THE MAKER OF THE WORLD’S FINEST CONCERT GRAND PIANOS

Website Repairs / Web Development / Mobile Development / Digital Assets Management

Getting this work was one of the hardest and happiest achievements in my entire life, and required months of rigorous polishing of my personal technical skills, on top of years of painstaking research of the company’s history. I made improvements to the company’s main website and its chain of dealership websites, built a new website site for Steinway’s corporate parent, and prototyped mobile-based kiosk software to be displayed in an airline terminal.

INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED NEW YORK ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO

Website Upgrades & Performance Optimization / Systems Administration

One of the most personally gratifying projects to work on in my entire career as a technologist. Three days and two nights of non-stop server-side and client-side performance improvements resulted in all media-heavy pages of this website loading in all web browsers in under 500 milliseconds, and the homepage loading faster than the main page of Google.

THE FIRST HUMAN BEING TO MOVE FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF SOUND

Web Development / Strategic Consulting / Digital Assets Management

This man had been my role model for many years, so working with him and his team was a huge privilege, which included generous discussions, memorable practical lesson in leadership, and even a gift of a nickname.  I’ve developed two iterations of the website and managed the massive selection of historical photos and documents featured there. The website had for several years held the top spot in WordPress.org official showcase (currently still in the top 10).

LARGEST PUBLICLY HELD PERSONAL LINES INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES

Account Direction / Video Production

Getting the style of these 25 videos just right was a huge challenge: the goal was to combine highest production quality with the “salt-of-the-earth”, no-nonsense visual appeal, all based on the captured performance of real people (non-actors). Working for a demanding Fortune 500 client, in collaboration with brilliant team of producer Jared Miller, writer Bryn Dodson and storyboard artist Gonçalo Lopes, we achieved the goal.

US-WIDE CHAIN OF AUTOBODY COLLISION REPAIR CENTERS

Account Direction / Website Development / Digital Production / Paid Media Management

What started as a website redesign and re-platforming project grew into a massive nationwide paid media campaign that even included a production of an award-winning Superbowl ad. Working in partnership with wonderful people at Service King, and in collaboration with talented folks at Blue Fountain Media, I led the project to its stable, long-term financial success.

WORLD’S GREATEST JAZZ CONCERT VENUE

Project Management / Web Programming / Systems Administration

On this project I provided support to its key project manager, Rachel Green. Even though my role was mainly supportive throughout the project, I became involved hands-on during the project launch, which included coordinating multiple integrated systems and required my efforts as an on-duty programmer and systems administrator.

THE INTERNET-OF-THINGS INDUSTRY PIONEER

Project Management / Technical Leadership

This was a complex digital project in need of saving, and I was asked to step in. My involvement started with the analysis of technical and legal documentation and continued with selecting the most suitable project management methodology (in this case, “extreme programming”) and leading the technical team through several phases of RESTful web application development to the success of the project and that of the client.

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WORLD’S LARGEST UNIVERSITY PRESS

Project Management / Digital Strategy

I always find my professional life at its most meaningful when I have a chance to work on culturally significant projects. So it was a special honor to be able to to assist my friend and colleague, author and digital strategist James McCrae, by establishing project structure and setting up project management tools for his work on this prestigious account.

LEADING SEARCH ADVERTISING MARKETPLACE

Account Direction / Web Production / Content

When a client’s direct key competitor in its market niche is Google, the project is bound to be interesting. This one was even more so, due to the project’s challenging deadline – a true opportunity to shine for the creative team under my command. The result was a revolutionary new website that delighted the client after having been created in less than a week.

NYC’S LEADING MID-SIZE DIGITAL AGENCY

Account Direction

Whenever I’m invited to lend my expertise to an agency, I strive to learn as much as I can from every person I meet in any new creative space. In that respect, Blue Fountain Media remains unmatched in my books, and will probably forever remain my favorite.  Collaborating with its outstanding strategists, UX/UI/IA experts, designers and developers, I’ve developed skills that solidified my professional confidence.