I'm a visual imaging specialist who focuses on journalistic and commercial photography. I have worked with Federal and State agencies to produce images and video for various projects and reports. I'm currently an industrial design student at Kean University and I'm always striving to enhance my artistic vision.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Industrial Design Student

    • Kean University
    • Jan 2015 - Present (2 years 2 months)

    We use critical thinking, traditional and modern techniques to translate design ideas into form for mass production. Industrial designers focus on user experiences and add style for a particular product.

    Duties include:

    Consulting with clients to determine requirements for designs
    Research who will use a particular product, and the various ways it might be used
    Sketch out ideas or create renderings, which are images on paper or on a computer that provide a better visual of design ideas
    Use computer software to develop virtual models of different designs
    Create physical prototypes of their designs
    Examine materials and production costs to determine manufacturing requirements
    Work with other specialists such as mechanical engineers or manufacturers to evaluate whether their design concepts will fill a need at a reasonable cost
    Evaluate product safety, appearance, and function to determine if a design is practical
    Present designs and demonstrate prototypes to clients for approval

  • Independent Commercial Photographer

    • Arias Studio
    • Jan 2008 - Present (9 years 2 months)

    Studio portrait and event photography, web development, graphic design for small businesses.

  • External Affairs Photographer

    • FEMA
    • Feb 2013 - Jan 2015 (1 year 11 months)

    • Chosen as photographer of the week FEMA-wide in June 2013.
    • Documented and supported the rebuilding and recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy
    • Used bilingual skills to serve as spokesperson in Spanish videos
    • Photographed federal, state and local government events.
    • Published images on the national library archive for media use.
    • Provided Photography for trade publications
    • Created technical publication images in camera-ready and electronic formats
    • Shot, produced and published multiple disaster recovery videos
    • Archived visual products and other materials
    • Collaborated with program officials to design the Sandy Recovery Office webpage through Drupal Content Management System
    • Designed graphics for presentations, brochures and State Recovery Field Office webpage

  • Administrative Assistant

    • Metro Ophthalmic
    • Feb 2009 - Feb 2013 (4 years)

    Managed UPS accounts and logistics.
    Designed for Metro's website

  • Staff Photographer

    • Lifetouch National School Studios
    • Sep 2008 - Jan 2009 (4 months)

    Scheduled over 60 schools as continuing clients due to exemplary work and customer service.
    Photographed up to 100 children per center in a timely manner.
    Posed and photographed preschool students and center staff
    Worked closely with staff to establish appropriate classroom work flow and effectively resolve issues
    Organize materials, assembling necessary equipment and ensure all supplies are available on Picture Day
    Maintained and transported equipment in a safe manner between schools
    Assembled professional equipment on location.
    Represented Lifetouch in a professional manner at all times
    Maintained confidentiality of school and student- related information
    Safeguarded equipment and money at all times

Education

  • Kean University

    • Bachelor's degree Industrial and Product Design
    • 2015 - 2018
  • Middlesex County College

    • Associate of Arts and Sciences (A.A.S.) Professional Commercial Photography
    • 2009 - 2013

Specialties

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