Buffalo-Niagara, N.Y.

Dennis Reed Jr

Photo Design Video UX Art

About
About

Allow myself to introduce...myself.

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I love to learn new things. I also love using the things I've already learned—like photography and Web design—to help people and causes I believe in. And, Austin Powers is A-OK in my book.

Interests

What I am busy with.

Portfolio

Check out a few highlights.

Most of my stuff is on the sites linked above, but while you are here...

Resume

Work and education.

I have been lucky to learn and practice an invigorating mix of information technology, the visual arts, and the humanities.

Work

UX Designer, Graphic designer

February 2011–Present

University at Buffalo

I use customer-centric research and Web standards-based design to create Web applications and experiences that get people what they want in a fast and friendly way.

Adjunct Writing Professor

August 2008–August 2010

Buffalo State College

Taught two introductory courses in writing, emphasizing research methods, critical thinking, rhetoric, essay organization and creativity.

Webmaster

July 2003–February 2011

E. H. Butler Library

As I completed my graduate work at Buffalo State College, I got a job working as the "webmaster" for Buffalo State College's library.

Education

Masters degree, English literature

May 2008

Buffalo State College

I wrote my thesis on the English medieval morality play.

Bachelors degree, English literature

May 1998

Buffalo State College

Areas of focus included early 20th Century American poetry, James Joyce and William Shakesepeare.

High School Diploma

June 1992

North Tonawanda Senior High School

Areas of interest included playing hooky at McDonald's, occasionally entertaining "study hall" classes and lunchrooms with a guitar, and generally looking shifty.