I am a hybrid... artist, animator, designer and front-end developer.
By virtue of the fact that I've been around a long time, my skill set is very deep.
34 years ago, I started as a graphic designer. In the 90's, I became a Photoshop/3D artist. In 1999, I created my first web site and, not long after, starting working on other people's sites. In 2004, I gave up working in print all together and moved completely into interactive work (web and multimedia).
Since I've always been doing my own coding, my front end skills have progressed to the point that, ironically, I'm now hired as a developer more so than a designer. That doesn't bother me since dev. roles tend to pay more and my design chops are usually seen as a bonus when I'm hired as a developer.
Being a true hybrid allows me to translate all of my skills in visual, UI/UX design and animation directly into prototype and final code.
For me the design process ends when the code is built and pushed to the server.
My Updated Resume
Yes, that is a link to my resume. Click it to download a Word DOC.
My Old Flash Site
Prior to everyone hiring me as a developer, I made made my living as a designer and Photoshop/3D artist with a liberal dose of multimedia & motion graphics thrown in for fun. Visit there to see some of my best work before I became known as a coder.
Currently, I am actively seeking permanent or contract work in the train corridor between Wilmington, DE and Manhattan.
Professional artist/designer for over 3 decades. Since 2004, exclusively hand-coding web/multimedia design and development has become career focus with emphasis on agile methodologies, user interface/user experience design & development, information architecture, emerging web technologies (CSS3, HTML5), cross-browser quality assurance, direct interaction with clients/stakeholders and acting as a liaison between creative and tech departments. Has worked for magazines, large corporations, agencies, design studios and tech companies doing digital illustration, 3D, digital audio & video, motion graphics, web & interactive design & development.
More recently, I worked as a Lead UI/UX Developer at David's Bridal in Conshohocken, PA, but a round of corporate belt tightening eliminated a number of employees including me. I can, though, provide glowing references from my former supervisors. I'm currently freelancing as a UI/UX Designer with SpectraMedix of East Windsor, NJ.
My latest work is at the top. For several companies in my resume (most notably, SAP), I unfortunately no longer have active links to the work I did since that content has been omitted from their sites during updates.
David's Bridal 2013-2014
As the first Front End Developer brought on as a C-2-hire, my responsibilities were manifold, but I was used primarily as a UX/UI design resource as well as coder for any and every aspect of the HTML/CSS/interactivity for their sites and online apps . I also served as a liaison between the Marketing and Dev departments. The cornerstone of my first month at the company was the successful launch of their 1st interactive web prototype for in-store bridal registration using an Apple iPad.
MDLinx.com Redesign 2010
My title was Web Content Manager for MDLinx.com, but, in my year working for them, I became their go-to HTML/CSS/multimedia person. I was the lead for the HTML, CSS and UI/UX coding and optimization (including SEO and browser compatibility back to IE6) of the templates for their new site.
The Greenview site was to be a portal for their clients allowing them to manage their energy use and monitor their solar arrays. The company stopped my work mid-project due to budget problems.
I was was brought in to help with the redesign as well as develop all of the code in whirlwind fashion for the rebranding of their business (formerly StudioEEC). I guess they really like it because it's not changed much since my original release.
Initial front end design and coding for use with Xigla CMS - company lost account before implemented on site.
The client changed design direction 2 days before original launch, scrapped a much nicer design and I was then told to build this site with a soundtrack player (abandoned at the end of build) which is why the site is mostly in an i-frame. Unfortunately, the nice Flash splash page with animation and a really cool theme song that I created was taken down after one year.
Here is the original site that I designed for Athertyn.
SangKee Asian Bistro 2006
This was a spec design for a Flash web site. The restaurant, which has wonderful food, had a terrible web site. I contacted the owner with the design and he liked it a great deal. Unfortunately, he wanted a $20,000 web site for less than $2,000. The project never went forward.
Music from a truly wonderful, but ill-fated music project. Enjoy!
Quick Links to movies on my site. You will need Apple's Quicktime to watch these (got a Mac, an iPod or iTunes? You're good).
About Me 2005
A none-too-serious look at the artist in his native habitat.
My Cheap, Interim Demo Reel 2005
My second demo reel. Done with After Effects, Final Cut, Soundtrack Pro, Cubase and a healthy amount of Scotch tape and bailing wire.
Photoshop 606 2005
A quick tutorial about how to make an exploding Snickers bar in Photoshop. Produced with over 100 layers in After Effects and a soundtrack done in Cubase.
"Wormhole" Demo 1999
My first demo reel. Animation done in Electric Image, compositing and additional animation in After Effects, editing in Premiere and music produced in Cubase.
©2011, jeffrey henning, computer•artist