Lewis Francis

H. Lewis Francis, Jr.
1010 Parker St.
Falls Church, Va. 22046

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Self-starting technical/creative strategist and problem-solver, specializing in user-facing newmedia technologies with an emphasis on creative risk management. Keywords: team-player, usability, graceful-degradation, broadband, knowledge management, best practices, evangelist, mentor.


Proficient in: Macromedia Director, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, SoundEdit 16 II, Deck II, Screentime Cinemac, Equilibrium Debabelizer, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Discreet Cleaner, Bare Bones BBEdit, Bias Peak Audio, Microsoft Word, IEAK, Netscape CCK, Adaptec Toast, Aladdin Stuffit InstallerMaker, Hypercard , Opcode StudioVision, Galaxy, OMS, HTML, CSS, PICS, Javascript/JScript, Unix, Mac OS, OS X, Win OS, Palm OS, QuickTime, QTVR, Real, Windows Media, Shockwave, Flash Player, Beatnik, iPix.

Familiar with: Macromedia/Allaire HomeSite, Freehand, Fontographer, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, GoLive, FileMaker FileMaker Pro, InstallShield, ResEdit, Apache, Perl, Python, JSP, Java, MSQL, XML, XHTML.

Work History

Freelance Interactive Consultant
Lewis Francis, Falls Church , Va.
October 2001-Present

Director of Media Technologies
AKQA, Inc. Washington, DC
April 1997-October 2001

Senior Technical Director
Magnet Interactive Technologies, LLC
Jan. 1996-April 1997 Washington, DC

Technical Facilitator: Edutainment
Magnet Interactive Studios, LLC
March 1995-January 1996 Washington, DC

CD-ROM Programmer
Magnet Interactive Studios, LLC
March 1994-March 1995 Washington, DC

Veneman Music Company, Inc.
Oct. 1985-March 1994 Springfield, Va.


My professional multimedia experience began at Magnet Interactive as one of the company's first CD-ROM programmers, eventually moving through multiple departments and reorganization until attaining a position where I could help affect business and development decisions throughout the company and it's offices.

My time at a world-class interactive agency provided me with extensive experience in both developing and directing award-winning newmedia projects for CD-ROM, dynamic web, kiosk, and streaming media formats for a variety of Fortune 500 clients. I am considered by my peers a leader in the field of user-facing technologies, with particular attention paid to issues of quality, cross-platform compatibility, usability and the appropriate matching of technology with business goals and a target user base.


Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, Va.

Completed credit courses in Radio and TV Production Technology.
Interned at Threshold Recording, Roanoke Va.


Electronic music composition and recording. I am a published recording artist with two LP/CD releases on the Berlin label Dossier Records and numerous releases on both German and US artist compilations. Photography, digital film / video and other digital and interactive arts. Handheld and wireless computing. Collecting and refurbishing "antique" computers. Enjoying the great outdoors, mountain on and off-trail hiking, biking and camping, fossil collecting, and nature watching. An overarching interest in the sciences, especially astronomy and archaeology. Volunteering at my children's schools.

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