Helping organizations create impact by embracing and implementing appropriate technology, I lead teams in web design & development, email marketing, and web & mobile application projects.
EDC specializes in transformative design & technology projects for mission-driven companies and organizations.
Since 2007, Clearbold has supported clients and partners in web development projects.
“ Mark delivered two websites for our organization that work flawlessly anywhere we view them, with attention to detail that is reflective of VasCore’s high standards. He’s consistently been a pleasure to work with and invaluable in helping present our services and capabilities to the world. ”
– Dr. Michael Jaff, D.O., Founder & Director, VasCore
Non-Profit Technology Network
The 2014 Email Design Conference
I graduated from Ithaca College in ’00 with a B.S. in Telecommunications Management—bridging the Roy H. Park School of Communications Television Radio major and School of Business Management major—and a minor in Computer Science. That interdisciplinary focus is representative of my ensuing career in web and internet design and technology.
I started my career at digital marketing firm Euro RSCG 4D (then Circle.com, with a Euro RSCG Circle brand in-between) as an engineer focused on Classic ASP, COM+, and SQL Server technologies. I was responsible for XML and XSLT modules as well as custom content management tools for recipe content for display on the Campbell Soup Company family of websites.
Post-Campbell’s I worked on AIR Worldwide’s web-based HomeValue product, a home replacement cost estimator for insurance agents. The application relied heavily on Internet Explorer support for XMLHTTPRequest, now universally embraced as AJAX. I expanded my front-end web development skills at AIR, helped migrate the application to .NET, and prototyped new products. I then returned to Euro RSCG 4D, where I maintained email marketing lists for 1.2million+ Lexmark subscribers and furthered the office’s embrace of Web Standards. My last full-time position was at Silver Oven Studios, where I bolstered the office’s network and server infrastructure in addition to developing a custom content management platform for the NYSE/FINRA Continuing Education Council.
As the internet has matured and roles have become more specialized, I’ve maintained an interdisciplinary focus and emphasized versatility, moving between project roles and supporting projects as a solo freelancer or super-contractor responsible for a skilled, distributed team of designers and developers. Since 2007, I’ve supported my own clients and clients of partner firms in successful projects in a hands-on capacity while also managing my team, keeping up-to-date on evolving technologies and design practices, and consulting on UX design and strategy. In that time, I’ve leveraged open source tools or products built on open source platforms: PHP, MySQL, Jekyll, CraftCMS, Django.