DaveJohnson

New York, NY

Designer and developer of interactive media with a roster of major media clients and employers including Viacom, MTV, Showtime Networks, Out and Advocate magazines, AOL and Time Warner


347-421-1602 office

Experience

  • Creative Director, Digital Media
    New York, NY
    Oct 2006 - Present
    Here Media
    • Oversaw and created designs for Drupal conversion of all major brand sites resulting in a 300% combined traffic increase over a period of two years.

    • Redesign of Advocate.com, an LGBT news site with over 1M uniques and 6M page views per month. Responsibilities included UI, layout and design for Drupal conversion.

    • Designed and developed front-end for mobile version of Advocate.com using responsive design.

    • Redesign of Out.com a media/fashion site with over 500K uniques and 4M page views per month. Responsibilities included wireframes, sitemaps and final layouts for Drupal conversion.

    • Design and development of custom marketing-based micro sites for major advertisers Absolut, Diageo, Levi’s, Subaru, Saab, Wells Fargo, Continental Airlines and others.

    • Designed and produced Advocate 40th anniversary site, sponsored by Absolut and nominated for 2007 GLAAD Award.

    • Oversee producers responsible for daily maintenance of all sites.
  • Creative Director
    New York
    Consulting Projects
    • MTV.com – developed and wrote functional specifications for Video Music Awards site launched July 2006.

    • Accenture - Developed pitch strategy and hi-level design concepts for StandardandPoors.com.

    • Time Inc Interactive - Developed a series of advertorial mini-sites sponsored by Ford and Effexor.

    • Comet Systems - Complete redesign and integration of content management system for Screensavers.com a site with over 6 million monthly unique visitors.

    • Edison Schools - Top level redesign of The Common, a large scale extranet that links over 150 schools with administrators nationwide.
  • Creative Director, Digital Media
    New York
    Showtime Networks
    • Responsible for overall visual design, site architecture and production of all Showtime Network sites including SHO.com, themoviechannel.com and Showtime Championship boxing.

    • Directed re-design of Showtime’s boxing sites used in conjunction with live television events to accommodate simulcast, on-line pay-per-view and audience participation.
  • Creative Director
    New York
    Crossover Technologies
    • Graphics and interface design for Fantasy War, a large-scale multi-player game running on Sony.com.

    • Graphic development and 3D-animation production for Evolution, a CD-ROM strategy game published by The Discovery Channel.

    • Visual design and video content for on-line multi-player political games President ‘96 and ReinventingAmerica, hosted by AOL/TimeWarner. Responsible for casting of actors, direction of video and photo shoots in addition to interface design and site architecture.

    • Designed interface and graphics for Time Warner Music Group - FSN, an interactive television channel tested in Orlando FL.

    • Developed graphics, interface and content features for Behind the Mask, a CD-ROM based on the movie The Mask and published by New Line Cinema.

Skills


  • Software Skills
    Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Visio, HTML, CSS, ASP, PHP, Drupal, Responsive Design

    Experienced with hands-on development, design and execution of large-scale websites from concept to launch.

Education

  • BFA
    Syracuse, New York
    Syracuse University
    Degree in Computer Graphics

Awards


  • Smithsonian Museum of American Art
    Art Direction for 3 Video Games included in the Smithsonian's collection "The Art of Video Games"

  • GLAAD Media Awards
    Nominated for Digital Journalism – Multimedia
    "The Advocate 40th Anniversary'" (Advocate.com)