about me

My name is Thomas McQuarry, but you can call me Tom. I am a Multimedia Designer / Developer living and working in the Twin Cities area.

I have a broad range of design and development experience spanning over 13 years. During the last 5 years, I have specialized in web design and development. My focus for the last 1 years have been in mobile design and development.
The breadth of my work includes web design, banner ads, Flash animation, eLearning development, creating sitemaps and wireframes, as well as HTML, CSS, jQuery and some Javascript development.
For more information, please have a look at my portfolio and resume below.
 

Portfolio

 

Playground

mouse chasers

fireflies
the only light comes from these creatures

vortex
my worst nightmare is falling

worm
follow the leader

moveable masks
photos shot at Williams Pipeline in Roseville, MN

interface

human code
a revealing look at my brain

spinning spine
because I dared to dream that a menu could move

creative carnage
was a real company that designed and built computer games

commentary

fashion show
a prototype I did for a potential client

bureaucracy
once you’re in, there’s no way out

curiosity

remodeling
interactive Flash presentation of remodeling my home

essential nutrients
interactive Flash guide to nutrition

exhibit design
interactive Flash essay on global warming

 

Resume

front-end developer
/ ui designer

Thomas McQuarry

c: 612-804-5412
e: tmcquarry@gmail.com
p: rasterCRAFT.com
summary
Broadly experienced creative with a focus on user-friendly interface design and semantic, browser-friendly code.
  • Expert knowledge of XHTML, CSS, XML and W3 standards compliance.
  • Good understanding of JavaScript, Ajax, JASON, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, ActionScript 2 & 3.
  • Fair grasp of cross-platform cross-browser compatibility issues and code optimization.
  • Solid understanding of user-experience, usability, layout, typography and color.
  • Expert knowledge of all Adobe CS applications including Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.
  • Strong personal skills including focused listening, logical thinking, and working in a high-pressure team-oriented environment. Adapts quickly to new technologies, standards and ideas.
skills
  • software
  • Dreamweaver
  • MS Visual Studio
  • WordPress
  • Flash
  • MS Visio
  • OmniGraffle
  •  
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Fireworks
  • After Effects
  • InDesign
  • Quark Xpress
  • programming
  • HTML4 / CSS2
  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery, jQueryUI
  • XSLT / XML
  • ActionScript 2 & 3
  •  
  • SCSS
  • Sass
  • LESS
  • Foundation
  • AngularJS
  • platforms
  • Macintosh
  • Windows
experience

Front-End Developer
SUPERVALU
Eden Prairie, MN, June 2015 - Present
One of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S.
Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3, SASS, Foundation, AngularJS, Javascript, AEM, Git, Gulp, Node.js.
Major clients include: Cub Foods, Mackenthun’s, Dick’s Fresh Market.

  • Developed responsive template with Foundation and AngularJS in AEM.

Front-End Developer / UI Designer
THE CREATIVE GROUP
Minneapolis, MN, February 2009 - June 2015
This firm specializes in job placement for creative professionals seeking contract and freelance work.
Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, UCM, ASP.NET.
Major clients include: Ameriprise, Wells Fargo, The Grocery Shopping Network, The Lacek Group, Capstone Press, Valspar, Jostens & BI Worldwide.

  • Designed and developed XHTML/CSS websites incorporating JavaScript and jQuery.
  • Designed and developed HTML emails for marketing campaigns.
  • Designed and developed Flash applications and animations, including ActionScript programming.
  • Designed banner ads in static and animated formats.
  • Created storyboards, sitemaps and wire-frames for websites and rich media applications.

Interactive Developer / Designer
PIXEL FARM INTERACTIVE
Minneapolis, MN, June 2004 – February 2009
An interactive agency specializing in e-learning and on-line marketing.
Technologies Used: Flash, Actionscript 2 & 3, HTML, CSS.
Major clients include: U.S. Bank, Land-O-Lakes, Deluxe, GMAC, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Cargill, Farm Credit, Westlaw, MeritCare and T-Mobile.

  • Advanced to Lead Animator for all animation projects and became the fastest animator on staff.
  • Advanced to Lead Graphics Developer for most e-learning applications.
  • Helped clients produce scripts for animation or e-learning by either providing templates, offering suggestions, or by re-organizing client documents for productions.
  • Assisted management with Project Management services including team building, project assignment, calendar maintenance, status reports, team data assembly & resolving scheduling conflicts.
  • Created standards, procedural and best practices documents for internal staff.

Front-End Developer / UI Designer
FREELANCE
Minneapolis, MN, January 1999 - Present
Technologies Used: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Flash, Actionscript 2 & 3, Wordpress.
I Provide a broad spectrum of multimedia services to many clients both on site and remotely.
Major clients include: The Science Museum of Minnesota, Cummins Power, Onan.

  • Designed and developed XHTML/CSS websites.
  • Designed and developed Flash websites, applications and animations, including ActionScript programming.
  • Designed both static and animated banner ads.
  • Continue to find ways to help clients resolve business needs with on-line marketing solutions.
education

BFA: Interactive Multimedia Design
MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
Graduated: 2000
Honor Student