July 2007 — January 2011
I learn new technologies quickly and love to build fast prototypes in order to validate and communicate ideas. At Schematic I’ve been tasked to learn technologies such as Silverlight and OpenGL during project development. I also assist in business development by building quick prototypes and web-based pitch documents.
Peachpit Press, 2010
Summer 2006 — 2007
I worked as a consultant for this LA-based domestic abuse non-profit, creating a custom content management system in Ruby on Rails as well as dynamic Flash movie players and slideshows. Working with the graphic design team at RMCD, the goal was creating an easy to use, flexible system that “just worked” with the beautiful new branding, launched in October 2006. We launched the sister site, Denim Day in LA, which used a lighter, custom MVC written in PHP, in April 2007.
Spring 2006 — 2007
The goal of her site is to cleanly display all of her great work while creating a distinction between Rebeca the designer and Rebeca the artist. I built a custom content management system in Ruby on Rails, with smart file management and a simple image request application.
2005 — 2007
I learned Ruby on Rails while making the first three or four iterations of my fraternity chapter's web site (the current version is not my work). I built a large, multiuser private section, with access control, attendance tracking, and various data exporters.
Summer 2005 – Winter 2005
I assisted in moving the existing Processing web site to web standards, first porting the XML-based content management system from perl to PHP, and recoding all the table-based templates to a use a single CSS-based layout.
Spring 2005 – Spring 2007
My day job during college, I spent over two years as a public service assistant, which entailed patron supervision, photocopying and scanning (with some image manipulation), invoicing and mailing, and preparation of rare and special materials for storage and transportation.
2003 — 2007
Going to design school made me realize that as much as I love design, typography, and motion, I am a programmer at heart. But I value my design education immensely for the people I worked with and the skills and vocabulary I developed. I hope to work closely with designers throughout my career, and I am proud of the fact that I can speak the language and appreciate design processes.
UCLA was also an invaluable resource of classes outside my major. In addition to design I studied Film History, Music History, Communications, and Psychology extensively.
View the online version of my résumé at http://resume.averyiv.com.