EDUCATION: Associate of Applied Science/Graphic and Web Design- Hennepin Technical College 2009 Diploma/Advanced Video Production - School of Communication Arts, 1990 Bachelor of Arts/ Fine Art - University of Minnesota, Morris 1988
Digital Effects and Animation (2D/3D): Adobe (Flash, Edge, After Effects,), 3ds Max, Daz, Poser, Maya Variable Data Programming/Design: PrintNetT, First Prep, TSS, Pageflex Studio/Storefront Print Media: Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks) Audio/Video: Adobe (Soundbooth, Audition, Premiere), Quicktime Pro, IMovie, Final Cut Pro, Garageband Traditional Art: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Conceptual Administrative: Microsoft (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access)
FREELANCE- 2000-Present: Multimedia Freelance – Multimedia Content Designer - January 2007 – present:
WORK EXPERIENCE- 2000-Present:
Content Creation/Integrative Marketing – 3M– September 2011 - December 2013:
Content designer and animator for a dynamic data driven digital signage division at 3M. Production workflow includes creating animation and video files in Flash, After Effects, Maya and HTML5. Expert level knowledge of all multimedia, animation, and visual design tools in the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS6 required. Designed responsive web templates for 3M client facing sites. A strong focus from concept to execution of brand identity, including copywriting, designing for optimal content effects, and predictive marketing were also essential skills used on daily basis.
Web Content Specialist/Pageflex Developer - GLS Companies – October 2010– September 2011:
Worked as a contractor consultant and customer service representative, using Pageflex, PageFlex Storefront, Adobe Creative Suite and other software to assist in building fulfillment sites for GLS client base. The position requires knowing of HTML, CSS, Pageflex Studio/Storefront, and other applications associated with variable data programming, and web to print. Served as CSR point of contact for Lifetouch Corporation.
Graphic/Web Consultant – Apex Systems/Lifetouch Inc. – March 2010– April 2010:
Worked as a graphic/web design production artist and consultant for Lifetouch Inc. Responsibilities include implementation and testing of templates and graphic assets for final launch and development of the Lifetouch Online Yearbook user interface. The position required working knowing of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, XML, and Pageflex Studio. This was a short duration contract that was expected to go for 3 months. Our team finished the contract requirements in 6 weeks.
Variable Data Programming/Web (Internship) – Japs Olson Inc. – June 2009 – September 2009:
Worked in Data Processing department of Japs Olson, programming data and running customized processes and software for variable data processing, including scripting, sorting and compiling data. Processing also included letter set up with Photoshop, InDesign and PrintNetT. Data types that were used in the process were Excel files, CSV, disk, or tape. Letter setup was done in PrintNetT. Website work included CSS updating for Japs Olson Direct fulfillment website.
Flash/Flex Development (Internship) – Nick Bilyk – June 2008 – September 2008:
Used Adobe Flex Builder for re-skinning and creating SWF web applications. The language of MXML was used in this process, which involved implementing CSS to the MXML language to change the appearance of the applications. This process required knowledge of CSS design and knowledge of the inner workings of Flex Builder.
Pre-press Graphic Artist – Wild Graphics – July 2006– September 2006:
Worked as contractor for printing company in Bloomington Minnesota. Responsibilities
Included receiving customer supplied art, text, logos and graphics for newsletters, fliers, business cards, invitations, brochures, business cards, invitations, and logos.
Screen-Press Operator – Zomax Incorporated – November 2005 – June 2006:
Press operator for CD replication facility. It was the printers responsibility to set up the artwork on the presses, make sure the artwork was in proper registration, chose or mix the correct inks for the job, and then run the job in it’s entirety. Required to check the job as it is running to insure the quality of the product coming off of the press. Once the goods have been printed, the product is then prepped for shipping.
Screen-Press Operator – B.F. Nelson Corporation – February 2005 – September 2005:
Press operator for large manufacturing facility. Responsible for setting up press, stretching screens, running jobs, press maintenance and paper prepping. Responsible for monitoring press output to insure that all paper was feeding properly and that the correct numbers of impressions were made.
Proofreader/Production Artist – Awardcraft/8th Floor – March 2000 – May 2004:
Production artist with diverse work experience, including proofreading, scanning, pre-press and graphic production work for small design firm and large production facility. Pre-production work included creating production layouts, which involved taking customer supplied art and transferring the art into a usable format for production and manufacturing.