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Summary Statement

Multi-talented creative services professional with an excellent record for building concise, understandable content presentation. Web expertise in design, user interface, front-end development, standards and accessibility. Other skills include illustration, graphic design, copy editing, branding and print media. I am exploring new opportunities to take full advantage of this extensive experience. Technical Addendum


Massachusetts College of Art (Boston MA) BFA, Illustration and Design

Professional Experience

Marshall Art Studio

Creative Services Consultant, 1990 – Present

Core services are graphic design, illustration, web design & development and overall content beautification. These services are provided for a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations. Clients include Merrill Lynch, Carbonite Online Backup, Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston Globe Media, CBS Radio, The Learning Company, Computerworld, Houghton-Mifflin, LTSave, Datamation, Christian Science Monitor, McGraw-Hill, Midnight Oil Studios

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Visiting Lecturer

1995 – Present

Experienced college-level instructor of content presentation, regardless of artistic media. Lessons combine traditional fundamentals with innovative use of history and materials. Exercises based on professional assignments and first-hand knowledge of the business environment. Adapted semester-length courses for intensive summer workshops. Created syllabus, course description and exercises. Courses include Computer Illustration, Desktop Publishing and Art of the Comic Book. Colleges: Massachusetts College of Art, Art Institute of Boston, Memphis College of Art, Wentworth Institute of Technology

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Crunch Brand Communications

Web Developer + Designer, 2008 - 2009

Developed CSS/XHTML web sites from client-approved designs. Focus on core functionality, content management and overall user experience. Worked closely with Brand Partner Engagement, Design and Technical Lead. Implemented web accessibility with WAI/WGAC and Section 508 guidelines. Web email for GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo and desktop applications (Eudora, Entourage, Apple Mail and Outlook). Built, developed and produced illustration solutions for print, web and interactive applications.

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Mindfire Interactive

Web Developer + Designer, 2007 - 2008

Built standards-compliant web sites for our clients. Created XHTML/CSS templates from design assets. Populated templates with content, optimizing for a PHP environment. Designed and developed web site designs with usability, cross-browser and SEO standards. Implemented web accessibility with WAI/WGAC and Section 508 guidelines. Edited and debugged the HTML 4.0 markup (TABLE layouts, embedded style conflicts, etc.) implemented by some of our clients. Designed print media, including direct mailers and PowerPoint presentations.

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LTSave Inc.

Web Designer + Developer, 2004 - 2007

Built XHTML/CSS retail and enterprise web sites, optimizing for a .NET environment. Designed and developed landing pages and web email campaigns. Focused on core functionality, user interface concepts and content management. Consolidated and updated inherited CSS. Wrote styles for main navigation and interior content. Print media design includes brochures, direct mailers, and packages, pocket folders, user manuals, trade show graphics and PowerPoint presentations.

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Merrill Lynch

Web Designer + Developer, 2000 – 2003

Built web sites for the US Private Client group (Merrill Lynch Direct, Merrill Lynch Online, TRAKRS), optimizing for a ASP environment. Created full-functioning web mockups of new or modified content. Designed new content, updated current content and modified the markup, usually under tight deadlines. Consolidated editorial input from marketing and technical peers. Unified standards for grammar, graphics and page layout usage. Created and enforced standards for Chicago Board Options Exchange, USPC Online Tours and the company Intranet.

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JWG Associates

Art Director, 1992 - 1993
(Fifth largest recruitment advertising agency in North America. Currently known as TMP Worldwide Advertising)

Designed recruitment advertising campaigns, direct mailers, corporate identity systems and other marketing material. Formatted campaigns for many page divisions and standards. Several designs were used years after their creation. Designed and implemented one or two campaigns per day. Customized structure of the Quark XPress files to allow various newspapers to change the size of the ads without distorting the art. Clients include NationsBank, BayBank, Stratus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Beth Israel Hospital.

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Technical Addendum

Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista
  • Apple OS X 10.6

Visual Design Software


  • Adobe CS3: Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Flash
  • Corel Painter

Page Layout

  • Adobe InDesign CS3
  • Quark XPress

Web Development


  • Bare Bones BBEdit
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Eclipse
  • Perforce


  • Microsoft ASP and .NET
  • PHP
  • Java
  • Apache Tapestry 5


  • WGAC 1.0 Priorities 1 and 2
  • Section 508 Paragraphs A - K


  • HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML/XSLT

Miscellaneous Technologies

Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, VMware Fusion, Multiple IE, Mscape Iconographer, Microangelo Studio, SEO, HTML 5, CSS 3

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  • “Working with Dave was a pleasure. Communication was clear, performance excellent. We continue to receive compliments on our site and its design.”
  • Jeff Cole
    Executive Director, The Federation of Mass Farmers' Markets
  • “In our initial discussion, Dave quickly grasped the character as well as the purpose of the site I wanted to create, and the result is a perfect embodiment of the idea. Dave was very responsive to my comments as we proceeded, and it was a pleasure to work with him.”
  • Adam Jared Apt, CFA, Manager
    Manager of Peabody River Asset Management, LLC
  • “David Marshall is an amazing artist! He's master of a myriad styles, all excellent. My only puzzlement is why the world doesn't know about him yet. Hey world, wake up!”
  • Trina Robbins
    writer of Tender Murderers, Wild Irish Roses, and GoGirl!