David
Kaplan

art + technology

1416 Pawlings Road • Phoenixville, PA • 19460 • (215)360-1774 • david@davidkaplandesign.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

I am an experienced information technology professional with almost 20 years of experience. I create high-end, world-class web sites.

I've helped start-up companies grow by as much as 500%, expertly guided boutique companies to success and contributed to development initiatives at Fortune Global 500 companies. My goal is to work with a team of exceptionally creative people in an environment that encourages individual growth. My core competencies include mentoring colleagues, creative solutions to tough problems and self-management.

EXPERIENCE CLOUD

SKILLS & TALENTS SUMMARY

• HTML5/CSS3 • Javascript • jQuery • PHP • some C#.Net • Drupal • Wordpress • DotNetNuke • Mobile Platforms • Linux • VPS & Cloud Server Administration
• User Experience Design • User Interface Design • Front End Web Design • Responsive Design • Mobile Design • 3D Modeling & Animation • Sound Design • Branding
• Notepad ++ • Visual Studio • Dreamweaver
• Photoshop • Illustrator • After Effects • Flash • 3D Studio Max
• Project Management • Business Management • Finance & Accounting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Oracle Corp. Senior User Experience and User Interface Engineer(5/13 - Present)
Worked with the Primavera GBU User Experience team in an agile environment providing creative deliverables, essential product development direction and customer-centered user advocacy. Most work involved the Prime application – a robust, sophisticated, cloud-based capital portfolio management tool.

Sungard Availability Services Senior User Interface Engineer(07/12 – 3/13)
Worked with Director of User Experience and Sr. Director of Product Management to develop latest version of flagship, web based business continuity and disaster recovery application.

PC Scale, Inc. UI/UX Design, Graphic Design and Front-end Development Consultant(11/11 – 5/12)
Worked with company president and vice presidents of information technology, marketing and product design to completely refresh, update and modernize the company’s flagship desktop application UI, corporate web site, branding (including new logos, color palette and design treatments) and delivered product demonstration and testimonial videos with cutting edge visual effects.

Spark Creative Group, LLC Chief Technology Consultant(1/11 – 8/11)
Led technology start up initiative and business development for boutique design agency. Successfully created multiple web sites and applications while managing day-to-day business responsibilities, leading colleagues and training interns.

MediMedia USA Senior Front End Consultant(11/09 – 3/10)
During site redesign, I was the Sr. Front End Developer responsible for designing and coding front ends for the company’s veterinary publication portal – http://www.vetlearn.com. Additionally, I acted as a consultant, mentor, trainer, tester, and analyst. 

AmeriFlex Web Design and Development Consultant(2/09 – 08/09)
As a web designer/developer, I was responsible for developing User Interfaces and Customer Experiences for the company internet and intranet portals. Quick expansion led to a constant array of new problems. I was responsible for coming up with creative solutions. Utilizing the latest technologies, I provided top-notch designs for the marketing and IT departments.

Symbiosys Web Design and Development Consultant(08/07-11/08)
Symbiosys needed a dynamic, top-notch creative talent for their client, DuPont. Web development, content management, and graphic design were a regular part of this position. Responsibilities included managing multiple jobs, Flash design, graphic design, and content management.

University of Pennsylvania Web Development and Content Production Consultant(4/08-11/08)
Acted as a liaison between the IT and the public relations groups as well as designing/coding pages. I consulted with both groups, provided the design and coding solutions the IT group needed, and the mentoring and training the public relations groups needed.

FrancescaCostanzo.com
Web Design and Development Consultant(4/08-11/08)
Francesca needed a creative and technically minded individual to produce her photography web site. She needed a site that was simple to use, delivered her portfolio effectively, and spoke to her audience. I integrated a slideshow module and trained her how to use, update and produce content for her DotNetNuke CMS

D&D Interactive, Inc.
Web Development Consultant(5/07-10/07)

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Inc. Technical Support Consultant(5/05-1/06)

MBNA America, Inc. Web Design and Development Consultant(2/05-3/05)

Blue Wave Solutions Web Design and Development Consultant(1/05-2/05)

JPMorganChase, Inc. – Web Developer(10/04-1/05)  

QVC, Inc. Web Design and Development Consultant(9/01 - 12/01)

Law.com, Inc., American Lawyer Media, LLC. Web Design and Developer (5/98 – 12/99)

Red Sector A, Inc. / Coretech, Inc.Web Designer and Developer (1/96 – 5/98)

Aquent, Inc.Graphic Design and Web Development Consultant(1/95 – 1/96)

David Kaplan Design, LLC Principal / Freelance(6/96 – Present)
As a sole proprietor, I have been working on various sites and projects throughout the years. On a broad scale, my work has included, but is not limited to: 

EDUCATION

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Program of Study: Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media
Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania
Coursework in Business Administration
Camden County College, Blackwood, New Jersey
Program of Study: Associate of Arts in Computer Graphics
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Currently Enrolled)
Relevant Coursework Completed: Essentials of Management