David Dichter WEB CONTENT STRATEGY | USER EXPERIENCE | PROJECT by Oe16Avx

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									David Dichter
WEB PRODUCER | PROJECT MANAGER | DRUPAL

US Forest Service – Pacific Northwest Station          San Francisco, CA             Current
Devise content strategy for US Forest Service portal with archived legacy content dating back to
1995
Case Study analysis of USFS site in comparison to NASA, Monterey Bay Aquarium, US
Geological Servey
Pacific Northwest Research Station site analysis - Oregon, Washington & Alaska
Worked with team of engineers and project director to determine volume of content, broken links,
file types, structural and directory patterns
Assess and define categories and taxonomies for redevelopment of site structure and search
optimazation
Recommended content management system platform recommendations (Drupal, Wordpress,
etc.)
Collaborated with engineers on strategy to export content to new CMS Platform


BRC – Body for the Ages              San Francisco, CA                       2010-11
Website designer and producer for Beale Research Center’s Online Wellness Program
Continued development of data-driven Drupal educational/non-profit site
USER EXPERIENCE: Credit card purchases/donations; Password protected personal profiles,
Auto-email alerts; Gated content; Product catalog
FEATURED MODULES include: Quizzes; WYSIWIG; Ubercart - eCommerce/Subscriptions;
Access Control; User Profiles; Messaging;
SUPPORTED: Webmail, DNS/server consolidation; SSL Cert; PayPal integration
PROJET MGMT: Designed wireframes; developed internal promos for upcoming events Splash
pages, navigation, user accounts, taxonomy, search


UBM – Deep Chip                            San Francisco, CA                         2010
Rebuilt deepchip.com in Drupal on United Business Media severs
Transferred all content, articles, sections from former database to new CMS platform
Recreated look & feel of original site to maintain seamless transition to new iteration


XAD – Local Ad Xchange                   San Francisco, CA                         2010
Website producer and producer for xAD’s re-branding campaign
Designed wireframes, comps for corporate website to publicize re-branding
      Splash pages, navigation, user accounts, taxonomy, search, RSS
Developed storyboards for videos, slideshows to illustrate how product works
Used Google Earth Pro to create 3D video tours depicting local-driven results
Worked closely with chief officers, product managers to design;
      Mobile interface, banner ads for iPhone, Android


TARA HOME - Fine Furniture              Los Angeles, CA                     2009-2011
DRUPAL e-Commerce website produce, designer and developer
Created data-driven DRUPAL e-Commerce dynamic site, based on pre-designed comps
Transpose brick-and-mortar business in to online, globally accessible store
Built a secure DRUPAL (CMS) to manage content
Ubercart Shopping cart technology, integration w/ online pay systems
Product catalog, presentation pages, taxonomy, search
User acct creation, acct management, cached shopping cart
Themed new, individual sections depending on content, nav flow, function
Dynamic content, RSS, community management, auto-newsletter, more …


THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY                   Los Angeles, CA                          2006-2009
Website Producer & Project Manager
Produce pages promoting New Attractions & Special Events at theme parks –
 - Disneyland, California Adventure, Rockin’ Both Parks, Pirates Lair
 - Work w/product manager to implement goals of DL business unit
 - Lead team of developers, copywriters & graphic artists to develop new content
 - campaign codes, gated content, third-party redirects, market ID’s
             Manage internal promotions’ rolling-calendar, upsell products, services & events
                - Keep Disneyland producers team on track for B’ness Unit initiative deadlines
                - Finding Nemo, Pirates Lair, eTicket, Vacation packages, Seasonal events


OGAMING.COM                                Los Angeles, CA                         2004 –2006
Webmaster – Oversaw production & publishing of all feature articles, editorial content
Editor – oversaw publishing, content, interviews, layout, promo copy, proofreading
        Graphics – designed feature related banners, tiles, flash promotions
        Copy – wrote promotional copy for internal features, promotions, article bylines, poll
        Content Management – updated all content daily via CMS system, HTML, some PHP
        MMOINSIDER.COM / ALLAKHAZAM.COM
               - Editor / Writer / Content Manager of satirical site
- Wrote and edited articles, designed all graphics, promos


SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT                        Los Angeles, CA              2003 –2004
Web designer, manager – Screenland: SPE Intranet, Update frames, dynamic links
Developer/Webmaster – SPIDR Developer’s Resource, post site, implement 3rd party
Project Mgr/Developer/Webmaster – Sony Pictures’ Video Library (Web App), Interface, Scan
Hardware, post site within digital network, assist webmasters of dept sub-sites


REAL MILITARY NETWORK                  Los Angeles, CA                          2009
Rebuilt entire site in updated DRUPAL 6.13 platform under 3 weeks
DRUPAL Modules & Themes including – Zen, Views, CCK
Content-specific RSS feeds, Archive, Pagination, Tabs, video and external widgets, taxonomy,
staff writer accts.




WEIRDO VIDEO                             Los Angeles, CA               2006 – Present
DRUPAL Video Site Creator, Producer & developer
Developed and maintain Vintage Video site that includes these modules, themes –
Adsense, Zen, Views, CCK, Content Profile, Page Theme, Composite Layout, CSS Injector,
Lightbox2, Jquery [Menu, Plugins], Slideshow Creator, ShareThis, Cumulus, Tagadelic, Node
Clone, Views, Voting API, Plus 1, and more …
Integrated with 3rd party sites such as YouTube & DailyMotion
Growing community with daily community user & comment management
Averages 7,500 page views per month
WORLDWIDE HEADLINES                    Los Angeles, CA                    2007 – Present
DRUPAL News Aggregator Site Creator, Producer & developer
Developed and maintain social network for attorneys that included the following modules –
Adsense, Zen, Views, CCK, Embedded Media, Taxonews, Composite Layout, CSS Injector, Feed
API, Jquery [Menu, Plugins], ImageCache, ShareThis, Poormanscron, Quicktabs, SWFObject
API, Panels, External Links, Tagadelic, Node Clone, Views, Voting API, and more …
Integrated with 3rd party sites such as Google Web Elements

SKILLS
DRUPAL –
Build entire data-driven social networking site (AJAX), incl. user-friendly Content Mgmt System
that optimizes Search Engine Optimization; LAMP
Database-driven (MySql/PHP) featuring:
Forums, Diggable content, User profile creation and database, Community development, Image
Galleries, Ad placement, Archive content, Social Networking tools, Multiple blogs, Content
filtering, Shopping cart, Traffic stats, creation of auto RSS feeds, publish external site RSS feeds,
Tag clouds, Search and more
MODULES –Ubercart, Adsense, Zen, Views, CCK, Embedded Media, Taxonews, Composite
Layout, CSS Injector, Feed API, Jquery [Menu, Plugins], ImageCache, ShareThis,
Poormanscron, Quicktabs, SWFObject API, Panels, External Links, Tagadelic, Node Clone,
Views, Voting API, and more …


Also:
User Interface Development, Experience - UIX, Bugzilla, BaseCamp
GoPublish (CMS - ESPN, ABC, Disney) and other Content Management Systems (CMS),
AdScheduler, Hitbox (campaign codes), Vanity url’s; Account Mgmt, Time billing
Editorial, Content Management, PHPAds, HTML; CSS; PhotoShop, Flash , Dreamweaver,
Illustrator,; MS Office, Windows XP, Office, Mac; FTP, PHP, Javascript, Web Apps, Blog; Copy
writing, Video & Audio


EDUCATION
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA – BA; English 1994
Sheffield University, UK – UC Education Abroad Program 1991-1992; full year
NYU Graduate Film, Tisch, NYC – Film Production 1997-9

								
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