Everything is Design…
“I design everything I do. If it’s not something I created, I will re-create an existing project so that it maintains its prime function and still comes off as fresh and new.”
CUSP 2013 – “Improvised Design in Invisible Architecture” (Video)
Band Posters, Albums, Logos (2007-2010)
Summer 2015. Tasked with Marketing Program Manager duties, overseeing all aspects of students Summerfest performances including 30 franchise locations worldwide, 60 bands, over 250 participants and 10 celebrity guest judges. Here is a video of the event that I re-envisioned from a “Battle of the Bands” contest into a Celebrity Artist Mentoring Program for @200 young rockers and celebrities such as Earl Slick (Bowie, Lennon) Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson) Eva Gardner and Mark Sculman (Pink).
Roger Daltrey thanked us personally and endorsed our entire company in a letter to me. His charity, Teen Cancer America partnered with the next major project I managed just six weeks after Summerfest, The All Star Tour.
“I’d like to thank the School of Rock and all of you young people that are helping to promote the work of The Who’s charity, Teen Cancer America. Teenagers helping teenagers with cancer by performing live shows is incredible and means a lot to me personally.
The music business as we know it would not exist without the support of teens and young adults.Their social needs have been ignored in the hospital system for too long and it is no longer acceptable.Teen Cancer America is a movement for change.”
-Roger Daltrey, The Who
Here are the corporate re-branding videos produced by UpBrand. I sourced, vetted and secured all aspects of the content in these videos. From deciding which parents and students to interview to negotiating and securing celebrity guest contracts releasing original song audio and video footage of themselves performing with our students.
Real Life Connections
Eric Burdon and the Animals–>SOR Australia
Performing original compositions with Storm Large and The Grant Park Orchestra in Millennium Park
Jones Lang La Salle (Contract) – Chicago, IL
01/2013 to 01/2014-08/2016 to 10/2016
Manager of updating over 1000 pages of HTML in over 100 languages
Oversee troubleshooting of technical issues to solve problems within a reasonable time frame. Established milestones for projects and ensured that all team members were well-prepared so that deadlines were met.
Represented the team at meetings with executives and discussed project goals and milestones. Consistently met deadlines and requirements for all production work orders.
Advocated for end-users performing and testing problem analysis for mobile and desktop responsive deign infrastructure work -international.
Webmaster tm1031exchange.com (Current-10 Years)
Santa Monica, CA
Excellent communication skills Web site and portal monitoring Brand Development
Data backup and retrieval Network upgrades
Coding and modularization Excellent diagnostic skills Refined system debugging skills
01/2008 to Current
I am currently employed at TM 1031 Exchange as a lead code manager.
Work directly with the CEO and IT department to achieve a site-wide migration to CMS -WordPress.
I am responsible for two major site-wide updates per month.
Perform initial client assessment and analysis to begin the research process.
Researched and updated all required materials needed for firm and partners.
Recent work includes, implementation of landing pages and campaigns with full integration to Ad Words in conjunction with other team members to craft a new lead generation funnel for the company as they work toward the aforementioned major redesign.
Exisitng Site: http://www.tm1031exchange.com/
New CMS I built for them: (Not live yet)
Database Design Architect
Dr. Mike Morris (Contract) – Santa Barbara, CA
01/2012 to 01/2013
Specified users and user access levels for each database segment.
Implemented database designs and data models.
Tested programs and databases and made the necessary modifications.
Coordinated with project teams on database development timelines.
Determined business and functional requirements for business needs.
Provided continued maintenance and development of bug fixes and patch sets for existing web applications.
Planned and implemented security measures to safeguard data.
Ensured network, system and data availability and integrity through preventative maintenance and
Implemented company policies, technical procedures and standards for preserving the integrity and security of data, reports and access.
Consistently met deadlines and requirements for all production work orders.
Managed creative projects from concept to completion while managing outside vendors.
Trained junior members of IT team regarding network security and troubleshooting of data circuits. Advocated for end-users to perform testing and problem analysis for server, desktop and IT infrastructure work.
Managed network monitoring and server monitoring both on- and off-site.
Provided methodologies for object-oriented software development and efficient database design.
Database Design Architect
Dr Thomas Sazani – Santa Barbara, CA
Replication of the processes listed above for Dr. Morris.
Duplicated original database design and UI for the client Dr. Sazani.