About

Media technologist with a creative background

About

Media technologist with a creative background

  • Experienced

    Professional Profile

    A digital strategist with over a decade of experience in conceptualizing, developing and executing high impact multi platform initiatives A seasoned professional with a proven track record in leading teams through technical and creative development with a constant eye on emerging technologies and trends.

  • Creative

    Skills

    Adobe (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects) Web Development (HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, XML, Javascript, Actionscript) Interactive Design and Development Design and Typography Photography Traditional Media (Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Conceptual and Installation art)

  • Professional

    Areas of Experience

    Digital Strategy, Art Direction, brand strategy, user experience, information design, strategic planning, project management, website management. Social Media, User generated content, Community Outreach, Twitter and the Blogosphere

BLOG: shaundhani.wordpress.com

Work

Experience and expertise

Work

Experience and expertise

Interactive Producer

CBC News:The National

  • Leadership and innovation in digital strategy illustrated by over 20k daily page views, 600k streams per month, a strong social media base with almost 50k twitter followers and 10k facebook fans.
  • High profile projects include co-productions like The New Conquistadors with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Seeking Safety with photographer Ed Ou.
  • Digital expertise called upon with staff briefings and on-air appearances during recent news events WikiLeaks, Anonymous Hacker attacks and Occupy protests.
  • Provided consultation to editorial staff to develop The National Mobile, an exclusive digital offering targeting the growing mobile demographic.

CBC Radio Canada
2008 - present View online

Digital Lead

The National: CBC News: CBC Radio Canada

  • Successfully conceptualized, created and executed a Digital Strategy for The National, the CBC network's flagship nightly news and current affairs program, results seen with a ten fold increase in traffic within the first year.
  • Client management included liaising with Design Department for aesthetics, Engineering Department for workflow integration and the Executive Editor and Senior Team for editorial approval.
  • Created and implemented workflow, trained and led newly created digital team in publishing a range of media online to cultivate a strong online presence.
  • Provided consulting services to journalists and editorial staff on the growing impact of digital publishing on journalism. Expanded digital offerings to include show segments, weekly podcasts, photo galleries, editorials and social media.

CBC Radio Canada
2002 - 2005

Web Designer/Developer

CBC Digital, CBC Radio Canada

  • Designed, developed and executed the online strategy for high profile network projects like The Hour, CBC Podcasting and Canada Reads providing expertise and strategy to content producers.
  • Projects included developing a rich media interactive site for Times 7, a collaboration project with The New York Times and The Discovery Channel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaborate with multidisciplinary groups from various media platforms.

CBC Radio Canada
2005 - 2008

Art Director

CBC Digital, CBC Radio Canada

  • An integral member of the core unit dedicated to providing online solutions and strategies for the CBC, responsibilities included design and implementation of web architecture, rich media interactives and online branding.
  • Successfully collaborated with content producers and shareholders from Television and Radio production.
  • Established success in working with multidisciplinary groups, called upon by CBC News to provide leadership and expertise during the Iraq War and Canadian Federal Elections.

CBC Radio Canada
2002 - 2005

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Contact

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Contact

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Toronto, Ontario
Canada