shopping experience for LG.

Omnigon Communications, LLC
Senior User Experience & Product Designer: May 2009 – August 2012 – omnigon.com
As a Senior Information Architect & User Experience Designer, my responsibilities have included the analysis, design, user experience, documentation and presentation for many complex websites such as SportingNews.com, FlyClear.com, Rockettes.com and many others underneath the MSG.com umbrella. Specifically work for MSG has included: MTV & Intel (MusicExperiment.com), PGA, Spike, MSG.com, The New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and New York Liberty. Clients include Madison Square Garden, Marketing Decision Science and Prometheus Research.

TechStars
Senior User Experience & Product Designer: July 2011 – December 2012 – TechStars.com
Selected as one of six designers to work directly with twelve NYC TechStars companies. I specialized in IA/UX Design along with Product Design, Branding, Web Development and Presentation Design.

Harrison & Star
Senior Information Architect/User Experience Designer: March 2010 – August 2011 – harrisonandstar.com
Information Architecture, User Experience Work, Research & Development, Competitive Analysis, Wireframes, Mind Mapping, IA & UX Exercises

Hewlett-Packard / The Science Project
Senior Information Architect/User Experience Designer: September 2010 – July 2011
Hewlett-Packard webOS Tablet Magazine development, Social Networking Application Research & Development, Competitive Analysis, Wireframes, Mind Mapping, IA & UX Exercises, Project Management

Euro RSCG
Senior Information Architect/User Experience Designer: February 2011 – April 2011 – eurorscg.com
Information Architecture, User Experience Work, Research & Development, Competitive Analysis, Wireframes, Mind Mapping, IA & UX Exercises

DraftFCB
Senior Information Architect/User Experience Designer: October 2009 – February 2010 – draftfcb.com
Information Architecture, User Experience Work, Research & Development, Competitive Analysis, Wireframes, Mind Mapping, IA & UX Exercises

FIGMENT 2009
IT Lead: February 2009 – June 2009 – figmentnyc.com
Plan and execute website design, development, construction and maintenance and work with a volunteer team of up to 30 people for annual 3-day free arts festival on Governor’s Island, June 14-16, 2009.

Mediated Spaces, Inc.
VP Operations/Co-Founder: June 2006 – July 2009 – mediatedspaces.com
Co-founder of a mobile phone and web based software development company. Built startup venture and several mobile and web based applications, including The WildLab, The Skymap, and The Soundscaper. The WildLab was awarded 1st Runner Up at the 2008 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge. The Skymap was awarded Grand Prize Winner in the WHERE.com Spring Developer Contest. Both awards included small VC Funding. The WildLab is a mobile platform that enables citizen scientists to collect and track data on wildlife. Led iPhone development process which included graphic design, code development, and iTunes AppStore application deployment. The WildLab is currently available for purchase on the iTunes App Store. I have also developed Facebook applications, and have pursued VoIP and streaming media technologies.

Frog Design, Inc.
Design Analyst, New York, NY – 2006 – frogdesign.com
Designed Information Architecture wireframe schematics for clients such as Virgin Mobile, TV Guide, GE, NBC, Philip Morris USA. Presented research findings and cutting edge tools for client projects and proposals. Conducted and compiled user research interviews and materials. Assisted with massive redesign efforts for GE’s global intranet. Designed proposed product mockups including 2-D barcodes.

YM.com; YM Magazine/Gruner + Jahr
Technical Director, New York, NY 2001 – 2004
Created daily content updates including: static content, site features, weekly polls, quizzes, site graphics, and bi-weekly newsletters. Worked closely with editorial, sales, marketing, circulation, fashion, IT, and business departments to manage current and future site development and maintenance, increase site exposure and ad revenue, and create promotional features. Designed, created, and programmed innovative interactive editorial and marketing features and tools from storyboarding, development, and deployment. Managed massive site redesign from planning, site schematics & wireframes, development, migration, transition, and testing the redesign integration. Programmed and monitored website within InterWoven TeamSite CMS. Created bi-monthly newsletters, which were sent out using Doubleclick’s DartMail tool to over 650,000 users. Built and managed development of Community Bulletin Boards and Chat Sessions where our users could communicate with others on a variety of issues. Implemented and created advertising and circulation banners, code, and promotions. Assisted editorial staff with copy editing, print/website integration, writing quizzes, interviews, and movie/music reviews. Won Two Awards from MIN: Best Site Integration with Print (2003) and Best Redesign (2004).

TIS Worldwide, Inc./Starpoint Solutions, Inc.
Technical Lead, New York, NY, 1997 – 2001 – starpoint.com
Implemented and designed Lotus Notes and Domino enabled workflow applications with clients, project managers, designers, and developers for financial, manufacturing, and consulting industries. Built complex web driven applications from requirements gathering to launch phases. Designed workflow, information architecture, wireframes and site graphics for web applications. Developed and led distance learning courses across the country from New York. Developed handheld and wireless applications for wireless PDAs and cell phones. Conducted product, hardware, software research, while attending trade shows and industry events.

Computer Data Systems, Inc.
Systems Development Specialist, Rockville, MD, 1996 – 1997
Programmed and deployed websites, newsletters, and site maintenance projects for a variety of clients and industries. Created User Interface graphics and site schematics, and wireframes. Programmed and designed websites and Lotus Notes Databases. Led informational software, development, hardware and software demonstrations and training sessions.

CONSULTING
SantRam.net
Designer + Principal, SantRam.net., New York, NY, 1996 – Present – santram.net
Programmed, designed and deployed websites, newsletters, and site maintenance projects for a variety of clients and industries. Created Interactive Flash based websites, custom designs for WordPress based sites, advertising banners, and promotions. Assisted clients with computer setup, maintenance, and upgrades.

Hunter College, The City University of New York
Adjunct Instructor, Film and Media Department: January 2008 – July 2008
Instructor for multiple undergraduate design and development classes.
Digital Design and Usability, Spring 2008
Tools and Techniques, Summer 2008

ENTREPRENEURIAL PROJECTS
Mediated Spaces – Entrepreneurial website – mediatedspaces.com
TheWildLab – Mobile Citizen Science – thewildlab.com
The Skymap – Mobile Guide to the Sky – theskymap.com
Socialight – Mobile Social Networking – socialight.net

CONSULTING PROJECTS
Manhattan Edit Workshop – Video Editing Firm
Estate Experiences – Luxury Living website additional development
PharMerica – Flash based voice over application – santram.net/clients/pm
MTV – 50CentDailies.com Photo admin tool

CREATIVE PROJECTS
Thing-a-Day – an ad-hoc creative community – thing-a-day.com
The Soundscaper – Mobile Sound Installation – thesoundscaper.com
Neighbornode – A wireless extensible neighborhood network.
Bickr – A photo submission & competition website & mobile experience. Complemented with a physical arcade booth.
Gridlockd! – A large urban mobile game – gridlockd.net
Chalk-a-Block – A riddle based scavenger hunt – chalkablock.com
smoke – An interactive window display – santram.net/smoke
HotSpot – A heat vending machine – santram.net/hotspot
Un Privacy – My master’s thesis project, security for the mobile internet.
Waste-Less – An environmental action website.

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS
FIGMENT 2009 – IT Lead – Developing Social Media tools- figmentnyc.org/2009
Posh Pets Rescue – Pro-bono work for a NYC Animal Rescue organization.
People Training For Dogs – peopletrainingfordogs.com
DailyObama – Daily Political Newsletter covering news of President Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign
Mobilized 2007 – Exploring Mobile Media + Public Space – Event Planning & Mobile Streaming

INSTALLATIONS
New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2008 – The Soundscaper
Rockefeller Center – June 2007 Magnum Photos Exhibit
ITP Spring Show 2006 – Masters’s Thesis – Un-Privacy
ITP Winter Show 2005 – Smoke, TagClass
ITP Spring Show 2005 – Gridlock’d! + Chalk-A-Block
jelloCube – A 2005 public art installation in NYC’s Astor Place
Compact Impact – Spring 2005 – The Bickr Station
ITP Winter Show 2004 – Bickr!
UbiComp Fall 2004 – Nottingham, England – Socialight
ITP Spring Show 2004 – Socialight

PRESS
NY Times – Where Good Wi-Fi Makes Good Neighbors – tech2.nytimes.com/mem/technology/techreview.html?res=9B01E3D9103AF932A15753C1A9629C8B63
Popular Science – Free Neighborhood Wi-Fi – popsci.com/diy/article/2005-08/free-neighborhood-wi-fi
Village Voice – New Cube Spotted in Astor Place – villagevoice.com/news/0511,snow,62070,5.html
CBS 2 – Neighbornode Profile – santram.net/neighbornode/Neighbornode_CBS2.mov

EDUCATION
New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program/TISCH School of the Arts
Master’s Degree, 2003 – 2006 itp.nyu.edu
Studied Social Software, Product + Interaction Design, Mobile Phone Application Development, Gaming Technology, Video Production, Narratives, and Interactive Web Design.

Gettysburg College
Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science & Economics; 1992 -1996 – gettysburg.edu

Download: MSR Resume