A front-end developer with a penchant for programming magic and pixel-perfect design execution, Brian has worked with a wide array of clients including award-winning authors, internationally acclaimed dance artists, non-profit organizations, and web-based startups.
As developer with a designer's beginning, Brian specializes in being able to build products with the technical excellence of an experienced developer, and the finesse of a seasoned designer. Having guided countless web projects from planning to deployment (and all phases in between) and contributing to multiple product development teams both as a line developer and project / technical lead. Brian specializes in process optimization, automation, and all things that enable effective development team dynamics; peer code review, pair programming, build automation, and all things that make for a more efficient dev team.
Versatile with most all things other than databases, Brian's strengths include: front-end development, user experience design, user interface design, CSS(3) & HTML, interaction design.
Name: Brian Feister
Job Title: Designer, Front End Web Developer & Creative Director
Address: Newark, Delaware 19711 (USA)
Working on a small, yet effective front-end team for the All-in-One Event Calendar WordPress plugin and it's companion (not-yet-public) enterprise web application Time.ly. Strong directional role in product design, branding, and UI / UX / Interaction design & development for both products.
Designer & front-end developer for large ASP.NET (MVC) web application. Very well-run product development team that scored a 12 out of 12 on the Joel Test.
Working closely with a small number of contractors, managing one full-time junior designer / project manager. At least 30 websites have been built from the ground up by DreamStar Studios, having managed all stages of production from wireframing / storyboarding, through mockup, conversion to XHTML / CSS / PHP / WordPress, and deployment to dedicated private server in LAMP environment.
Known for excellence and considered by many to be the best web designer in the NYC performance arts niche market. dreamstarstudios.com
Photographer well-known in NYC performing artist community and a frequent guest photographer at exclusive highly acclaimed performance arts productions. brianfeisterphotography.com
Acting director (and founder) of Newark CoWork, a community endeavor for entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers, and creative professionals to share space, ideas, visions, dreams, and more. CoWorking is a fresh and innovative way to work that encourages both creativity & productivity. newarkcowork.com
Founded a local meetup group dedicated to organizing and unifying local web professionals. Open monthly business meetings to discuss entrenpreneurship, technology, trends in the industry, tools of the trade and other things which help all members maintain a high standard for their work quality and business practices.
Web-based startup focused on providing fitness certifications to personal trainers, and group fitness instructors. The project is still in development and is an extension of an existing (local) fitness consulting business, (Training by Liz). On the fitness consulting side, stabilized and grew the company, managing scheduling, training, operations, billing, administration, contracts / negotiations, and instruction, for up to 20 fitness instructors and personal trainers.
Jordan Ambra - Web-based entrepreneur and professional web developer. Colleague and fellow member of the Newark Are Web Entrepreneurs Group.
Visit dreamstarstudios.com to see my company website and some projects I've worked on.
Connect with me on LinkedIn to read my professional recommendations.
Many additional references from an array of satisfied clients can be furnished upon request.