About Me (Who I Am)
I’m Carson Kahn, Specialist for Operations of Online Learning at John Jay College, City University of New York. I’m also Director of Design at the IDEA Media Cooperative, a forward-thinking digital media consultancy, and acting CEO of the Keystone Learning Corporation, a software company dedicated to overcoming far-reaching problems in education through creative uses of cloud-computing technology. I hold a Certificate in Computer Information Systems from CCCS Business, but hope to attend Carnegie Mellon or Stanford in 2013. In my spare time, I play racquetball, compose multi-genre music, and poeticize.
Services (What I Offer)
Developed throughout 10 years of digital media experience, my services include UI design and UX strategy, web development, SEO/SEM, branding, content strategy, and print design, as well as soundtracking and musical composition, market infography, photography, and multimedia services.
My technical skills include a deep mastery of:
- HTML5 & CSS3 (incl. responsive design, WCAG2/WAI-ARIA 3, cross-browser compatibility)
- Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flex, InDesign, etc.)
- B2B SEO & SEM (incl. microformats/microdata/metadata optimization, code & server performance, keyword research & density, social media marketing, tail strategies)
- PHP 5, Flash & ActionScript 3, AppleScript 2, some Python, Ruby (via Ruby on Rails) & Node.JS
- Content Strategy (content taxonomy, copywriting, English/Spanish translation, content management, technical communication)
- Scripting for Apache (incl. advanced htaccess & htpasswd, secure cross-origin APIs, CGI, etc.)
Startups (Companies & Products)
» The Keystone Learning Corporation (LaunchKeystone.com) is an education technologies startup dedicated to overcoming far-reaching problems in education through creative applications of cloud computing and social technology. As acting CEO, I’ve helped oversee the birth of two products: Cocoa, a gamified study toolbox that learns how you learn to help you learn better, and Flex, a social learning communities management system (SLCMS).
» The IDEA Media Cooperative (WeAreIDEA.com) is a forward-thinking digital media consultancy in pursuit of simple, fresh and innovative design practices that motivate, compel and inspire. Like Keystone, I started IDEA with the two best cofounders (and friends) anyone could ever ask for: Ryan Atallah and Ved Topkar.
Portfolio (Gallery of My Work)
Click to view my work: IDEA Media gallery
Contact (Get In Touch)
- Twitter: @carsonkahn
- Facebook: /carsonkahn
- LinkedIn: in/carsonkahn
- Location: Manhattan, New York
Please do say hello! I try to accommodate all business and social requests as soon as possible.