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ERIC GEHNER
(619) 291-4573

egehner@slowpencil.net

WORK HISTORY

Twinpillar Marketing - San Diego, CA
Brand Experience/Web Developer - 05/2004-Present
Primary brand and web developer for start-up soft drink company
  • Perform competitive/market research related to branding and web presence
  • Initiate branding and prototype site design based on client requirements
  • Integrate web standards compliance and CSS style/content separation
  • Assist with investor presentation materials and photography
Technology Consultant, Web Designer/Developer, Admin - 07/2002-Present
Primary technologist for VCLocator.com, a web-based venture capital company specializing in fund-raising documents and screening tools that create custom reports on VC firms and private equity parties
  • Configure and administer remote web server, user accounts, software, scripts and mailing lists
  • Architect and implement dynamic digital document (PDF and Excel) creation and distribution system
  • Design and administer MySQL DB for website, proprietary report content and product/order tracking
  • Document hardware/software implementations and discuss with clients and potential investors
  • Integrate static and dynamic document distribution with preexisting e-commerce system
  • Design and optimize site look-and-feel, web forms and functionality based on client requirements
  • Research and implement marketing requirements, which include search engine optimization and custom DB driven applications that analyze ad costs and conversion rates
  • Support phone/email customer service requests and perform on-site IT, network and office admin
Technology Consultant, Web Designer/Developer, Admin - 05/2002-10/2002
Consultant and site designer/developer for WinningDocuments.com, a provider of expert legal, business, financial, and investor documents and presentations - prototyped only, the site is not online
  • Configure and administer remote web server, user accounts, software packages and SSL cert creation
  • Configure ready-made e-commerce system and integrate custom document management system
  • Design, implement and optimize site look-and-feel and functionality based on client requirements
Cal-SOAP - San Diego, CA
Consultant, Web Designer/Developer - 04/2001-Present
Technology consultant and webmaster for sandiegocalsoap.com, a state and federal pre-college assistance program for disadvantaged and low-income K-14 students, and instructor for a related middle-school summer technology program, GEAR UP Verizon Summer Residential Program 2001
  • Administer remote web server
  • Redesign previous Flash-based site into static HTML and provide ongoing updates
  • Adapt and refresh existing brand, organize existing content, research and include new data
  • Create PHP-based online photo album for documentation of program events
  • Develop curriculum, educational materials and instruct in one-on-one and classroom environments
Zefer - Chicago, IL
Technical Designer - 09/1999-02/2001
Front-end developer and designer in the User Experience Group for the Chicago branch of the internet consulting and solutions group now known as Niteo Partners; produced work for Sara Lee Corporation, Burger King, Motorola and 3Com.
  • Manage site-wide front-end production, following established timelines
  • Contribute to multi-disciplined team discussions and consult during client project meetings
  • Develop HTML, animations (Flash), illustrations and sound design for live sites, intranets, marketing presentations and in-house projects
  • Produce HTML templates from Photoshop comps and PDFs from web and print sources (QuarkXpress); optimize graphics for the web and manage site updates and content rotation
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - Carbondale, IL
Multimedia Producer, Computer Lab Technician - 01/1999-05/1999
Graduate Assistantship duties while in the interactive multimedia Master's program
  • Co-produce the first CD-ROM recruiting tool for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale;
    Axiem Award second place, 2000; One Show Interactive Winner, bronze, 2000
  • Install, utilize and troubleshoot various computer hardware, software and multimedia peripherals
  • Provide hands-on computer support and instruction to a wide range of users
Freelance - Various
Artist and Graphic Designer - 1994-Present
  • Conceptualize and design all manner of original visual content, fine art and graphic design work
  • Illustrate in a variety of media including computer software, graphite, ink, acrylic and oils
  • Implement silkscreen, intaglio, lithographic, and photo-litho processes and equipment
  • Assist Chako Suzuki (http://sugarboots.com), San Diego based curator
  • Maintain Slow Pencil (http://slowpencil.net), personal website, digital work collection, 1997-Present
  • Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award Competition, finalist, SIUC, 1996
  • Aping the Man, solo exhibition on skateboarding art and culture, Vergette Gallery, SIUC, 1996

SKILLS

  • Scripting and Debugging
  • Multimedia Design/Development
  • Content Development and Editing
  • Cross-Platform/Browser Testing
  • Web Maintenance and Support
  • Technology Consulting
  • Marketing Research
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Web Standards Validation
  • Database Administration
  • Network Administration
  • Office Administration
  • Customer Support
  • Print Design
  • Illustration
Programming / Scripting
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • CGI
  • MySQL
  • HTML / XHTML / DHTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Actionscript
Server / Operating Systems
  • Apache
  • FreeBSD
  • Linux
  • Macintosh OS
  • Windows NT / 2000 / XP
Software Programs
  • jEdit, PuTTY, WinSCP
  • Adobe Photoshop, Image Ready, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premiere, After Effects
  • Macromedia Flash, Director
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access
  • Quark Xpress
  • Microangelo
  • Sound Forge, ACID
  • CMS: Movable Type, Textpattern
  • Mozilla, Opera, NS, IE

EDUCATION

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)
  • Graduate Program, Mass Communication and Media Arts,
    Interactive Multimedia Masters Program, SIUC 1998-1999
  • BFA, Cum Laude, Fine Arts Major, Printmaking and Painting, SIUC 1998

REFERENCES

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