DIGITAL DESIGN AND DELIVERY FOR ALL BUDGETS
My name is DJ Schaefer and I am a Senior Digital Producer/PM with a PhD in Experiential Design who specializes in aligning digital delivery with the business goals of my clients. I am experienced at honing in on problems and diagnosing business needs and existing technologies, assessing staff and processes, then planning and executing a strategy to ensure that the delivered digital assets will help my clients thrive.
I have been recognized as a “Digital Evangelist” by introducing usability models and utilizing innovative interactive digital capabilities into any project I am assigned. I have had a successful track record in digital from start-ups to publicly traded companies. I obtained doctorates in Computer Mediated Learning and Experiential Design as an NSF Fellow from The Catholic University of America. I then used these skills as the highest ranking Executive team member with their doctorate at Computer Associates (CA, Inc).
Prior to joining CA, I owned an interactive design and development company with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and Sacramento where I held the role of PMO and Chief Creative Officer. My clients included many of the Fortune 500 as well as several emerging dot-coms. I successfully negotiated a merger of this company twice eventually being acquired by and landing at CA.
I remained a direct hire CA employee post acquisition for more than five years. I held escalating positions in Professional Services and last held the position of GM and SVP of Education.
Most recently I was the Sr. PM Producer for Site Canvas where I was tasked with pursuing innovation and strategic positioning of their offerings. My clients included high profile clients like: Holly Madison; Michael Strahan; and Taylor Swift. Please let me know if you are interested in my candidacy and I can forward my resume and additional information.
Specific expertise in/as:
· Digital Producer
· Strategic IT Planning & Execution
· Change Management Initiatives
· Forecasting & Budgeting
· IT Staff & Project Management
· Vendor Relationship Management
· Usability Design Expert