ryan d. gantz - resume

(818) 207-7367


I am a designer and problem solver in search of challenging freelance work and creative projects that make the world better.


Boston University
Bachelor of Arts in English, May 1999
Minor: Visual Arts
GPA: 3.4/4.0

work experience

PlusThree LP

Senior Designer/Developer - Code XHTML + CSS for a variety of high-profile non-profit and political clients. Custom interface design for blog and email templates; CSS troubleshooting for new and existing client sites.
(October 2006 - Present)

Sixfoot6 Web Design

Owner / Freelance - Web, graphic, and print work. Coach clients in web best practices and site management. Past projects and clients include eNotes, Advomatic, Capesa.com, Gov. Mark Warner, Lawrence Lessig, Labourhome, TPM Cafe, USC Online Journalism Review, AirAmerica, Reynolds Vineyards, HotelChatter, Gov. Bill Richardson and a variety of small buisnesses and artists. View my completely outdated design portfolio at design.sixfoot6.com.
(March 1999 - Present)


Art Director / Senior Web Designer - Interface + site design, along with XHTML/CSS coding and integration into the Scoop CMS. Worked with Rusty Foster and Jerome Armstrong for a wide range of political campaign and non-profit clients, including Sherrod Brown, MyDD, Paul Hackett, SEIU, John Edwards' One America Committee, and NurseBlog.org
(April 2005 - April 2006)

USC Web Services

Web Designer/Developer - Designed websites for organizations and departments throughout the university. to create. Developed user interfaces for web applications including a new University Event Calendar. Collaborated with members of our team on dozens of projects within the academic sphere. Delegated tasks to coworkers and researched new technologies.
(Sep 2003 - August 2005)

Davis Enterprises / LA Splash Magazine, Los Angeles.

Executive Assistant / Web Developer - Aided executive with a variety of administrative, research, computer and marketing tasks pertaining to several different businesses. Collaborated in the creation and revision of company web sites and print campaigns. Coached my employer and coworkers in Photoshop, HTML, Dreamweaver and site maintenance. Oversaw the initial development of LA Splash Magazine, an online periodical. Wrote, edited, and posted articles and product reviews for this magazine.
(Nov 2002 - Nov 2003)

Southers Marsh Golf Course, Plymouth, MA.

Construction Aide / Marketing Assistant / Kitchen Manager - Aided course owners with decisions and activities related to marketing, construction, personnel, and the development of this family-owned golf course. Sculpted landscape using heavy machinery, tended-turf, oversaw irrigation and erosion-control. Managed and motivated younger employees. Oversaw the development of the new clubhouse's kitchen and dining room. Established menu selections, cooked meals, catered functions and restocked inventory. Trained restaurant staff.
(July 2000 - February 2002)

related skills

XHTML, PHP, CSS-2, JavaScript, AJAX, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Premier, Office.
I'm a quick study and I love a good learning curve.

interests and hobbies

cooking, writing, education, design, guitar, boy scouts, photography, weblogs, comedy, publishing, biking, painting, travel, theatre, Frisbee, chess, croquet, books

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