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JOSEPH SIMES
P.O. Box 285
Rollinsford, NH 03869
Email: jsimes@elysiumarts.com
URL: www.elysiumarts.com

OBJECTIVE
To obtain work as a software designer/developer, making use of my wide range of technical and managerial skills.

SUMMARY
Over the past six years I have designed, developed and managed many large-scale interactive projects. I have used both Internet development and application development tools to produce educational, training and financial software. With my background in art and design, coupled with my strong technical skills, I have a more comprehensive approach to application development and software usability.

I've created web-based applications utilizing backend tools such as Cold Fusion, ASP and numerous databases (ORACLE8i, MS SQL SERVER 6 & 7, MySQL). Other web-based components I've used to create dynamic sites are HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, VBScript, Perl, and Visual Basic. I've created both prototypes as well as packaged software using numerous tools such as Macromedia Director, Macromedia Authorware, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Acrobat and VB Studio.
  

FREELANCE HISTORY

CAMBRIDGE DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY, WALTHAM, MA
    1999 - 2001 EDUMATCH.COM
      Edumatch.com is an interactive web site where you can find children's educational software that is customized just for you! From Science to Math, Social Studies to Language Arts software, Edumatch.com can meet your teaching style, grade level requirements and your state's curriculum standards & frameworks.

      Cold Fusion Programming - All backend programming, including database development in ORACLE.
MAGIC-HOUR COMMUNICATION, WATERTOWN, MA
    1998 - 2000 @HISTORY, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO.
      @history is a multimedia teaching/learning CD-ROM. The program combines approximately 1,000 primary sources, including text, graphics, video, audio, and animations, and is accompanied by activities that can be used to analyze, interpret, and discuss primary material.

      Programming - A database driven Macromedia Director application. Over 1,000 assets (text, pictures, sound clips, videos and interactive skill building exercises) are stored in dbf files linked with FileFlex Database Xtra. The interface allows users to copy and past information from text-based assets and save information in personal notepad files. Search functionality allows for easy navigation through many assets and allows for subject/book/keyword specific queries.
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, ALLEN-BRADLEY, MILWAUKEE, WI
    1999 ALLEN-BRADLEY'S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MOTOR CONTROL WEB
      An Interactive Training Application for the Internet, Cold Fusion/Shockwave Prototype of the CD-ROM application

      Cold Fusion Programming - Re-purposed the existing Director application for use on the Internet. Utilized Cold Fusion's database connectivity to dynamically create hundreds of pages of copy and Shockwave animations. Also created quizzing and tracking functionality to personalize the users web experience.

    1998 ALLEN-BRADLEY'S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MOTOR CONTROL
      An Interactive Training CD-ROM based on Motor Control theory and the Products of Allen-Bradley

      Programming - Initial development was done in Authorware. Director was later used for the final product because of the strength of its scripting language (Lingo) and animation power. Interface Design/Content Development - All interface design and content development was done with Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, 3D Studio, Infini-D and Debabelizer.
      Project Management - Client contact and internal management was done using various database tools such as Microsoft Access, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Excel, as well as a proprietary web application (developed in Cold Fusion) used for proofing artwork and posting QA reports.
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVES, BROOKLINE, MA
    2000 GO FIGURE!, GAP INC.
      An Interactive Guide to Finance.

      Cold Fusion Programming - Edits to existing application using CFML (Cold Fusion Markup Language) as well as edits to existing databases developed in Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server. Reworked Administrative reports and added new reporting functionality.
      Graphics - Charts and graphs were created for the financial application using Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.

    1999 GO FIGURE!, OTIS
      An Interactive Guide to Finance.

      Cold Fusion/JavaScript Programming - Ported existing Cold Fusion application to CD-ROM based JavaScript application.

    1998 GO FIGURE!, UNITED TECHNOLOGIES
      An Interactive Guide to Finance.

      Cold Fusion Programming - Edits to existing application using CFML (Cold Fusion Markup Language) as well as edits to existing databases developed in Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server.
      Graphics - Charts and graphs were created for the financial application using Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.
SIX RED MARBLES, CAMBRIDGE, MA
    1998 SIGNATURES, HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY
      Integrated Technology Components Sampler.

      Programming - An interactive application developed in Macromedia Director. The application utilizes QuickTime Video as well as audio and animations.
GREAT BAY INTERACTIVE, DURHAM, NH
    1997 - 1998 INSTANT READERS ONLINE, HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY
      Interactive web site.

      Shockwave and HTML programming - Navigation bars developed in Macromedia Director were incorporated into a large web site.
      Graphics production - Graphics were developed in Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.

    1998 THE KNOWZONE, SCOTT FORESMAN - ADDISON WESLEY
      Interactive web site.

      Shockwave, HTML and Perl programming - Navigation bars developed in Macromedia Director were incorporated into a large web site. High score functionality was developed using a CGI script programmed in Perl utilizing a database.
      Graphics production - Graphics were developed in Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.

    1997 - 1998 MATH ADVANTAGE SAMPLER, HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY
      A K-8 Technology sampler.

      Graphics production - Graphics were developed in Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.
      Audio production - Audio was produced and compressed in Macromedia's SoundEdit 16.

    1997 RAMPART
      Interactive game.

      Character illustration and animation - Characters were developed and animated using traditional art (photography, airbrush painting) and Adobe PhotoShop.
      Audio production - Audio was produced and compressed in Macromedia's SoundEdit 16.
KAPITOL SNOWBOARDS, SEABROOK, NH
    1997 Enhanced CD/Interactive catalog.

      Programming - An interactive application developed in Macromedia Director. The application utilizes QuickTime Video as well as audio and animations.
      Project Management - Client contact and internal management was done using various database tools such as FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Excel.
THE DI GROUP, BOSTON, MA
    1996 INSTANT READERS SECOND GRADE, HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY
      A series of six, second grade level, educational CD-ROMs designed to teach reading.

      Programming production - Score and Cast generation as well as CastMember scripting was done in Macromedia Director. Data for "Follow Sound" was generated using Macromedia Director and MacroMedia's SoundEdit 16.
      Graphics production - Graphics were developed in Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.
      Audio production - Audio was produced and compressed in MacroMedia's SoundEdit 16.

    1996 INSTANT READERS FIRST GRADE, HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY
      A series of twelve, first grade level, educational CD-ROMs designed to teach reading.

      Programming production - Score and Cast generation as well as CastMember scripting was done in Macromedia Director. Data for "Follow Sound" was generated using Macromedia Director and Macromedia's SoundEdit 16.
      Graphics production - Graphics were developed in Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.
      Audio production - Audio was produced and compressed in MacroMedia's SoundEdit 16.

    1995 - 1996 GREAT START, HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO.
      A series of twenty-four third grade level educational CD-ROMs designed to teach reading.

      Programming production - Score and Cast generation as well as CastMember scripting was done in Macromedia Director. Data for "Follow Sound" was generated using Macromedia Director and MacroMedia's SoundEdit 16.
      Graphics production - Graphics were developed in Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator.
      Audio production - Audio was produced and compressed in MacroMedia's SoundEdit 16.
MICROMENTOR, CAMBRIDGE, MA
    1995 ACTION AND ATTITUDES THE CUSTOMER SERVICE SIMULATION
      A training CD-ROM.

      Character illustration and animation - Characters were developed and animated using traditional art (photography, airbrush painting) and Adobe PhotoShop.

      GOLD MEDAL-Invision Awards, Sales Training/Support category
      FINALIST-MacroMedia's Peoples Choice Awards.
WORK HISTORY
    PIXELMEDIA, PORTSMOUTH, NH
      1996 - 1998 Programmer and interactive designer. Director, Authorware, HTML, Perl, JavaScript, VBScript and Cold Fusion programming as well as web and Cold Fusion administration.

    THE ARTIST EYE, HAMPTON, NH
      1993 - 1995 Gallery assistant and framing consultant.

    KOENIG ART EMPORIUM, NEWINGTON, NH
      1988 - 1993 Assistant manager

    NEW HAMPSHIRE PRINTWORKS, GREENLAND, NH
      1989 - 1991 Press operator.
EDUCATION
    BACHELOR OF ARTS
    The University of New Hampshire

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