About David Stevens

About David Stevens

Web Professional, Photographer, Music Composer & Producer

Professional Background

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David Stevens

David Stevens is an innovative and strategic web professional with 20+ years of experience leading and delivering web, mobile, media, and technology solutions for colleges, universities, and small businesses. Recognized for a record of innovation, aligned with institutional and business goals, delivering key components of digital strategy and transformation; David is a passionate and creative professional who thrives on opportunities to design and architect clean, immersive, and functional web, mobile, and media solutions.

David is currently the Director of Web Services at Lehman College, City University of New York, where he has progressed to increasingly higher levels of responsibility providing leadership and strategic direction on the design and development of the college’s public website, mobile application, intranet portal, event management system, enterprise web content management system, and web and mobile initiatives for community partners and small businesses. David is a digital strategy thought leader with a record of delivering integrated web and technology solutions, aligned with institutional and organizational goals, by galvanizing support for and streamlining the tools and applications that comprise the college’s web publishing and communication ecosystem. At Lehman, David has also taught Web Development courses for the Continuing Education & Professional Studies department.

Previously, David was the lead Application Designer for the industry leading online veterinary portal, VetConnect, Inc., where he designed and developed web interfaces for the company’s public website and private intranet sites. He also had the dual role of Instructional Designer and Lead Front-end Designer/Developer at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. While at Metropolitan State, David trained faculty on the delivery of fully online and web-assisted courses using the Learning Management Systems, Desire2Learn and WebCT. David’s team also designed multimedia software for use in online courses. Additionally, he served as the lead Designer and Front-end Developer for the college’s public website. While at Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC), David was in charge of “The Learning Resource Center Technology Lab“, where he conducted faculty and staff training, and designed multimedia software for use as course supplements and for the college’s public website. David was subsequently promoted to college Webmaster at MCTC, prior to moving on to his position at VetConnect, Inc.

Awards & Honors

David received the ‘Presidential Award for Outstanding Contribution to Lehman College‘ in 2012 for leading the responsive redesign of the college’s public website and intranet portal. He also received the national ‘Outstanding Advising Technology Innovation Award’ in 2006 for his work as the lead developer of an online advising application for Metropolitan State University. While at Metropolitan State, he also received the ‘Innovator Award’ for leading a team of developers and college assistants on the migration of online and web-assisted courses to the learning management system, Desire2Learn (D2L). Most recently, David received an acknowledgement from Lehman College’s Vice President & CIO in the October 2016 edition of the “EduCause Review” article titled, “The Journey from Business Intelligence to Lehman 360“.

David has presented at national and regional conferences, including the 2015 EduWeb Digital Summit in Chicago, the 2014 EduCause Connect regional conference in Baltimore, the 2013 EduWeb Digital Summit in Boston, and at several annual CUNY IT Conferences at John Jay College in Manhattan.

Music Production

David is also a producer and musician whose works, under his music alias, “Nimbus Quartet“, has appeared on international labels and CD releases. David has produced original music for web, television, and film productions, most recently including original tracks for “The Bronx Buzz” on Bronxnet TV, and “EdCast” on CUNY TV in New York City, and for “Future Dude Studios” in Minneapolis, and more. His track, “Ocean Between Us”, under his artist alias “Zen Darius”, was recently added to Pandora’s Music Genome Project. David’s music is available for listening on Pandora, SoundCloud, Beatport, and for sale on iTunes Music.

Photography

David’s photography has appeared in galleries and exhibitions in New York City and Minneapolis, including showings at the “Art Director’s Club” and “West Chelsea Art Crawl” in Manhattan, the Yonkers Public Library, and at the “Flagship Salon Gallery” in Minneapolis, MN. David has planned and organized numerous photo shoots at Lehman College and Metropolitan State University, with several of his images appearing on the college’s websites and print marketing materials. David has licensed travel and landscape photography of New York City and from his visit to the Southern Yunnan Province in China. See more of David’s images on Flickr and Instagram.

Contact Info

For additional information, David can be reached by email at: zendarius@gmail.com.

my skills

Skills

Skills in web design and development, and digital photography.

Experienced in all facets of responsive web and application design and development, photography production, and music production;

  • Project Management
  • User Experience Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6
  • HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Bootstrap / Angular JS
  • WordPress
  • Photography Production
  • Music Production

Project Management
85%
User Experience Design
90%
Adobe Creative Suite 6
90%
HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
85%
Bootstrap / Angular JS
75%
PHP
50%
WordPress
80%
Photography Skills
90%
Music Composition and Production
90%