As a technology consultant and Web designer, Tal has redesigned
and built numerous Web sites and Internet applications. Most
recently, he served as Senior Information Designer for the
IBM Interactive Design Studio in Atlanta, the model for IBM's
worldwide Centers for E-Business Innovation. Tal's IBM projects include the Macys.com Web site;
a hybrid CD-ROM/Web research database; the Shotlink tournament
Intranet for the PGA Tour; and a business-to-business site
for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
At Merrill-Hall, Tal has completed the information design
for several projects, including the initial designs for the
New Georgia Encyclopedia and the Altman, Kritzer, and Levick
Before moving into the technology field, Tal practiced law
for eight years, first as a public defender, then as a staff
attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit in San Francisco, and finally as a sole practitioner.
His degrees include an M.S. from Georgia Tech in Information
Design and Technology, a B.A. in Political Science from the
University of California-Berkeley, and a J.D. from the Boalt
Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley.