DAVE JOHNSON
DAVE@DAVEJ.COM

347-421-1602

DOWNLOAD RESUME

 

DAVE JOHNSON
WWW.DAVEJ.COM

Dave@DaveJ.com
45 Tudor City Place, NYC 10017
347-421-1602

SUMMARY
Designer and developer of digital media specializing in UX and UI for mobile-first, responsive design. Employer and client list includes Viacom, MTV, Showtime Networks, Out and Advocate magazines, AOL and Time Warner.

EXPERIENCE

Pride Media New York, NY 10/2006 – 2/2019

Creative Director, Digital Media

Complete redesign of company’s flagship sites: Out.com, Advocate.com, Pride.com and related brands. Five properties with a combined traffic rate of 17 million unique visitors.

Hands-on responsibilities included initial concepts, pencil sketches, sitemaps, wireframes, prototypes, lo and hi-rez mockups, internal presentations to senior management, implementation oversight, and final Q/A.

Latest versions of sites utilize a mobile-first, responsive design in Drupal 7 on a Bootstrap 3/Salvatore framework.

Final results include a 400% traffic growth and major increases in frequency and view-ability of ad units.

Designed vertical slideshow module allowing for multiple page views and increased ad inventory

Additional responsibilities: Design and development of native advertising sites and mobile apps for sponsors including Absolut, Lexus, Macy’s, Levi’s, Subaru, Buick, Wells Fargo, and Continental Airlines.

Consulting Projects New York, NY 3/2001 – 10/2006
Digital Media Consultant

MTV.com – developed and wrote functional specifications for Video Music Awards site launched July 2006

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


Showtime Networks New York, NY 7/1998 - 4/2000
Creative Director, Digital Media

Responsible for overall visual design, site architecture and production of all Showtime Network sites including SHO.com, TheMovieChannel.com and Showtime Championship boxing

Directed agency 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


SKILLS: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Visio, HTML, CSS, PHP, Drupal 7, SquareSpace, Responsive Design, Agile Development, Mobile Design, UX, UI, SEO

EDUCATION: Syracuse University - BFA in Computer Graphics

AWARDS:
- Advertising Age 2015 A-List – “a sleek, responsive design that's drawn record traffic.”

- Smithsonian Museum – 3 Permanent Entries: The Art of Video Games

- GLAAD Nomination: Advocate 40th, Best Digital Site