Currently Alan is creative director for serveral companies, GeeThree, eyeeco,
Inc and BAM Labs. He is actively
involved in corporate identity, branding, web presence and
development in these companies. He is also a design
consultant to numerous
other firms primarily located
in the San Francisco Bay area in California. Since January 2009, Alan has been a regular a co-host on NPR's GeekSpeakradio show broadcast on KUSP FM Saturday morings, and also available archived in podcast form.
In 2002 Alan joined Wheels of Zeus, a small team headed by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple computer. The purpose was to explore solutions in the growing consumer GPS products field. This project lasted until January of 2006.
Prior to 2001,
Alan was creative director for Kerbango,
Inc. Another Silicon Valley startup that produced the world's
first stand alone Internet radio. Alan brought a wealth of
skills to the Kerbango arsenal : web design expertise, print
experience, corporate identity and product branding. He is
also an expert in internet radio. Kerbango was acquired
3Com Corporation in September of 2000 for 80M after only
a year and a half in development.
In early 2000, he completed online branding and website development
for PC peripheral giant, Mitsumi corporation. This included
building the corporate site, Intranet and an e-commerce site
for the sales branch, MitsumiDirect. He also handled many
promotional and package design projects for Mitusmi.
As one of the founding members of OnRadio, Inc., he helped
create the largest network of radio stations on the web. Serving
as creative director of OnRadio, Alan developed six distinctive
online format magazines as well as a system for creating and
managing over 500 individual radio station websites. He was
responsible for architecture in all of the sites and personally
produced over a hundred of them. Alan also created and managed
the corporate ID, collateral and tradeshow exhibits for the
Alan's radio experience led him to become a contributing writer
to "Internet Age Broadcaster, Broadcasting, Marketing and
Business Models on the Net" (ISBN 0-89324-300-0) and "The
Targeted Audience, Internet Database Marketing Strategies
for Broadcasters" (ISBN 0-89324-322-1).
Since the advent of the Internet, Alan has created web sites
and provided graphics support for numerous companies,including
TychoNet, Internic, TNT Media, Canon, The San Francisco Fillmore,
SGI, AboveNet, Agilent Technologies, and National Semiconductor
Alan has headed up the creative team on many commercial and
private corporate CD-ROM projects prior to 1997. His multimedia
skills were honed creating interactive executive on-screen
presentations for Silicon Valley clients such as Apple Computer,
LSI Logic, Dun & Bradstreet, Claris, SGI, NEC, Hewlett Packard,
Silicon Graphics, EuroChannel and InfoWorld. His abilities
range from storyboarding and directing commercials (television/radio)
to online and print design projects. His presentations have
been used for everything from trade shows to investment funding
roadshows to engineering conferences.
As a former principle in Transprint Design, Alan managed projects
ranging from complete corporate identity systems, to brand
packaging design, to direct marketing. He supervised newspaper
production staffs in Santa Cruz (Good Times Weekly) and in
Chicago (Northern Star, CLC Chronicle). His graphics and illustrations
have appeared in numerous magazines and ads, including a feature
bio spread in Comic Relief Magazine (1989).
Alan has received an "Outstanding Graphics Design" Award for
his work in print media as well as from International Brand
Packaging Awards. Al received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree
from Northern Illinois University, with a major in Visual
Communication & Studio Design.
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