Peter Ochabski Resume B


Peter Ochabski has the demonstrated ability to take companies and startups from a handful of hopefuls into major online players. This creative individual has been there from the beginning and can bring all that experience to any company he joins forces with. Despite his experience he is not content to rest on past successes and stays on the edge of future trends, in part thanks to a deep desire to continuously learn and grow. An innate problem solver, he believes that any obstacle can be overcome, and will adeptly conquer any problem your company may face. Peter excels at taking companies in new directions while using his considerable experience and time proven methods to attain company goals.  With a passion for many forms of communication, including verbal, visual and written, Peter understands the importance of conveying information clearly. This applies with equal importance and in both directions for clients, consumers, and co-workers.  Always heavily invested personally in any project he joins, Peter enjoys sharing responsibilities and helping others reach their goals.

His true passion has always been, and always will be, creativity in its infinitely diverse forms. Peter has held positions as a WebMaster, Creative Director, and Sr. Designer yet he's also developed the ability to work in 3d including modeling, animation and texturing. An accomplished illustrator, painter, and photographer he also has experience developing in php, css, x/html/5 and javascript.

While his true focus is creativity it is his technical background that has helped make many dreams a reality. He can install and configure a linux server to host an enterprise level website and enjoys programming based visual art but prefers to sketch people doing the things that they dream about doing.

His passions include action sports, travel, music, nature, fashion and anything automotive.


Recent projects:

Four Seasons:
Flash based, actionscript driven, interactive information presentation for investors.

Planned Parenthood: community site complete with online video/content submission, custom user pages, and multi-level access content approval system. Built on Drupal using php, ajax, jquery/javascript, and sql. Built 100% in house.

Current Employer:


May 1996 - Present


Artscientific is a boutique company created to service small to medium companies as well as individuals. We also occasionally collaborate with large enterprise level corporations as well. Recent web design projects include (Planned Parenthood),, (Drupal), (Drupal), MiraCosta College-Institute for International Perspectives (dotNetNuke),
(html / Flash), (html). As the creative lead for Adrylan Communications (May '06 - Feb. '08), provided the company with a new, clean, and more intuitive design aesthetic. Also produced the core elements of the new interface resulting in a dramatic increase in user friendliness and accessibility of the software's powerful features.
I enjoy variety and have had the opportunity to work on the Production and Art Department teams of Media Services and TV Magic on the FOX television fall promos. I also managed a team of PAs and had creative input on art direction, set design and execution. The majority of my projects include HTML/Web Design, but I also incorporate video, special effects, trade shows, TV production, 3d visualization/animation, graphic design, industrial design, presentations, illustrations, and after-market auto products just to name a few. Clients include America True (America's Cup contender), FOX Television, Azerly Solutions, Adrylan Communications, River Telecommunications, DeLaCruz Golf, Performance Solutions International, iLink International, The Macular Degeneration Foundation, UCSD Eye Center, Qualcomm, About Time, and SDInet as well as many independent doctors, dentists and medical researchers.

Past Experience:
Boltz Steel Furniture

Creative Director/Sr. Designer

Feb 2001 - Jun 2002

At Boltz I had the opportunity to create a new and dramatically different personality for the company as well as design a new line of furniture. This was done with a completely new website, photography, catalogue, and advertising strategy. Shedding the somewhat "mom & pop" feel to reveal a web driven, sleek, sophisticated, and modern company that people just had to have a part of. All while improving the relationship with our retail outlets.
•Designed and implemented new web site, including overhauling the e-commerce processes
•Designed new furniture line incorporating glass which received rave reviews and significantly increased overall sales
•Created new catalogue including art direction on photography
•Created in-house photography studio and performed all subsequent photography
•Created new suite of print ads for Sound and Vision, Home Theater Magazine, Stereophile, E-gear, Jazz Times, and Opera News
•Increased incoming search engine traffic by 400%
•Completed majority of work listed above in less than four months

Past Experience:
Darwin Networks

Manager of Special Applications Development

Mar 2000 - Nov 2000

Created HTML based user interfaces and advertising for Internet access/informational kiosks. Developed projects for clients that included Saks Fifth Avenue, Budget Rent-A-Car, Marriott, Hilton, Post Properties, Jack Daniel's, Seattle SeaHawks, Disney, Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby), and Children's Miracle Network as well as others. I functioned as the lead artist with two
skilled content developers reporting to me. Worked directly with the Programming Lead in the development of the kiosk software and integration of content.
•Designed realistic 3d visual concepts as well as physical kiosk enclosures
•Created new Kiosk division Web Site
•Created unique HTML based GUIs
•Designed Sales and Marketing Print collateral

Past Experience:

Web Master

Apr 1999 - Mar 2000

Responsibilities included:
•Started and managed graphic arts and content departments (teams of 11 people each)
•Managed advertising for and AutoByInternet websites
•Started QA/Testing department
•Created procedures and graphics for online Car Configurator, including modifying 500+ car images
•Created three unique looks for the site
•Managed Private Label program with 10+ participants
•Created graphics for 10+ private label sites as well as directing advertising for those sites
•Developed and managed Fantasy Car project
•Trained current managers of Private Label, Advertising, Content Director, and Creative Manager positions as company grew
•Redesigned AutoByInternet Homepage

Past Experience:
QUALCOMM Incorporated

QA Engineer/ Top Level Tech Support

Sep 1996 - Apr 1999

Responsibilities included:
•Created Automated Testing Lab including automation scripts (Language very similar to C) and managed execution
•Creating test procedures and Test Plans
•Managed Eudora mail lists
•Maintained web based, dual-platform Bug Database
•Performed basic and full functionality tests (BFT & EFT) of Eudora
•Testing of Eudora World Mail server
•Testing of Server - Client interaction
•Testing of TCP/IP connections
•Macintosh lab Admin. for Eudora Testing lab
•In charge of maintenance, purchasing, and upgrading for Macintosh lab machines

Past Experience:
Critt Graham Graphic Design, Ltd.

Assistant System Admin, Hardware Admin

Jan 1994 - May 1996


Responsibilities included:
•International package designs from concept to print. Designs included 3d elements as well as custom textures and EPS graphics while incorporating hand draw elements
•Layout and design advertising and graphics
•Multi-media content for CD-ROM used to distribute product
•3d screensaver featuring company logo
•Installation, configuration, repair and maintenance of all computers at location (30-40) as well as employee training on said
machines and software packages
•Installation, configuration and account administration of Servers on Ethernet network as well as remote access (ARA) and Internet server (T1)
•Creation and maintenance of automated and off-site backup procedures
•Troubleshooting and repair of network and web servers
•Purchasing of computers and peripherals as well as quantity purchasing for offices over-seas
•Disk finishing, including preparation and verification of media for final duplication
•Building of application update patches for international and web distribution

Burningman and Ibiza are my second homes.
Peter Julian Ochabski, La Jolla CA, (858) 245.8697

I'm a nice guy, easy to get along with, kind to animals, relaxed yet driven.