After a decade long run as a technician in the music industry, I decided to pursue my passion of software development. There was something magical about seeing my first piece of software come to life. I am excited to creatively express myself with an solid understanding of effective human computer interaction. I am still mesmerized on how great software can change the world!
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User Interface (UI) Design
Drowning in data? Lets talk how we can simplify the needs of your business enterprise software !
Software can be critical to any business' success. I write rock solid code that you can depend on !
Functional software is always priority #1, but I love software that looks as good as it functions!
Have an idea for the next great iPhone App? Or the next device that interacts with your phone? Drop me a line.
I feel extremely blessed to be able to pursue my passion of creating digital content as a full time position! Its been a long winding road, but I am grateful to have acquired a unique skill-set.
My time is spent developing software for desktop and mobile platforms, developing eye catching user interfaces, as well as implementing database solutions for enterprise clients.
I was hired on to design and operate a redundant playback system for live performances.
So, what does that mean? Well, most large concerts have a click track that all the band members play with. The playback rig not only plays this click track but also sends out "digital cues" to the lighting, video, and pyrotechnic rigs, so that the displays are in sync with the band performing.
Since the entire show is running from the rig, there were many challenges in developing a rock solid setup that doesn't crash. Anyone who has ever used a Digital Audio Workstation knows how particular they can be, especially when riding in a truck every night. Long story short, there were 2 machines running in sync and if the master rig were to fail, the slave rig would take over in milliseconds. All while having no interruption of performance.
Oh hey kid...by the way....set that drum kit up while you are here!
After years in the trenches as an audio engineer, I was asked by the owners to manage the day-to-day operations of a large commercial recording facility.
This included the year long process of designing and constructing the state of the art room.
Combining the best in vintage analog gear with the latest digital technologies, I was truly a kid in a candy store!
In my free time I would create album artwork for bands that I was working with. Looking back, this positon truly inspired me to create software after being immersed in such a technology rich environment.
Starting as an intern was I was 14, my job started as a "fast food fetcher" and/or master of the custodial arts. Slowly, I began to work with some talented people and I was able to learn some basic techniques and concepts. I credit this postion for helping me to understand digital workflows and file management.
Eventually I started recording local bands, and was able to feed myself from doing something creative! Woo hoo!
Multi-platinum selling rock band The Goo Goo Dolls came to me wanting to enter the limitless marketing capabilities of the Apple App Store.
I wanted to add a little extra value to the app besides displaying data, so I created an exclusive chat room where fans could interact with band members.
On this project, I wanted a unique user interface to compliment the one of kind nature of the artist ( George was born without arms, and he plays guitar with his feet!). I went for a "grunge Americana" vibe with a unique "card" navigation concept.
I was honored to team up with GiGi's Playhouse to help support their efforts against downsyndrome. They needed a custom designed cigar label for a charity event, so I went with a "royal purple" concept to showcase the special cigar created for the event.
Elite Events reached out to me to streamline the day to day operations of their promotional company. Elite would be hired to staff and provide demographic data for beer and liquor promotions. I also developed the logo.
Features include: data input for each promo model at each event, geofencing with "check in" for payroll purposes, and database integration for presentation to clients.
My clients over at King and Bling Cigars hit me up to develop an elegant and detailed cigar band for one of their client's weddings. I love cigar packaging as there is tons of room for detail !
I was approached to develop a complete branding package. High density vertical hydroponics is the name of the game for Big Boy, so I went for a mix of nature and technology in my logo concept.
In this project, I wanted to combine Genny's rich history in Rochester with a visually appealing design. I was inspired by an a 19th century pub, while showcasing some vintage "Jenny" postcards.
On this one I got to spend some time in After Effects. I wanted to the audience to feel like they are quickly traveling to the cigar capital of the world: Havana, Cuba. The client also wanted an exciting and upbeat title sequence to grab the audience quickly.
Doesn't matter what you do in life, just be the best at it.
Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.
You're only given one little spark of madness. You must not loose it.
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Rochester NY USA