Work experience.


HOW Media, LLC

Web design & development - Owner

Kennewick, Seattle WA

Jun 2011 - Present

HOW Media

Design and develop websites, custom web design

Mobile first/responsive layout

WordPress/CMS/dynamic content; Page builders (Beaver Builder, Divi)

SEO optimization; Maintenance and support

HOW Media
HOW Media


Independent Contrator

Jun 2007 - Dec 2016

Howie Abernathy

Variety of personal clients and B2B

Global Agency work (GreenRubino, Publicis)

Banners, demos, games, flash, web, print, logos, etc.

Agency - GR
Agency - Publicis
Agency - WH
Proects - Howie Abernathy


Sr Flash Designer/Developer - Contractor

Bothell, WA

Feb 2003 - May 2005, Mar 2007 - Dec 2011


Build/develop eLearning courseware, graphics, interactivities, animations

Design and implement user interfaces (UI)

Illustrated storyboard concepts; creatively and instructionally convey content

Contributed to establishing high-level dev standards and efficient production flow processes

Lead developer - large $1m project

Developed multiple award winning courses

Consistently met or came in under budget allocated

Projects - MP

MRM Worldwide

Interactive Designer

Seattle, WA

Jun 2005 - Feb 2006

MRM Worldwide

Designed and created effective interactive presentations, including Websites, CD marketing kits, online demos

Mapped out interaction design, built UI interface, development, executed final digital artwork and deliverables

Worked closely with Art Directors, Copyrighters, and other Designers to concept, prototype and create interactive campaigns and marketing materials

Coordinated outside resources including illustrators, voice talent and stock imagery

Projects - MRM
Projects - MRM

EDMARK / Riverdeep

Senior Media Tech / Product Development

Redmond, WA

Jul 2000 - Oct 2002


Creation and preparation of art for software production; including building activities, file management, databases, animation, and graphic production techniques

Flash animation and ActionScripting; web-enabling products - converting CD Rom/bitmap products to Flash/vector modules for download/streaming via the internet

Lead the design/production/tech of kindergarten/grade01 activities (approx. 225) and assisted in design and tech of grade02/grade03 activities (approx. 275) for Destination Reading product

Creation of icons, splash screens, intro animations

Design and creation of edConnect logo

Projects - Edmark
Projects - Edmark


Production Designer - Contractor

Redmond, WA

Feb 1999 - Jun 2000


Worked on Picture It! 2000 and Picture It! Publishing 2001

Production of graphics, textures, icons, help graphics, UI elements, templates, product preview, for use in the product

Maintained PI website - graphics, layout, articles, packaging downloadable files

Created animations for eCards

Merit Award for Picture It! Online Help, Society for Technical Communication

Projects - Microsoft

Toys R Us

Asst Inventory Control Mgr / Advertising Mgr

Kent, WA

1992 - Nov 1995


Responsible for inventory distribution and flow, merchandise selection, shrink reduction, store visits

Overall selection and balance in market was one of the best in the country for the entire year

Well respected by the Allocations Dept which helped us get the merchandise we need when we need it

Excellent communication/relationships with stores

Helped open 2 new stores; organized Grand Opening Events

Implemented on-line RTV system; #1 in company on hazardous RTV follow-up

Responsible for games purchased locally resulting in over $50,000 in sales for our area

Managed newspaper accounts; ad schedules, contracts, reservations, placement, ad dollars, budget, process invoices


Assistant Store Director

Jantzen Beach OR, Lynnwood WA

1989 - 1992

Main responsibility was operation of the store on a day-to-day basis, with particular emphasis placed on directing the day-to-day merchandising efforts, enabling the store to operate profitably.

Assisted Store Director in the planning and setting of goals and execution of those goals

Supervised 7 managers, 180 employees

Training of Managers and employees; salary reviews and evaluations

Busiest store in the market; 17M year sales

Employee, Dept. Head, Manager

Bellevue, Lynnwood WA

Oct 1986 - 1989