Eric Pait
Web Developer & Visual Storyteller

About

I am a photographer turned web developer with a passion for integrating powerful visuals into interactive web content. Born and raised in Orlando, FL, I was first exposed to HTML in an elementary school computer lab, creating sites remniscent of “The World’s Worst Website Ever!”

After relocating to North Carolina to pursue a degree in photojournalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I decided to teach myself more advanced web development skills in order to create a portfolio site for my photography and never looked back.

In the spring of 2013 I chose to focus full-time on interactive web development, and began supplementing online tutorials with courses as part of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s interactive multimedia journalism sequence.

My approach to web development is heavily influenced by my visual background, with an emphasis on visual content and interactive multimedia elements, which played a key role in my development of the website for the interactive documentary Over Water Under Fire.

Resume

Skills
HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, D3.js, SVG, Django/Python, Git, WordPress, Responsive Design, API Integration, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Awards
Winner
Heart of the High Country
Student Interactive
SXSW 2014
Finalist
Over Water Under Fire
Student Interactive
SXSW 2014
Gold
Over Water Under Fire
Large Group Multimedia Project
68th College Photographer of the Year
Bronze
Heart of the High Country
Large Group Multimedia Project
68th College Photographer of the Year
Award of Excellence
Port City Stories
Large Group Multimedia Project
67th College Photographer of the Year
Finalist
Port City Stories
Student Interactive
SXSW 2013
Projects
YMCA Youth In Government Program
August 2011 - Present
Developed a WordPress theme in compliance with new YMCA brand standards that is currently in use by four state programs and their collegiate program.
NCTraCS Interactive Medicine Cabinet
website under development
July 2013 - August 2013
Utilized Adobe Edge Animate to develop an interactive medicine cabinet for a medical research institute’s new website to educate prospective study participants about clinical trials of medication.
Powering A Nation: Over Water Under Fire
March 2013 - July 2013
Utilized JavaScript and HTML5 to develop an interactive video player for the multimedia documentary Over Water Under Fire.
Heart of the High Country
May - September 2013
Worked with design comps to develop a site showcasing videos produced during the 2013 Carolina Photojournalism Workshop.
What Now?
August 2013
Worked with the client to design and develop a site to track the progress of their journey across the U.S. telling stories of recent graduates looking for work.
Port City Stories
September 2012
Worked with design comps to develop a site showcasing videos produced during the 2012 Carolina Photojournalism Workshop.

Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication
Expected Graduation: May 2014
Interactive Multimedia Journalism Sequence