Darcy Nair
Washington, DC Metro area
email: darcy@darcynair.com
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  • Writing, editing, and research
  • Web page design using tables and frames
  • Graphic design
  • Creating static and animated graphics
  • Digital photography, preparing and enhancing photographs for online use
  • Sound file editing and conversion to mp3 format

  • Web Designer

    @ home architects
    March 2009 - present

    Constructed web site according to the specifications and design by licensed architect Robert Lach.

    disappear fear
    March 2008 - present

    In charge of all updates to active HTML web site (using php) for internationally-touring and award-winning world music act.

    House of Musical Traditions
    February 2001 - present

    Created new design and structure for outdated web site. New design was released in July, 2003. Single-handedly rebuilt and reorganized existing pages. Currently responsible for all maintenance and updates including new content development, photography, graphics, writing and editing.
    The Pyrates Royale
    1996 - present
    Designed, built, and launched web site to promote Maryland-based folk music band. Created most of the graphics and wrote the majority of the copy. Responsible for all maintenance and updates, which include original writing, band news and photos.
    Darcy Nair Music
    1999 - present
    Created original design, content and graphics. Responsible for all content, maintenance and updates.
    Bob Silberstein Music
    Created web site and graphics using written content, cover art and photographs provided by the client. Converted and edited sound files from client's CD to make mp3 samples. Site launched in July, 2004.
    The Suspicious Cheese Lords
    Designed and built web site incorporating graphics and written content provided by the client, a Washington, DC-based choral group. Site launched in late 2002.
    Ship's Company
    June 2001 - June 2003
    Polished and launched original site built by web design student. Created page for Ship's Company Chanteymen. Did all updates and maintenance, and later oversaw updates as those tasks were delegated among volunteers.
    February 2001 - September 2002
    Created original design (no longer online) and launched site for the National Maritime Heritage Foundation, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit group seeking to build a tallship in the area. Did all updates, contributed several articles and content ideas.

    Senior Online Producer
    Army Times
    Publishing Co.

    November 1995 - February 2001









    Launched the company's eight original web sites (listed at left). Updated all web sites with weekly photos and stories. Trained and supervised employees who also updated web sites.

    Designed and produced online features including:

  • A virtual tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • 1999 Army Ironmen competition
  • 1999 Army-Navy Game
  • 1999 Military Tax Guide
  • 1998 Marine Corps Marathon
  • 1998 Federal Paybook
  • Redesigned federaltimes.com two separate times. Contributed to the redesign and relaunch of militarycity.com: redesigned the Military Bases Guide, the download file library, the databases page and the newroom.

    Researched and wrote articles on the conflict in Kosovo, the 1999 Army-Navy Game, the 1999 GovTech Conference & Expo and the 1999 Marine Corps Marathon.

    Made daily updates to Military City Online on America Online (Keyword MCO). Produced special features in AOL area including: MCO Community Library, the Marine Corps Marathon, Independence Day, Flag Day, Memorial Day and a virtual tour of the military memorials in Washington, D.C.

    Maintained spacenews.com and defensenews.com with daily and weekly updates, late-breaking news and special features. Created original graphics and edited photos and graphics for online use. Produced original written content for "Web Site of the Day."

    Web Site Producer/
    Associate Editor

    American Entertainment

    May - October 1995

    Designed and launched SMASH! (now offline), a web-based fan magazine covering science fiction, comic books, games and related web sites. Contributed ideas for stories and graphics. Scanned and edited images using Adobe Photoshop. Wrote feature articles, interviewed industry insiders, edited articles from contributing writers and researched and reviewed other web sites. Updated regular features such as the events calendar on a biweekly basis. Promoted web page by writing and sending press releases to local and national print publications. Worked on special marketing projects.

    Software: HomeSite 4.0, Quark Express, Microsoft FrontPage, Net Objects Fusion, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft GIF Animator, Polaroid Sprint Scan, Paint Shop Pro, WS_FTP, AOL ARTPress, AOL Rainman Plus
    Languages: HTML, Javascript, PHP


  • Online Visual Design -- Influent Technology Group
  • Photoshop for the World Wide Web -- TJ Piwowar & Associates
  • Designing Web Sites -- TJ Piwowar & Associates
  • Advanced HTML -- New Horizons Computer Learning Center
  • Advanced Microsoft FrontPage -- New Horizons Computer Learning Center
  • Graphic Design and Layout -- Fairfax County


    Editor, CD Publications: August 1994 - May 1995
    Wrote, edited and designed Disability Funding News, an 18-page biweekly newsletter. Covered federal and state legislation, interviewed public officials, attended meetings and conferences and made contacts with disability associations and Capitol Hill staff. Reported on federal and private grant opportunities and awards. Wrote features on fundraising strategies, grant writing advice and successful programs benefiting people with disabilities. Edited articles by contributing writers.

    Staff Writer, Times Community Newspapers: February 1993 - May 1994
    Covered the Fairfax County School Board and local news in the Town of Vienna, writing six or more stories per week. Was the only weekly newspaper reporter who traveled to West Virginia to cover the extradition hearing of accused murderer Ralph Shambaugh. Broke the story that several Vienna restaurants were incorrectly charging the town's meals tax. Regular contributor to the Weekender section, including cover stories, humorous columns and restaurant and entertainment reviews.

    Staff Writer, DCI Publishing: January 1991 - February 1993
    Covered several Northern Virgina communities for The Connection newspapers. Contributed eight or more stories per week. Broke the story that the Town of Vienna government violated the First Amendment by displaying a nativity scene on town property. Wrote About Town, a weekly society column. Started ground-floor newspaper, the Franconia Gazette-Packet.

    Writer/Editor, The Information Prospector: December 1989 - October 1990
    Reviewed, compiled and abstracted biographical, business and foundation materials. Wrote, edited and produced reports on philanthropists for non-profit and for-profit organizations.

    Technical Writer/Editor, Vitro Corporation: April - December 1989
    Edited military reports on a variety of missile systems. Coordinated and organized the process of reports from original manuscript form to final print distribution. Emphasis on deadlines and security of classified information.


    Bachelor of Arts Degree: Goucher College, 1988
    Majored in English with writing concentration. Elective course load heavy in studio arts classes, including drawing, printmaking, pottery and art history. Worked on independent project in pottery during senior year.

    Intern: The National Journalism Center, January - February 1991
    Researched and wrote articles on all aspects of community news for the Alexandria Gazette-Packet, a Washington, D.C. area weekly newspaper.