Novelist/Copywriter Resume


Walt Disney Studios web developer alumnus and author of 6 novels, offering 25+ years experience in wide ranging skills for web design/development, video/graphics/photo integration, programming, coding and proactive technical leadership. Track record of exceeding expectations through the conceptualization, design, development, and implementation of multi-sized projects. Skillfully synthesized an artistic background, business acumen, emerging and established technologies to achieve high-level functionality as specified by corporate or client requirements. Numerous technical proficiencies, recognized subject matter expertise and quick learner. Results-achieving team leader and collaborator routinely delivering high-quality projects within deadlines.


Eric Muss-Barnes

Innovative and deadline-driven Copywriter with decades of experience designing and developing user-centered digital/print marketing material from initial concept to final, polished deliverable.

  • Los Angeles/San Bernardino, CA


High School

1985 - 1989

Holy Name High School • Parma Heights, OH

College preparatory curriculum founded 109 years ago in 1914. Focus on graphics arts, drama and computer programming.


1989 - 1991

Cuyahoga Community College • Parma Heights, OH

Founded 60 years ago in 1963, it is Ohio's first, oldest and largest public community college. Focus on photography and aviation.

Personal Interests & Background

  • 5th Generation American Citizen - Born & Raised in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Native English Speaker
  • Current Resident of Southern California (20 Years)
  • Licensed Hang Glider Pilot (USHGA Hang 2 Rating Aerotow)
  • Commercially Licensed Driver (Class A)
  • Licensed Motorcyclist (M1)
  • Art-Gallery-Showcased Photographer
  • Award-Nominated Filmmaker
  • Skateboarder (36+ Years)
  • Snowboarder
  • Equestrian (English & Western)
  • Target Shooter (12ga & Revolver)
  • Freestyle BMX Rider
  • BMX Racer (2020 California State #5)
  • Society for Creative Anachronism Member
  • YouTube Personality (over 7 million viewers)
  • Published Novelist & Author

Professional Experience

The Walt Disney Studios

Web Content Developer ($76K)

April 2006 – September 2012 in Burbank, CA

  • Manager: Kathy Bailey
  • As the largest entertainment company in the history of the world, The Walt Disney Company needs no introduction.
  • Engineering frontend development in hand-coded PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Flash and XML for websites ranging from The Disney Channel to Hollywood Records to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment to El Capitan Theatre, and more.
  • Utilized a proprietary Disney CMS (GoPublish) for template updates, fluent in Agile and Waterfall methodologies, Sharepoint, Teamsite, Beyond Compare, and Perforce.
  • Volunteer with Disney VoluntEARS.
  • Taught classes on HTML for the Disney Interactive Media Group Insight Series.

American Greetings

Freelance Author/Graphic Designer

January 1994 - January 1997 in Cleveland, OH

  • Manager: George Chanter
  • American Greetings is the world’s largest greeting card company
  • Contributed to the team at Those Characters From Cleveland designing and inventing concepts for new characters.
  • Artist for the Create-A-Card division, using Photoshop to redesign and create new greeting cards for digital kiosks.
  • Creative consultant on Body Wars line of toys where I invented character personalities and costumes which eventually became a line of action figures.

Dubh Sith Ink

Author & Digital Publisher

January 1996 - Current in Los Angeles, CA

  • Wrote and developed multiple books and formatted them as ebooks and printed volumes.
  • Designed graphics and built responsive design sites from smartphone resolutions up to full HD using PHP, CSS3, HTML5 and WordPress.
  • Printed books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Createspace and Lulu. The ebooks are also on Smashwords and iBookstore.
  • All of the ebooks were hand-coded in Notepad++ as EPUB files and validated against FlightCrew 0.7.1, Sigil, epubcheck 1.2 and epubpreflight 0.1.0 to check for errors. These ebooks feature all the requisite XHTML, CSS, OPF, and NCX files.

Professional Skillset

HTML, CSS, CSS3, XML, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, PHP, HTML5, DHTML, MySQL, XHTML, ASP, VBScript, Firebug, SQLServer, EPUB, MOBI, KindleGen, Dreamweaver, Visual InterDev, Flash, Microsoft Access, Perforce, CVS, Subversion, Beyond Compare, GoPublish (proprietary Disney CMS), SugarCRM, Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Media Cleaner Pro, Compressor, A.Pack, Final Cut Pro, MPEG Streamclip, DaVinci Resolve, HandBrake, Freehand, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Adobe Acrobat Professional, WordPress, EmEditor, Windows Media Encoder, Adobe Flash Video Encoder, Amazon Web Services (AWS), FileZilla, Macintosh OS9, Macintosh OSX, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 11

HTML 99%
CSS 90%
JavaScript 75%
PHP 80%
WordPress/CMS 90%
Photoshop 95%


Highlights of some relevant trivia, regarding my credentials and experiences, in creative fields and web development skills. I feel sharing my skills and interests outside the focus of my employment paints a clearer picture of myself as a rounded individual.


Days At Walt Disney Studios
Accomplishing my lifelong dream of working for Walt Disney, I had the honor of being employed at the Studio for nearly 7 years.


Years of Experience
My career as a Web Developer began back in 1998. I have developed website applications in numerous industries; from entertainment, to real estate, to the financial sector.


I'm proud to say, all of my feats of artistry (and knowledge of computer development) is self-taught. I once worked with a professor who boasted I knew more than his colleagues, and should teach college classes, not take them.


Million Words
Ray Bradbury once said, "You're not a real writer until you've published a million words." I have exceeded that with 12 books to my name and counting!


Over the years, I have had the honor to achieve numerous career goals, thanks to the assistance of a diverse fellowship of brilliant and talented individuals. These bright and gifted people have been kind enough to share a few words, regarding their opinions of my prowess and work ethic.


Residing in Southern California, I can be reached for any number of creative projects and collaborations using the address provided below.


Los Angeles, California