The Maine App - Founder, Designer, Programmer
January 2012 - Present
Native iPhone app built with Objective C, The Maine App (View on iTunes) was approved by Apple in 2012 and featured in the App Store's travel section (1 of 6 nationwide) in its first week of release. The Maine App has held the #1 spot on the App Store for the search term "Maine" since June 2012. Android version available through Google Play. Responsible for all programming, design, updates and marketing (direct mail, email blasts, Facebook, Twitter).
Web & Graphic Designer - University of Maine Farmington
May 2007 - December 2012
Responsible for website design, coding, maintenance, feature enhancements & testing. Also responsible for design of print collateral. Assisted with implementation of a new university style guide, redesigned family of print materials (2011) to match. Managed campus photo archives.
Web Developer - Axon Design & Marketing
March 2005 - May 2007
Web Designer & Developer - Ben Thomas Creative
May 2002 - Present
Design and manage multiple websites for the EPA, Pfizer, environmental engineers as well as a number of small businesses and non-profits. A custom PHP/ MySQL content management solution I developed is currently deployed on 7 web sites I support. I have also implemented highly customized websites using Wordpress, Movable Type, Joomla and Dot Net Nuke. I am conversant with site and server management - having set up user accounts, trained and provided access for website users.
Photographer - Ben Thomas Photo
March 2003 - October 2011
Freelance commercial, wedding and event photographer. iStockphoto Exclusive Contributor since 2004. Past clients include Franklin Memorial Hospital, Health Data Management Magazine & The University of Maine.