Curtis Anderson
Interaction Design, United States
 
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Contact details
Tel: +1 (312) 504-3465
Brief Summary
Various screenshots from some more noteworthy dynamic online Flash ads. Responsible for interactivity, dynamic data handling, animation and, in some cases, the design.
Clients
Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, west elm, Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, Priceline, Orbitz, Sports Authority, NFL Shop, JoAnn Fabrics, 
Professional Experience
Curtis Anderson | Flash Developer, Interactive Creative
(312) 504-3465
curtis@khyrtous.com | www.khyrtous.com

Summary:
I'm looking to bring my 9+ years of experience in professional interactive design and my almost 2 years of experience specifically as a Senior Flash Developer for an industry-leading, online advertising company. I currently specialize in the development of personalized media—with some of my focuses being: to deliver innovative, relevant web-banner advertising; to develop the company's dynamic messaging solution implemented with Flash; to contribute as a team-lead among our in-house creative studio; to understand my clients' business objectives and produce top-performing ads and messaging strategies. I take pride in my creative abilities as a designer and a Flash developer—as well as in my critical thinking and problem-solving skills. I articulate my thoughts well and am confident in my ability to collaborate with my team.

My technical and software proficiencies:
Adobe Creative Suite 4—especially Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop; digital-imaging methodology, image optimization and print-to-web/web-to-print; ActionScript 2.0, 3.0 and JavaScript; HTML and CSS; comfortable with PHP, MYSQL and XML; Apple fan but Windows know-it-all; MS Office-proficient.

My experience:
2008/06 – present | Senior Flash Developer @ Dotomi, Inc., Chicago, IL | www.dotomi.com
Roles and responsibilities: scripting, designing, animating, team-lead, process-invention, best-practice pioneer, person who makes business and creative concepts happen, “big picture” thinker/deliverer.
Clients have included: Office-Depot, Staples, Target, QVC, Barnes & Noble, ShopNBC, Dick's Sporting Goods, Cabelas, Pottery-Barn, west elm, Williams-Sonoma...

2007/08 – 2008/06 | Instructor @ Digital Bootcamp, Chicago, IL | www.digitalbootcamp.com
Roles and Responsibilities: creating the curriculum and teaching classes on Flash, ActionScript, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML; taught classes for up to 30 people as well as conducting 1-on-1s; taught both 1-day intensives and 8-week-long programs; refined and executed effective curriculums that earned recognition from some of Chicago's biggest creative agencies; most notably was contracted by Adobe to instruct international sales representatives on how to use Flash;

2006/10 – 2008/06 | Instructor @ Chicago Portfolio School, Chicago, IL | www.chicagoportfolio.com
Roles and Responsibilities: CPS is a 1-year intensive program aimed at giving students professional instruction and insight towards becoming an industry creative; helped create curriculum pertaining to digital imaging and design—specifically, I created a course for “Designing for Web” aimed at helping students understand the technology that drives web development, understanding wireframes and site maps, and Flash;

2001/10 – present | Freelance Creative / Consultant / Contractor, Chicago, IL | www.khyrtous.com
Some career highlights: website design/development (www.devlinmcniff.com), website design/development (www.chicagoparentprogram.org), designer/illustrator/animator/editor of sales and marketing promo for Primex Wireless; Book Cover Design for Zondervan (“The Deity Formerly Known as God”);

A recent subset of my daily vocabulary:
Call-to -action, click-through rate, conversion rate, performance, ROI/ROAS, scalability, automation, dynamic, variables, undefined, render, crisp, grid, vector, leading, kerning, antialiasing, resize, message, efficient, robust, database, servers, creative brief, mock-ups, etc. 
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