I am a designer, developer, entrepreneur, artist, and musician. I've been drawing and painting since I can remember, playing violin since age 4, and designing products and solutions to problems ever since. I do a lot of UI/UX design, visual/branding design, product management, and front-end development for startups and contract clients. I can do logos, branding strategy,
My development niche has become more and more focused on being a CSS expert. Since most developers are not designers and most designers are not developers, I find a comfort zone sitting in between development and design hacking away as CSS/LESS/SASS to make sites looks beautiful. Ultimately one cannot be good at styling code unless they understand the elements of style. I bring designers' visions to life in code and help tinker with new ideas and suggestions they never thought were possible. I solve developers' issues by taking over styling code they don't want to do and solve messy CSS issues with components and better architecture. I can do mobile and fluid responsive development with media-queries and cool tricks with CSS3 animations and transitions. I also make sure everything is cross browser compliant and accessible. I'm basically a CSS ninja who can style sites very quickly.
I also manage portfolios of stocks and options and trade other derivatives. I'm always finding new ways to start businesses, seeking new opportunities, and using good design to improve products and lives.
[venturelabs.org] From September 2011 to May 2012 (9 months) Providence, Rhode Island AreaUI/UX Designer, Founding Member @ As part of the founding team, I helped recruit the technical team and lead the design effort making detailed mockups and wireframes for a virtual currency social sports betting site. I sold my stake to focus on my own startups and Fanium later pivoted to be a mobile-first Fantasy Football app for iPhone and Android. From April 2011 to May 2012 (1 year 2 months) President, CEO @ I worked on an electric vehicle charging infrastructure clean-tech startup. We designed innovative charging stations, cord management systems, and payment networks for electric vehicles. I got a letter from the Mayor of Providence supporting our DOE grant proposal for $40 Million. We also partnered with National Grid (utility) and a local electric car company.
I also helped launch Project Get Ready RI, a collaborative stakeholder workgroup initiative bringing together utilities, city government, state government, non-profits, environmental groups, clean cities grants coordinators, local business owners, and smart grid startups to advance the adoption of electric vehicles in Rhode Island and New England at large. From January 2009 to January 2011 (2 years 1 month) Providence, Rhode Island AreaFellow, Marketing Intern @ I interned with True Ventures, a top early stage venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, as part of the TEC 2010 program. We learned about startups and venture capital from some of the top technology mentors, investors, and founders in the Valley. As part of the program, I also interned with marketing automation portfolio company, Loopfuse, doing marketing strategy and design. From June 2010 to August 2010 (3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaBrand Strategist, Design Consultant @ I worked directly with the founder to design the original logo and branding strategy. I also helped design the business model around responsibly extracted oil credits in the early stages and networked with investors and lawyers involved with indigenous class action suits against oil companies in the Ecuadorian Amazon. From October 2008 to May 2010 (1 year 8 months) Providence, Rhode Island AreaAssistant Manager, Merchandiser @ I learned how to manage inventory and do cash accounting for a brick and mortar retail establishment in Philadelphia selling variety discount goods. I also worked on re-designing the store layout to increase revenue based on consumer shopping behavioral patterns. From June 2007 to August 2008 (1 year 3 months) Greater Philadelphia AreaFounder & President @ My first serious try at entrepreneurship was in middle school when I opened a student micro-lending savings and loan business at The Haverford School. I negotiated a permit and space to operate, I took deposits, gave out loans, wrote my own legal documents for loans and accounts, created deposit slips and loan receipts, and accounted for all the interest accrued and accounts on Excel. I eventually donated over $800 in profit to the Cunningham Charity for giving used textbooks to students in underprivileged schools. From September 2001 to May 2003 (1 year 9 months)
B.A. Urban Planning, Design, and Development, Economics, History, Philosophy, Music, Architecture, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Political Science @ Brown University From 2008 to 2012 Front End Web Development @ General Assembly From 2013 to 2013 Statistics for Business and Economics @ Menlo College From 2013 to 2013 Urban Planning Public Finance @ San Jose State University From 2013 to 2013 Art, Photography @ Lycée Notre Dame de la Merci From 2007 to 2007 Parliamentary Debate, International Relations @ University of Oxford From 2005 to 2005 English, History, Science, Math, Art, Music, Straight As @ The Haverford School From 1994 to 2008 Andrew Antar is skilled in: Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, Web Development, Business Development, User Experience, Strategy, Social Media, Marketing Strategy, CSS, Violin, Business Strategy, Web Design, Painting, Graphic Design, Product Management