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Alexander Böhn

Designer / Programmer

Brooklyn, NY, USA
My name is Alexander Bohn. I'm pleased to offer my skills as a seasoned pro, with over a decade of programming experience and an MFA from RISD in graphic design.

I've worked with nonprofit organizations before in much of my professional life: I designed and built a digital archive for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2006 and 2007; before going to get my MFA, I built full-stack web apps for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a one-man design/build team based out of the RPI Arts departments' iEAR Studios; I've designed and programmed sites for individual art and design practitioners, for MIT’s Sloan School of Business and for Sotheby’s, and for myriad entities at all scales in between.

My objective is to ultimately connect with a company whose members are, themselves, actively searching for a person like me: an experienced professional, ready to passionately commit my range of abilities to a long-term, full-time leadership role in pursuit of an inspiring mission.

Work Experience

Objects In Space And Time, LLC

Principal and Creative Director

We offer multimodal design consulting services to individuals and small groups. Past and current clients have included cellists, furniture designers, graphic designers, and other such like-minded individuals. Our vertically-integrated design process is all-encompassing, from high-minded napkin sketches to obsessive production details, allowing each praximal element in our work to inform the others – we leverage minutia, maximizing awesomeness.
June 2007 - Present New York, United States

AxialMarket

Web Frontend Developer

Designed, built and integrated custom widgets for a proprietary M&A deal-sourcing platform. The goal was the creation of a uniquely unobtrusive standard for interface design while considering the particular minutiae of the user bases' UX expectations. The overwhelming majority of production took place in JavaScript or Django-inflected Python.
November 2010 - April 2011 New York, United States

Paganucci/Wolfington

Web Development and Design Consultant

July 2007 - January 2010 New York, United States

Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Digital Archivist

Designed and implemented a contemporary standards-based web-based interface for MCDC’s digital archives, using a wide range of technologies, from SQL to jQuery. Conducted usability studies with studio administrators. Trained staff members in the use of the new system.
July 2006 - December 2009 New York, United States

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

Special Design Assistant for Corporate Sponsored Studio Course

Provided a range of technical and design services, from identity design to archive management, to a sponsored studio course. This course aimed to work closely (as a "skunkworks") with a large multinational corporation to develop new design ideas. I am not at liberty to say more about this position, due to non-disclosure agreements.
February 2007 - May 2007 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Digication

Freelance Web Developer and Designer

June 2005 - April 2006 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Vidvox

Designer and UX Consultant

October 2003 - September 2004 Troy, New York, United States

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Web Manager

December 2001 - September 2004 Troy, New York, United States

CTNY (Creative Technologies New York)

Designer / Developer

September 1998 - May 2000 New York, United States

Education

Rhode Island School Of Design (RISD)

M.F.A. Graphic Design

Honors:

- Founded and participated in Graphic Design Debate Series (2005-2006)
- Published several design reviews and critical articles, online and in print (see 'writing' for examples)
- Featured contributor in “Made In Bunch” (http://www.madeinbunch.com) Compilation

Solo exhibitions:

* ‘I Am Totally Ripping You Off’ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fish2000/sets/72157600009708153/) – Mason Hallway Gallery, Spring 2007
* ‘Graphics Design In The White Cube]’ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fish2000/sets/72157604135476434/) – Graphic Design Dept. Gallery, Winter 2007
* ‘I Steal From The Best’ – Graphic Design Dept. Gallery, Spring 2008
September 2005 - June 2008 Providence, Rhode Island, United States

New York University

Dual B.A. Individualized Study

Graduated with dual BA from the Gallatin School

* B.A. in neuroscience
* B.A. in digital media

Dean's List in 1999 and 2000
September 1997 - May 2001 New York, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Conversational),
Hebrew (Beginner),
Mandarin (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Backbone.js, ColorByte RIP, CSS, CSS3, Design Criticism, Design Writing, Django, DVCS, Editorial Design, Exhibition Design, FontLab Studio, Git, HTML, HTML5, JavaScript, Jquery, JSON, Macromedia Fontographer, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Node.js, Paper.js, Perl, PHP, PostgreSQL, Print Design, Print Production, Python, RSS, Ruby, Ruby On Rails, TextMate, Web Production, XML,