many slums will we bulldoze to build the information superhighway?
that it's devoid of interest now, but it is easier to introduce
new complications than to resolve the old ones."
my buddy rick and i began designing web sites a year after andreessen and bina designed mosaic.
we both come from art school backgrounds, rick is a natural programmer, my creative talents are ever-shifting, rick would point out i am so not a programmer, i am the design expeditor perhaps.
together, we have managed to build some pretty incredible web sites. our latest, and one we pleased with ourselves about, is BOMB magazine, a powerful ruby on rails, web browser-based, content management system.
my web design interests center around usability, searchability, and logical structure, simplicity without undue complication.
it seems everyone these days has an advanced degree, mine include, an MFA in multimedia, and a BFA in painting, from washington university.
other than my mom, no one has ever showed the slightest bit of interest in my diplomas.
along the way i received an National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in video. I bought a color video camera, paid my rent, and received a nice letter from my state's senator.
chances are, if you are going to hire me, it is because you already know me, or i was recommended by a client.
currently i am a visiting lecturer at Fordham University, Lincoln Center, on design and the web.
collaborator/cybercode consulting/rick frankel/
rick has over 30 years experience in information technologies planning, data systems design and development. rick is a brilliant programmer, who never ceases to amaze me with his immediate understanding and insight on new projects.
his expertise includes systems architecture, infrastructure design and development, software development methodologies and object oriented design and development. technical experience includes programming, relational database systems, internet and intranet systems. he has consulted in the areas of distributed systems, relational databases, multimedia, web development, unix, windows and macintosh. whew!
clearly he is smarter than me, and almost everyone else i know, like many exceptionally creative programmers, he started his career writing code for video arcade games.
rick received an MFA in electronic visualization from the university of illinois and a BA from the university of michigan.
i used to just say we are a couple of really smart, nice guys, we don't waste money (or time) and we do way more than we promise. i should probably just say that in the first line, but it seems so immodest.