Let's not be afraid to destroy things.

I work to carry projects from conception to completion with a holistic approach to the creative process. With an eye on design and purpose, and a history of successful technical implementation, I work with strategists, writers, programmers, and designers of all kinds to build experiences that matter.

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“The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.” - Terry Pratchett

I always keep this in mind. Remain the former, avoid the latter. After everything I’ve seen, made, or done, what I’ve really accomplished is getting a chance to be a part of the next thing.

The ever changing nature of the creative industry provides an infinite array of proving grounds to experiment, fail, learn, and grow. It’s impossible to get far on your own. Colleagues are fellow soldiers, I foster thoughtful, rewarding, and inclusive team dynamics. Walls arise through arbitrary job titles and role descriptions. I tear them down by offering and encouraging mentorship across disciplines and experience levels. I got into this business through my interest in making things. The craft itself continues to drive me. Sometimes you need to destroy what exists, to create something better.

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ERROL SCHWARTZ

design & technology

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Objective

To find a position with a creative team making meaningful experiences.

Experience

Creative Developer at Cinco

Conceptual and user experience design through wireframes for various brand forward e-commerce websites. Built prototypes and production websites for brand launches. Also helped bring awareness to clients and employees of technical trends which could help brands reach their audiences in more meaningful ways.
Jan 2018 - Present.

Design Technologist at Amplified

Led development projects. Overhauled programming practices. Provided creative direction and strategy for both internal initiatives and client based workshops and ideation sessions. Started a thought leadership article series on the way we as company see technology reshaping the world in the near future.
May 2016 - Dec 2017.

Design Technologist at Frog Design

Collaborated with design teams to integrate complex technical requirements with screen designs. Built websites and applications for clients in finance, transportation, and technology.
September 2013 - May 2016.

Front End Developer at Songtrust

Responsible for all front end work. Implemented redesigns of the existing product and added many new features.
June 2012 - September 2013.

Interactive Developer at Rokkan

Worked on advertising projects creating microsites, games, and other interactive applications.
June 2008 - June 2012.

Skills

Conceptual design

Intent, narrative, strategy, and challenging common perceptions.

UX/UI system architecture

User centered design, prototyping, audience profiles, storyboards and wireframes.

Front-end engineering

Efficiency with many popular frameworks, libraries, and build tools. Responsive, accessibility compliant, and future facing development.

Current Tools

Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sublime Text, React, Redux, Webpack, Babel, Jest + Enzyme, AirBnB Linter, Whiteboards & Sticky Notes.

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY
New Media Design Major BFA, Graduated May 2008