Brendan D. Parker

Rochester, New York
(585) 748-8301

Executive Summary
10+ years experience designing and developing multimedia, including User Interaction Design, Website Development, Writing, Illustrating, Teaching, and Academic Research.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623
Aug 2003 to May 2010
Master's of Science, May 2010
GPA: 3.92 of 4.00

Bachelor's of Science, May 2007
PFOS GPA: 4.00 of 4.00
Overall GPA: 3.96 of 4.00
Major: Information Technology
    (Human-Computer Interaction, Game Design)
Thesis: Assessing Interpretability of Visual Symbols
    Topics in HCI, Design, Web, and Psychology

Major: New Media Interactive Development
    (Web Design and Development, Multimedia)
Minor: Advanced Writing Studies
Employment Experience
Amalgam Web and Media
Owner / CEO
Jul 2009 – Present
Rochester, NY 14612
Design, develop, and maintain websites and digital media for various local and international businesses; Provide a reliable and reputable service to clients seeking a competitive edge; Improve quality and effectiveness of business
Adapt Courseware
Instructional Designer
Sep 2013 – Mar 2014
Pittsford, NY 14534
Create clear, comprehensible visual instructional assets for inclusion in interactive learning environments. Write engaging and accurate assessments and interactive materials for varied online courses subjects. Suggest means to improve our product and workflow. Develop writing and design standards to ensure consistency.
Carestream Health
User Interaction Designer
Aug 2012 – Jul 2013
Rochester, NY 14615
Design UI strategies and interfaces for touch-screen cassette and digital radiography systems. Develop means of improving interactivity and workflow. Create icons and visual assets for software; Perform heuristic evaluations and assessments on current equipment. Observe data and workflows and propose means of improving efficiency.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Adjunct Professor
Jun 2010 – Mar 2012
Rochester, NY 14615
Teach graduate and undergraduate students of varied backgrounds and disciplines about practical and theoretical concepts in multimedia and technology. Perform professor duties such as creating lesson plans, grading, lecturing, and assisting students with questions. Serve on capstone committees to ensure student success.
Technical Aptitude
Applications: Proficient with PC and MAC; Adobe Creative Suite (esp. Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere, AfterEffects, InDesign); Prototyping Tools (esp. Axure, Flash, Expression Blend); Microsoft Office; FTP; Autodesk Maya
Skills: User-Centered Design and Usability Engineering; Web Development (esp. HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, ActionScript Ajax, jQuery); Game Design; Technical Writing and Illustration; Digital Photography and Video; Branding; 3D Modeling; Animation
Awards and Honors
RIT Master’s Degree (Summa Cum Laude); RIT Bachelor’s Degree with Highest Honors (Summa Cum Laude); RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award; Graduate Assistantship; Dean’s List; NY State Regents Diploma with Distinction; Golden Key Honor Society; National Honor Society; German Honor Society; Scholarships; Academic Letters
Application UI Development; Volunteer Web, Media, and Content Developer for Biomedical and Genetic Research Organizations; RIT and Olympia High Fencing; CPR / First Aid Certified; Arcadia Chess Team; Kodak Table Tennis Club; RIT Golf and Archery