MANAGEMENT / DESIGN: Graphic Design, Animation, Learning Technologies I have 10+ years experience in the field of New Media. My educational accomplishments include a BFA in Photo/Film/Electronic Media from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an MFA in Computer Animation from the International Fine Arts College (now MIUAD) in Miami, Florida. My knowledge includes Maxwell Render, Adobe products, including After Effects, and Autodesk Maya, a high end 3D program which was our main focus and concentration in graduate school. I have been teaching animation and graphic design online since 2003. I have worked for four different universities, and have taught everything from art foundation courses, Autodesk Maya and Adobe programs. My most recent teaching assignment was developing 2 courses in Maya for Baker College Online, located in Flint, Michigan. I was also the adjunct professor instructing these courses. I also recently taught a Graduate-level course in Adobe After Effects for the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Adobe Captivate is one program I use in development. I also collaborated with NIIT in India in development for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online. TECHNICAL SKILLS: Alias Maya Unlimited animation software (version 2.0 to present), Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Acrobat Profession 7.0, Macromedia Captivate, Adobe AfterEffects (versions 5.5 to present), Adobe Premier, Sony Vegas 5.0, Sony DVD Architect 3.0 Sound Forge audio software, Maxwell Render

Work Samples

  • Interior Design render for HoM Colloraborative

  • Trade Show Booth for Cat Undercarriage

Work History

  • Multimedia Communications Associate, Medical Education & Evaluation

    • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford
    • Feb 2013 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    -Working on a 50 chapter Apple iBook on OB/GYN practices.
    -Creating lecture videos with Adobe After Effects. These include titles, and additional media such as still images, sounds and motion graphics.
    -Creating sound boards in Adobe Flash, such as cardiology sounds. These are used as teaching materials.
    -Adding additional content, such as video or motion graphics, to current Powerpoint presentations.
    -Collaborating on massing a digital collection of pathology slides using a digital camera microscope.

  • Autodesk Maya artist, multimedia creative, e-learning developer

    • Consultant
    • Oct 2011 - Present (2 years 6 months)

    Currently looking for work in either Miami or Chicago, though open to other relocations...

  • E-Learning Developer

    • RPM Visual Media
    • Jul 2011 - Sep 2011 (2 months)

    Developing content using Adobe Captivate for a major corporate client

  • SME/ Instructional Designer/ Adjunct Professor of Fine Art

    • Baker College
    • Jul 2010 - Jan 2011 (6 months)

    I developed with Robert J. Payne, Instructional Designer, two graduate-level courses in Autodesk Maya. All lesson plans, exercises, syllabi were created. I was also the adjunct professor instructing these courses.

  • Adjunct Professor of Fine Art (online)

    • Academy of Art University
    • Aug 2009 - Jul 2010 (11 months)

    Instruct a motion graphics course for distant learners. Trained and studied newest techniques for teaching adult learners. Teach current art topics, design and techniques. Participate in yearly training for teaching accreditation. Provided general support, such as coordinating courses, and grading. Provided one-on-one support for students through email, phone, and in-course messaging.

  • Maya Animator

    • Telesco Associates Architecture
    • Jun 2008 - Jul 2008 (1 month)

    TELESCO ASSOCIATES, Bay Harbour Island, FL June-July, 2008
    Located in Miami Beach, FL, this nationally acclaimed architecture and interior design firm specializes in nightclub and restaurant design throughout the US and the Caribbean. www.nightclub-design.com

    Computer Animator (Contracted Consultant)
    Created pre-visualization of building interiors. Full lighting and textures with Autodesk Maya and Maxwell Renderer.

    Position Highlights:
    • Developed interiors to show clients how design will look before it has been built
    • Provided realistic renders to sell concept to clients and win approval

  • Web Content Coordinator

    • The Rewards Network
    • May 2007 - Jan 2008 (8 months)

    THE REWARDS NETWORK, Hollywood, Florida 2007-2008
    Rewards Network (AMEX:IRN), headquartered in Chicago, IL, powers the leading frequent dining programs in North America. www.rewardsnetwork.com

    Web Content Coordinator (Contracted Consultant)
    Liaise and collaborate with regional sales representatives and restaurant owners to develop marketing content for corporate website. Used proprietary database program to upload materials to website. Coordinated and processes materials for upload with IT department for final roll out of new website. Direct and oversee new logo design for current and new restaurant clients. Layout and design of new restaurant menus. Resized current web content according to design protocols, including, but not limited to, corporate identities, logos, photography and restaurant menus.

  • Adjunct Professor of Fine Art

    • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online
    • 2005 - 2008 (3 years)

    Education Management Corporation (Public, NASDAQ:EDMC) is a provider of post-secondary education in North America, with approximately 96,000 enrolled students as of October 2007.

    Adjunct Professor of Fine Art (Distance Learning/Online)
    Instructed graphic design, computer animation and art foundation courses for distant learners. Trained and studied newest techniques for teaching adult learners. Lectured live online, and taught current art topics, design and techniques. Contracted addition work as course developer. Participated in yearly training for teaching accreditation. Provided general support, such as coordinating courses, grading and general support. Provided one-on-one support for students through email, phone, and in-course messaging.

  • Adjunct Professor of Fine Art

    • American Intercontinental University
    • Jan 2003 - Sep 2005 (2 years 8 months)

    Adjunct Professor of Fine Art (Distance Learning/Online)
    Instructed graphic design, computer animation and art foundation courses for distant learners. Trained and studied newest techniques for teaching adult learners. Lectured live online, and taught current art topics, design and techniques. Contracted addition work as course developer. Participated in yearly training for teaching accreditation. Provided general support, such as coordinating courses, grading and general support. Provided one-on-one support for students through email, phone, and in-course messaging.

  • Photo Stylist

    • Ligature, Inc.
    • 1992 - 1993 (1 year)

    Directed photography and acted as a liaison between the graphic design team and freelance photographers. These photographs were used to build pages for Houghton-Mifflin math textbooks for grades 1-6. We also created a Spanish translation version.

Education

  • Miami International University of Art and Design

    • MFA Computer Animation
    • 2000 - 2001

    Formerly International Fine Arts College (IFAC)

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

    • BFA Photo,Film,Electronic Media
    • 1988 - 1991

    Finished BFA in 3 years, Minor-Art History, with a concentration in Renaissance Art

Specialties

Affiliations

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

Awards

First post-graduate initiate, Delta Chi Fraternity, Western Illinois University Chapter

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