– John Lennon
I’m a Brooklyn-based artist and while I would never compare myself to John Lennon, his sentiment encapsulates my sense of creative spirit—I’ve always pushed myself and I find a way. The joy for me in each endeavor isn’t just in creating something new or building something useful, it’s also in finding ways to solve problems. I thrive in creating the connective tissue between technical know-how and artistry. As a rule, I challenge myself to learn at least one new thing on every project—to keep myself fully engaged, and so my skills are of the moment.
Currently, I’m the Creative Director for the Media Group at Access Intelligence, a media marketing and publishing company. Over the last few years I’ve worked with my team to design and develop two frameworks, one an engine for long form storytelling, and the other a complex series of tools for building event and award microsites in WordPress. I’ve also designed and coded quite a few websites.
When I’m not designing and coding for the web I can be found in my home recording studio writing, mixing, and producing music for small indie films and artists.
I love telling great stories, maybe the next is yours…
Views is a WordPress plugin conceived, designed, and constructed by designer and developer Philip Kuperberg and Brian Aloisio.
Views is a powerful series of event management and web page building applications that extends the WordPress CMS. It’s a powerful tool designed to leverage institutional knowledge and automate repeatable design patterns—freeing editorial staff, marketers, designers, and developers to focus on creating rather than repeating. By taking a content first modular approach to building web pages, Views flips the 80/20 rule on it’s head.
How did we do it?
We’ve created a series of extendable modules, data specific content types, and designed a user interface that allows teams of all skill sets to visually manipulate data and build web pages. All of the code blocks are modular, responsive, and use web standards to drastically reduce human error and increase SEO. Each module can be visually represented on a web page using any number of a series of “views”, blocks of HTML and CSS code. Each “view” has a set of options allowing users to customize the experience and control which data sets display on the website. Time to market is wicked fast and because we’ve leveraged the WordPress CMS, going live simply means hitting the “Publish” button. It’s even possible to create multi-page custom microsite experiences within a branded content ecosystem to leverage the power of a brand’s content and SEO all within one dashboard. No additional WordPress themes required.
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The Views platform consists of several mini applications using ReactJS to hook into the WordPress dashboard and database. We’ve built tools for constructing buttons, web pages, menus, event pricing, event information, agendas, and profiles of people and companies associated with a brand.
In 2014, Brian founded ba_sk, a music and sound design collaborative, with his writing partner Scott Kockler. Together they've scored several short films and produced original material. They're currently scoring an interpretation of the Ray Bradbury novella, The Creatures That Time Forgot and have begun work on their original full length album, Circuit Breaker.
Brian’s credits include the short films Election Day 2016 (2017, score), Portraits of Life (2017, score), Adam Imitating Art (2015, songwriter), feature film Sophomore (2015, sound design and mix, Patrick Warburton, Amanda Plummer) and the documentary film Signs of the Time (2009, sound design, Richard Dreyfuss).
He’s an Emerging Talent member of the Manhattan Producer’s Alliance.