Failure magazine is an online publication full of humankind's boldest missteps. The folks at Failure magazine were working with a flat-file web site circa 2001. They were in desperate need of not only a fresh look, but also a system that would easily manage all of their content. The new and improved failuremag.com is built on the ExpressionEngine CMS and allows the editors to be in full control of their many articles, quotes, book reviews, and letters about failure. (March 2009)
Ryan is not only a highly creative professional but also a knowledgeable and talented developer. Possessing a work ethic rarely seen these days, Ryan is someone you can truly count on to make things happen. With both his strong business sense and common sensibilities, he's extremely level headed and quite efficient at thinking outside the box. Ryan has a true passion for his profession and it shows in all that he does.
Simply put, Ryan is extremely knowledgeable about Web development, design and usability. I have worked with Ryan on multiple Web projects, both in groups and in a one-on-one environment. In each experience, Ryan listened to my needs as the customer and the goals I had for the new site, then found ways to address those in the build out. Many Web designers/developers have specific ideas about how they want a site to function, but Ryan keeps the client – and the Web audience – at the forefront.
If you've yet to catch it, my name is Ryan Dunlap. I'm a Freelance Web Designer and Web Developer based in Nashville, Tennessee. I have a CIS degree from Middle Tennessee; I've been building websites since 1999.
I create clean and functional web sites and web applications, always putting the user experience first. I use the latest web technologies and services to produce cost-effective solutions for my clients.
The information in my resume above should be fairly up-to-date, however I do tend to get pretty busy. With that said, there is a possibilty that I've neglected it for awhile. You can always take a look at my Linked-In profile, as that tends to get updated a bit sooner.
The National FFA Organization boasts over 500k members nationwide. With the majority of those members being teenagers, a niche social network seemed like a necessary endeavor. The FFA Nation social network was built on a PHP/mySQL framework with custom functionality added as PHP modules. (October 2008)
Concept Design + PHP + mySQL
Mr. Matt Belsante is a jazz crooner who is soon to show Bublé what's up. Matt's site is 100% Flash, integrated with the ExpressionEngine CMS. Matt wanted his site easily manageable, clean, modern, and to have a touch of animation. I think we got pretty close. (November 2008)
Concept Design + ExpressionEngine + Flash/Actionscript + XML
Tennessee Home and Farm is a print and web magazine published for 600k+ Tennessee Farm Bureau members. In the development of this project, I collaborated primarily in actionscripting, as well as ExpressionEngine template development. (December 2008)
ExpressionEngine + Flash/Actionscript
Solveras is in an industry that many view as intimidating and complicated; payment processing. In the redesign of their site, Solveras stressed the need for a clean and friendly design; a site where the user couldn't be overwhelmed. Our answer featured a modular design, larger images and headlines, and some killer stop-motion-esque videos explaining their industry in plain english. (August 2009)
Concept Design + UX design + .ASP + jQuery + Video storyboarding
After seeing an interactive web edition of People magazine, Journal Communications wanted something similar for their FFA New Horizons publication. Taking a flash page-flip module and some artwork from the print magazine, I began storyboarding some ideas. A few weeks later, the FFA WebMag was born. (July 2007)
UX design + Storyboarding + Actionscript
Livabilty is similar to Citysearch in that many cities around the nation have their own mini-site. This design was created for those individual city sites. The final design that rolled into development was a bit different than the one being displayed here. However, this version is the version I am most fond of. (May 2008)
Concept Design + ExpressionEngine + Flash/Actionscript
I'm currently scheduling for 2011 projects.
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Ryan Dunlap, byJRyan
1225 Stratford Ave, Nashville, TN 37216
Telephone: +1 615 772 5959