Hello World!
I'm Richard Tammar
Digital Architect

I Speak...

Executive

Strategy, roadmaps, OKRs.

Developer

Systems, processes, code.

Human Being

Integrity, warmth, humor.

I am...

Bright

Analytical, with a human centered and data driven approach to problem solving: customer first and technology agnostic.

Sincere

Warm, approachable, professional and egalitarian, with a reputation for capitalizing on individual talents and fostering excellent team dynamics.

Dynamic

I catalyze positive change. I seek out opportunities to make things better and gain fulfillment by bringing those improvements to life.

I'm good at...

Getting things done

I’m a proponent of human centered design, continuous enhancement, engineering standards and efficient process. Also: delivering awesome on time and budget.

Encouraging all voices

I believe diversity, empathy, open minds and open doors are key to overcoming the innate cognitive biases which confound good decision making.

Designing systems

IA, UX, app and data engineering. I'm fascinated by systems and processes and their unintended consequences. I like to problem solve and iterate.

Conveying ideas

"Clear, smart, digestible... and highly entertaining" - according to at least one conference delegate. No fatalities by PowerPoint since 1998.

Programming

PHP, JavaScript, ColdFusion, SQL, HTML, CSS, SVN and git.

Experience

  • Travel Portland logo, modified

    2012 - present

    Director of Digital Strategy

    Travel Portland

    Travel Portland is a Destination Marketing Organization developed to strengthen the region’s economy by making Portland a preferred destination for business and leisure travel.

    I'm responsible for the strategic development of our digital presence, directing efforts across a broad range of internal contributors, external agencies and service providers.

    TravelPortland.com is regarded as a global leader in the destination marketing space and boasts industry-leading engagement.

  • One Economy logo

    2008-2012

    Director of Web Development

    One Economy Corporation

    One Economy Corporation was a Washington, D.C. based, global nonprofit organization that used the power of technology to connect underserved, low-income communities around the world to vital online information and resources.

    I led the Web Development and Project Management verticals of the Media Division, with up to 17 reports, and provided technical leadership across a dozen concurrent projects including The Public Internet Channel, The Beehive and Applications for Good with a combined traffic in excess of 1M unique visitors per month.

  • Logo for Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

    2004-2008

    Web Manager

    Lattice Semiconductor

    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) designs high-performance programmable logic devices with annual revenues of around $400M.

    I directed the corporation's global web presence, intranet, extranet and email marketing programs. I line managed the web team and reengineered the corporate web site, significantly enhancing customer-satisfaction, usability, lead generation and organic search rank; significantly reducing support and maintenance overheads and marketing lead times.

  • Logo for The University of Sussex

    1999-2004

    Web Manager

    University of Sussex

    The University of Sussex is a leading British public research university, with over 2,000 staff and 13,000 students.

    I was responsible for the University's web presence, ran technical lead on all major web development initiatives and line managed the University web team. I built a campus-wide content management system, enabling non-technical staff in 100+ subordinate units to maintain an independent departmental website without compromising our brand. The CMS integrated with HR and curriculum systems to ensure currency of personnel data, program specifications et al. Through so doing I increased usability, reduced technical overheads and cut support costs.

Education

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BSc Economics with Social Psychology

London School of Economics
and Political Science
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MA Women's Studies

The University of Sussex
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Postgraduate Certificate in Education

The University of Brighton

Projects

Actual Adventure!

My popular blog, Things to do in Portland with Children surfaces inexpensive child-friendly activities around town.

Imaginary Adventure!

At once an epic tale of adventure and a wry satire, The Marmalade Shore delivers dark suspense with a light, comedic touch.

Photography

I take portraits of people being themselves: spontaneous, expressive and idiosyncratic.

Text Tennis

A skit on app marketing circa 2015. Also a game.