GOAL

WORK HISTORY

To communicate complex ideas effectively through images and words

dash.com, New York, NY, (June 2000 - January 2001), Presentation Specialist

Focus person for business development and marketing department presentations to Fortune 500 business clients. Used design skills, a variety of software packages and critical thinking to custom tailor pitches for businesses such as Discover Card, Barnes & Noble, CitiBank, General Motors, and many dot-com startups. Worked to maintain and embellish dash.com Web site using Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash software packages.

PIPE9.com, New York, NY, (1996 - June 2000), Senior Designer

Worked in collaboration with a variety of computer programmers, designers and executives to deliver time-sensitive promotional material for a pre-IPO 21st century business model Internet company. Regularly developed and fine-tuned information graphics and Powerpoint documents and delivered them electronically for presentation to Fortune 500 companies and venture capitalists on both coasts by PIPE9 executives. Developed and maintained aspects of PIPE9.com using Web software packages such as Macromedia Dreamweave and Flash. Previous tasks included: Designing and hand-coding the ConstructionNet.net web supersite (embyonic version of PIPE9 web supersite); writing technical copy for site and print pieces; conceiving and overseeing production of in-house video project; designing mail, pieces branding materials, logos, and brochures; and conceiving online design of aspects of the PIPE9.com web supersite and promotional materials and promotional materials related to it.

Jordan-Chiles, Inc., Lexington, Ky., (1994 - 1996), Art Director

Handled concept and execution for a variety of boutique accounts and regional durable goods retailers. Also acted as sysop for an Ethernet-based computer network and peripherals back when companies didn't hire sysops.

Free Lance Designer and Consultant (1996 - present)

Work as a computer graphic design expert for companies and individuals needing technical assistance, tutoring or custom design work. Develop print projects such as corporate identity, direct mail and point-of-purchase displays. Craft new media projects for the Web and for private presentation (Powerpoint).

Adjunct Faculty, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., (1995)

Taught JTA 487: "Computer Design", a seminar class teaching hands-on experience for students planning for a career in advertising in UK's College of Communications.

The Stone Advisory, Lexington, Ky., (1993-1994), Graphic Artist

Handled layout and typography for magazines such as The American Saddlebred, The Lane Report and a variety of horse industry program literature.

WRFL-FM Lexington, Ky., (1990-1992), Program Director

Supervised a staff of 70-plus, oversaw general station operations, on-air programming, generated custom station literature, graphics and tabloids using Macintosh equipment.

Program Coordinator, Extended-Campus Programs, University of Kentucky, (1989-1991)

1) Handled administration and public relations for UK's pilot Satellite Delivery and Compressed Two-Way Video graduate programs. Conceived and created custom ads and literature to increase public awareness of programs. Handled queries on a daily basis from remote students, faculty and administrators. 2) Handled promotion and public relations for various UK study abroad programs with focus on those in England. Conceived and created custom print and radio ads to bolster enrollment.

EXPERIENCE/
SKILLS

Eleven years experience with Macintosh and Windows-based graphics applications, (professional user of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Microsoft PowerPoint, plus superior practical experience with a host of others), 3 years hard-coding HTML experience, including Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash. Solid knowledge of Internet and cross-platform issues in a business environment.

EDUCATION

BA, Journalism, University of Kentucky, 1992 Areas of study included history of modern music, television and radio production.

INTERESTS

Photographic arts, image manipulation, computer mysticism, record collecting, novice musicianship, reading, and rabid information pursuit on any topic of interest via global village technologies in the truest spirit of the neo-renaissance man.

 

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