ED N. CAGGIANI
6073 Calle de Amor
San Jose, CA 95124
ed@caggiani.com
Home: (650) 965-4248
Mobile: (650) 814-6403
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KNOWLEDGE User interface design, rapid prototyping, usability testing, human factors, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Image Ready, Adobe Illustrator, Web graphics optimization, GIF Animation, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, 3D Studio, Adobe Premiere, Visual Basic, Windows NT/2K/98, Linux, Visual Interdev, eMbedded Visual Basic, Frontpage, Visual Source Safe, CVS, Subversion, Perforce, Video editing (linear & non-linear)
EXPERIENCE
7/03 - PRESENT User Interface Engineer:
agámi Systems, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA
  • Design and develop Web user interface, produce mockups, and design GUI architecture for NAS storage product
  • User interface implementation. Includes heavy use of PHP, CSS, DHTML, Javascript, and HTML. Developed for Linux platform from scratch. Includes coding of session management, authentication and middle-to-backend connectivity.
  • Documentation of UI specifications
  • Help develop, administer and analyze product usability studies, including GUI and CLI, in conjunction with Marketing department.
  • Rapid prototyping of new features using Javascript/HTML and/or Photoshop
  • Art direction for external web site
3/02 - 3/03 User Interface Engineer:
Teros, Inc. (formerly Stratum8 Networks)
Santa Clara, CA
  • Design and develop user interfaces for APS Security product
  • User interface implementation. Includes heavy use of PHP, CSS, DHTML, Javascript, and HTML.
  • Help develop, administer and analyze product usability studies
  • Rapid prototyping of new features using Javascript/HTML and/or Photoshop
11/99 - 10/01 Lead Engineer - User Interface/Webmaster:
Octopus, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA
  • Design and develop user interfaces for product and internal tools, including Octopus Administration Tool and Element Definition Kit.
  • Work with other departments to identify product feature requirements.
  • Bridge the gap between technical and non-technical departments.
  • In charge of user interface implementation and design. Includes heavy use of Cascading Style Sheets, Dynamic HTML, Javascript, and HTML.
  • Help develop, administer and analyze product usability studies in conjunction with Marketing department.
  • Maintenance of style sheet library and code
  • Webmaster of corporate website
8/98 - 11/99 Lead Applications Engineer/Webmaster:
DHL Airways, Inc.
Redwood City, CA
  • Lead programmer for DHL-USA website. Consists of HTML, Javascript, TCL, SQL, and template development using Vignette Story Server. The site is database driven, with TCL/HTML templates making SQL calls to populate the pages.
  • Created reusable components and content entry templates for the end user. This delegates the content maintenance out to the business for quicker updates.
  • Front end design and development.
  • Worked with US Government to build them a DHL extranet.
10/96 - 8/98 Intranet Content Team/Intranet Webmaster :
3Com
Santa Clara, CA
  • Manage content management team including HTML developers, graphic artists, and application developers. Prioritize incoming requests from the business and assign them accordingly to the content team.
  • Work with business divisions to facilitate web enablement for their teams.
  • Designed and developed 3Com Intranet, from layout and HTML, to creating all the graphics in Photoshop and 3D Studio. Managed the front-end content development and style. Incorporated mouseover Javascripts, persistant cookies, and Java applet development.
  • Worked with Netscape Enterprise Server, administering all aspects from content management to ACL implementations.
  • Worked closely with U.S. Robotics to merge our two intranets into one.
  • Wrote Template Manager program in Visual Basic 5.0 to facilitate creating web pages that conform to the 3Com look and feel. Later web-enabled the program as a Windows CGI to give access to UNIX and Mac users.
10/95 - 10/96 Art Director/3D Animator :
UC'NWIN Systems
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Managed a small group of designers, from Photoshop artists to print graphic artists. Guided the artistic direction of the company's kiosk programs and CD-ROM games.
  • Designed and rendered MPEG animations in 3D Studio for kiosk and CD-ROM games. Developed game ideas and carried them out from inception to final production.
  • Provided the company with its first web presence.
1/93 - 10/95 Assistant Director/Video Editor :
Sports Shop Television
Pompano Beach, FL
  • Responsible for 3D graphics, video editing, and assisting the director for network and client videos.
5/92 - 1/93 Videographer/Video Editor :
Media Productions
Pompano Beach, FL
  • Responsible for all in-house editing of client videos from commercials to industrial. All editing done on 1" and Beta-SP
  • Created all graphics on a Chyron Superscribe and Symbolics 3D Workstation.
EDUCATION
6/88 - 5/92 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
Bachelor of Science in Communications
(Television/Film Production focus)

Minor in Visual Arts and Psychology.
REFERENCES References will be supplied upon request.