Outstanding Teaching, Training and Motivational skills. Effective Communicator and Creative Problem Solver Confident Leader and Manager.
EXPERIENCE 9/2000 - Present Katharine Gibbs, Visual Communication, Digital Media, NY, NY
Teaching, tutoring and curriculum development for 3D Elements, Animation I, Multimedia II, Animation (Intro Flash)
Authoring (Flash II), Intro and Advanced Photoshop, Interface Design, Typography I & II, Graphic Design II
Career Development as well as administrative work for all departments.
5/99 -Present BARUCH COLLEGE, Continuing Education Division, NY, NY
Created and taught Basic HTML, Basic Mac, Microsoft Word, QuarkXpress and Photoshop classes for Desktop Publishing and Web Design Certificate Programs
OPEN INTERACTIVE MEDIA, New York, NY IMAGE INC., New York, New York TIGER TRAINING, New York, New York
Developed, redesigned and taught training courses in Basic, Intermediate and Advanced QuarkXpress 4.0, Photoshop 5-5.5, Corel Draw 8, Adobe GoLive, Fireworks and Dreamweaver.
DORF ASSOCIATES INTERIOR DESIGN INC., New York, NY
Created designs for all printed materials including Logo’s, Labels, Menus, Uniforms, Packaging and Signage for “Cliccadou” The Movenpick Corporation’s prototype for a new chain of coffee and pastry cafes in Vienna, Austria.
Summer 1998 UNIVERSITY Of CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ Extension School, Santa Clara, CA
Taught Introduction to Adobe Photoshop for Professional Design Certificate Program.
5/92-9/96 IMAGE FORWARD, Fort Lee, NJ, Taos, NM, San Jose, CA
Taught Intro to Computer and Creative Design and Thinking workshops to various community groups, businesses and people of all ages. Wrote Curriculum and Implemented courses to introduce Multimedia and Computer Graphics to illustrators, graphic and surface designers. Conducted Portfolio Workshops for Designers stressing the internet as an intrinsic tool as well as helping them find creative approaches to traditional presentation and self-promotion. Integral part of advisory board which designed curriculum for Professional Education Program for graphic designers.
KPMG PEAT MARWICK, Montvale, NJ
Designed innovative course materials for training Corporate Workers to use graphic software packages including: Corel Draw, Photoshop, and Macromedia Director for CD-Rom Presentations.
8/96-2/97 ARUSPEX, New York, NY
Created 3D animation for live music ensemble and video distribution. Performed at Lincoln Center February 1997.
Summer 1996 RGA / R. Greenberg & Associates, New York, NY
Part of interactive design team creating in-store demos for Compaq Computer.
9/94 - 5/96 SONY / CN Communications, Rahway, NJ
Digital Illustration and Design for computer games and screensaver packaging. Titles include: Johnny Mnemonic, Jeopardy and Beavis and Butthead.
12/94 WARNER BROTHERS, DC COMICS, New York, NY
Designed merchandise for movie “Batman Forever”.
4/93 - 9/93 MULTIMEDIA SOLUTIONS, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Creative/Production Supervisor and Art Director for interactive design team creating training, sales and educational Kiosks and CD-Roms
8/89 - 5/92 IDP, Englewood, NJ
Investigated, developed and implemented products for a mail order business in high-tech security device distribution. Sales exceeded original projections. Developed marketing proposals and media reports for direct marketing projects and TV and radio commercials. Produced and developed TV commercials and radio spots. Designed rained and supervised support staff.
8/84 - 6/86 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Worked as team videographer documenting famous physicists experiments for traveling physics video library supervised by Alan J. Lazarus.
MEMBERSHIP / AFFILIATIONS VP GRAPHIC ARTISTS GUILD, New York, NY
SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR Panel Discussion: Do You Know the Way to Cyber Space?
April 1996 in The Great Hall at Cooper Union Wrote sponsorship proposal that obtained $5000 to cover total expenses Recruited 5 computer experts to speak and present Organized equipment rental, setup and tech Created promotional print materials
Digital Pricing Game
February 1987 in Main Auditorium at Fashion Institute of Technology Wrote proposal to Illustration Alumni Association Contacted digital and multimedia artists for submissions Developed questionnaire for game Organized equipment rental, setup and techs Recruited expert to host event Created promotional print materials.
Featured in HOW Magazine Article “Meet Your Clients in Cyberspace” December1996
“The Web Publishers Design Guide” published by Corialis Group “The Web Publishers Guide to 3D on the Web” published by Corialis Group
Excellent writing and communication skills, vendor negotiation, marketing strategies, public relations, proposal writing, public speakin
event planning, fundraising and problem solving capabilities.
Exceptional use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, 3D Studio Max, BB Edit, Fireworks and other web related software and tools. Digital Photography Windowsand Mac Platforms.
BARD COLLEGE, Annandale, NY BA /Communications, 1983