Giant Rabbit : Lead Designer, Project Manager (2012 - present) :: I design websites and digital experiences for some of the most impactful nonprofits in the Bay Area and beyond. My role lets me play with everything from color palette and fonts to content mapping and user engagement strategy. My goal is to create effective, beautiful websites that respect the budget.
You'll find me leading teams of folks from both sides of the conversation (client and in-house), sketching wireframes, or in Illustrator.
Before joining Giant Rabbit to work with a dozen amazing, I was on my own at HyperCalm (2001 - 2012). Here, I took website design as far as I could with the limiting factor being that I had to be able to build what I designed. One project that is no longer but worth mentioning is Kiwi Vine Design, an offshoot project I created to allow clients more control over their website. Think early SquareSpace for actors. Here's a blast from the past for you.
TechnologyNet : Graphic Designer :: At this start-up during the first boom, I designed ads, created technical specs, and developed business practices for collateral management.
Script Frenzy : Program Director (2008 - 2010) :: This wonderful experience falls somewhere between Design and Film, or better, as the perfect marriage of the two. I crafted, organized, and shaped Script Frenzy, a worldwide scriptwriting event, growing it from 8,000 participants to over 25,000.
Wednesday : Producer, Director (2012) :: This short film, based on an award-winning stage play, won a grant from celebrated theater company, PlayGround.
Moving Postcards : Producer, Director, Editor (2011/12) :: I planned and Kickstarted this cross-country portrait of America, and also did the directing, camera work, and editing. vimeo.com/jmarzt/movingpostcards
Rising Star : Producer, UPM (2010) | Independent feature. Served as a Co-producer during pre-production and UPM/Line Producer for production.
National Novel Writing Month’s NaNoVideo : Producer, Director (2009) :: Created 22 short webisodes. Video content ranged from how-to videos to inspirational shorts for 160,000 participants worldwide.
Cake : Writer, Director :: I wrote and directed this short student film. Proudly, it landed me some awards including The Directors Guild of America Student Award. vimeo.com/jmarzt/cake
Silver Pictures/Dark Castle : Intern :: Performed complementary tasks while being immersed in the daily life at a production company.
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