DAVE SCHWAN

DESIGN & DEVELOMENT EXPERIENCE


Interactive Development Specialist
MediaOne of Utah / Utah Digital Services, 2007 - present
Designed & Developed many websites including all technical aspects from database design to SEO.

The Salt Lake Tribune website
Designed & Co-Developed The Salt Lake Tribune's website

The Salt Lake Tribune Android app
Designed & Developed The Salt Lake Tribune's Android app.

Rotana Websites & CMS
Co-Designed & Developed a CMS and 6 websites for the World's Largest Arab media company, 2013

Instructor - Introduction to Interactive Art
Bowling Green State University, 2006-2007
HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Instructor - Advanced Interactive Art
Bowling Green State University, 2006-2007
PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

US Speedskating Team
Designed, Developed, and maintained the US Speedskating Team's website, 2007 - 2009

Programmer/Designer
Creative Myndz, 2001 - 2007
Developed Interactive CDs and DVDs for McGraw Hill Publishing

CakeFest (CakePHP convention)
Attended CakeFest, 2011 in Manchester, and in 2013 in San Francisco.

TECHNICAL SKILLS & LANGUAGES

PHP Development
Currently using the CakePHP Framework, PHP has become my go-to server-side language.

Database Design

SEO & SEM (Search Engine Optimization / Marketing)
Spent two years as the SEO specialist for MediaOne of Utah.

LANGUAGES
HTML
JavaScript
CSS
PHP
CakePHP
MySQL
AJAX
Java / Android
ActionScript

EDUCATION


Master of Fine Arts degree specliazing in Digital Arts
Bowling Green State University, 2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in Digital Arts and Drawing
Bowling Green State University, 2003

ART EXPERIENCE / AWARDS


Instructor - Foundation Drawing
Bowling Green State University, 2006-2007

Instructor - Advanced Digital Painting
Bowling Green State University, 2006-2007

Studied Abroad in Florence, 2003
I was incredibly lucky to be able to study painting, drawing, and art history in Florence for 6 weeks. It was an experience I will never forget.

Digital Art Piece accepted into Siggraph, 2006

Top 8 finish - World's Fastest Caricature Artists, 2006

Illustrated "My Firelands Adventure", 2012
Working closely with the author, Nel Adcock, I created over 20 illustrations for a book about a pioneer family before, during, and after the Battle of Lake Erie. Being raised on Lake Erie, this book meant a lot to me.

Illustrated "Laura on Life: Corn Dogs & Dust Bunnies", 2007

Illustrated "Unsuspecting Friends", 2006

1st Place, Outstanding Abstract/Design Style, International Society of Caricature Artists, 2006
While receiving this award was an honor, just attending the 2006 NCN (now ISCA) convention was an amazing experience. An entire convention hall full of caricature artists making fun of each other for 4 days straight... hard to beat that.

Secretary - International Society of Caricature Artists, 2006

Created UglyDucklingArt.com, 2002
My first go at an online caricature store, and within 2 days, I had my first order from Overseas and eventuall drew over 300 digital caricatures in the couple years of running the site.

Owner/Artist of Ugly Duckling Art, 2000
During the summer months of 2000 and 2001, I spent most days at my own little caricature stand on Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island, OH. While it was not a huge money maker, this was the first of my many entrepreneurial endeavors.


ABOUT ME

I am 35 years old and live in the tiny rural Village of Genoa, Ohio. I grew up fishing, playing soccer, wrestling, and most of all, drawing and painting.

From a young age, I always enjoyed drawing and painting. I spent 7 years in art school (undergrad then grad) and loved every minute of it. During that time, I was introduced to, and fell in love with programming. Now, I'm lucky enough to be able to do both!


FAMILY

In 2007, I was named the luckiet man alive when my wonderful, beautiful, and supportive soulmate, Tonya, agreed to marry me.

Two years later, we were blessed with our first and only child, Evelyn. She's now 7 years old and as rambunctious and amazing as ever.

We also have five furry children - 2 awesome pit bulls and 3 mischievous cats - and yes, they ALL get along.

HOBBIES

If I'm not working or spending time with the family, I'm usually "not-working" on a website for fun. I recently started working on SpayorNeuter.com and soon look forward to wrapping up MoronTimes.com (both still need work).

If I need some down-time, I enjoy playing spending time w/ family, playing video games w/ friends, soccer, raquetball, helping my parents tend their peach orchard, or just being outdoors in general - even if it's just to mow the yard, or wrestle with the dogs.