Resume

Kurt Roberts

Creative Technologist

kurt.roberts@gmail.com | (202) 290-0714 | kurtroberts.net

Design and engineering team lead with 15+ years of experience creating solutions for high-profile brands such as Coca-Cola, BlueCross BlueShield America, General Mills and DirecTV, and powerful forces for change such as Facing History and Ourselves, The Washington Area Women's Foundation, Humane Society of the United States and Planned Parenthood.

Founding Member, Autonomy.coop

https://autonomy.coop/

Technical Consultant, Alectrona

http://alectrona.com/


Past Experience

RP3 Agency, Bethesda, MD (2012-2018)

Chief Innovation Officer / Chief Creative Technologist / Creative Technology Director

Built and led a Creative Technology team that challenged the agency and its clients to adopt new ways of working, new tools and new mindsets to become more innovative and take advantage of emerging technologies. Accountable for all digital work product created by the agency.

Standardized tools and processes, using Sketch, Node.js, Bootstrap, Git, Gulp, Atlassian Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud. Instituted design thinking best practices. Created agency education program for new technologies. Led design and development of applications built on Node.js, Backbone.js, AngularJS, THREE.js and D3.js. Led implementation of content management systems using Adobe Experience Manager, Telerik Sitefinity, and WordPress.

Clients included: Coca-Cola; Facing History and Ourselves; Norfolk Southern Railways; Long and Foster Companies; Human Resources Certification Institute; The Washington Area Women's Foundation; Ripley's Believe it or Not! Times Square; Alley Cat Allies; Human Rescue Alliance of Washington DC; Carr Workplaces; and Wolf Trap.

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StudioRHM, Washington, DC (2011-2012)

Executive Producer

Provided web, mobile and social media strategy and production services to agency, non-profit and commercial clients. Designed and developed content management systems using Sitecore and WordPress. Engineered custom solutions using industry-standard frameworks built on PHP, .NET and Java/JEE. Provided technical direction of mobile application development and front-end development solutions.

Clients included: General Mills; DirecTV; Key Bank; Boston Consulting Group; Sapient; NASA/University of California–Riverside; Threespot; Tahzoo; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and Stratacomm.

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agencyQ, Washington, DC (2006-2010)

Vice President, Strategy / Vice President, Production / Technical Director / System Architect / Developer

Directed Strategy team that served a diverse portfolio of commercial and public sector clients. Formulated and launched digital solutions for clients.

Led production team of 30, comprised of analysts, web developers, graphic designers, copywriters, information architects and quality control engineers. Accountable for quality and delivery of all agency work product.

Directed system architecture development and technical solutions. Led custom software and commercial software development projects. Instituted open source and commercial frameworks for PHP, .NET and Java/JEE. Introduced tools such as Lucene/Lucene.NET, Spring, Dojo, and JQuery to replace tools developed in-house. Implemented project management, project cost accounting and customer relationship management systems for the agency. Accountable for technical performance of all agency work product.

Clients included: Tyco Flow Control; Tecumseh Product Company; BlueCross BlueShield America; Marriott; RepowerAmerica; Washington DC Economic Partnership; Ogilvy; Porter and Novelli; Lockheed Martin; Bernard Hodes; Department of Energy—Office of Science; Department of Defense—Veterans Affairs (Polytrauma); National Cherry Blossom Festival; The George Washington University; Randolph Macon College; Worker Rights Consortium; and National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Other Experience

  • Lead Developer / Developer | Antharia, LLC | (2004-2006)
  • Instructor, PHP/MySQL, HTML/CSS/Javascript | TDS Interactive | (2005-2006)
  • Developer / Designer / Instructor | Freelance | (1998-2006)
  • Amplifier Technician | Clair Brothers Audio | (2002-2003)

Associations

  • Member, 4As Creative Technology Committee (2013-2018)

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelors of Music, Recording Technology (Concentration: Double Bass/Electric Bass)
    Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, 2003
  • TEFL Certificate
    ITC Training, Prague, Czech Republic, 2003