G. Scott Taulbee

A nexus of possibilities powered by coffee and passion
I’m a creative designer with a wealth of real-life design, technical, and business experience under my belt. I initially started working on SGML, the predecessor to HTML and have been active in design, development, management and analysis of Internet and multimedia projects for more than 25 years. I built powerful information systems for governments, companies, and lobbying groups. After seeing how many of my creations were used against regular people, I decided to use my powers for good. I now utilize my experience and talents to help smaller organizations reach lofty heights on a global stage and assist in their efforts to make a difference in the world. I enjoy solving interesting and challenging problems and overcoming puzzling obstacles. I’m a creative and dynamic leader with tons of energy and a positive attitude.

Experience

Creative Director & Consultant

pixeloverhead – May 2014 – July 2018, Bangalore, India Freelance creative consulting projects including: app design, branding, animation, social media marketing, and videography for companies and nonprofits. Dealt with all project aspects from discovery and conception, through hands-on implementation, to launch and management.

Creative Head

Torres / Vistapointe / Sawridge – June 2010 – May 2014, Bangalore, India Managed user experience for all client and prospect-facing materials including product interfaces, marketing materials, and sales collateral. Defined product functions and features through the use of interface development. Assisted the sales effort with custom animations. Managed multiple corporate brands.

Sales Engineer

MicroServe Consulting – October 2009 – June 2010, Gaithersburg, MD In charge of marketing, design and sales materials for a small managed service provider. Acted as liaison between prospects and sales / technical services teams. Established sales procedures and provided service demonstrations.

Lead Business Analyst / Information Architect

Comsys – July 2008 – June 2009, Gaithersburg, MD Oversaw Information Architecture (IA) for the complete redesign of DC.gov. Ran a team of a dozen Information Architects and acted as chief consultant for user experience. Conducted over 40 interviews with various city agencies as part of research and consulting.

Business Analyst

Pantheon Software – Mar 2004 – Mar 2008, Arlington, VA As lead Business Analyst, I met with clients, gathered requirements, and engineered web solutions. Acted as client vision-holder for development process working with dev team, graphic team, and project management to bring solutions into being.

Lead Consultant / Information Analyst

FocalBase Internet Solutions – 2002 – 2003, Westminster, MD Helped a small startup tackle big projects, including building a content management system for the US Senate and an eCommerce solution from scratch.

Web Consultant

SHS – 2001– 2002, Rockville, MD Client liaison to project team. Responsible for requirements gathering, prototyping and interface development. Worked with development team to ensure client’s vision. Conducted training sessions for clients on newly developed products, and internal training sessions to improve the team.

Web Designer

Enosus – 1996 – 2000, Bethesda, MD Client-facing designer responsible for conducting discovery sessions to gather requirements. Wireframe, mockup and prototype interfaces for client approval. Implementation of HTML and interface templates. Enosus was Awarded Top Honor For Healthcare Website Design.

Chief Digital Arts Specialist / Technical Services Manager

M2 Limited – 1996 – 2000, Gaithersburg, MD Developed multi-lingual multimedia projects in Flash, Director and Authorware. Managed technical operations division and corporate infrastructure. Proposed, designed and developed corporate intranet as a corporate communications tool. Completed many multilingual web and multimedia development projects.

Publication Specialist

Atlis Publishing Services – 1993 – 1996, Bethesda, MD Early work on SGML helped prepare me for the dawn of HTML and the World Wide Web. Developed solutions for asset management and workflow. Learned a lot of things that set the foundation for who I am today. Also, I know how to cut and paste with exacto-knives and wax. If you don’t know what that is, I’d be happy to tell you some stories.

Expertise

  • User Experience
  • Design Leadership
  • Information Architecture
  • Data Visualization
  • Online Communities

Design

  • Interface Design
  • Brand Building
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Design Documentation
  • Wireframes

Clients

  • Washington DC Government
  • Go RVing
  • Comcast
  • US Senate
  • George Mason University
  • USO
  • ASLA