Resume

Experience

PurpleTrail / ​​Print Production Specialist

AUGUST 2017 – PRESENT, ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON
● Cut, bind & finish custom planners, books, cards, and envelopes.
● Back-up printer: assumes the duties of printer when they are off. Fulfills all print orders
on Xerox and Konica machines utilizing Fiery print management software. Troubleshoots printer issues, color calibrate machines, and handles paper based on on customer orders.
● Quality assurance checks for planners and stationary.
● Package orders for shipment.

The Picture People / ​​Assistant Manager

MAY 2017 – AUGUST 2017, TUKWILA, WASHINGTON
● Photographed portraits of children, families, babies, & professionals.
● Camera & studio maintenance: kept cameras & studio lighting set to company standards.
● Printing & framing: Maintained studio, large format printers, changed ink cartridges, troubleshoot printer issues, mat and framed customer orders.
● Sales: presented photos; helped customer make a product selection to suit their needs.
● Key holder responsibilities: open & closed the store, counted registers, prepared money for deposit.

Defense Acquisition University / ​​Visual Information Specialist

OCTOBER 2009 – JANUARY 2017, FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA
● Worked independently as well as collaboratively with designers and customers both internal to DAU and a wider Department of Defense audience.
● Graphic design for magazine publications, including Defense AT&L Magazine & Defense Acquisition Review Journal.
● Poster and sign design for DAU & Department of Defense events.
● Provided custom sized frames and mats for customer products.
● Name tag engravings utilizing engraving machine and software.

Defense Acquisition University​​ / Photographer

OCTOBER 2009 – JANUARY 2017, FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA
● Worked independently photographing official portraits, military promotion & retirement ceremonies, conferences, visits from international military delegations, class pictures that often included 40+ people, signing ceremonies, catalog & magazine publications, & other official Department of Defense events.
● Maintained network archive for all DAU photos, organized files into hierarchical folders & meta tagged files.
● Maintained official DAU flickr social media page.
● Trained others in photography, camera use, & DAU imagery policy & procedures.

Can’t Forget Italy​​ / Tourism Photographer & Videographer

 SEPTEMBER 2011 – OCTOBER 2011, BASILICATA, ITALY
● One of seven digital artists selected to document their experience of the Basilicata region through photography and video for Can’t Forget Italy’s first Digital Diary project.
● Production was self-directed, with a quick three week turnaround on all photographs and edited video.
● “Seven people, seven days in the region, to create seven extraordinary videos.”

Volunteer Experience

ACM SIGGRAPH / Student Volunteer

AUGUST 2008, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
• Volunteers were selected from art and design colleges around the world. 
• Assisted convention attendees by answering questions, giving directions, & checking convention badges. 
• Worked with booth exhibitors setting up & breaking down exhibits.

Education

Art Institute of Washington / ​​Commercial Photography Certificate

SEPTEMBER 2009 – DECEMBER 2010, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

School of Visual Arts​​ / Bachelor of Fine Art in Computer Art 

SEPTEMBER 2005 – MAY 2009, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Motion Graphics & Visual Effects

May 2009
Awarded by the School of Visual Arts to my senior thesis, Oneironaut. A hand-drawn, rotoscope animation that explores lucid dreaming.

Vimeo Staff Pick

MAY 2009
Oneironaut was hand-picked by Vimeo staff. 

Best Cinematography/Composition

JULY 2011
Awarded to Oneironaut at the 2011 Clifton Film Fest in Virginia.

Skills

Software

● Adobe Photoshop
● Adobe InDesign
● Adobe Illustrator
● Adobe Lightroom
● Adobe After Effects
● Final Cut Pro
● Microsoft Office
● Windows 10
● MacOS&iOS

Photography

● Event, candid, portrait, product, studio, landscape
● Retouching
● Printing on canvas and paper
● Printer maintenance & color calibration
● Meta & geo-tagging
● Social Media

Design & Animation

● Print production
● Typography
● Poster Design
● Magazine Layout
● Web/WordPress
● Motion Graphics

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