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Alexander Böhn

Designer / Programmer

Brooklyn, NY, USA
917-830-4375
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
NY, USA
Jun 2007Present
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.
NY, USA
Nov 2010Apr 2011
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.
NY, USA
Jul 2007Jan 2010
Web Development and Design Consultant
NY, USA
Jul 2006Dec 2009
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.
Providence, RI, USA
Feb 2007May 2007
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.
Providence, RI, USA
Jun 2005Apr 2006
Freelance Web Developer and Designer
Troy, NY, USA
Oct 2003Sep 2004
Designer and UX Consultant
Troy, NY, USA
Dec 2001Sep 2004
NY, USA
Sep 1998May 2000
CTNY (Creative Technologies New York)
Designer / Developer
Education
Providence, RI, USA
Sep 2005Jun 2008
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
NY, USA
Sep 1997May 2001
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
Languages
 
English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Hebrew (Beginner), Mandarin (Beginner)
Skills
 
Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Backbone.js, CSS, CSS3, ColorByte RIP, DVCS, Design Criticism, Design Writing, Django, Editorial Design, Exhibition Design, FontLab Studio, Git, HTML, HTML5, JSON, JavaScript, Jquery, Macromedia Fontographer, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Node.js, PHP, Paper.js, Perl, PostgreSQL, Print Design, Print Production, Python, RSS, Ruby, Ruby On Rails, TextMate, Web Production, XML