Ben Thomas

Web & Mobile Developer

Personal Profile

Founder of The Maine App. 15 years experience programming and designing for web, mobile and print. Completed work for the EPA, Pfizer, University of Maine, State of Maine, along with a number of small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Work Experience

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 developer for busy Portland, Maine based design agency. Helped launch 20+ custom websites built with HTML/CSS, PHP, MySql and Javascript. Main responsibilities included PHP/MySQL programming, training and conversion of Photoshop layouts into cross browser friendly markup.

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.

Key Skills

  • CSS3/ HTML5
  • PHP/MySQL
  • jQuery/ Javascript
  • JSON/ XML
  • iOS/ Objective C
  • XCode
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphic Email Design
  • iPhone Development
  • Training & Support
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Wordpress

Education

College of the Atlantic

1995 - 1999

B.A. in Human Ecology. Focus in graphic and web design. Assisted with design and maintenance of college website (1997-99).