Our work is in the Smithsonian.

We’ve programmed interactives for museums across the country; and we’ve designed and built software for Fortune 500 companies, startups, and nonprofits around the world.

Our consultations have saved millions of dollars.

We’ve helped startups get on the right path and helped companies avoid hugely expensive mistakes.

Selected Portfolio

  [Evolution Timeline]

Smithsonian Evolution Timeline and Other Interactives

Programmed three interactives for the Smithsonian Institution, working for Chedd-Angier-Lewis Production Co.

Two of these, the Timeline Interactive (a comprehensive visual overview of eight million years of human evolution) Adventures in the Rift Valley (a virtual archaeological dig for evidence of early human civilization) were created for the Smithsonian website; the third (Future Humans) is on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

  [Create Your Own Stamp]

Smithsonian National Postal Museum Interactives

Programmed two touchscreen exhibits for the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

One exhibit was featured in a television news segment on FOX DC. It was also mentioned in a parody article in The Onion about the government shutdown.

I worked on this project with The Richard Lewis Media Group.

  [Health Happens Here]

California Museum Interactives

Programmed two bilingual touchscreen exhibits ("Check it Out" and "Peace Keeper") for the Health Happens Here exhibit at the California Museum.

I worked on this project with The Richard Lewis Media Group.

The exhibit was the 2013 Excellence in Exhibition winner from the American Alliance of Museums for Messaging & Engagement.

  [Mohonk Preserve]

Interactive Touchscreen Map and Visitor Guide

Programmed a touchscreen map and visitor guide for the Mohonk Preserve.

I worked on this project with The Richard Lewis Media Group.

This interactive is prominently featured in the official video for Mohonk Preserve.


Case Study: Technical consulting

A corporate client was evaluating a new and unproven technology from a new vendor. Over the course of a two-hour meeting, I was able to save the client hundreds of thousands of dollars in development costs by evaluating the technology and showing that it wasn't technically feasible.

  [Global Mycotoxin Regulations Tool]

VICAM iOS/Android Multiplatform App

Programmed an iOS app & Android app to help food producers keep track of relevant regulations for toxins in commodities.

I worked on this project for VICAM, a Waters Business.

  [ANAC 2011]

Hemi-Sync: Suite of 11 iPhone apps

In 2011-2012, programmed a suite of 11 iOS apps (no longer available) for Hemi-Sync that incorporated audio player and alarm functionality.

I worked on this project with Pixel and Light, Inc.


Case Study: Technical Consulting and Programming

For a Fortune 500 company, created two critical company-wide applications:

  • Custom-programmed a secure, cloud-based file-distribution & syncing system, prior to the advent of Dropbox.
  • Programmed a system to visualize product lifecycles for all departments in the company, so that department managers and VPs could effectively plan their department's workload.


Case Study: Technical Consulting and Programming

A client of mine mocked up an important keynote presentation to be used by a Fortune 500 company, only to discover that traditional tools such as Prezi or Powerpoint could not handle the scope and complexity of the presentation. I was able to design a custom-programmed, smoothly-running version of the presentation in time for the company's deadline.

  [BBG Kiosk]

Continuously-updating Info Kiosk for Brooklyn Botanic Garden

For the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, I programmed informational kiosks placed around the Garden area that gather and display photos of current blooms and information on daily events from the BBG website.

I worked on this project with The Richard Lewis Media Group.

  [ANAC 2011]

ANAC 2011 Conference Website

For the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, I upgraded a Flash-based AV presentation viewer and designed and programmed the website back end and database using PHP and MySQL.

I worked on this project with Conference Casting, Inc., and brought in Preston So Design to update the look and feel of the site.

  [Medipix Productions, Inc. Flu Map]

Interactive Flu Map

For a client that required an interactive map of the spread of influenza in the USA, I had the idea of creating an interactive slider to visualize flu transmission from state to state over the course of flu season. Click the link to view the latest flu data available from the CDC.

I worked on this project with Medipix Productions, Inc.

  [Hospital Medicine 2010]

Hospital Medicine 2010 Conference Website

For the Society of Hospital Medicine, I upgraded a Flash-based AV presentation viewer and designed and programmed the website back end and database using PHP and MySQL.

I worked on this project with Conference Casting, Inc.

  [Ride-Along Roundup]

Ride-Along Roundup and Vibe Buggy for Ft. Worth Museum of Science & Industry

Did all Actionscript programming for two 3D interactive Flash-based museum exhibits. Ride-Along Roundup is played by sitting on an artificial horse and pulling on actual reins to control it; for this demo, move your mouse to the left or right to simulate pulling the left or right reins, and use the spacebar to simulate pulling both reins.

The Vibe Buggy game also controlled a vibe pad and lighting system. These games were programmed for Chedd-Angier-Lewis Production Co.

  [HIV Across the Board]

HIV Across the Board and CROI Poster Presentations

For Medipix Productions, developed a Jeopardy-style Flash quiz in which doctors read the questions and give feedback on the correct and incorrect answers. The high score list for this game was developed using PHP and MySQL.

For the CROI Poster Presentations, animated a 3D virtual set for a three-camera video shoot.

[CROI Poster Presentations]

  [Beluga University]

Beluga U. and Seal Rescue

Developed two Flash-based interactive game for Immersion Learning; Beluga University allows students to train a virtual Beluga Whale, and Seal Rescue lets them solve veterinary mysteries.

Developed entirely by Trendy.com LLC (Programming by Jamie Ciocco; design and animation by Lenni Armstrong).

[Seal Rescue]

  [Erie Canal game]

Run the Syracuse Weighlock game for the Erie Canal Museum

Programmed a touchscreen museum exhibit and web game. Users take on the role of apprentice weighlock master, weighing boats and collecting tolls at the weighlock station.

Screen design and graphics by Chedd-Angier-Lewis Production Co.

  [Medipix Productions, Inc.]

GileadHIVresource.com Presentation Viewer

For the Gilead HIV Resource web site, I produced an AV presentation and training module viewer that is used to deliver dozens of presentations. I also contributed a significant amount of C# and ASP.NET programming to several other areas of the website.

I worked on this project with Medipix Productions, Inc.


APNA Training Program

For APNA, we produced a training system for placement specialists in the nanny & household staffing industries.

We worked on this project with Parents in a Pinch and Informmotion.

  [Belgacom TV]

Automation Case Study: Belgacom TV

Belgacom TV, A Belgian TV station, was looking for a way to automate production of its movie trailers.

They turned to trendy.com, and I delivered a one-step application for taking a raw clip and creating a broadcast-ready trailer complete with intro, outro, and a translucent animation overlaid on either end to create a smooth transition.

  [Slow Cookery]

Slow Cookery and Two Chinese Characters

In May 2008, launched an internet cooking show, as well as an occasional series of educational videos for teaching Chinese.

For both projects, I did all of the video editing, production, animation, and theme music composition; for Slow Cookery I handled the writing as well.

[Two Chinese Characters]

  [Harvard Business School Centennial]

Harvard Business School Centennial Website

In March 2008, completed a Flash interface for the Harvard Business School's Centennial Website.

This was a tricky project, since the Flash interface had to switch on the fly between a full multimedia mode and a navigation bar mode without reloading. It also required some creative workarounds, since the navigation bar had to update the page content dynamically via AJAX, but without using any server-side scripting or a database.

I worked on this project with Chedd-Angier-Lewis Production Co.

  [NYT Skyscraper]

SKYSCRAPER! at the Liberty Science Center

In summer 2007, completed programming for an interactive wall exhibit at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, demonstrating the construction schedule of the brand new New York Times skyscraper.

My software uses an Onomy Labs Interactive Wall, a draggable plasma panel that creates the illusion of a translucent, moveable, interactive layer that overlays an image on the wall. I have created a 3D demonstration to better explain this cool exhibit.

I worked on this project with Chedd-Angier-Lewis Production Co.

  [Photo Booth Demo]

“Picture Yourself in Spartanburg History” and other exhibits

For the new Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, SC, I programmed four exhibits, two for the history museum and two for the science museum. Among these was "Picture Yourself in Spartanburg History," in which my software interfaced with a webcam, took a photo of the user in front of a green screen, and composited the photo with a historical background image. I worked on this with Chedd-Angier-Lewis.

To get the best results, I ended up writing all the imaging code myself (compositing, edge smoothing, and sepiatoning). Here's a demo.

  [Interactive MRI Demo]

Paolini & Haley: legal presentation

For the Law Offices of Paolini & Haley in Boston, I created a multimedia presentation in late 2007 that formed the centerpiece for a successful medical malpractice case. The software I programmed incorporated videos, interactive images, and hundreds of pages of documents — with special code so highlighted quotes could leap out at the viewer — all within an easily-navigable interface.

I designed and programmed this interactive MRI demo to show why the diagnosis should have been made based on the MRI images from the case.

  [Franklin Institute Science Museum]

"Identity" exhibit kiosks for the Franklin Institute

Completed all programming (and some Flash illustration) to allow several psychological tests, by researchers at Harvard and Penn, to be included in a major traveling exhibition which opened at the Franklin Institute in November 2007. I worked on this with Chedd-Angier-Lewis.

In February 2008, upgraded the software to allow exhibit visitors to have test results included in Harvard's Project Implicit®, a major scientific study of subconscious bias.


McGraw-Hill: Flash Video Game

In November 2007, completed all programming for a Flash-based video game, designed to teach the concepts of positive and negative reinforcement and punishment. The graphics are by Chedd-Angier-Lewis, and the game was produced for McGraw-Hill.

In this game, you are a newly hired waiter in a busy restaurant. For every order you deliver correctly before it gets cold, you get a tip (positive reinforcement). If you're too slow at returning to the kitchen to get more orders, your pager starts buzzing annoyingly (negative reinforcement). And if you deliver too many orders to the wrong tables, the surly chef will fire you (punishment).

  [Hubbell Lighting]

Hubbell Lighting Solutions Center

In spring 2007, completed all programming for all five touchscreen exhibits at the new Hubbell Lighting Solutions Center in Greenville, SC.

The software I wrote controls the lighting systems in the kiosk area; here is a view of one kiosk in context (via BusinessWeek).

I worked on this project with Chedd-Angier-Lewis Production Co.; the Lighting Solutions Center was designed by Storyline Studio.

  [Challenger software]

Multimedia software programming

In 2007, completed all programming for new multimedia medical education courses.

This project was based on educational software I wrote ten years ago, working with a talented team of designers. Recently I got the chance to completely revamp the underlying code and add new features to power a new generation of courses.

  [Harvard Chinese Film Site]

Harvard Chinese Film site (video content only available to course users)

Designed and programmed this acclaimed site in 2000, adding upgrades and additions over the years. I wrote the multi-context Timeline in PHP; the teaching staff can add and update items using a web form, with full support for traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

  [Catering by Gillian]

Catering by Gillian

This site is more design-focused than my other sites, and the contract included a full corporate identity print design, so it's a return to my roots. It was built with PHP and CSS.


Medsessions.com (site content limited to subscribers)

In 1999, I created and programmed an entire online multimedia course infrastructure for DBPub, Inc., providing several major revisions through 2003.

DBPub provided me with a dozen example CD-ROMs using their own proprietary software, and gave me the task of reverse-engineering them and converting the content for the web. I devised and documented a system to allow users with no programming experience to convert a CD-ROM into a complete online course in a matter of minutes.

[What a Waste!]

What a Waste! and Which is Wise?

Here are two games created for Rhode Island's recycling program; these and more are featured at RIRRC headquarters. (What a Waste background design by Jen Mergel.)

[which is wise?]