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Robert Palmer

Encinitas, CA, USA
Robert Palmer is a digital problem solver who lives and works in Encinitas, California.

After a decade of in-house and agency work for the creators of newspapers, magazines, television, hardware, software, sporting equipment, industrial products, and tract housing, he started his own web development and graphic design company. He has hand-crafted websites, WordPress themes, applications, identities, and technical illustrations for startups and Fortune 50 companies alike. He lives with his amazing wife Michelle, and works from home with their two cats, who are only occasionally helpful.

Work Experience

Honest Code

Web Developer

Robert owns and operates Honest Code, a full-stack development and graphic design shop for clients who appreciate hand-crafted, accessible, standards-compliant websites. In addition to work for Iomega, Microsoft, and a variety of local businesses, agencies and social organizations, Honest Code has two software products of its own: Peggd and PadEdit. Honest Code is headquartered in Encinitas, California.
June 2010 - San Diego, California, United States

Self-Employed

Web Developer

Utilizing skills refined for more than a decade, Robert currently works as a freelance web developer and site builder for talented designers and esteemed local agencies such as Josh Higgins, Justin Skeesuck, Buchanan Design, Departure, Fusion Media, Hollis Business Communications, MeadsDurket, High Class Software, and Miriello Grafico.
November 2007 - June 2010 San Diego, California, United States

Miriello Grafico

Production Artist, Web Architect, and Systems Administrator

Supplied award-winning design and production support for client projects of all kinds. Designed, produced, and managed hundreds of units of packaging for Iomega Corporation in 13 different languages. Produced a series of ball packages for TaylorMade-adidas Golf that used complex holographic printing techniques and were manufactured in Asia. Produced large documents containing hundreds of pages of content for clients as diverse as Hewlett Packard, the Gemological Institute of America, and Bazaar Del Mundo. Planned, designed, and built websites for Stratagene, Mondo USA, and AIGA San Diego. Created television-ready images and animations for Barratt American. Managed a network of 15 workstations, and migrated the company to Mac OS X in 2004. Administered email, backup, storage, website hosting, as well as wired and wireless networking.
June 2002 - November 2007 San Diego, California, United States

NextLeft

Flash Designer and Production Artist

Provided assistance and guidance designing sales materials for use in high-level meetings of all sizes. Facilitated the acquisition of millions of dollars in business from companies such as Nestlé, Hilton Hotels, Fox Sports, UPN, Gateway, Ziff-Davis, and Countrywide Home Loans. Also provided critical Flash support for internal projects, as well as developed a dynamic homepage system for Silicon Wave, Inc.
May 2000 - April 2002 San Diego, California, United States

The Mesa Press

Design Editor

Created and executed a completely new, far more polished layout for the bi-weekly campus newspaper to represent a new administration. Went on to regularly design and output mechanical art for printing. Also played the role of advertising manager and copy editor.
September 1999 - March 2000 San Diego, California, United States

The Daily Of The University Of Washington

Page Designer

Using QuarkXPress, designed and output mechanical art for various sections of the third-largest daily newspaper in the Puget Sound region. Regularly designed the Sports section and many daily feature double-trucks. Managed the output of the entire publication during occasional emergencies. Couriered mechanical art nightly to an off-site printing plant. Single-handedly designed a handful of special sections and editorial inserts.
October 1998 - June 1999 Seattle, Washington, United States

Opto 22

Intern

Assisted the webmaster in the day-to-day operations of the Opto 22 website. Took a major part in completely redesigning a 385-page website in just over a month, utilizing the latest technologies at that time. Created internal publications, as well as proofread complex technical documentation.
August 1997 - August 1998 Temecula, California, United States

Education

Temecula Valley High School

Graduate

August 1994 - June 1998 Temecula, California, United States

University Of Washington

September 1998 - May 1999 Seattle, Washington, United States

Awards

Print Design Magazine

Winner, Regional Design Annual

2007

Skills

Branding, CSS3, Grilling, HTML5, Identity, JavaScript, Jquery, MySQL, Packaging, Photo Retouching, PHP, Technical Illustration, Translation Management, WordPress,

Published

Best of Business Card Design 6 (2004), Designing Data Visualizations (September 2011)