David B. Kanter
Raydot at Gmail dot Com

Experienced professional seeking a leadership role for Web design and programming. Skills include:

  • Extensive experience with teaching, curriculum development and educational technology
  • Demonstrated leadership and technical development track record
  • Over ten years experience in information technologies at the development and strategy level
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience managing large teams and budgets
CORE COMPETENCIES
Project Management / Quality Assurance, Teaching and Training, Research, Data Visualization, Project Specification and Budget Planning, Program and Curricular Development, Design and Creative Management, New Product Development, Opportunity / Partnership Development

TECHNICAL COMPENTENCIES
Platforms: Windows, OSX, *NIX, iOS, LAMP, MEAN.
Tools: Adobe Tools, Apache Server, CMS (Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla), Flash and ActionScript, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript/jQuery/JQUI, Angular, Node, PHP, RDBMS (SQL), Responsive Web Design, SASS/LESS, Compass, Grunt, Susy, various API's (Rwitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr). Certified ScrumMaster.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Senior Designer/Developer, Autodesk, SF, CA. 9/14-4/16
Senior Designer/Developer for Autodesk Localization and Translation services. Work included re-deploying Perl/Solr translation site to CSS/JS/jQuery/Ajaz, building an Angular site for vendor services registration (including site redesign using Balsamiq), and work on re-deploying a TCL/TK site to the Web for the Parametric Human Project.

Contract Lead Front End Web Developer, Lucas Arts Digigal, SF, CA. 2/14-8/14
Lead front end Web developer for various Lucas Web sites including starwars.com, lucasarts.com, skywalkersound.com, ilm.com, openexr.com and others. Work included building and installing Freemarker templates and digital marketing campaigns inclding Star Wars Day, Force for Chance, Start Wars Rebels and Holonet News. Rebuit SkywalkerSound.com as PHP-driven dynamic Web site. Oversaw transition of 2M/wk visitors StarWars.com to Disney.

Full-time Faculty, Technical Lead, MFA in Web Design and New Media, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.
September 2012-December 2013
Technical lead of 500+ student MFA program. In addition to teaching responsibilities include guiding and supporting technical classes, curriculum planning and development, assisting with departmental communications, and technical training workshops.

Part-time Faculty, MFA in Web Design and New Media, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA.
September 2011-September 2012
Courses taught include Group Directed Study GDS: Scripting and Interactive Services, GDS: Responsive Web, GDS: Mobile, and Inside Programming. Developed course for WNM 801-08 GDS: Responsive Web. Developing course for WNM 601 Inside Programming Classes taught both in-class and online. Member of Thesis Review Committee.

Faculty, University of California, Berkeley, School of Information, Berkeley, CA. Summer, 2009. Taught "History of New Media."

Faculty, California College of Arts, Graphic Design Department, San Francisco, CA. Fall and Spring 2008. Taught "Tools 3."

Freelance Project Manager and Developer, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
April 2005 - Current.
Project manager for various agencies. Work includes managing project budgets and workflows for projects related to bringing emerging technologies to the consumer market, and supervising a team of solutions managers and programmers. Clients include SAP, Epson, NBBJ, EVB, .

Project Manager, Parsons Institute for Information Mapping, New York, NY
January 2004 - April 2005.
Leader of fifteen-person project team responsible for $2M project involving research and design of GIS-related software and hardware. The research involved developing best practices for using GIS data to create meaningful information through effective data and situational visualization, and developing new uses for existing GIS products. Responsibilities include managing a team of programmers, designers, and researchers; technical and report writing, multimedia development, budget compliance and quality assurance. Also developed and supervised the installation of a Windows 2000 / Exchange and OS X network infrastructure including IP provisioning and VPN video conferencing.

Faculty, Parsons School of Design Communication Design & Technology Program, New York, NY
September 1999 - Current.
Adjunct and Full-time faculty member and head of programming faculty, Masters' Degree program. The focus of this unique educational program is a curriculum centered on the synthesis of design and technology. Courses taught include C/C++, Java, Programming and Computation, Advanced Lingo Programming, Independent Study, Advanced Programming, Collaboration Studio, Thesis Writing, Thesis Studio and Thesis Advising. Served on various panels and committees, including the Faculty Senate.

CEO, Owner and Founder, Kanter-Ross New Media, New York, NY
July 1998 - November 2001.
Responsible for project and account management, company sales, and technology development. Projects include developing CD-ROM, Internet, e-commerce and Web game software. Clients included: Novartis,, SmartMoney Magazine, Kodak and Intel; Web development for Eno River Capital, trimNYC.com, and United Bank of Switzerland; project management and research and development for Ruder-Finn Interactive, Plumb Design, and Studio Archetype.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
Platforms: Windows NT/2000/XP, Macintosh OS 9/X, UNIX, Linux.
Tools: After Effects, Apache Server, ASP, C/C++, CGI, ColdFusion, Director and Lingo, Flash and ActionScript, HTML, Illustrator, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Photoshop, PHP, RDBMS, SQL/MySQL, CMS, and PMBOK methodologies.

PUBLICATIONS, PANELS, AND AWARDS
Board of Directors, Larkspur Public Library, Larkspur, CA. (Sep. 2011-Present)
Board of Directors, Anti-Defimation League (ADL), 2009
Moderator, ADL Cyberbullying Summit at Microsoft. Fall 2009.
School of Visual Arts' "Staying Competitive in the Marketplace", March 17, 2005
School of Visual Arts' National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, 2003
Guest Lecturer, Carnegie-Mellon University, "Tag You're It!", October 27, 2003
Featured Instructor, Adobe Partners in Education, April 2002
Co-Author, Director Completely Unleashed, Macmillan Publishers. July 1997

EDUCATION
Columbia University, courses in C/C++ Programming and Analysis, September 2002
ITAC FastTrac Business Development Program, Spring 2000.
New York University, Certificate in Multimedia, January 1995.
Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, May 1994.

ACTIVITIES
Jazz musician, licensed private pilot, and amateur photographer, Dad.

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