Raphie Frank :: business artivist

RAPHIE FRANK :: BUSINESS ARTIVIST

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RAPHIE FRANK :: BUSINESS ARTIVIST

Background
Raphie Frank is a New York City-based interactive producer, writer, photographer and designer with sixteen years of hands-on cross-industry experience in a variety of managerial, creative and technical capacities in media including journalism, film & video, theater, music, commercial design and marketing communications. At heart, however, he considers himself a storyteller with the desire to tell reality-based stories with happy hopeful endings. He is currently engaged in a process to create the stories he wants to write about within a business context.

Portfolios ::::: producing ::::: writings ::::: photography ::::: design

December 28, 2006 Posted by | Art, Business, Economics, Philanthropy, Producing, Storytelling | Leave a comment

Community Theatre in Prague: Asylum

Asylum Culture House, Prague 1993

In it’s mission to “provide space to disenfranchised groups” Asylum was perhaps the one English-language theatrical organization in Prague during the 1990’s that fits the definition of “Community Theatre” by Jacquweline Lo and Helen Gilbert:

Community theatre is characterized by social engagement; it is theatre primarily committed to bringing about actual change in specific communities… The constitution of the performance group and the subject matter may be organized around common interests (such as gender, ethnicity, or shared social experience) or defined in terms of geographical location. Multicultural community theatre generally incorporates a range of languages and cultural resources, including performing traditions, drwn from the community.

From PERFORMING CULTURES: ENGLISH-LANGUAGE THEATRES IN POST-COMMUNIST PRAGUE by Dr. Gwen Orel (AB English, AB Classics, 1987, AM English 1987 from Stanford University; Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh, 2005)

As far as I know, this dissertation is the most comprehensive history of English Language Theatre in Prague during the 1990’s, representing literally thousands of hours of writing, research, fact checking and cross verification. While it needs a bit of fine-tuning before entering final book form, you heard it here first that this will be THE history of the time that will be referenced for generations to come…

November 14, 2006 Posted by | Politics, Producing, Theater | Leave a comment

The User-centric Approach to Website Design

Playing again with Mondrian
Playing again with Mondrian” courtesy of *Christine

The User-centric Approach to Website Design
by Raphie Frank , for swandivedigital, January 2003

Your guide could not be here. You will have to go through on your own.
– Voice from a loudspeaker

Introduction
The Internet, in spite of the boundless opportunity for connection and interaction with others it provides, is fundamentally a user-controlled , solitary medium. Whether within the comfort of a home or the confines of an office cubicle, the typical Internet user will still be sitting there, alone, with a keyboard, a mouse and a monitor and will need to figure out how to go from A to B or accomplish Z. The trick for those who design and maintain websites is to provide Internet users with the best possible direction and guidance within a richly useful, pleasant environment.

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July 14, 2006 Posted by | Business, Design, Internet, Producing | 2 Comments

WORLDZIGHT – an improvisational experiment in global participatory democracy…

The premise behind WorldZight is to bring together trans-global constituencies bound together by race, religion, issues, convergence of interest, or any one of a number of “metonymic” (a part used for the whole) connections to a given “cause” in a peaceful, non-obstructive manner.

The goal of WorldZight is to demonstrate to local, regional and national governments world-wide that citizen democracy can STILL work even in an increasingly globalized, yet micro-segmented, society that works to simultaneously concentrate means of communication in the hands of a few while dividing constituencies into ever smaller self-coalescing micro-constituencies.

These simultaneous trends threaten to work hand in hand to frustrate attempts to generate popular consensus on pressing global issues even as the means (the “pipes”) by which to express dissent become ever more subject to corporate whim.

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July 3, 2006 Posted by | Business, Internet, Politics, Producing | Leave a comment

Raphie Frank: Experience

RAPHIE FRANK :: BUSINESS ARTIVIST

Background
Raphie Frank is a New York City-based interactive producer, writer, photographer and designer with sixteen years of hands-on cross-industry experience in a variety of managerial, creative and technical capacities in media including journalism, film & video, theater, music, commercial design and marketing communications. At heart, however, he considers himself a storyteller with the desire to tell reality-based stories with happy hopeful endings. He is currently engaged in a process to create the stories he wants to write about within a business context.

Portfolios ::::: producing ::::: writings ::::: photography ::::: design

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June 8, 2006 Posted by | Business, Design, Internet, Photography, Producing, Storytelling | 1 Comment

Producing Portfolio

Portfolios ::::: producing ::::: writings ::::: photography ::::: design
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Former Partner / Senior Producerswandivedigital

Company Roles: Project Management / Account Management & Strategy / Information Architecture / Online Marketing & PR / Usability & Accessibility / New Business Development
View: Portfolio
Read: Case studies
Read: Press Releases
Read: The User-Centric Guide to Web Design White Paper

 

MARKLE FOUNDATION – TASK FORCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Project Manager / Account Executive
Read: Press Release

 

MARKLE FOUNDATION – ONLINE INITIATIVES

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Project manager / Account Executive / Usability & Content consultant
Read: Press Release
View: Markle Foundation Website
View: Connecting For Health Website
View: Markle Conference Space Website

 

METAMORPHOSES ON BROADWAY – WEBSITE

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Project manager / Account Executive / Usability & Content consultant
Read: Press Release

 

SHUBERT ORGANIZATION- WEBSITE

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Account Executive / Project Manager
View: Website

 

SHUBERT FOUNDATION – IDENTITY COLLATERAL, WEBSITE

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Account Executive / Project Manager
Read: Press Release
View: Website

 

DREYFUS RECORDS – WEBSITE

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Information Architect / Usability Consultant
View: Website

 

REFERRAL NETWORKS – INTEGRATED MARKETING

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Account Executive / Project Manager / Information Architect

 

REFERRAL NETWORKS – INTEGRATED MARKETING (3rd Part Promotions)

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Account Executive / Project Manager

 

THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY – WEBSITE

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Account Executive / Project Manager / Information Architect
Read: Press Release
View: Website

 

CEPACOL & JUST FOR MEN – WEBSITES

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Account Executive / Project Manager / Usability Consultant
Read: Press Release
View: Website

 

eMedia Educational Videos – INTEGRATED MARKETING (3rd Part Promotions)

For: swandivedigital
Roles: Account Executive / Project Manager

 

ASYLUM THEATRE, CAFE, ART GALLERY

Role: Co-Director
Related Essay: Planning Warhol in Prague: Part I: The Asylum Culture House & The Warholesquian Sensibility
Related Essay: Planning Warhol in Prague: Part II: Kafka and The “Refounding” of the Asylum Culture House

June 4, 2006 Posted by | Business, Producing | 3 Comments

   

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