johncarmody.com★Full Stack Development + Interactive Design + Teaching ★ Sculpting Order From Chaos
Sculpting Order From Chaos ★ johncarmody.com
Full Stack Development + Interactive Design + Teaching
My career has taken me... from managing a software store to database systems manager to network administrator to network emergency response technician to manager of information systems to web master to web developer to web designer to university professor.
What’s common to all these skills & roles? Data management and design – the constant in all the information revolutions since Gutenberg.
Just look at this page from top to bottom for a sample of all the creative things I do in the realms of physical & digital media.
If you can describe it, I can build it and teach it: custom WordPress dev + data-driven interactive solutions for organizations which need something more than something off the shelf.
The sweet spot, that is, between development, design and data - that's where I work and reside.
Helping organizations & schools emerge from outdated systems, practices and standards is a specialty. Contact me to see how you and your students can get exactly what you want.
I work inside a growing piece of art, an overlay of a gallery, performance space, design office and recording studio.
SOME CLIENT, FACULTY & PERSONAL WORK
Working with clients of all sizes, I am highly skilled at creating custom database-driven interactive solutions using WordPress, PHP, mySQL, jQuery, AJAX & Bootstrap. Database management is a specialty.
Most people in my field do web development *or* web design – I do both back- and front-end. I am well-versed in creating innovative applications serving up API-driven rich content from Scribd, Flickr, SoundCloud, YouTube, Twitter, Google Custom Search, Disqus, Wufoo and others.
I specialize in creating interactive storytelling experiences through integrating custom programming and open-source APIs in WordPress
The pandemic has given me time to continue documenting my studio's evolution, as well as the projects built therein, inlcuding time-lapse & animated assemblages of mixed-media découpage pieces being built, set to fresh remixes of music I composed & performed.
The Spirit of '59
“THE SPIRIT OF ’59” IS A MIXED-MEDIA DÉCOUPAGE EXPLORATION OF THE DAYS BACK WHEN POPULAR MUSIC WAS GOOD.
"SEER/SUCKER" AKA "THE ILLUSTRATED MAN'S GUITAR" IS A MIXED-MEDIA DÉCOUPAGE EXPLORATION OF BETTER DAYS IN THE USA.
LP Or Die
I MADE THE MISTAKE OF LEAVING FOR COLLEGE W/O LAYING DOWN SOME GROUND RULES, AND MY FOLKS TOSSED MY VINYL COLLECTION IN THE TRASH.
“CHUCKS REDUXE” IS A TIME-LAPSE OF MY STUDIO SHOT IN LATE-FALL QUARANTINE20 ON A CHEAP-O CAMERA WITH A SOUNDTRACK COMPOSED AND PERFORMED BY ME.
Aptitude tests in high school reported I was best suited to be a farmer.
Expelled my senior year from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, I was a high school drop-out for awhile, living the life of a musician, playing shows and trying to get my bands signed to record contracts.
Eventully I was accepted by the Catholic University of America despite having neither a high school diploma nor GED or SAT scores. I made Dean’s List and graduated from CUA with a BA in American History. >> Would you like to know more? <<
Unplugged Since 1992
For over 25 years now, I have been studying American heritage while living a pop culture hermitage: