Communications design and technical professional with recent working experience at entrepreneurial companies in the online publishing and print publishing markets. Also have experience in social network system design and functionality development. Joined current employer as web designer and promoted in less than a year to director with supervisory duties. Have maintained own independent Design Company since college where I am responsible for all aspects of the business (marketing, sales, finance, customer support, etc.). I provide web design and implementation services, brand and marketing strategy, and project management.
Senior Designer of User Interface
PC World / Mac World, San Francisco, CA May 08 - CURRENT
Rejoining my previous supervisor from Harris Publications, as a remote employee I am responsible for user experience design and front end coding.
Senior Web Designer, Hearst Magazines - Hearst Digital Media
January 08 - April 08
Served as dedicated user interface designer for CosmoGirl.com, HarpersBazaar.com, TheDailyGreen.com, and HouseBeautiful.com
Web Director, Harris Publications April 07 - December 07
Web Designer, Harris Publications June 06 – April 07
Online properties: XXLmag.com, King-mag.com, Rides-mag.com, 0-60mag.com, Antennamag.com, SlamOnline.com
Designing and improving visitor experience at Harris’ online properties in concert with editorial staff. Using new technologies such as content distribution networks and ad management tools to analyze and improve site traffic. Assisting development teams in analyzing best solutions for server networking configurations. Working with online sales team to develop, pitch, and implement national brand advertising campaigns for clients such as Nike, K-Swiss, and Bud Select.
Teamed with designers and developers to create a social network system built in Java. Planned user functionality in concert with legal team to assure Harris Publications was in good standing with entertainment and online laws. Involved in planning and marketing strategies in online, print, and other electronic formats.
Johnathan Andersen Design
Diaspora Interactive Media, July 07 - CURRENT
Consulted, designed, and produced pan-African entertainment site. Advised ownership on brand/marketing strategy, ad management, and project management.
Oonuculture.com, July – October 2007
Consulted, designed, and produced Caribbean news and entertainment site. Advised ownership on brand/marketing strategy, ad management, and project management.
Fordham Law School, June – October 2007
Forum on Law, Culture & Society - www.fordhamlawandculture.com
Advised on use of WordPress as a blog tool to enable Fordham Law School directors enhance learning experience. Designed and built accompanying informational site to promote the Forum’s special events.
Fordham Law Film Festival - www.fordhamfilmfestival.com
Designed branding system and produced promotional site for the second annual film festival. Teamed to build an online ticketing system which integrated with an existing payment processing system.
TTS Personnel, June 2007
TTS Reps Photography - www.ttsreps.com
Worked with a developer to create a custom content management system for professional photography rep site.
ID Resource, June – October 2006
Managed site development of start-up, ‘eBay’ style, antique dealer portal. Served as designer and teamed with developer to code front and back end. System required design of administration control panel and user account and search experience.
Pratt Institute 2002 - 2006
BFA Communications Design, cum laude
Technical and Programming Skills
WordPress, Content Management System
Akamai, Content Distribution Network
OpenAds, Ad Management System
User Interface Design
User Experience Design
Adobe CS3 Web Suite
Familiar with PHP, DOM Scripting, host server networking
Teaming with developers on scoping and building applications, (ie. subscription order systems, content management systems, and social networks)