Creative Technologist - Digital Engagement and Innovation Specialist
I Create Digital
I am a digital innovator and creative technologist specializing in custom digital experiences, martech, and problem solving. I have 20+ years experience leading cross-disciplinary teams in digital innovation, strategy, and development including hands on experience in analysis, user experience, and engineering. I work with brands and businesses of all sizes to determine how technology can help meet their user and business goals.
I created and currently manage an innovation lab partnering with over 20 solution and agency partners to provide an experience center where developers can rapidly prototype new ideas in emerging experiences.
Recently I have been working primarily in alternative mixed reality experiences such as custom digital signage, voice interface, and IoT.
"I had the pleasure of working with JT on a 2-yearlong project supporting the technology concepting and Solution Architecture for a high-profile NYC Flagship store. To put it simply, JT was our rock."
"JT and the LitmusBox team are outstanding partners in our product development process. They have helped deliver several excellent products and are integral members of our team."
"JT is a passionate advocate for his team and an attentive mentor and manager. He brings a wealth of technical experience across the whole spectrum of computer/internet technology and strives to find the best solution for the given requirements through detailed analysis.
During my time working with JT I saw him give equal effort toward both the technology/project work and the development of the team itself. I see the benefits of his investment in our company, in our team members, and in myself."
"JT and the LitmusBox team approach problem-solving with exceptional thoughtfulness and their work is executed with great care and skill. When planning new features or solving issues, JT and team ask good questions to ensure that they truly understand the problem or use case at hand.
Throughout the development process, LitmusBox is consistently responsive and accessible, and provides us with top-notch support when troubleshooting unexpected issues, even outside of business hours."
"JT provides great service from a technology and design standpoint. He is able to quickly and efficiently provide and launch solutions necessary for us to communicate with our target audience and capture necessary information to grow our company.
I have used JT’s services on multiple projects since 2005. His expertise in Web applications and CRM integration has proven a great value to me and my company."
"I have used JT and his team consistently for 5 years on some demanding web application projects. JT has helped me turn concepts into innovative applications. From design to deployment, the work has always been solid, on time, and reasonable cost. "
"JT and his team deliver excellent work on time, and is both professional and great to work with. His work has made a difference to the employees and members of Kaiser Permanente."
What I Do...
I build digital prototypes and proof-of-concepts for enterprises and start-ups alike.
Consulting + Tech Leadership
From tech analysis to project consulting and team leadership, I drive tech projects in the right direction.
I love it when a plan comes together, and I've put a lot of plans together.
Web, social, CRM, and marketing automation, that's enough to keep anyone busy. I help plan and execute digital for brands.
Who I've Worked With...
Scotts valley Educational Foundation
I've worked with the SVEF helping to raise money for underfunded schools for many years and served as Vice President in 2008 and President in 2009. As a board member I helped coordinate large community events and start an endowment fund.
California State Parks
I work as a docent for one of my favorite places on Earth - Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. I help give tours, lead hikes, and help in conservation efforts. If you are in the area and want a personal tour, let me know!
20+ Years of Experience
Innovation LabLitmusBox - Santa Cruz, CA
Opened innovation lab in Santa Cruz featuring IoT, AI, mixed reality, audience metrics, and other emerging experiences.
Digital out of Home
Samsung 837Samsung - NYC
Lead creative technologist / architect for Samsung’s flagship “technology playground and cultural destination” in NYC including a three-story video wall and a VR tunnel.
Consulting and Solution ArchitectureNokia - US
Improved Nokia’s user engagement and significantly reduced operation costs by driving global vision to unify digital customer engagement, brand strategy, and operations.
Technology LeadRosetta (SapientRazorfish) - US
Part of agency leadership team directly responsible for technology solutions and leading teams of front and back end engineers, business analysts, and QA including continued educations and training for developers.
March 2017 - Current
Owner - Chief Digital DirectorLitmusBox
Owner of digital engagement agency specializing in customer experiences, innovation, and prototyping. Manage agency P&L. Principal consultant on project ROI and measuring KPIs. Manage digital strategy, roadmap, and partnerships.
January 2013 - February 2017
Director | Solution ArchitectRosetta (SapientRazorfish)
Technology leader responsible for customer engagement in emerging experiences. Transformed user engagement for large enterprise clients. Drove agency thought leadership by working on cross-disciplinary team (marketing, BD, UX, design, IT).
January 2008 - December 2012
Partner | Technology and ExperiencesLitmusBox Web Consultancy
Served as partner and technical lead for agency. Managed team of developers and worked with cross-disciplinary groups to create custom experiences. Created estimates, SOWs, and project plans.
Projects ranged from small marketing to complex partner portals and large functional applications.
March 2007 - Current
Chief Technical Officer | Solution Architect
Chief Digital Officer | Strategy
Serve as lead architect and creative technologist. Manage product development and innovation for Portugal.com.
March 2003 - December 2007
Owner | Technical Director - Lead DeveloperMudgeWeb Consulting
Working mainly as an independent contractor with several subcontractors. Worked as both a tech lead as well as the primary developer on projects. Started local meet-up of web developers.
July 2000 - May 2003
Technical Director | Sr. ProgrammerTechnology Solutions Company
Technical director and Sr. programmer for agency specializing in large systems integrations for clients.
October 1998 - July 2000
Sr. Programmer | AnalystAmerican Express
Information Architect and developer for technology group at AMEX.
January 1997 - September 1998
Sr. Programmer | Technical WriterSoftware Techniques
Web manager and technical writer for small software company. Responsible for production of all content (print and web).
- MS SQL
More Development Skills
- API Development
- Digital Signage
- Projection Mapping
- Alexa Skill Development
- IoT Development
- Tag Management
- Multivariate Testing
- AI Chat
- Facebook API
- Twitter API
- ZoHo CRM
- Constant Contact
Tools and platforms I love to use - (AKA how I get stuff done)
- Zkoo Gestures
- Ohmni Labs
- Lucid Charts
My Top Hits
With over 20 years in agencies, I have worked on A LOT of projects for a wide range of clients (remember Gateway Computers?). Here are a few highlights of projects I have worked on. Please contact me for more information. (Note: because of NDAs I cannot list all projects and details here)
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