Hello! My name is Serge K. Keller, FCD.
I’m a scientific and technical journalist, a freelance writer and translator, a graphic designer and desktop publisher, and a webmaster. In other words: I’m a wordsmith and a pixel craftsman, a printer of electrons and a web scientist.
I’m also a former biologist, and used to be a zookeeper: to this day, I’ve kept a strong interest in natural sciences, and I remain a staunch, bearded Darwin groupie.
In my free time, I direct some amateur theatre plays, or play on stage myself. Photography, bicycle touring, travels, cinema and reading (I’m a tsundoku black belt) also count amongst my hobbies and past-times.
Serge K. Keller
Route du Jura 13
1700 Fribourg (Switzerland)
Atelier Mammouth — Fribourg (Switzerland)
Co-founder • September 2007 – Present
Small, two-person studio specialized in graphic design, print layout and publication services, web design and development; also active in IT training and consulting, translation and proof-reading services, media communication.
University of Fribourg – Academic Information Service — Fribourg (Switzerland)
Scientific collaborator • September 2012 – January 2014
Print design & layout, web publication & development; web expertise, information architecture, accessibility & usability expertise, knowledge management.
dialog:umwelt GmbH (formerly Publizack GmbH) — Ittigen – Biel/Bienne (Switzerland)
Online communication specialist • January 2009 – January 2012
Web development and webdesign, web publishing, text writing and editing, copywriting, scientific and technical translations, internet information monitoring, web expertise and online communication expertise.
N.B.: the communication agency dialog:umwelt GmbH was registered at the trade register under the name «Publizack GmbH» until October the 29th, 2010.
Swiss Federal Office for the Environment FOEN — Bern (Switzerland)
Web specialist • Various mandates, 2006 – 2008
Web content migration, web publishing, IT expertise, etc.
Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation – Swiss Federal Chancellery — Bern (Switzerland)
Web specialist – Communication and information specialist, • January – March 2006
Web content migration, web publishing, web integration, accessibility and usability expertise, information organisation and architecture.
AllTheContent.com — Geneva (Switzerland)
Editor • January 2002 – January 2003
Editor and journalist for the «IT Feed» and «Technology» columns.
Computer News — Lausanne (Switzerland)
Journalist • 1999 – 2001
Freelance journalist for the «Swiss IT» monthly column and for various other special features of this (now extinct) magazine.
Publipress — Fribourg (Switzerland)
Founder • October 1998 – September 2013
Web hosting and small publishing association (non-profit): hosting and publishing services, system administration, end-user support and training.
Basel Zoo — Basel (Switzerland)
Zookeeper • 1988 – 1994
Animal keeper (wolves, ungulates, rhinoceroses, etc.) and «Futtermeister»-assistant.
Théâtre de la Cité de Fribourg (TCF) — Fribourg (Switzerland)
Committee member — Press officer — Webmaster • June 2004 – October 2009
Media relations attaché: press and media relations, advertising, website, communication — Head of communication and marketing — Webmaster (website redesign in 2004; management, maintenance and updates until 2009).
Université de Genève (Switzerland)
Advanced Studies in New Web Technologies • October 2012 – February 2014
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in New Web Technologies and Web User Interfaces, at the Knowledge Engineering and Space Logics Institute (ICLE) of the Computer Science Centre (CUI).
Principles and core Web technologies. Web information management: databases and data exchange. User centered design: needs analysis and prototype testing. Web 2.0 technologies and the Semantic Web. Knowledge integration project: design and implementation of a Web application or a website (final project).
Université de Fribourg / Universität Freiburg (Switzerland)
Journalism & Communication sciences • October 1998 – June 2002
Other activities and affiliations: editor-in-chief of Spectrum (University students' newspaper and AGEF's official voice); support, training & hardware sales for micromus (IT services for University students); reporter, radio host & radio editor for Unimix (University students' radio).
Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Natural sciences – Biology (Vertebrate ecology & Eco-ethology) • October 1989 – June 1998
Scientific assistant in Vertebrates anatomy, Vertebrates eco-ethology and propedeutical medicine (1st year students).
Other activities and affiliations: Théâtre Universitaire Neuchâtelois (TUN); Théâtre du Grenier.
Liceo cantonale di Lugano 2 – Trevano — Canobbio (Switzerland)
Litterary section (Latin) — Linguistic section (Modern languages) • September 1984 – June 1988
Other activities and affiliations: Gruppo di Teatro del Liceo di Lugano 2.
It might look like I'm doing nothing, but on a cellular level I'm really quite busy.
- Web design & development
- Graphic & print design
Remember the Geek Code? FWIW, here’s mine:
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If you wish to send me a message, I can understand French, Italian, English and German. Your choice!
Un adulte, c'est peut-être un enfant qui a mal tourné.André Franquin (1924 – 1997)
Leben ist lernen.Konrad Lorenz (1903 – 1989)
You live and learn. At any rate, you live.Douglas Adams (1952 – 2001)
A man is not dead while his name is still spoken.Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015) —
GNU Terry Pratchett
Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961)
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970)
There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.Charles Darwin (1809 – 1892)
We explore because we are human, and we want to know.Stephen Hawking (*1942)
Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.George Carlin (1937 – 2008)
Lo sforzo disperato che compie l’uomo nel tentativo di dare alla vita un qualsiasi significato è teatro.Eduardo De Filippo (1900 – 1984)
I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe; attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion; I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those... moments... will be lost... in time, like... tears... in rain.Roy Batty, SN N6MAA10816 (2016 – 2019)
I don't play a lot of notes. I just try to play the right ones.B.B. King (1925 – 2015)
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892)
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.T.S. Eliot (1888 – 1965)