Fred Gerantabee is an Emmy award winning interactive designer, web developer and author based in New York City, and serves as training manager for Aquent Graphics Institute (AGI). Prior to joining Aquent, Fred was an interactive producer with ABC/Disney Interactive, working on ITV applications for hit shows such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the Academy Awards and Toon Disney’s JETIX Cards Live. Fred is the author of several books web and interactive technologies, and works extensively in helping bridge the gap between designers and developers. You can find his tutorials on the PhizzPop Design Challenge site as he dissects some of his Silverlight video game projects, helping users understand how to customize and skin games. While he geeks-out with the best developers creating Silverlight and other interactive projects, he gets his creative juices cranking with his guitar and band as he plays weekend gigs around New York City.