Matt Feifarek : Technology CV

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2008-2017
Independent consultant. My main client was a startup in the steel industry; where I made web-based calculation tools and software prototypes, made technical drawings, managed projects, and supervised marketing materials including print catalogs and direct email campaigns.
I had one successful web app that was in live production from 2006 through 2018, and several other shorter-lived apps.
2013
Launched “Twinkler” a web-based toy that makes art from images. I wrote the engine, designed and built the site, made all the graphic elements and images, and wrote and illustrated the explanation sections (which I really like).
1997-2008
Founder, Digital Alchemy, a web-development company specializing in data-driven websites for small businesses. Clients included Eileen Fisher, Compaq, Castrol, Rainforest Alliance and many small organizations including a financial news startup, a hi-fi speaker manufacturer, a jazz archive, and high-school debate organizations.
In the early days, the web was “DIY”. We made our own versioned content management systems, asset management systems, authorization/authentication systems, form generation libraries, and so on, and administered our own servers. We used these frameworks, tools and systems in our client work and our own projects.
Key independent projects included “FolioSpace”, a portfolio service for artists to showcase their work online, CocktailDB.com, a sophisticated cocktail recipe database using most of the frameworks mentioned above (still online, though not updated in 10 years).
1996-1997
Founder and director of production at Coherent Light, a startup in New York City with a focus on audio/visual post-production work, video-graphics, and 3D animation.
Coherent Light worked on a wide variety of projects including the production of the first demo reel for Autodesk’s 3D-Studio MAX, various short videos, films, commercials, and a web-based soap opera.
After pivoting from videographics/audio-post to the web, we secured one round of venture capital to design and build a retail search engine. We were ultimately unable to raise a second round of financing, and closed up shop gracefully.
1995-1996
Web developer, graphic artist at D3 Design in Kansas City, MO. Coded Kansas City Public Television’s first website.
1995
As a freelance web developer, I made the first corporate site for Porter Novelli, then the world’s fourth largest public relations firm.

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