About John Parnell Pierce

John Parnell Pierce built his first website in 1995 and first taught web site development in 1996. Since then he has been involved in many cutting edge web site development and research projects.

These included:

  • interactive and online documentary projects
  • development of web usability / accessibility tools
  • research on the uses of technology in education
  • development of interactive training material
  • and the online delivery of high quality video & audio content.

Specializing largely in website frontend and backend development, John’s skills primarily lie in the coding side of website development. These skill are augmented by experience in video and audio production, video compositing, internet video and audio distribution (including encoding audio/video for online delivery), image editing and compression, and DVD production.

John also has a thorough understanding of web site usability, accessibility, search engine optimisation (SEO) and online marketing strategies.

On top of these skills,  John has experience in a diverse range of areas including:

  • training and  lecturing
  • meeting facilitation
  • campaign and strategy development
  • media release writing

After recently noticing a major shift in the way an online business presence is developed, John has been actively researching and testing new marketing and content delivery technologies.

With his relaxed demeanor and patient training style, John can help bring this knowledge into your organisation.

2016 Google Adwords Certification
2003
A year on the wing – Online documentary for ABC/AFC Docos online project. Role: Technical Director / Programmer Client: Consuello P/Lezifriends – online dating, friends and relationships .

National Volunteer Skills Centre – Web site for the NVSC inc. HTML, database and forum (phpBB) customisation.

Binary Blue – Modifying Binary Blue web site to work with the b2 web logger.

Make it up news – News paper parody web site based around the Drupal CMS.

php gurus – PHP news / information site built around the .Drupal CMS.

2002 Usability Wizard – Interactive web site design aid Client:Binary BlueSite Development and Applications – Lecturing – Master of Arts (Virtual Communications) classes, RMIT University.

Casual Trainer. Web site Design / Photoshop / Multimedia. Client: OPENChannel (ongoing since 1999)

Digital Media Consultant – Occasional duties at OPENChannel to facilitate the development of digital media as part of screen culture. Client: OPENChannel

Auto List – Back end development for car dealership listing

AFC Broadband Seminar – Joined producer Nell White in demonstrating and discussing the on-line documentary A Year on the Wing as part of these seminars.

Business of Multimedia – Series 5 – Develop 4 on-line training modules for installation on to the TAFE Virtual Campus. Role: Technical consultant / Programmer. Client: OPENChannel

The Electronic Learning Journal – Develop web log program to use an on-line journal for media students. Client: Binary Blue

Multimedia for Artists – Multimedia / digital imaging workshops for artists with disabilities. Role: Lead Trainer Client: Arts Access

Brainmove – Ongoing interactive art project with filmmaker Sherridan Green.

Dodgy Space – Ongoing development of a on-line space and low cost web hosting for digital artists.

2001 Lost and Found – 8 workshops to develop web pages for artist’s participating in AMES’s Lost and Found project. Role: Lead Trainer Client: AMESBusiness of Multimedia – Series 4 – Develop 4 on-line training modules for installation on to the TAFE Virtual Campus. Role: Technical consultant / Programmer. Client: OPENChannelANTA Toolbox Central. (stage II) Revamp of original web site HTML/CGI programming. Client: Swinburne TAFEAdvanced Web site Production. Short Course Role: Trainer Client: RMIT

Tale of Two Peoples – 50 second animated sequence for documentary which chronicles a historic joint project involving Arab and Aboriginal students. Role: After Effects Operator Client: Prima Donna Design

Digital Aboriginal.2 – Web site / Multimedia training project for Koori organisations. Role: Content designer / lead trainer. Client: OPENChannel

Casual Trainer. Advanced Web site Production. Client: RMIT

Multimedia for Artists – Multimedia / digital imaging workshops for artists with disabilities. Client: Arts Access

Multimedia Design Toolbox – Technical Advice and programming for 8 on-line training modules. Consultation, HTML/CGI programming. Client: IDEA (for ANTA)

2000 Business of Multimedia – Series 3 – Develop 4 on-line training modules for installation on to the TAFE Virtual Campus. Role: Technical consultant / Programmer. Client: OPENChannelAUSLAN on websites – Technical advice, video capture and compression. Experimenting with methods of delivering sign language messages in web pages. Client: in.site (for Optus)

Multimedia for Artists – Multimedia / digital imaging workshops for artists with disabilities. Client: Arts Access

Tafe Virtual Campus – Portal site. Technical Advice, and programming for the upgraded TAFEVC. Consultation, HTML/CGI programming.

Digital Aboriginal – Web site / Multimedia training project for Koori organisations

Black on Track – Multimedia project development for Koori Artists. Client: OPENChannel

1999 ANTA Toolbox Central. Consultation, HTML/CGI programming .Client: Binary Blue (in.site enterprises)(for OFTE/ANTA)Occasional Lecturing VCA School of Film and Television – Multimedia Course

HTML Training – VCA School of Film and Television – Summer program. Client: Victorian College of the Arts, School of Film and Television.

1998 Koori’s on track. 10 day multimedia workshop for Melbourne’s Aboriginal community. Client: Open Channel (for the AFC)Virtual Campus On-line Tour. Web site Programming inc. Flash and Javascript programming. Client: Binary Blue (in.site enterprises)(for OTFE).

Development of on-line version of the Dental Assisting Traineeship, Student Record Book. Client: Care Skills

Development of on-line version of the Optician Traineeship, Student Record Book. Pilot program. Client: Care Skills

Technical Evaluation and assessment of the Virtual Campus on-line training system for OTFE. Client: Binary Blue (in.site enterprises)

Web page development _ Layout and programming of the VET online teachers training resource. Client: Delaney and Assoc. (for OTFE)