who has parallel time?
If there were some way that at least three mes could coexist simultaenously, I would be infinitely happy. Or if someone brilliant and time-obsessed found a way to expand one day into four and one place into five, I would be equally grateful. Until then, I'll just look for new and exciting ways to contribute to as many diverse and interesting projects I can fit in a linear lifetime.
About ten years ago I began self-training in basic HTML Web design. What started as on-the-side, freelance Web design for Irish bars and restaurants in New York City, quickly diverged and set me on a path I'm both surprised and delighted to be on. Web development? Open source technologies? I'm still shocked I know what PHP means. Learning a whole lot in a short time through practical implementation and focused training has been so thrilling and satisfying on its own merit, but has also helped me:
- understand and apply design fundamentals and techniques.
- gain proficiency in new Web practices and technologies.
- implement mobile and responsive design.
- develop sophisticated e-commerce solutions using content management systems and open source software.
a little info
My professional background is primarily in B2B publishing, specifically marketing communications for the plastics and mold manufacturing industries. I am the digital media manager for a content development agency in New Jersey, concentrating mostly on Web design and development projects for industrial technology companies.
However, in my ever-dwindling free linear time, I continue to contract Web and multimedia projects for artists, archaeologists, bars and restaurants, musicians, actors, academics, videographers, retail companies. My most recent freelance projects include an e-commerce site for a wholesale manufacturer of women's knitwear based in Bali, an academic center in the Bronx and non-profit health and human rights group in Guatemala. I'm also an experienced photographer with strong video production and editing skills.