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Software, Skills

  • Web:CSS3, HTML5, Responsive, WordPress, TextMate, FTP, DreamWeaver, FrontPage, BootStrap, Foundation, Flash, SoundSlides, some PHP, JavaScript, JQuery
  • Design:Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat, Keynote, iPhoto
  • Office: MacOSX, Windows 98, NT, 2000 and 7, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, Communicator, Excel, Messenger
  • Video:Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, SoundTrack, LiveType, Aperture, After Effects, Premiere, iMovie, iDVD, ProTools
  • Misc.:Painter, CCI NewsDesk, SII, ATEX, Photo Mechanic, iView, Audacity, BBEdit, Lotus Notes, Snapz Pro X, Toast, Avid Systems, Merlin, AGT, QuarkXPress, Eudora, Citrix, Virtual PC, Suitcase, CopyPath, TweetDeck, Photorescue, HandBrake, Stuffit, Disk Genius, Data Rescue, AntiVirus
  • Skills & Knowledge:Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Skype, Vimeo, Drupal, delicious.com, tumbler.com, font management, web hosting, wireless, bluetooth, remote access, ActionScript, JavaScript, UNIX, file conversion, visual storytelling, VPN, POP & IMAP mail, TCP/IP, HTML web e-mail design, linkedin.com, various browsers

Equipment

Digital cameras (still, view and video), audio recorders, microphones, drawing tablets, Macintosh and PCs (laptops and desktops), printers, scanners, projectors, hard drives, networks, typesetters, CD/DVD burners, cell phones, iPads, iPhones, SAT phones, iPods, modems, Avid Systems, lighting, card readers, patch bays, ethernet hubs, airport hubs, AP LeafDesk.

Work Experience

Freelance 2008-Current

Self, Web Designer/Developer: (Telecommute) Job duties: Complete remote web design projects for various small businesses, specializing in WordPress customization, delivered via FTP and broswer. Also setup the backend tasks on various hosts, as well as on my reseller account at FatCow.com and customize the front-end admin on my client WordPress sites.

Self, Technical Consulting: (Occasional on-site & telecommute) Job duties: Provide on-site computer training, installation, repair and administration.

Self, Wyzant Tutor: (On-site & one-on-one technical & application tutoring) Job duties: After being matched with potential students in my area, meet one-on-one and provide computer training, installation, repair and administration or application training.

The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH) Dec. 2012-Jan. ’14 (Contract work)

Page Designer/Graphic Artist: Newsroom Art Department Job duties: Designed news and feature sections (including some covers) on newsdesk, mostly Metro section.

Microsoft (Redmond, WA) Nov. 2008-Nov. ’09(1-year contract via Aquent Talent Agency)

Designer/Photo Editor/Project Manager: Media Acquisitions Department Job duties: Completed photo editing, design and research for various corporate projects ranging from print to web and video. Also routinely selected and edited stock images for special projects and slideshows featured on MSN.com and Bing.com Visual Galleries and managed special projects.

MSNBC.com (Redmond, WA) Aug.-Sept. 2008 (6-week contract via Filter Talent Agency)

Olympics Multimedia Producer: Multimedia Desk Job duties: Created and edited the daily ‘Emotional Moments’ Slideshows during the Beijing Olympics, as well as edited photos for daily and sports news (Slideshows and breaking news images on Haiti Hurricane, Republican, Democratic National Conventions). Also captured screen grabs from live NBC feed and edited in Avid System for immediate use on site.

The Washington Post Sept. 1999-June ’05

Assistant Photo Editor: Photography Department, 2002-’05 Job duties: Selected and edited photos for all sections of the daily newspaper, completed photo assignments for staff members and freelance photographers. Coordinated or negotiated publication of photos with other newspapers, news outlets, agencies or photographers. Also trained photographers on Apple laptops when the department went digital and switched to iBooks. Set up, purchased, organized, cataloged and managed computers and software for department (including licenses and warranties). Coordinated repairs with AppleCare.

ν Assistant News Editor: News Desk, 2002-’05 Job duties: Designed and edited pages for the daily newspaper, including three-way zoning. Coordinated with Graphics and Photo Departments, assigned stories to Copy Desk and typeset pages on deadline.

ν Assistant Systems Editor: News IT Department, 1999-’02 (CCI Superuser, Imaging and Macintosh Expert) Job duties: Worked on daily Newsroom Help Desk to troubleshoot computer problems, set up and administered both Macintosh and PC computers (desktops and laptops), trained users on equipment and software. Managed projects with IT Department, Ad Services, Systems, Engraving, Production. As a CCI Superuser, I would troubleshoot production issues on deadline and assisted in CCI set-ups, using UNIX and headed projects involving photo and graphic integration.

Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com 1998-’99

ν Just Go Product Manager: ohio.com Job duties: Managed the launch of Just Go Northeast Ohio, a company-wide entertainment web site. Launching the site included marketing, designing, advertising, and organizing the site as well as working with other Just Go sites in the Knight-Ridder network. Managed and set up database of events, movies, restaurants, businesses and entertainment venues with Zip2.com. Managed partnerships and contests with TicketMaster and venues, like the Cleveland Zoo. Designed animated banners and cubes for advertising as well as editorial promotions.

ν Online Features Editor: ohio.com/thebeaconjournal.com Job duties: Set up automation of stories from the Beacon Journal to ohio.com and thebeaconjournal.com sites. I edited features stories and pages once they migrated over to the web site. Also designed web site for Akron Home Show that was co-sponsored by The Beacon Journal.

ν Online Auctions Editor/Project Manager: ohio.com/thebeaconjournal.com Job duties: Created and coordinated web site for The Beacon Journal’s first online charity auction with our partner AuctionsUniverse.com. Set up and managed auctions manually. Also, asked by supervisor to head up team to develop special ohio.com Department presentation for company.

Orlando Sentinel/OrlandoSentinelOnline.com 1998-’98

ν Designer/News Producer: News Desk/OSO Job duties: Designed and edited news, regional and features pages for the daily newspaper, including three-way zoning. Coordinated with Graphics and Photo Departments, assigned stories to Copy Desk and typeset pages on deadline. On the web site, I essentially did the same thing, only for the web site, using FrontPage.com and HTML. I also created the daily online polls, edited video and did the weather maps. We also prepared and sent stories to AOL.

Education

νOhio University: (Athens, OH) M.A. in Photojournalism, 2005-’08 (Visual Communication Management Track), Coursework completed, projected thesis defense: Spring 2015

νThe Ohio State University: (Columbus, OH) B.A. in Journalism, March
1990

Extra, Extra!

νSpecial Project, 2001: Created Digital Archive of The Washington Post’s September 11 coverage, web-based interface, which was transferred over to CD format and sold, The Washington Post

νAward, 1996: First Place, “Brightest Headline,” Ohio Associated Press, Division IV, newspapers with more than 75,000 daily circulation, Akron Beacon Journal

νAward, 1994: Team Building Award for project management, TV Book Redesign, the (Myrtle Beach) Sun News

νAward, April 1994, July 1993: Employee of the month, the (Myrtle Beach) Sun News

νAward, 1993: General Excellence in Design, South Carolina Press Association, the (Myrtle Beach) Sun News

νAward, July-Sept., 1993: Employee of the quarter, the (Myrtle Beach) Sun News

νFellowship, 1993: NAA Fellowship to attend “The Craft of Words and Visuals” at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the (Myrtle Beach) Sun News

νAward, 1992: Third Place, Page One Design, South Carolina Press Association, the (Myrtle Beach) Sun News

νThe Ohio State University: (Columbus, OH) B.A. in Journalism, March
1990

νThe Ohio State University: (Columbus, OH) B.A. in Journalism, March
1990

νThe Ohio State University: (Columbus, OH) B.A. in Journalism, March
1990

νThe Ohio State University: (Columbus, OH) B.A. in Journalism, March
1990

νThe Ohio State University: (Columbus, OH) B.A. in Journalism, March
1990

• Created Digital Archive of The Washington Post’s September 11 coverage, web-based interface, which was transferred over to CD format

• Project Manager, TV Book Redesign (the Sun News)

• Society for News Design member

• National Press Photographers Association member

• Certified in Unix I

• Expertise with PC and Macintosh formats, networking and troubleshooting

• CCI SuperUser

• Taught classes in Photoshop, InDesign, Quark, Dreamweaver, CCI, Illustrator and Flash

• Experience with video, audio and web editing, as well as print

• Truth with a Camera, Norfolk, VA, Design/Multimedia Faculty member, 2006-present (truthwithacamera.org)

• Ohio High School Journalism Workshop, Ohio University, Athens, Design Instructor, 2007 (http://www.scripps.ohiou.edu/workshop/hsjw.htm)

• Personal computer training, maintenence & setups in client homes, 2000-present


Education

Ohio University, M.A. in Visual Communication (Photo & Graphics Management track),

expected to graduate in 2007

The Ohio State University, B.A. in Journalism 1985-’90

Skills

Software: PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge, Flash, DreamWeaver, MicroSoft Word, PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack, LiveType, Aperture, DVD Studio Pro, SoundSlides Pro, ProTools, Keynote, Painter

Equipment: Canon 20D camera, Marantz audio recorder, Sony MiniDisc audio recorder, Microphones, Video Cameras, Macintosh computers, PCs, printers, scanners, modems

Computer
Interfaces
and
protocols:
Experienced in Windows NT, Windows 2000, Mac OSX, FTP, Wireless, Bluetooth, VPN

Awards,
recognition
&
membership

• 2007 – Marvin Parsons Visual Communications Scholarship, Ohio University

• 1996 – First Place, “Brightest Headline,” Ohio Associated Press, Division IV, newspapers with more than 75,000 daily circulation. (Akron Beacon Journal)

• 1994 – Team Building Award for project management, TV Book Redesign (the Sun News)

• April 1994, July 1993 – Employee of the month (the Sun News)

Career Goals:

Experienced, dedicated journalist with strong design, editing and technical skills seeks challenging middle-management position merging all of these skills.

Experience:

• Sept. ’99 – Present: Macintosh Specialist/Pagination Superuser for The Washington Post, in Washington, D.C.

• April ’98 – Sept. ’99: Just Go Product Manager for Ohio.com in Akron, Ohio. (A Northeast Ohio Arts & Entertainment Web Site for the Akron Beacon Journal’s website) and Auctions Project Manager, Ohio.com

• May ’97 – April ’98: Online News Producer/News Editor at The Orlando Sentinel in Orlando, Florida

• April ’95 – Oct. ’96: Copy Editor/News Editor at the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio

• Dec. ’91 – June ’94: Copy Editor/Design Editor at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

• May ’91 – Dec. ’91: Copy Editor/News Editor at The Journal and Courier in Lafayette, Indiana

• March ’90 – May ’91: Copy Editor/Page Designer at the Press-Citizen in Iowa City, Iowa (Internship)

• Summer ’89: Copy Editor/Page Designer at The Cincinnati Enquirer in Cincinnati, Ohio (Internship)

• ’87 – ’90: Editor-in-Chief/Graphics Editor/Copy Editor/Reporter at The Lantern, Ohio State University daily (30,000 circ.) 

Awards & Recognition:

• 2001 – Created Digital Archive of The Washington Post’s September 11 coverage for the newsroom’s intranet site and designed and transferred it to CD-ROM.

• ’96 – Won First Place Award for “Brightest Headline” from the Ohio Associated Press in Division IV, newspapers with more than 75,000 daily circ. (Akron Beacon Journal)

• ’94 – Team-building Award for project management of TV Book redesign (The Sun News)

• April ’94 – Employee of the Month Award (The Sun News)

• ’93 – Won General Excellence in Design Award from the South Carolina Press Association (The Sun News)

• July-Sept. ’93 – Employee of the Quarter Award (The Sun News)

• July ’93 – Employee of the Month Award (The Sun News

• ’93 – Awarded fellowship from Newspaper Association of America to attend the “The Craft of Words and Visuals” at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla. (The Sun News)

• ’92 – Won Third Place Award “Page One Design” from the South Carolina Press Association (The Sun News

Training & Conventions:

• 2003 – Attended Final Cut Express course in Rockville, Md. (The Washington Post)

• 2002 – Attended SND’s Flash short course in Orlando, Fla. (The Washington Post)

• 2001 – Certified in Unix I (The Washington Post)

• 2001 – Attended MacWorld Convention in San Francisco (The Washington Post)

• 2000 – Attended NEXPO 2000 Exhibition Show in San Francisco (The Washington Post)

• ’99 – Attended Thunder Lizard’s Web Design ’99 Convention in Atlanta (Ohio.com)

• ’98 – Attended News Design Workshop at The St. Petersburg Times, sponsored by SND (Orlando Sentinel Online)

• ’94 – Zenger-Miller Graduate (Management Training program for Knight-Ridder, Inc.) (The Sun News)

• ’94 – Attended Digital ’94 in Miami, Fla. (The Sun News)

• ’93 – Guest panelist at the South Carolina Press Association Winter Meeting in Columbia, S.C. (The Sun News)

• ’93 – Attended Detroit Design Conference for Minority Journalists (The Sun News)

• ’90 – Attended Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors Meeting in Iowa City (Press-Citizen)

• ’89 – Attended Investigative Reporters & Editors Convention, Washington, D.C. (The Lantern)

• ’88 – Attended Society of Professional Journalists Convention, Cincinnati – Reporter for convention newspaper (The Lantern)

Professional Membership:

• ’94-Present: Society for News Design

• ’97-’99: Asian-American Journalist Association

• ’99-Present: Virginia Macintosh Users Group

• ’88-’93: Society of Professional Journalists

Related Information:

• At The Washington Post serve as a Macintosh Administrator and project manager for a network of about 100 computers.

• At Ohio.com, served as software trainer and project manager for several projects.

• At Orlando Sentinel Online, served as Macintosh Administrator.

• At The Sun News, Project Manager of TV Book redesign.

Technical Skills:

Computers, peripherals………………….Macintosh, Windows, CCI Pagination and FrontEnd Systems, ATEX, Coyote SII, LeafDesk, LeafScan, AGT, Merlin, modems, laptops, zip and other external hard drives, flatbed scanners, photo scanners, Ethernet and AppleTalk networks, typesetters, printers, video cameras, digital cameras, CDR burners, Palm Pilots.

Software Experience………………………PhotoShop, QuarkXPress, Windows, Illustrator, MicroSoft Word, FreeHand, Fireworks, Painter, Premiere, Dreamweaver, AOL (Rainman), BBEdit, Eudora, Netscape, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Director, Flash, ImageReady, SmartComm, WS_FTP, Fetch, Suitcase, Citrix and Soft Windows, VPN, Remote Access, Quicktime, HTML, RealVideo, RealAudio, Final Cut Pro, Lotus Notes, InDesign, Acrobat/Distiller, TCP/IP, POP mail, PowerPoint, Unix.

Education:

• B.A. in Journalism from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio – ’90

• Completed courses in Digital Media at Full Sail Center for Recording Arts in Winter Park, Fla. – ’96-’97

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information
and
complete
portfolio
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Career
goals

Experienced, dedicated, ambitious visual communicator with strong design, editing and technical skills seeks challenging creative leadership role in multimedia, publishing or teaching.

Work
Experience

Microsoft
(Redmond,
WA)

ν Photo Editor, Media Acquisitions Department, 2008-’09 (One-year contract via Aquent Talent Agency)

Job
duties:
Photo editing and research for various corporate projects ranging from print and web to video. Also edited and selected photos for Special Projects and Slideshows featured on MSN.com and Bing.com.

MSNBC.com
(Redmond,
WA)

ν Olympics Multimedia Producer, Multimedia Desk, August 2008 (Six-week contract via Filter Talent Agency)

Job
duties:
Created and edited the daily Emotional Moments Slideshows during the Beijing Olympics, as well as edited photos for daily and sports news. Also did screen captures from live NBC feed to feature on the site.

The
Soul
of
Athens
(Athens,
OH)

ν Content Producer, Technical Editor, 2008.soulofathens.com (Part of a class, but more like a full-time job)

The
Voinovich
School
for
Leadership
&
Public
Affairs
(Athens,
OH)

ν Graphic Artist/Designer, Multimedia & Project Communications Group, 2006-’07 (Ohio University Graduate Assistant Position, paid full tuition)

Ohio
University,
School
of
Visual
Communication
(Athens,
OH)
(All Grad Assistant Positions, paid tuition)

ν Macintosh Lab Assistant, 2005-’06

ν Photo Equipment Checkout, 2005-’06

ν Office Assistant, 2005-’06

Ohio
University,
School
of
Nursing
(Athens,
OH)

ν Video Editor, Web Designer, Appalachian Diabetes Project, Summer 2006

The
Washington
Post

ν Assistant Photo Editor, Photography Department, 2002-’04

ν Assistant News Editor, News Desk, 2002 (6 Month/Temporary)

ν Assistant Systems Editor, News IT Department, 1999-’02

Specialties: CCI Pagination Superuser, Photo and Graphics Specialist, Macintosh Expert

Akron
Beacon
Journal/Ohio.com

ν Just Go Product Manager/Online Features Editor/Online Auctions, ohio.com, 1998-’99

ν Copy Editor, Page Designer, Akron Beacon Journal, 1995-’97

The
Orlando
Sentinel/Orlando
Sentinel
Online

ν Online News Producer, 1998

ν Page Designer, 1997-’98

The
Sun
News
(Myrtle
Beach,
SC)

ν Design Editor, 1992-’94

ν Designer/Copy Editor, 1991-’92

Teaching
Experience

ν School of Journalism, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine, Magazine Design/Web Design Instructor, November 2007. Part of a U.S. State Department Grant for cultural-journalism partnership between UKMA and Ohio University. (http://en.j-school.kiev.ua/)

ν Truth with a Camera Workshop, Norfolk, VA, Design/Multimedia Faculty, 2006-present

(http://www.truthwithacamera.org)

ν Ohio High School Journalism Workshop, Ohio University, Athens, OH, Design Instructor, 2007

(http://www.scripps.ohiou.edu/workshop/hsjw.htm)

ν Personal computer training consultant (maintenance & setups or application training in client homes), 2000-present

Education

ν Ohio University, M.A. in Photojournalism, 2005-’08 (Visual Communication Management track), Coursework completed, Spring 2008

ν The Ohio State University, B.A. in Journalism, 1985-’90

Skills

Equipment: Digital cameras (video & still), Marantz audio recorders and various other audio recorders (and microphones), Macintosh, PCs, printers, scanners, modems, projectors, hard drives, networks, typesetters, CD burners, digital phones, SAT phones, iPods.

Computer
Interfaces
and
protocols:
Experienced in administration of Windows NT, Windows 2000, Mac OSX, Unix, FTP, Wireless, Bluetooth, VPN, POP Mail, TCP/IP, Blogs, web site and domain name administration.

Software: PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat, Flash, DreamWeaver, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack, LiveType, Aperture, DVD Studio Pro, SoundSlides Plus, ProTools, Keynote, Painter, FreeHand, CCI, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, iPhoto, Photo Mechanic, iView, Audacity, BBEdit, Lotus Notes, FrontPage, Snapz Pro X, Toast, Fetch, WS_FTP, Transmit, AntiVirus, Data Rescue, Image Rescue, Avid Systems, Merlin, AGT, QuarkXPress, Eudora, AfterEffects, Citrix, Virtual PC, Quicktime, HTML, MacTheRipper, MPEG Streamclip, various internet browsers.

Awards
&
Recognition

ν Honorable Mention: Art & Illustration, SND Student Competition, 2007 (Ohio University)

ν Honorable Mention: Feature Page Design, SND Student Competition, 2007 (Ohio University)

νMarvin Parsons Visual Communications Scholarship, 2007 (Ohio University)

ν First Place, ‘Brightest Headline,’ Ohio Associated Press, Division IV, newspapers with more than 75,000 daily circulation, 1996 (Akron Beacon Journal)

νSun News Team Building Award for project management: TV Book Redesign, 1994

νSun News Employee of the Month, July 1993 and April 1994

ν General Excellence in Design, South Carolina Press Association, 1993 (the Sun News)

νSun News Employee of the Quarter, July-Sept. 1993

ν NAA Fellowship to attend “The Craft of Words and Visuals” at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 1993 (the Sun News)

ν Third Place, Page One Design, South Carolina Press Association, 1992 (the Sun News)

Workshops,
Training
&
Conventions

ν Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference: Panel Speaker, “Adapting Journalism Skills in Non-Traditional Jobs, Bellingham, WA, July 2009

ν Adobe Seminars: How to paint like a master in PhotoShop, Columbus, OH, 2008

ν Annual VisCom Dawn to Dusk/Soul of Athens Project: The Pursuit of Wellness, Ohio University, 2008 – Content Producer, Technical/Workflow Editor, D2D Editor, Site Copy Editor (Site launched June 2, 2008)

ν Future of Digital Journalism, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine, Nov., 2007 – Paid
Speaker
, The Future of Photojournalism in American Newspapers

ν National Press Photographer’s Association, Best of Photo Editing Judging Session, Ohio University, 2006-’08 – Student volunteer, designed Judges’ handbook, name badges, promotional poster and other misc. necessities and assisted judges throughout

ν Stan Kalish Picture Editing Workshop, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2006

ν Annual VisCom Dawn to Dusk Project: The Culture of Sports, Ohio University, 2005 – Design Team, Editing Team, Photographer

νSpring <br/> Conference on Web Technology, Ohio University, 2006

ν Macworld Convention, Boston, MA, 2004

ν Society for News Design Annual Convention, Washington, DC, 2003 – Designed convention logo, Technical Leader for convention (The Washington Post)

ν CCI Users Group Meeting, hosted at USA Today, Arlington, VA, 2003 (The Washington Post)

ν Macworld Convention, San Francisco, CA, 2001 (The Washington Post)

ν SND New Media Workshop (Flash), Orlando, FL, 2001 (The Washington Post)

ν NEXPO 2000 Exhibition Show, San Francisco, CA (The Washington Post)

νThunder Lizard’s Web Design ’99 Convention, Atlanta, GA (Ohio.com)

ν SND News Design Workshop at The St. Petersburg Times, 1998 (Orlando Sentinel Online)

νNational Press Photographer’s Association: Digital Imaging ’94, Miami, FL (the Sun News)

νGuest
panelist
at the South Carolina Press Association Winter Meeting, Columbia, SC, 1993

Participated in discussion on pagination in small newsrooms (the Sun News)

 

 

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