Summary of Qualifications
• Eighteen years work experience ranging the fields of 3D & 2D animation, multimedia training, audio/video recording and editing, Web and print design.
• Team leader of the Macromedia People’s Choice Award winning corporate training program, Robbery: Before, During, and After, taking on the tasks of creative and production management; ensuring consistent treatment of content as well as production tracking.
• Collaborate with media developers, instructional designers, subject matter experts and program managers to outline scope for online programs. Work as a member of the creative team to continually elevate the quality and effectiveness of online media. Self starter with a strong ability to prioritize effectively while meeting long and short term goals.
• Conceptualize, evaluate and design of a wide variety of instructional media elements used to enhance online course content and assist student learning. Apply a systematic instructional design and development model in the ideation and evaluation of instructional media in real world online settings.
10.11 – 05.12 Matthews International, Pittsburgh, PA
Quality Control Technician
Quality assurance/control of production of client packaging files, validating art, text, scoring, barcodes, certifications and color separation
11.10 – 11.11 Steak ‘n’ Shake, Pittsburgh, PA
05.07 – 09.10 MountainTop Technologies, Inc, Johnstown, PA
Graphic Designer II
Built 3D models, such as the interior of a C-17 aircraft, using LightWave along with generating 3D characters with Poser
Researched Papervision API to further development in a Flash 3D delivery platform
Utilized the Adobe Creative Suite to generate texture maps and other graphic elements for print, web and interactive programs
07.06 – 06.07 Steak ‘n’ Shake, Pittsburgh, PA
Full time responsibility for managing shifts, ensuring proper service and quality food product to while maintaining store procedures.
10.05 – 07.06
Continued freelance work while working for PowerPlay Sports Bar, Wal-Mart and Steak ‘n Shake but went full time to Steak ‘n Shake in July.
01.04 – 10.05 World Health Alternatives, Inc. (formerly MedTech), Pittsburgh, PA
Worked with the Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver to design and maintain graphics and layouts for company collateral, Web site, intranet and special promotions
Used Microsoft Office to help create financial presentations and data sheets
11.02 – 01.04
Continued freelance work while attending the Art Institute Online to earn a second Associates degree.
07.00 – 11.02 Sonic Foundry, Inc. (formerly MediaSite, Inc.), Wexford, PA
Utilized Adobe Photoshop and InDesign to created graphics and layouts for company collateral, displays, intranet, PowerPoint slides and Web-based email campaigns.
Developed custom client designs for product demonstrations of the MediaSite software.
01.95 – 04.00 Visual Symphony (later TissueInformatics), Pittsburgh, PA
Generated graphics with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Audio editing tasks completed using Sound Edit 16 and SoundForge
Video recording and editing done with Adobe Premiere
Animations of cartoon characters accomplished through Director
06.05 Art Institute Online
Assoc. Degree: Interactive Media
GPA: 3.9, Dean’s Award Recipient
12.94 Art Institute: Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Assoc. Degree: Visual Communications
1992 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
06.91 Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA, Graduated with honors, Wachter Scholarship Recipient, Voted Outstanding Senior in Visual Communications
Web Design -Beatles Sculpture, Capital Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Ivanov’s Design Workshop, MedTech, Raspberry Patch Art Glass, Tri-City Life Center, U.S.A Fitness & Chiropractic Center, Valley Sports Complex
Logo/Print Design - 2440 Media, Richard Felser Company, Silhouette Graphics, T.A. Masters & Company, Valley Sports Complex
Audio/Video – Catalyst Connection, Exceltra – Buckinghamshire, UK