RESUME

Experience

Editorial Director at Awkward Human (2016 - Present)

I run the blog and produce podcasts for Awkward Human, a network I created.  We celebrate and educate about the stranger side of life.  Daily efforts include content strategy planning, article editing, podcast production, podcast development, and the general production of anything you find on the site (like creating card games, for example).  We do a lot!

Podcast Host at 5by5 (2014 - Present)

I'm currently the host of the tech podcast Supercharged and the subversive advice podcast the Awkward Human Survival Guide.

Content Strategist at WonderHowTo (2014 - 2015)

At WonderHowTo I helped find ways to grow the site's daily traffic through strategic posts that are attractive for sharing and re-posting around the web.  I also recruit new talent for the site to help expand its reach.

Senior Writer and Art Director at Lifehacker (2010 - 2014)

In addition to the duties of a regular writer (about 15 short articles a week plus a few features), I created and managed a team of freelance designers.  Together we created new branding for Lifehacker and raised the quality of editorial design across the site.  I also produced hundreds of videos and a weekly podcast to supplement Lifehacker's written content.

Developer/Designer at Rival Marketing (2007 - 2010)

At Rival I designed and developed everything from complex banner ads to complete sites in both HTML/CSS and Adobe Flash.  Clients included Safeway, DePuy, and LifeStyles Condoms (among others).  I also built the front end and video player for how2heroes.com, Rival's cooking how-to site.

Additional experience and references available upon request.

Contact

Email

adam@toasterdog.com

Phone

(323) 863-5004

Social Media

Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIn

 

EDUCATION

Emerson College

BA in New Media with a minor in Creative Writing (Class of 2006).

American Film Institute Conservatory)

MFA in Screenwriting (Class of 2010).

SKILLS

Software

Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Cubase, Final Draft, and Office.

Coding

HTML/CSS, JavaScript, ActionScript, PHP, CakePHP, Ruby/Rails, and a tiny bit of Objective C.

Creative

Writingphotographyillustrationmusicvideo, motion graphics, and graphic design (see below).

AWARDS & HONORS

One of 2011's Most Saved Authors

From the Pocket top authors list.

Stork Magazine

Short story Prepubitzvah published in Stork Magazine.

The Music of Here and Now

Song Mean to Me featured on The Music of Here and Now, a compilation by the Walker Art Center.

2002 One Show Silver Award, Interactive

For a concept health drink Flash web site.

2001 One Show Gold Award, Interactive

For a Flash web site for the Segway human transporter prior to its announcement.

PORTFOLIO SAMPLES

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