Stephen A. Hopkins

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OBJECTIVE

To plan and execute world-class web sites, video, interactives, advertisements, logos and packaging.

SKILLS

Expertise in interaction design, information architecture and web production: Creative Suite, Final Cut, omnigraffle, Visio, HTML, CSS, CMS driven sites: Drupal, Wordpress, Expression Engine

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY - Web

Big Questions Online, Design Director SHD inc., 2010, Responsible for all aspects of website art department including original site design, branding, identity, information architectiure, ongoing art direction, illustration, video, infographics, logos and iconography.

Theaterhound.org, Design Director, SHD inc., 2010, Website design, logo, branding and identity for this new site aimed at uniting non-profit theaters nationwide.

Maspeth Contracting, Design Director, SHD inc., 2010, Stephen Hopkins Design Inc. provided interaction design and development, marketing brochures, logo and signage design to this large commercial contractor.

BigThink.com, Design Director, SHD inc., 2010, Stephen Hopkins Design Inc. provided interaction design, information architecture, product prototyping, front-end code and Flash support.

RGEmonitor.com, Design Director, SHD inc., Jun - Jul 2009, Design and code support for RGEMonitor.com, analysts' headshot photography, design and code for Cusco Conference minisite.

The Hill.com, Design Director, SHD inc., Oct 2008 - Jan 2009, Visual design and information architecture, planning and oversight for the complete redesign of TheHill.com

The New York Sun, Director of Design and User Experience, Jan 2008 - Oct 2008, Responsible for oversight of all aspects of website art department including site design and maintenance, CSS, web interactive design, video, infographic production, logos and iconography.

TOPAMAX, Interaction Designer and Developer, Nov - Dec 2007, Designed and developed the HTML and CSS for the website of the Ortho-McNeil-Janssen drug TOPAMAX.

Rainbow Media, Senior Designer, Aug 2005 - Oct 2007, Designed and planned web properties including amctv.com, ifc.com, we.tv, and fuse.tv. Designed site sections, mini-sites, email newsletters, flash content, and animated promotions.

thenest.com, Associate Designer, Aug - Sep 2004, Managed the consistent application of design standards at all levels of site structure. Graphics production. Liason between design and code teams.

Gartner Inc., Designer/developer, Sep 2001 - Jun 2004, Part of a design/development team that built a ground-up redesign of Gartner's corporate web presence, tranforming a flat brochure-ware site into targeted dynamic content delivery.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

The Public Theater, Associate Projection Designer, Sep - Nov 2004, Computer synchronized video projections for the play Dirty Tricks.

Nam Jun Paik, Assistant, Feb 2000 - May 2001, Developed and constructed laser artworks for this world famous artist’s Guggenheim Museum retrospective.

David Judelson, Sole Assistant, Mar 1998 - Dec 1999, All aspects of production of Cubic Mambo; a 100' long, suspended robotic sculpture for the School of Technology at North Carolina A&T University.

Hallow'd Ground, The Private Thoughts of Abraham Lincoln, Projection Designer, Sept - Dec 1998, Designed computer synchronized projections for this play directed by Gene Frankel.

William Wegman & Children's Television Workshop, Set designer, Aug 1997, Designed and built "model kitchen" for Sesame Street videos.

Neiman Marcus/Vogue Magazine, Prop designer, Jun 1997, Designed and fabricatied a 15 ft. tall aluminum-skinned rocket, prop master on location.

Mom's Idea Hut, Projection designer, Jun 1995 - May 1996, Designed large format projections for such Broadway Musicals as The Who's Tommy and Having Our Say.

EDUCATION

An Event Apart: Chicago, Participated in this interactive design conference, 2007

Hampshire College, B.A. in Filmmaking and Sculpture, 1995

Industrial Light & Magic, Internship, model building and creature shop, 1994


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