Sean Rose is an American Artist & Technologist. Depending on the day he wears hats of data systems architect, computer programmer, database admin, graphic artist, digital illustrator, photographer, project manager, ad man, platform protagonist, platform antagonist, visionary, realist and several more.
Sean creates art and techology in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A for clients all over the United States and as far away as Mexico, Canada, China, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and Australia. View what I do here.
Sean would say his career began when he won a gold medal in an international art competition in Tokyo, Japan when he was in 2nd grade. In a professional sense, his career began in 1996 when he started Cycline3 and released SCD, a state-of-the-art music and video player for Microsoft Windows.
In 1997, Sean wrote and released Jesse6, a program for creating web pages. It's low cost and tool set made it extremely popular in the early days of the Internet when such tools were hard to find or extremely expensive.
The highlight of a diverse programming career came in 1999, shortly after the launch of a little known site called eBay. Sean realized the enormous potential for online sales and eBay's lackluster selling tools. Cycline3 Auction Listing Creator was born; a tool to allow anyone to create graphic ads on eBay without knowing the computer code that made it happen.
This software was the first released for Apple's Mac OS X operating system and was one of the most successful tools for eBay, being available for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS 9 and OS X, as well as the open source operating system Linux. After 10 very successful years, Sean discontinued servicing the shareware community to focus on his professional career and spend more time with family.
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As an artist, Sean has sold paintings and photographs via the Internet and has met and worked with Homer Hickam of the Rocket Boys, the rock group The Donnas, Allen Ginsburg and Bill Cosby. He created images for BeOS, a company spun off from Apple Computer, Inc. and he has created web sites for companies across the United States and abroad.
As an educator, Sean worked with doctors to create an educational CD-ROM and software for The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Active Kidz is a learning tool for kids that teaches the benefits of exercise. The software was released for free for Macintosh and Windows. It inspired an Australian TV show Active Kidz, which went so far as to literally re-use the artwork Sean did for the CDC on the original TV show web site.
Sean has taught computer science at Bell University in Jiangyin, People's Republic of China. He was the graphic artist for the film Duara, an AIDS awareness film made in Tanzania, Africa and the West Virginia films Shades of Gray and Romeo Must Hang. He has volunteered with the elderly to teach them computer skills and provided computer resources and volunteer time to the Geri Olympics program.
Over the past few years, Sean has worked as a data systems architect and media arts professional on desktop, server and web initiatives for top tier medical and government clients such as West Virginia University Healthcare, West Virginia Secretary of State, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and many more.
Such projects include a complete design and build of over 4500 West Virginia University Hospital content pages in to a modern .NET web application and web portal site. Sean also designed and built a touch screen electronic pollbook for the state of West Virginia, as well as completely revitalizing the data systems back end and web applications for the Secretary Of State's office.
West Virginia State University - R.B.A. Graphic Design; A.A.S - Computer Science
This is a partial list of some of the clients large and small I have worked for either freelance or though an agency:
- West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, WV
- Marshall University Foundation, Huntington, WV
- United States Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA
- Coldwell Banker Realty, Kitty Hawk, NC
- West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, Charleston, WV
- West Virginia Department of Human Resources, Charleston, WV
- West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Charleston, WV
- West Virginia Division of Corrections, Charleston, WV
- West Virginia State University, Institute, WV
- Melnor, Winchester, VA
- Create West Virginia, Charleston, WV
- West Virginia Democratic Party, Charleston, WV
- Rain Riders Industries, Charleston, WV
- DiscreetFX, Aurora, IL
- 3AM Clothing, San Francisco, CA
- Bucci, Bailey and Javins Law Firm, Charleston, WV
- White Brothers Cycling, Grand Junction, CO
- Paradise Film Institute, Charleston, WV
- Bass Guitar Strings.US, Merrick, NY
- Points of Health, Nashville, TN
- Web Star Gems, Bauang, Philippines
- West Virginia Geri Olympics, S. Charleston, WV
- Meyer and Ford Attorneys At Law, Charleston, WV
- Michael Switzer Design Works, Charleston, WV
- Tridea Group, Charleston, WV
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