4713 Sherbrooke Court Allison Park, pa 15101

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4713 Sherbrooke Court

Allison Park, PA 15101


Joseph W. Poppa


Aug. 2010 – Present USA Today Sports – HSS.Net Pittsburgh, PA

Sr. Interactive Designer

  • Served as design lead for dozens of different initiatives including our new mobile site, home page redesign, Super 25 vs Massey Challenge, e-mail template creation, Girls Sports Month, Ultimate Athlete, Gatorade and Nike cross promotional spots, and more.

  • Designed and lead the effort to create our Mascot Battle game which received about 30,000 plays during our slowest time of the year.

April 2008 – Aug. 2010 Thermo Fisher Scientific Pittsburgh, PA

Sr. Web & User Interface Designer

  • Redesigned parts of our home pages which tripled primary advertisement traffic and enabled supplier-funded advertising.

  • Created and published dozens of multimedia animations and interactive pieces published through our CMS.

  • Created 3D characters, print designs, email designs, web interfaces, and worked on standards for the web elements.

  • Helped to launch www.thermoscientific.com by creating hundreds of banners and thousands of thumbnail images to meet a tight deadline.

  • Helped to launch the www.fishersci.com new search engine by writing an automated action which saved roughly 6 Gigabytes of file size.

Oct. 2004 – April 2008 McKesson Pittsburgh, PA

Sr. eLearning Specialist

  • Redesigned a 15 module adult education course for training pharmacists and techs on our new groundbreaking pharmacy system.

  • Conducted training and presentations for pharmacists over the web and in person.

  • Developed award winning presentations and printed help guides.

Sept. 1998 – Sept. 2004 Pearson Performance Solutions Pittsburgh, PA

Media Designer II

  • Huge variety of design challenges for electronic learning over six years including game-like testing engine designs for Verizon, characters for PNC Bank, and courseware training for Tetra Fish.

  • Helped to produce designs for trade show booths and material.

  • Created video animation, games, and won several awards.

2000-2002 Ethermoon Entertainment Online Team

Lead Artist

  • Full game art design for top 10 finalist game at the IGF.


1991-1995 LaRoche College Pittsburgh, PA

  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

  • Graduated cum laude with a 3.5 GPA.

Honors & Awards

  • Society for Technical Communications 2005 Merit Awards
    - Technical Publications Competition
    - Online Communications Competition

  • 3D Art and Training published in 3DS Max Bibles 3, 4, and 6 by Kelly Murdock.

  • 2001 Top Ten Finalist at the Independent Game Festival

  • Technology Services Recognition Award for Quest OOR project in 2001

  • 1999 Government Technology Leadership Award for HUD 2020 CBT.

  • Designed for hundreds of major corporations from every branch of industry through various jobs.

Software Skills

  • Adobe Suite – Includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign (print documents), Acrobat, After Effects (video editing), Flash, Dreamweaver (website design), etc.

  • AutoDesk 3DS Max – Expert Level 3D Design, including character and environment design and animation.

  • Microsoft Office – Includes Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and some Excel.

  • XML, HTML, ActionScript, CSS – Solid understanding of all concepts involved and basic to moderate level of development skills in each.

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