Interactive Media - Project Leader, Designer & Developer
A professional with a powerful combination of design ability, technical knowledge, leadership, and communication skills; seeking a lead role in creating compelling, novel interactive media projects that engage and educate the audience.
2002 – Present
Hoey Design & Solutions, Inc. — Somerville, MA
Principal Designer / Developer
Design and build interactive Flash applications for delivery via CD-ROM, kiosk, and the Web. Create HTML and Flash-based education and training materials. Design, build, and maintain complex, interactive web sites. Assess client needs and develop specifications; collaborate with client teams to refine specifications, develop prototypes, and deliver polished interactive products. Participate in all phases of project development and management, from conception to final delivery and implementation.
Clients appreciate the ingenuity and creativity I bring to their projects, implementing novel solutions and identifying potential problems early in the development cycle. I am able to communicate effectively to a broad range of stakeholders, from members of the Board of Directors to Java developers, from physicians to finance directors.
Clients include: Akamai Technologies; Children's Hospital Boston; Boston Museum of Science; American Board of Family Medicine; BoardPoint, LLC; Liberty Mutual Insurance Group; Accella Learning Systems; Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide; American Board of Pediatrics; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; Medical Learning Company.
2005 – Present
Massachusetts College of Art — Boston, MA
Co-teach "ActionScript for Designers" in the Graduate and Continuing Education Department. Instruct students in using Flash's powerful scripting language to produce complex interactivity and to develop ActionScript that is readable, modular, extensible, maintainable, and reusable. Received highest evaluations from students enrolled in the Fall, 2005 class.
1999 – 2002
Kurzweil Technologies, Inc. — Wellesley Hills, MA
Senior Web Developer
Designed and developed all web sites of the Kurzweil Companies
. Managed a team including an outside design firm, software developers, and content creators to launch KurzweilAI.net
, a cutting-edge web site that explores the social impact of future technologies. Collaborated with outside design consultants and a team of developers to create FamilyPractice.com
1996 – 1999
Steve Hoey Computer Consulting – Cambridge, MA
Web Site Designer & Developer
Designed, composed, and created web sites as an independent contractor to a variety of medical, educational, and non-profit institutions. Chaired a committee of administrators and faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to reassess the School's web presence, and then redesigned and rebuilt the School's web site. Designed and created web sites for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons, Cambridge College, and the video performance art group Noise Laboratories.
1993 – 1998
Harvard Graduate School of Education – Cambridge, MA
Instructional Computer Support Specialist
Worked with faculty to facilitate and improve their use of technology both in the classroom and in support of their classroom activities. Specified and maintained all classroom computing equipment for the School. Investigated characteristics of effective educational software. Participated in the specification and design of the new Learning Technologies Center. Served on the Dean's Web Policy Committee. Supervised a team of part-time workers in the delivery, setup, and maintenance of computer and media equipment.
1989 – 1993
Harvard College – Cambridge, MA
A. B. magna cum laude in Psychology
Avid student of West African percussion; study with teachers from Senegal, Guinea, and Mali, 1996-present. Other interests include cycling, hiking, dancing, and travel.