R a v i R a j a k u m a r
January, 2011

Chinese Kung-Fu, Wu-Su Association

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Architecture
  • Multimedia
  • UX/Interaction Design

Designed and build complete web site based on the Symphony CMS, creating data models, XSLT templates and all front-end code. Managed transition from old to new site, including server and db configurations.

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • Graphics Software;
  • Javascript;
  • XHTML;
  • XML/XSL;
  • jQuery
December, 2009

Ben Marcus

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Architecture
  • UX/Interaction Design

Designed and developed a custom built WordPress web site for author Ben Marcus, with a complex but flexible layout and specialized interface elements.

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • Graphics Software;
  • Javascript;
  • PHP;
  • XHTML;
  • jQuery
Summer 2009

SSRC Web Site

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Architecture
  • UX/Interaction Design

Redevelopment of the SSRC web site; working with internal IT staff and external vendors on CMS implementation, programming, database design; managing a six-figure budget.

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software;
  • Javascript;
  • XHTML;
  • XML/XSL;
  • jQuery
Summer 2009

SSRC Web Site: CMS

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Information Architecture

Customizing an XML/XSL based CMS to connect to a remote CRM database; writing target HTML, XSL, CSS, Javascript

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • Javascript;
  • XHTML;
  • XML/XSL;
  • jQuery
SSRC Web Site: CMS
Fall 2008

Essay Collections

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design

Created templates for WordPress-managed essay collections, convening Social Scientists to comment on selected issues.

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • Graphics Software;
  • PHP
Fall 2008

SSRC Audio Slide Show

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Multimedia

Flash-based audio slide show template, using actionscript to load CMS-managed captions and titles.

  • Skills:
  • Audio Editing;
  • CSS;
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software;
  • XML/XSL
Summer 2008

SSRC Web CMS and Information Systems Design

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Information Architecture

Designed information architecture for describing projects, people, publications, events, funders, etc.; worked with internal staff and external IT vendor on develop methods for translating CRM data it to the live, dynamically generated public-facing web site.

SSRC Web CMS and Information Systems Design
Summer 2008

SSRC Website - Wireframes

Areas of Expertise

Wireframed over three dozen interfaces for searching, browsing and viewing information on the SSRC web site.

  • Skills:
  • Graphics Software
 SSRC Website - Wireframes
Fall 2007

The Immanent Frame Blog

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design

Created and launched a highly successful blog, including template design, customizations to core WordPress code, graphic design, marketing and staff training.

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software;
  • Javascript;
  • PHP
2004 - 2006

Earth Institute at Columbia University Web Site

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Architecture
  • UX/Interaction Design

Led web team that executed all aspects of the development and maintenance of the Webby award-winning EI website; led two major revisions to the site’s visual and functional design.

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software;
  • Javascript;
  • PHP
Earth Institute at Columbia University Web Site
Winter 2005

Earth Institute Audio Slideshows

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia
  • UX/Interaction Design

Designed and created Flash template for audio slideshows; actionscript programming of the interface and external loading of text content. Trained staff to produce slide shows and audio content.

  • Skills:
  • Audio Editing;
  • CSS;
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software;
  • XHTML
Fall 2005

Core Rotation Animation

Areas of Expertise
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia
  • UX/Interaction Design

Worked with geologist Paul Richards to create an animation demonstrating his findings on inner core rotation. Created the Flash interface, all storyboards and first draft of all explanatory captions.

  • Skills:
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software;
  • Video Editing;
  • XHTML
Winter 2004

Earth Institute Directory

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Architecture
  • UX/Interaction Design

Designed database and all interfaces to a custom-built directory of people, projects, publications, research topics.

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • PHP;
  • XHTML
Earth Institute Directory
Winter 2004

Earth Institute Map Tool

Areas of Expertise
  • Coding/Technical
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Architecture
  • UX/Interaction Design

Created a visual, map-based interface for indexing data on hundreds of projects and scientists geographically.

  • Skills:
  • CSS;
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software;
  • PHP;
  • XHTML
Earth Institute Map Tool
Fall 2003

Indonesian Throughflow Animation

Areas of Expertise
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia
  • UX/Interaction Design

Worked with scientist Arnold Gordon to visualize his research on the effects of ocean currents on weather in Southeast Asia.

  • Skills:
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software
Winter 2000

Paul Greengard Nobel Lecture Presentation

Area of Expertise
  • Multimedia

Developed the animated, interactive presentation used by Prof. Paul Greengard, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Biology, to deliver his Nobel lecture.

  • Skills:
  • Flash;
  • Graphics Software
Fall 2000

Tuberculosis Animation

Areas of Expertise
  • Graphic Design
  • Multimedia

Worked with microbiologist John McKinney to create a narrated animation, explaining his findings on the metabolism of tuberculosis bacilli.

  • Skills:
  • Audio Editing;
  • Flash