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John McGaraghan * john@du-design.com
h.510.540.5188 * m.619.865.0003
3109 Wheeler St. * Berkeley, CA 94705


Feb 2002 to July 2005—Interactivate; San Diego, CA: Web Development Manager / Lead Developer

  • Technical duties include Web site programming and application development, graphics production, system administration, database administration, systems prototyping, and user interface and functional design development and documentation
  • Spec-ed and developed modular and reusable code libraries to assist in rapid development of client web sites and applications
  • Managed a team of designers and developers in project execution phases under strict time and budget restrictions
  • Worked in an interdisciplinary team (marketing, creative, development) to scope, specify, design, and develop a CRM product with a wide range of specialized online marketing capabilities applicable to a diverse clientele
  • Trained and assisted with skills development of junior programming staff

Jun 2001 to Jan 2002—ConceptLabs; Berkeley, CA: Prototype Application Developer

  • Created prototype applications of new technologies, enabling clients to secure investment capital and release products
  • Developed visual, functional, and interface design specification documentation for applications based on client / project needs assessments and core technology feasibility constraints
  • Managed technical design and development of CL's intranet and knowledge management sites through 2 life cycles

Feb 2000 to Jun 2001—ConceptLabs; Berkeley, CA: Senior Web Developer

  • Led a team of developers for corporate Web development, designing and developing Web sites focused on streamlining the distribution of business critical information for startups to Fortune 100 companies
  • Developed style guide documentation (including graphics template tools, code samples, and implementation manuals) defining visual, interaction, and technical conventions for use by client companies' internal development departments
  • Provided consulting services for clients regarding hard / software acquisition, installation, configuration, and implementation

Apr 1999 to Apr 2000—Self-Employed; Oakland, CA: Web Designer and Developer

  • Provided a full range of Web design and development services through all phases of project life cycles
  • Worked with and managed outside contractors for specialized domain or technical expertise contribution
  • Performed all administrative, business development and client communication functions

Jun 1998 to Apr 1999—STHP; San Diego, CA: Digital Media Specialist

  • Built, populated and maintained discovery document databases for litigation attorneys
  • Created San Diego County's first interactive legal briefs for filing with district courts
  • Started the company's contract Web development division, headed the department

Jun 1996 to March 1998—Gray, Cary, Ware, Freidenrich, San Diego, CA: Paralegal Assistant

  • Discovery document indexing and analysis
  • Drafting of client and court correspondence
  • Maintenence of legal caselaw reference document collections
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