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2006 to present
Community College of Rhode Island
Computer Studies & Information Processing
Instructor

From 2006 to present, teaching Intro to Web Site Development -a course is designed to familiarize the student with the development and publication of basic World Wide Web sites. The students learned to create a web site using a template, publish to a server, customize & manage web pages & images. During the middle 5-week portion of the course, (weeks 6-10), the students learned to create and use interactive forms on the Web, use sub sites, customize tables and add a search tool to a web site. During the final 5-week portion of the class, (weeks 11-15) the students learned how to maximize the accessibility of their web pages by separating design from content through the use of cascading style sheets (CSS). Recently began teaching this course using WordPress. (see course page)

From spring 2011 to present, teaching Introduction to Computers (see course page)

2001 to present
Community College of Rhode Island
Information Technology DepartmentWeb Services
Manager, Internet Technology, Design & Content

Responsible for designing the overall look & feel of the web site and creating the accompanying page templates and web graphics used in the development of the various department, program and organization sub-sites. Oversee the development, coordination, management, and ongoing maintenance of the content on CCRI’s public Web site and provide graphical customization of the private areas of the site such as MyCCRI, Blackboard and Banner.

Provide end user support for faculty, staff, and students pertaining to their Internet technology needs.

Develop and conduct Web and/or graphics related training programs for faculty and students.

Awards:

1999 to 2001
Brown University, Providence, RI
The Education Alliance at Brown University
Information Analyst/Consultant (Web Designer)

Managed the organization, content development, and interactive components of web-based information services for designated programs of The Education Alliance at Brown University, a reform support organization committed to advancing equitable educational opportunities that prepare all student populations to succeed in the 21st century. Designed, implemented and managed web-based information services. Responsible for “look and feel” plus graphical user interface designs for all Alliance web sites. Created web graphical and HTML elements using photo, image and HTML editing tools and techniques appropriate for a web environment. (Awards)

1998 to 1999
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
User Support/Information Technology Department
Staff Assistant, Web Site Manager

Responsible for the development, coordination, management and maintenance of the college’s web site. Serve as liaison with departmental information providers to assist in content development, ensure consistency of style and coordinate additions to the site. Recommend and maintain web site policies, publishing guidelines and resources for developers. Collaborate with Technical Services and Software Development departments to integrate new technologies, multimedia assets and database applications with web site. Recruit and train student assistants to develop and convert web content. Design original graphics and graphical elements and prepare photo images for web publication. Plan and conduct technology workshops for staff and faculty. Work with student assistants to develop various departmental web pages.

1997 – 1998
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
Information Services Department
Graduate Assistant, Web Site Developer

Assisted in the development and management of the college’s web site. Duties included: Assisting various academic and administrative departments by designing original graphics, developing text content, and preparing photo images for web publication. Planned and conducted technology workshops for staff and faculty. Worked with students to develop various departmental web pages.

1992 – 1996
NHD Stores, Inc., Stoughton, MA
Director of Advertising & Marketing

Created and implemented all advertising and marketing strategies for 33-store retail chain. Used computer graphic design and photo-editing applications, such as CorelDraw and CorelPaint, to develop layout and merchandise presentation for print advertising program. Used graphic design computer programs to design all promotional signage, bags, and special event materials. Used spreadsheet applications to manage multi-million dollar advertising and marketing budget. Managed in-house staff and several outside creative services.

1984 to 1992
Paperama Party Supply Stores, Hingham, MA
Director of Advertising

Developed and executed all advertising strategies for 16-store retail chain. Served as Creative Director for all advertising, store openings (11) and sales promotional programs. Selected, trained and directed in-house creative staff and outside creative services such as Ad Agencies photo and sound studios. Developed daily sales plan, per store and total chain. Developed and managed a multi-million dollar advertising budget.

1977 to 1984
South Shore Publishing Co., Inc. North Scituate, MA
Art Director

Coordinated and oversaw creative services department. Traveled extensively, providing creative/technical services to established clients. Supported sales force by demonstrating our creative services during prospective client sales calls. Developed new and unique methods for color separation, which generated new business and strengthened customer relationships. Selected, trained & supervised a large creative staff.

1996 to present
WebKirby.com, Pawtucket, RI
Web Designer & Consultant

Provide technical and creative support and services to a variety of public and private institutions and individuals. Conduct web-technology seminars and workshops in various web-authoring and photo-editing applications. Specific services include web design and development, digital photography, photo editing, logo and corporate identity development, digital as well as traditional illustration and graphic design.

Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Concentration in Painting, 1977

Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
Teacher of Visual Arts
Selected courses in a Post-Baccalaureate Program for Provisional Certification with Advanced Standing for Grades 5 – 12.

N. E. School of Art/Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Selected Fine Arts, Graphics and Liberal Arts courses.

Technical Skills

  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Graphics applications: Adobe CS6 & CC, Corel Painter
  • Video Editing: Adobe Premiere
  • HTML, XHTML, CSS and web authoring tools: Dreamweaver, BBEdit, SharePoint Designer, Expression Web
  • Content Management Systems: WordPress and OmniUpdate
  • Spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation multimedia: MS Office 2010/2013/2016