Andy Corman

Software Engineer / Web Developer

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Serving the greater Seattle area

About Andy

Andy

Andy Corman is a graduate of the Bellevue Community College Digital Gaming program and holds an Associate of Arts degree. In college he received high praise from his professors, and achieved a GPA of 3.8. Mr. Corman has performed for numerous employers, including FGI of Seattle, the City of Newcastle, Pacific Software Publishing, inc., and DASH Platform.

Mr. Corman has been programming since he was eight years old and has become an expert with HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, jQuery, Ajax, MySQL, Coldfusion, and Actionscript 3.0, along with being adept with the respective Adobe Creative Suite applications that relate to Web Development.

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Projects

Dash Platform Screenshot
Project Name: Dash Platform
Employer: Sports IT / Arenasports
Year: 2013 - Present
URL: Dash Platform
Skills: PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Ajax, Bootstrap, GIT, MySQL
Features: Scheduling, Reporting, Communication, and Point of Sale tools
Description: I'm on a small dedicated team that maintains and develops the enterprise-class DASH Platform service. In a nutshell, this suite of online tools is used as an all-in-one solution for managing indoor sports facilities. It's has so many features and uses, it's nearly impossible to list them all. To name a few, it features a complete point of sale system, league and event scheduling tools, robust financial reporting, and allows customers to communicate with other team members and sign up for events, camps, and classes online.

DASH Platform is currently used by hundreds of sports facilities across the country and has over a million end-users.
Star Breakers Screenshot
Project Name: Star Breakers
Employer: None
Year: 2016
URL: Star Breakers on the iOS App Store
Skills: Actionscript 3, Starling game Engine
Features: Multiplayer space battle action!
Description: Star Breakers on the Google Play Store

I enjoyed working on Hookshot so much that I wanted to do another game that was a bit different. It did bother me that none of my Android user friends were able to try my previous release, so I decided to put my Actionscript 3.0 hat back on just like in days of yore, and started putting things together using the Starling game engine. Even though ActionScript and Flash do have a bit of a bad rap these days, Adobe Air is a surprisingly good platform for multi-platform media rich apps.

Currently the game runs silky smooth on both Android and iOS devices, and could even easily be ported to Windows Devices.
Hookshot Screenshot
Project Name: Hookshot
Employer: None
Year: 2013
URL: Hookshot on the iOS App Store
Skills: Objective C
Features: Randomly generated levels, intuitive touch controls, sounds, original music, and a few physics.
Description: This is just a pet project I worked on a few years ago when I wanted to dip my feet into mobile development and Objective C programming. As with any project, I had to trim my feature-set down to about 10% of what I had originally wanted, but it ended up being a fun and addictive little game.

While working on this project I decided that I really liked developing video games in my spare time. As an adult I don't feel quite as compelled to spend hours upon hours playing them, but I get almost the same thrill I used to by creating them. I have found it's oddly relaxing after a long day to just sit down and tinker with little projects like these.
Bloguru Screenshot
Project Name: Bloguru
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2011 - 2012
URL: bloguru.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP (with localization), and jQuery.
Features: A large scale blogging site with a photo-rich homepage. Both English and Japanese languages.
Description: While on the PSP programming team, I've spent the majority of my time working on PSP's blog site, Bloguru.com. For the most part, it works pretty similarly to live journal. Although the site isn't quite as popular as live journal, it does get quite a bit of traffic from users in Japan. So far, since joining the programming department at PSP, I have completely redesigned the homepage, added the ability to upload multiple photos and add photo comments, implemented Facebook share buttons, and have made numerous bug fixes and minor updates. Working on this site has been a huge learning experience, as it essentially has two seperate front-ends, one for english and one for Japanese.
Seattle Shrimp & Seafood Screenshot
Project Name: Seattle Shrimp & Seafood
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2012
URL: seattleshrimp.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP, and Jquery.
Features: Full CMS integration, and a fancy rollover image slider.
Description: Another site that was built into PSP's own custom CMS. The image slider on the front page took some time to get working, as it's a combination of several other pre-made elements that didn't always play nice together. Especially once the vertical navigation tried fly-out over on top of it.
Internet Joke Database Screenshot
Project Name: Internet Joke Database
Employer: None
Year: 2011 - 2012
URL: joke-db.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, Jquery, and MySQL.
Features: Ajax based voting system, ajax enhanced search page, ajax powered "Random Joke" feature, and an ajax submission form that upon submission checks for a long list of offensive words and phrases and will auto-flag the joke as 'dirty' if any words are found.
Description: After creating Style Solver I had a sudden realization that nearly every single joke site on the web was absolutely awful in terms of design and usability. At the time I was also interested in learning more about responsive front-end development, so I got to work.
Landscape Doctors Screenshot
Project Name: Landscape Doctors
Employer: None
Year: 2012
URL: 206doctors.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP, and Jquery
Features: A rotating jQuery banner.
Description: Just a basic site I threw together for a friend who needed an upgrade for his business.
ClockLink Screenshot
Project Name: ClockLink
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2010 - 2012
URL: clocklink.com
Skills: HTML, CSS, PHP, Javascript, HTML5 (Canvas)
Features: A plethora of clocks that users can embed into their homepages and blogs
Description: ClockLink is a site that hosts simple flash based clocks that users may embed on any website to display whichever timezone they would like. The site experiences very heavy traffic and the clocks that it provides make nearly 25,000,000 impressions on a daily basis. While at PSP I have developed a few new Flash clocks, and more recently added a basic HTML5 (canvas) based Flash-free clock that works on devices incapable of using flash. I also have done quite a bit of back-end reworking to allow the hosting of the HTML5 clocks, as well as made timezone related updates and bug fixes.
Team J Station Screenshot
Project Name: Team J Station
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2011
URL: tjsla.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP, and Jquery.
Features: Full Wordpress integration.
Description: I found the differences between Japanese and typical American website design quite interesting in this project. TJSLA is a Japanese radio station that operates in the Los Angeles area, and as such, they wanted a website that would appear similar to what you would see in Japan. With a little bit of dialog (and translation) back and forth, I was able to get a design together that they were very happy with, but it was an interesting process. I had to ultimately study a few other Japanese websites and copy some of the styles, as I was informed that most of my initial designs looked a bit too 'American' for their tastes.
Alaskan Leader Foundation Screenshot
Project Name: Alaskan Leader Foundation
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2011
URL: alaskanleaderfoundation.org
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP, and Jquery.
Features: CMS Integration.
Description: A fairly basic site with CMS integration that I did nearly all of the work on, including design. Nothing too fancy, except for the fact that due to a crazy suprise deadline I had to do nearly all of the development work in a single day.
Washington Movers Conference Screenshot
Project Name: Washington Movers Conference
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2011
URL: wmcmovers.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, Jquery, and MySQL.
Features: Full CakePHP Integration.
Description: At PSP I'm kind of special in that I'm the only one who is capable of doing both the front and back-end work. This was my first programming project that I did all of the work on from the first mock-up to the last feature debugging. This site, like Seattle Executives Association, allows members to communicate with each other and manage a public profile among other things.
Seattle Executives Association Screenshot
Project Name: Seattle Executives Association
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2011
URL: seattleexecs.org
Skills: HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, Javascript, Jquery, and MySQL.
Features: Mobile optimized member section, full CakePHP integration, and enough database tables to make your head spin.
Description: After joining the applications/programming team at PSP, I was given this site as my first project. The site was already completed, but soon needed additional features added and old features debugged. The site is pretty cool, it allows members of the nearly century old Seattle Executives Association to communicate with each other in a variety of ways to mutually benefit their respective businesses. This was my first 'real' site I have ever worked on in any sort of MVC architecture, but now I can honestly say that if I ever build another site with more than a single database table, I'm definitely going to use Cake (or some other MVC framework) to make things easier.
Japan Business Association of Seattle Screenshot
Project Name: Japan Business Association of Seattle
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2011
URL: jbaseattle.org
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, Javascript, and Jquery.
Features: Full CakePHP Integration.
Description: I worked on this site prior to joining the programming team, so I mostly just did the front end development. This site is very similar to Seattle Executives Association, but obviously tailored to Japanese businesses operating in the seattle area.
Washington Alarm Screenshot
Project Name: Washington Alarm
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2010
URL: washingtonalarm.com
Skills: HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Jquery.
Features: Blog aggregator and a rotating front banner.
Description: This was the first large static site I had done in a long time. It proved to be not too difficult, although that there was a slight oddity in the design, where the content area background is very slightly off-white. The difference is so slight that on many monitors (including the main one I was developing on) you couldn't see a difference unlesss you rotated the whole thing about 10 degrees to either side.
Space Shooter Game Screenshot
Project Name: Space Shooter Game
Employer: None
Year: 2010
URL: N/A
Skills: Actionscript 3.
Features: Object oriented design, mouse + keyboard controls, sounds, original music, 10 levels, and bosses.
Description: I've been wanting to try my hand at 2D game development a try, so I got myself a book and got started. After a few months of learning, this is what I came up with. It's far from finished, and it doesn't look like much, but I'm pretty proud of it. It features custom music that I put together (though the first song is a placeholder), multiple weapons which can be changed by pressing numbers 1-4, a variety of enemies, and bosses at levels 5 and 10.
Style Solver Screenshot
Project Name: Style Solver
Employer: None
Year: 2010
URL: stylesolver.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL
Features: User Creation/Tracking, Image Uploading, Score Keeping, Jquery Image Cropper to ensure all images are correct aspect ratio, and object oriented database abstraction layer for all database interactions.
Description: Long ago I had a dilemma as to whether or not I should keep or cut my long hair, and I decided I wanted to do the only logical thing when a man has a dilemma. Let strangers on the internet make my decision for me. I looked and looked, but never found any websites that would let me load up a few photos and manage an image-based poll. I was also learning PHP at the time so I figured I might as well try to build my own site.

Currently the user system for this site is a little spartan, it actually originally had a fully functioning email confirmation registration system along with a password recovery function, but I eventually decided that since my site was so simple in every other aspect, it would
make sense to strip out the features in favor of a speedier registration process. I realize now that this site could benefit immensely from a little bit of Ajax. At the time I built this I had never used it before though. I do plan on someday revamping this site with a
little ajax here and there.
Bergman Draper & Frockt Screenshot
Project Name: Bergman Draper & Frockt
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2010
URL: bergmanlegal.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL.
Features: A fully Wordpress driven back-end. Jquery powered front slide show.
Description: This was my first major project with PSP. The original design was put together by a co-worker of mine, but I eventually took the reins and made some design changes at their request. This was the first project I used jQuery in.
Financial Services Management Group Screenshot
Project Name: Financial Services Management Group
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2010
URL: financialservicesmg.net
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL.
Features: A fully Wordpress driven back-end.
Description: Although I didn't do the original design for this site, I made a few revisions and did nearly all of the development. Although I've used Wordpress for blogging extensively, this is the first time I had ever used it as an integrated content management system.
Overall I'm very pleased with how it came out and learned a lot about what Wordpress is really capable of.
HTML5 Invaders Screenshot
Project Name: HTML5 Invaders
Employer: None
Year: 2010
URL: N/A
Skills: Canvas, Jquery, and Javascript.
Features:
Description: A little experimental canvas based space invaders-esque game I've been working on in my spare time. It's far from finished, but in a playable state. Click start below the game window and then use the arrow keys to move and the Control key to shoot!
Kabuki - The Ghost of Oyuki Screenshot
Project Name: Kabuki - The Ghost of Oyuki
Employer: PSP Inc.
Year: 2010
URL: kabuki-r.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, and CSS.
Features:
Description: A site I built for a traditional Japanese theater group who were doing a show in Los Angeles. This was my first project at PSP Inc. where I did nearly all of the design work.
Eyes on the Landing Screenshot
Project Name: Eyes on the Landing
Employer: None
Year: 2009
URL: eyesonthelanding.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP.
Features: Simplified and compartmentalized code.
Description: A site I created independently for a family friend's new business.
Randy Corman's Homepage Screenshot
Project Name: Randy Corman's Homepage
Employer: None
Year: 2009
URL: randycorman.com
Skills: Design Composition, HTML, and CSS.
Features: A livejournal include.
Description: This project was really just a quick single page redesign for my father who is currently the longest serving council member in Renton and runs a fairly popular local blog. The site itself isn't too spectacular (except for the photo, which my dad snapped
himself). But it was a nice quick upgrade that only took me a few hours.
Apex Learning Screenshot
Project Name: Apex Learning
Employer: FGI Seattle
Year: 2008
URL: apexlearning.com
Skills: HTML and CSS.
Features: Multi-tier top navigation.
Description: The navigation was really the only hard part of this design. Overall it was another pretty smooth project.
Spacelabs Healthcare Screenshot
Project Name: Spacelabs Healthcare
Employer: FGI Seattle
Year: 2008
URL: spacelabshealthcare.com
Skills: HTML, CSS, Coldfusion, and MySQL
Features: A custom site search.
Description: This one was pretty straight forward for the most part, however it actually contains two independent background layers which was a bit of a trick to get working in IE 6.
Naverus PBN Summit Screenshot
Project Name: Naverus PBN Summit
Employer: FGI Seattle
Year: 2008
URL: pbnsummit.org
Skills: HTML, CSS, Coldfusion, and MySQL
Features: A custom site search.
Description: Naverus went together pretty quickly, if you exclude the little search bar at the top. The image contained transparency, so I recall that about half the time I spent developing this site was in trying to get the text box and submit button to look presentable
on all browsers.
Tailwind Financial Solutions Screenshot
Project Name: Tailwind Financial Solutions
Employer: FGI Seattle
Year: 2008
URL: tailwindfs.com
Skills: HTML, CSS, Coldfusion, and MySQL
Features: A home page that draws in different content depending on which button is selected.
Description: Another site I'm unusually fond of. It has a relatively simple design, minus the home page which draws in content from other pages depending on which button is selected.
Spring Wireless Screenshot
Project Name: Spring Wireless
Employer: FGI Seattle
Year: 2008
URL: springwireless.net
Skills: HTML, CSS, Coldfusion, and MySQL
Features: CMS Integration, Custom site search, and Columns/sidebars that automatically dissapear when unneeded.
Description: Out of all the sites I've worked on, this one is easily my favorite. The design is actually quite simple, yet professional looking, and putting it together was like a Lego set. The simplicity of this site is really what inspired me to keep my portfolio as
barebones as it is now.
Symphony Guild Screenshot
Project Name: Symphony Guild
Employer: FGI Seattle
Year: 2008
URL: thesymphonyguild.org
Skills: HTML, CSS, Coldfusion, and MySQL
Features: Unusual yet flexible background design.
Description: A site for the symphony guild. This one was a bit tricky as it really contains two backgrounds, the mostly black sunburst and the bass player. I had to wrestle with them a bit, but I finally got so that the sunburst would stay in place and the bassist moves depending
on the browser window width.
City of Newcastle Website Screenshot
Project Name: City of Newcastle Website
Employer: City of Newcastle
Year: 2007 - 2008
URL: ci.newcastle.wa.us
Skills: HTML and CSS
Features: A custom site search and an anonymous police tip submission form.
Description: I didn't design or code this page, so I can't take credit for that, but I worked with it for nine months. When Newcastle hired me and informed me that their site was chock full of bugs. Broken links, image sizing issues, and doubles of pages with placeholder
text were everywhere. I came in and fixed it up, added some extra features, and took care of doing site updates until I started work with FGI.