* Digital Content Creator, Web and Graphic Designer with over 8years experience in web and graphic design, digital content creation, user interface design, and project management.
* Experienced in managing projects through all phases of development from concept through completion.
* Successful track record of producing visually compliant, error-free, and professional design work for a variety of projects including presentations, multimedia projects, marketing materials, proposals, training materials, animation sequences, and 3D models.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative Suite – After Effects, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
  • Autodesk Maya, Adobe Flash
  • Knowledge of Web Standards including – HTML, CSS, and Java Script
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems – WordPress
  • Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access)

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Senior Webmaster

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Design, Edit and Manage CDC Tuberculosis-Division Website

  • Maintain and monitor web directories, content inventories, documents, accounts, upload documents to the web.
  • Perform development and revisions to the structure and content of CDC Division web sites.
  • Maintain knowledge of, and adhere to CDC security practices to ensure development and postings do not compromise CDC network security.
  • Serve as 508 Compliance Analyst – Provide technical support on 508 accessibility including advanced editing of PDFs and other multimedia for 508 compliance.
  • Assist with the preparation of online help, user guides and training materials for applications.
  • Collaborate with usability experts and other web developers to design user centered web sites.
  • Provide technical guidance and implement best practices for search engine optimization

Adjunct Faculty

Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online

Facilitate the meaningful learning of fundamental-to-advanced graphic design concepts through various software platforms (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver) while effectively engaging class sizes of 12 – 20 students in an online learning environment for 5.5 week intervals.

  • Facilitate meaningful learning of course concepts while effectively engaging students in an interactive online learning environment.
  • Instruct students on graphic design concepts through use of programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver.
  • Perform student assessment of learning objectives,
  • Provide feedback on student performance, and perform timely evaluation of student work
  • Explain and demonstrate – color correction, image editing, photo retouching, task automation, use of typography, and publication layout.
  • Provide live tutoring and assistance in a virtual environment.

Planetarium Designer/Producer & Art Direction

Coca-Cola Space Science Center – Columbus State University

Digital Content Creation, Art Direction, Animation, and Project

Provide production leadership and technical guidance to a staff of 20 who are directly responsible for translating technical and scientific information into actionable and elegant multimedia content for +100,000 visitors/year on space, physics and astronomy.

  • Produce and edit video, create graphics and animations for full-dome planetarium shows.
  • Design and animate graphics/text, and edit video/sound for a variety of projects which include podcasts, training materials, presentations, narrative sequences, exhibits, employee materials, and web displays.
  • Translate technical material into concrete and understandable graphics and animations for educational materials, presentations, and training videos.
  • Successfully manage and coordinate multiple projects from concept through completion.
  • As Art Director and Project Manager, comfortably and authoritatively, present ideas and concepts to large and small audiences, coordinate resources, track progress, mitigate risks to project timeline and lobby management for additional resources to guarantee on-time project delivery.

Key Achievements:

  • Developed a system for creating and developing an in-house full-dome show.
  • Designed and Produced the first in-house feature planetarium show with sales potential upwards of $100,000.
  • Created series of 3D animation sequences with potential for use in national learning programs around the country.

Multimedia, Web & Graphic Designer

EagleDreamz Design

Through in-person and remote consultations, provide visually compelling graphic and web business solutions for small- to large-sized corporations.

  • Create and produce high-quality print, web and digital content that communicates client vision and objectives
  • Advice, coordinate and provide guidance to customers regarding design, layout, production methods, and cost factors.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, vendors, printing services, and other designers.
  • Leverage technical expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and WordPress to deliver a high-quality UX through best-in-class website designs from initial wireframes and mockups to launch/refresh.

SAMPLE CLIENT PROJECTS:

  • Vein and Vascular Laser Institute and Aesthetics, Atlanta, GA – Working independently, complete redesign of medical website and continual site maintenance.  Logo redesign and image editing.
  • BacoNetworks – Logo Design, Website Setup and Customization
  • Faolak Fashions – Branding and logo design for an independent fashion boutique. Duties also included cropping and scaling product photos for use in the boutique’s online store.
  • IJE World Traveler – Provided graphic design services for independent authors of an international children’s alphabet book. Duties included book cover design, image editing, and illustration layout for the entire book.
  • ABC News – Created a 3D scene reenactment for a news special on 9/11. Duties included modeling, texturing, lighting, and camera animation of scene environment and 3D models.
  • Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum – Served as 3D Modeler & Motion Graphics Artist – Designed and created motion graphics introduction sequence for the Fashion in Colors Virtual Exhibit. Created 3D replicas of fashion exhibit pieces for the Black Room Exhibit sequence.

Programming/Design Intern

MediaLab – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
User Interface and Prototype Design

  • Developed a functional prototype for a Graphic User Interface for an Information Kiosk used at MIT Media Labs Computer Clubhouse Network.
  • The prototype interface made it easier to quickly navigate the various parts of information kiosk.
  • Developed a system of recording user interactivity and responses to various parts of the Kiosk.
  • Designed and implemented web pages for the kiosk as well as created an assortment of interactive and engaging age-appropriate content.
  • Documented and analyzed user-interaction and response to the Information Kiosk.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Masters in Business Administration and Management (MBA)
    Columbus State University, Columbus GA.
  • Masters in Digital Imaging and Design (M.Sci)
    New York University, New York, NY.
  • Bachelors in Computer Information Systems (B.Sci)
    Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

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