About

I’m a dedicated multimedia designer with a passion for programming and influencing the way people interact with technology. More than an artisan, I’m a tutor as well. I believe strongly in helping people from all walks of life understand technology and how to deliver their message.

During my studies at Minnesota State University - Moorhead, I was asked to lead the Multimedia and Design portion of an online general-interest magazine, "Horizonlines.org". Through my efforts leading the two teams we were able to produce the seventh volume which went on to win the 2009 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for Advanced Media Student Production

After graduating with a degree in Graphic Communications from Minnesota State University, I moved back to Oregon. While there, I spent a few years working to make a name for myself throughout Portland in the world of web design. Not long after my arrival I was offered an amazing opportunity to manage the online presence of Portland's CBS Affiliate KOIN Local 6 (now KOIN.com).

In managing and maintaining all things web, I had the good fortune of working with a lot of great clients, including Disney, McDonalds, Nike and OHSU to name a few. I was even given the chance to design and develop a lot of sales related projects for our clients. My contract with KOIN ended when they were up and running on their new platform and I had stabilized their online digital presence during KOIN's transition between owners.

Aftre relocating to Northwest Ohio and I was quickly hired by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope (OBE) a CRH Company. For the past 5 years I’ve been their Lead PHP Developer, maintaining over 50 websites for each of their plants across north america. I was also put in charge of building GAME-On, an entirely new online tool giving customers the ability to request quotes and manage their construction projects online. GAME-On also includes a shopping cart, which accesses the inventory of all of OBE's plants throughout North America allowing our customers the ability to request quotes and buy parts directly from our plants. We've recently launched GAME-On to select customers and are doing a slow roll-out to our entire customer base encompassing several thousand customers. GAME-On has already become an integral part of OBE's strategy to gain marketshare and increase relations with new and existing customers.

As with everyone, I’m always open to new possibilities and enjoy helping people fullfill their design and web related needs. Please browse the samples of my work I've included on this site and feel free to send any questions to me an email using the links above.

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Profile
  • In-depth experience applying graphic deign principles to produce innovative and tastefully creative web designs and print documents
  • Lifelong interest in digital media, offers a keen eye for quality design and layout, allowing for the completion of high-impact projects
  • Advanced training and experience in the application and usage of Adobe Creative Suite and all of Apple’s Creative software suites
  • Exceptionally well organized; unusually strong work ethics and willingness to work hard to achieve all objectives
  • Experienced in multiple operating system environments with a proven ability to quickly learn, apply and adapt to new technologies
  • Extensive work redesigning and creating sales creatives for multiple members of a large scale digital sales department
  • Innovative use of HTML 5 and DHTML, HTTP, XML, PHP, Javascript, JQuery, Ajax, MySQL and More
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience working with varying digital video formats
  • Continuously focused on User Experience throughout all facets of development and delivery
  • Significant use and creation of interactive wireframes for small to large scale projects
Experience
2014 PHP Developer, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Toledo, OH April 2014 - Current
Brought on board to help expand the online presence of company wide ERP system data for management review and analytics. Trained current RPG developers on PHP/HTML for other company initiatives. Took charge of multi-million dollar collaborative effort between Oldcastle (OBE) and IBM to develop an integrated web based quoting tool for our company clients. This tool eventually expanded to include a shopping cart containing all stock OBE products across our plants worldwide. I was able to expand the realm of the I.T. department and fill missing gaps between OBE’s various marketing groups during multiple company transitions.
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Best Practices
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Face of IT
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GAME-On™
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Plant Dashboards
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Unified Customers
2013 Web Coordinator, KOIN Local 6 News
Portland, OR Aug 2012 - Sep 2013
Managed and maintained all aspects of KOIN's online presence. My day to day activities included creating and updating web graphics, developing splash pages, handling end user problems and site errors. I was deeply involved in the digital side of the sales department and worked daily with the entire sales team to develop their promotions. Disney, McDonalds, Nike and OHSU were just some of the clients I had the pleasure of working with. I oversaw not one but two transitions of our online platform, from an ASP.NET system to Wordpress and ultimately End Play. My other duties consisted of developing and running many online contests on multiple platforms including IOS and Android.
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Ad Campaigns
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Client Initiatives
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Contests
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Station Initiatives
2012 Freelance, RYANKEITHROSE.COM
Beaverton, OR Dec 2008 - Dec 2012
Often called upon for help when it came to technical problems that required a vast knowledge of multiple skills. I've installed managed, and supported several Wordpress blogs and personalized themes for several clients. Designed and developed several website mockups for local private medical practices. I’ve created theme music for a 'gamer' podcast series while re-arranging, re-mixing, and re-recording albums from independent artists. Developed an integrated flash based website including photo gallery for a local photographer.
2008 Apple Computer Technician, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead, MN Oct 2007 - Dec 2008
Was hired on the spot, to troubleshoot and maintain Apple Computers for faculty, students, computer labs, and the schools networking servers. I provided technical support while assisting faculty and staff transition between the Windows and Apple Platforms. Managed the Help Desk and provided support to "walk in" students and faculty with personal computer problems and lab difficulties.
Education
2008 Minnesota State University Moorhead
Moorhead Minnesota
BS In Graphic Communications
Emphasis: Interactive Multimedia
GPA: 3.34
Awards
2009 Upper Midwest Regional Emmy
Advanced Media Student Production
Horizonlines.org, Seventh Edition:
“Collective History - Images and stories reflecting a regions past”
Role: Multimedia Producer
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Horizonlines.org
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Audio Production
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Future’s History
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One Man Band
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“Only” Arrangement
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R.O.B. vs R.O.B.
Saving Lt Fox
Second Life
Studio 455
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Those Abandoned
Published
MacAddict #16 Marathon Atlantis
December 1997
MacAddict #17 Marathon Atlantis
January 1998
MacAddict #33 Marathon Dark Rose
May 1999
Previous Portfolios
2007 Piano
Done in Flash
2009 Circuits
Done in Flash
2010 Skyline
Done in Flash
2014 "Wordpress"
Done in Wordpress
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2007 Piano (Flash)
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2009 Circuits (Flash)
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2010 Skyline
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