Buffalo-Niagara, N.Y.

Dennis Reed Jr

Art Music Local history Web


Learning, to help.

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Dennis is an artist, musician and web developer inspired by the history of the Buffalo-Niagara area.


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Work and education.


UX Designer, Art director

February 2011–Present

University at Buffalo

I use customer-centric research and Web standards-based design to create Web applications and experiences that are intuitive, accessible and friendly. I also supervise and participate in departmental graphic design and video production.

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.


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. I also designed a system of signage, edited and performed a poetry podcast, took photos, and laid out three full-length books published by the library.


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.