I'm a detail-driven, process-oriented, quality-seeking individual with over 10 years of experience blueprinting and building web-based applications, kiosks, and high-traffic ecommerce web sites. I currently have a full-time job and a packed personal life... so I'm not looking for evening or weekend work at this time. But if you have an opening or a lead I'd be happy to pass it along. brian(at)cherne(dot)net

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Employee Philadelphia, PA July 2009 - Present

Comcast is a large company (of 129,000 people) and the nation's largest video, high speed Internet and phone provider to consumers. I'm a Manager and Technical Lead on a CMS that publishes content to high-traffic web sites and mobile applications.

Brian Cherne

Independent Contractor San Francisco, CA November 2008 - July 2009

As a small interactive agency (of one), I was dedicated to producing quality work and communicating well with distributed teams of varying technical experience. I accomplished a variety of tasks, from building modern HTML/CSS templates to meticulously processing media assets for an XNA-driven application.

Fluid, Inc.

Employee San Francisco, CA August 2000 - November 2008

Fluid is an interactive agency (less than 90 people) with some big-name clients. Originally hired as an Information Architect, they utilized my broad skill set after the dot-com bubble burst and I eventually transitioned into a Senior Interactive Media Engineer and Technical Lead.

Portfolio Highlights:

  • Reebok: An internationalized Flash-based shoe configurator using object oriented ActionScript.
  • FineStationery: Managed team, built site templates including JavaScript interaction layer
  • The North Face: Built the 2004 version of the site using modern HTML/CSS principles.
  • Charles Schwab, Macromedia, Macrovision, Reuters, Sanrio, Timberland, and others.

Zada, LLC

Employee Sausalito, CA March 1999 - August 2000

Zada was an interactive agency (nine people) that dissolved when the dot-com bubble burst in early 2001. I coded pixel-perfect, old-school HTML and used Perl and PHP to process forms and create simple-to-use admin tools. I also produced information-rich wireframes.

Portfolio Highlights:

  • Autodesk: Designed schematics and user flows for the world’s largest B2B event in 2000.
  • MarketTools: Built templates for the initial version of a B2C survey creation web application.

Additional Experience

Varying degrees of exposure to the following technologies, platforms and software: ActionScript, AJAX, Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Contribute, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Alfresco, AngularJS, Apache Ant, Apache HTTP Server, ASP, CVS, D3.js, Demandware, IIS, Java, jQuery, JSP, Microsoft Office, MTASC, MXML, OpenCMS, Perl, PHP, TypePad, Visio, WordPress, XAML and XML.

I received a BA in Psychology from Oberlin College in 1998. I have had internships at the American Museum of Natural History, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Oberlin Review (online student newspaper), the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (online edition) and Taros (in Moscow, Russia).

I am a co-author and technical editor of the jQuery Cookbook from O’Reilly Media and the author of hoverIntent, a jQuery plugin.

Last Updated April 2014