Long Pond Mist - gorgeous a.m. photo by Tom Baratz

Web Design/Development


As an instructional designer, I often draw upon skills that I initially honed as a web designer/developer. For example, taking the end user's perspective when designing for the web is similar to being "learner-centric" when developing curriculum and training.

I began my multimedia career in 1996 as an Acquisitions Editor for Ziff-Davis Press, collecting material for CD-ROMs accompanying the book, LateNight Netscape Communicator. I've held many roles, both freelance and full-time, in web and graphic design and development. I was the Associate Art Director during MyPrimeTime's start-up, and the principal Web Producer at Triad, Inc., a boutique marketing and design firm.

Steven Baratz Creative Services - my previous portfolio site

MiaBloombecker.com - a photographer's portfolio I built using a Flash template.

Online Learning


Technology Expo (.htm)

A self-guided tour of selected instructional technologies with hands-on activities, presented as an afternoon workshop for K-12 educators. Topics include Digital Storytelling, E-text, Importing Photos, using Inspiration and DraftBuilder (software) and Online Resources.