a few projects

Eisai/Spruce screenshot
EISAI/SPRUCE
Creation of a fun, interactive interface that allowed Eisai North America Employees to submit volunteer work in the community.

Senior Portrait Photos
SENIOR PORTRAITS
Senior and Grad portraits. I only do these for the children of relatives and friends, so if you don’t fall into one of those categories, you’re out of luck. Check out more portraits of mine over on Flickr.

Yale Screenshot
YALE ASTROPHYSICS
User interface design and web coding for the Yale University Astrophysics department.

Bicycle Imagery
LIFE & ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Light, shadow, portraits & life photography. This project is ongoing and ever-changing. Here are links to my Life Set and my Golden Gate Park Set on Flickr.

Red Tricycle Screenshot
RED TRICYCLE
WordPress VIP development, project management, front-end programming and UI interface design on a multitude of Red Tricycle projects. Check out the Red Tricycle website.

Restoration King Screenshot
RESTORATION KING
Wordpress design and management, online marketing, SEO, and PPC ad management. Check out the Restoration King site.


skills

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography! I tend to say it with an exclamation point. I started taking photos back in 1987, mainly as a way to talk to people. Now it is such an integral part of my every day, I can’t imagine life without it. I’ve got some mad photography skills, including:

  • Art Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Landscapes
  • Cameras, Lenses & General Gadgetry
  • Darkroom Printing
  • Digital Printing
  • Digital Storage
  • Lighting
  • Retouching
  • Scanning
  • Film
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Color Correcting
  • Digital File Delivery
  • Apple Aperture
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • A multitude of smaller photography apps, including Pixelmator and Snapseed

DESIGN

Visual & UI design has always been my second love, after photography. I enjoy taking difficult design challenges and turning them into clean, elegant interfaces. Some of my design skills include:

  • Visual Design
  • User Interface Design
  • CSS
  • Responsive Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Illustration
  • Graphics Creation & Optimization

DEVELOPMENT & SEO

Coding? Why not? I’ve got 15 years of front- and back-end development experience under my belt, and have developed a variety of projects for a range of companies, universities and individuals. Some of my technical skills include:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • JQuery
  • Javascript
  • CSS3
  • SASS
  • WordPress & WordPress VIP development
  • Smarty Templates
  • ColdFusion
  • CMS Systems - both custom & pre-made
  • GitHub
  • Google Analytics, Google AdWords, SEO

about

Methanie Dempsay Binder, a visual representation

Hi! My name is Methanie Dempsay Binder, and I’m a Senior Manager of Digital Production in the Photo Studio at the Gap. I’m a naturally curious tech and photography nerd. You can usually find me scanning the internet for new technology, solving problems on my marker board, or out taking photos. I like to travel light, so my main camera these days is an Olympus EP-3, although I'm not above just taking out my iPhone with some silly Photojojo lenses attached. If you would like to see some of my photographic work, head on over to my Flickr stream, check out my Instagram, or give some love to the creaky old standby, methanie.com. At some point (not today), I’ll also be putting up a link to my GitHub account.