Resumé


Main Menu
Documents
Links
Contact

ROBERT S. RICHARDSON

PO Box 13607
Portland, OR 97213
Email: bob [at] peak.org
(Send email for phone and fax info)

JOB TARGET

Currently engaged in full-time activities -- not seeking a position at this time.

PROFILE

Past management experience of 10 years directing development, support and publications at a startup software company. Strong interest in communications media including web site authoring, print publications, and video production. Continuing to develop skills in softward development with a focus on interactive web applications.

Adept at managing complex long-term development tasks, resolving customer service issues, maintaining sales and support contacts with high-level clients, dealers, and distributors, and developing plans for new products and new business opportunities.

Other interests include urban design and transportation planning, music composition and classical pipe organ performance.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

SQWare, LLC., Portland, OR
Director, 2002-2007 (Current)
www.sqwarellc.com

Founder/director of Software Development, Internet Consulting and Web Design company helping launch small businesses onto the web and creating on-line marketing campaigns. Developer of the Affinity Portal Manager interactive community platform.

MagicBox, Inc., Corvallis, OR
Development Director, 1992-2002
www.magicboxinc.com

Founding member of a high-tech company producing turnkey systems for Digital Signage and Video Messaging for applications including Corporate Communications, Cable Television, Education, Government, Hospitality, Transportation and Retail Advertising.

Duties: Specified and directed new product software development, generated leads and bids for high-level clients, wrote marketing materials and user documentation, designed company web site, and produced product marketing videos.

Directed contact with customers to complete sales, support special needs, and to handle complex support issues. Attended trade shows to meet with sales organizations, vendors, and high-profile customers.

Sound Concepts, Inc., Corvallis, OR
Editor, 1989-1991

Edited and produced graphics/CGI for a variety of TV commercials and corporate video productions. Developed skills with linear and non-linear editing systems, traffic and billing software, switchers, VTRs (in a variety of formats), character generators, and related equipment. Interfaced with clients to ensure that finished product matched expectations. Developed ad insertion and character generation systems which were adopted by local cable TV companies.

Education

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Bachelors Degree in Communications
Major: Broadcast Media Communications.

Coursework included broadcast and business writing, video and film production, journalism, budgeting, communication theory and real-world workshop applications (Producer, "KBVR Nightly News", 1990). During this time developed and deployed teleprompter software for KBVR-TV.

  • Media Internship in Video Production: Sound Concepts, Inc., Corvallis, OR, two terms.
  • Attended OSU from 1987-1992, degree completed in June, 2002.
  • Additional coursework with an emphasis in Computer Science and Music.

APPLICABLE SKILLS

  • Web application development in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript.
  • Broadcast, technical and business writing for marketing materials and user documentation.
  • Development of product diagrams and designs using Adobe Illustrator, Generic CADD, TurboCAD.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Contact Management Software such as Goldmine.
  • Web authoring in pure HTML, CSS, experience with Macromedia Director/Flash.
  • Desktop Publishing with Adobe PageMaker, Acrobat, and PhotoShop.
  • Video production and editing with a variety of equipment including digital non-linear editors.
  • General bookkeeping in QuickBooks.
  • Music composition using various MIDI tools and instruments.

REFERENCES

Tom Searcy, President
MagicBox, Inc.
541-752-5654
tom [at] magicboxinc.com

Dan Sanz, President
Sound Concepts, Inc.
321-543-2134
dksanz [at] cs.com

Ann Robinson, Assistant Director of Student Media
Oregon State University
541-737-4604

COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL

Member, Portland Streetcar Citizen Advisory Committee

Current webmaster, former board member, Rose City Park Neighborhood Association.

Avid musician, from MIDI/keyboard composing to classical pipe organ performance. Recently constructed the world's first "high desert touring classical pipe organ" for an outdoor concert at the Burning Man event in Black Rock City, NV.

Occasionally active with community theatre groups.

Home Improvement and Sustainable, Transit-friendly development: Currently remodeling a 1904 Victorian home near the 60th Ave MAX station.

PORTFOLIO

Samples of original work in assorted media available upon request.