SPECIAL SKILLS
EDUCATION
Cornell University Ithaca, NY • May 2003

College of Arts & Sciences • Bachelors : Visual Studies
New York University NY, NY • Jan 2006
Masters : Interactive Telecommunications Program, GPA 3.97
Honors Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship • Finalist: Cornell Council for the Arts Outstanding Senior Artist Award • Cornell Presidential Research Scholars Program and Scholarship • Jesse H. Jones and Mary Gibbs Jones Houston Endowment Scholarship • Knauss Family Scholarship • Charles Moss Theatre Arts Scholarship • Cohen Dramatic Arts Scholarship
WEB, MOBILE & INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTION, UI/UX
Digitas | Publicis Groupe NY, NY • July 2011-present • Freelance Art Director - UI/UX & Visual
Working as visual designer and/or user experience/ interaction designer. Projects to date include clients Guthy Renker and American Express.
Boutique Fashion Brokers Montreal, Canada • December 2010-present • Visual & Interaction Designer
Fashion industry oriented e-commerce site. Launching September 18, 2011
Whatsinurs.com NY, NY • June 2010-June 2011 • Senior Designer - UI/UX & Visual
Co-conceived vision/ concept for this niche social shopping and beauty-oriented sharing and following platform. Devised goal-oriented incentives for prolific user content generation. Created and guided aesthetic direction. Generated sitemaps, wireframes, interactive prototypes & RUP Use Cases for web and mobile. Produced all graphic elements for web and mobile platforms. Managed developers, keeping QA on track with delivery date. http://whatsinurs.com
ArdisHealth NY, NY • Oct 2008-June 2011 • Senior Art Director
Build brand awareness and following through social media networks. Create and run social media campaigns. Manage and assign tasks to Social Media team. Discover and implement new tools for monitoring and responding to brand feed back over social media networks. Manage and conceive SEO campaigns. Write, direct, edit promo spots and web series. Conceive & implement social media campaigns, viral marketing, and blogs for products & services that are demographically targeted and contextually relevant to both brand and audience.
Disruptive Pictures: U.N. ME NY, NY • June 2006-Oct 2008• Lead Visual FX Artist & Unit Production Manager
Created cartoons and motion graphics. Assisted editor in capturing, cloning, and cutting on the documentary film U.N. Me, an irreverent expose on the United Nations (national release Jan. 2012, Samuel Goldwyn Films). Organized and coordianted logistics behind location shoots and production assistant hiring. During shoots, managed flow and production team, kept shoot on schedule and running smoothly.
TransMedia NY, NY • 2003-05 • Art Director - UI/UX & Visual
Responsible for software skinning and UI, website devlopment, designing marketing and product branding. Made sure all marketing materials and product were visually and message integrated. Edited client videos and created 3D animated promotional videos for TransMedia at NAB 2004 & 2005 in Las Vegas.
GRAPHIC DESIGN - PRINT
Whomi NY, NY • 2007 • Graphic Designer
Designed covers for Whomi's signature personal agendas and customized products.
Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant NY, NY • Summer 2003 • Graphic Designer
Schwartz Ctr. for the Performing Arts Ithaca, NY • 2001-03 • Graphic Designer
Alley Theatre Houston, TX • Summer 2002 • Design Intern
BRSG Advertising Inc. Houston, TX • Summer 2000 • Design Intern
IMAGING, INSTALLATION & NEW MEDIA
The Second Annual Re/Mixed Media Festival Brooklyn, NY • October 22-23, 2011 • Print Promotions Producer, Video Artist
at One Arm Red & Waterstreet Bar & Grill in D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn Oct 22-23, 2011 Learn More
64 Paintings, 64 Plays NY, NY • June 2011, October 2011 • Animator
“64 is a vaudeville of the mind." Multimedia experimental theatrical peice. Workshop, Bowery Poetry Club, NY, NY June 2011. First full run, One Arm Red, D.U.M.B.O. Brooklyn, NY, October 23, 2011. Learn More
Helping Johnny Remember:
Short Film
Brooklyn, NY • May 2010 • 2m24s, Archival Footage re-animated in After Effects
Watch here. Awards - Re/Mixed Media Festival 2010 Galapagos Art Space Brooklyn, NY Showings - EXILE Gallery Berlin July-Aug '10, International Streaming Film Festival The Hague '10, Open Video Conference NY, NY Oct '10, YoungProjects Gallery Los Angeles Nov-Dec '10, A.T.A. “S-o-l-u-t-i-o-n-s” Short Program, San Francisco, Ca., Nov '10 Press: G4TV Web Soup, G4TV Attack of the Show, BoingBoing.Net, NYMAG Vulture Blog, TheDailyWhat, Comedy Central Tosh Blog, Radio3 CBC Canada Web Views: 100k+ Vimeo, 90k+ Youtube, 32k+ Liveleak.
Cut From the Same Cloth: Theatre NY, NY • August 2009 • Videographer
NYC Fringe Festival.
Virtual Cab Ride : Installation Nice, France • Jan-June 2006 • 3D Modeler & Designer

Assisted Jean-Marc Gauthier (NYU) with texturing and modeling for this interactive installation. Utilizing video sensors, laser scanning, AI, and two-story high screens—viewers take a ‘virtual cab ride’ along 42nd street between Lexington and 7th Ave.
In A Painting : Short Film 12 min, HD 720 • Jan 2006

Directed, edited, scored, and color-corrected this short film as my thesis project.
Madame Hollywood : Installation NY, NY • Dec 2005 • ITP Winter Show

Interactive 3D game with photographic texturing, character animation, and particle effects displayed on three eight-foot projections.
Press : Short Film 7 min • Spring 2003 • Prod. Ast. & Co-writer
Finalist in Experimental Short Film at the Ivy League Film Festival 2003.
Cornell Presidential Research Scholars Ithaca, NY • 1999-03 • Video & Installation

With University funding, created several digital video art series, sculptural video & light installations, and multi-media performance art pieces.
Exhibition: Stella’s Bar and Restaurant Ithaca, NY • Spring 2003 • Mixed Media Paintings
Glassell School of Art Houston, TX • Summer 2001 • Museum of Fine Arts Houston
NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX • Summer 1999 • McKay Mars Meteorite Research Team

Using a Phillips Scanning Electron Microscope, imaged subsurface biological samples from possible Martian analogues. Presented images and findings at the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s 2000 Astro-Biology Conference.
SOFTWARE SKILLS : MAC & PC
Editing Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, familiarity with Avid
FX & 3D Combustion, Adobe After Effects CS3, Shake, Motion, Maya 8.5, Virtools Dev
Sound ProTools, Apple Soundtrack, MaxMSP & Jitter
DVD DVD Studio Pro, Toast
Design & Web CSS & HTML & Actionscript, Quark, InDesign, Axure Pro, Photoshop & Illustrator, Painter IX, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Director
Social Media/ Brand Monitoring HooteSuite, Tweetdeck, NetVibes, Twine, knowledge base of various network bundling apps & widgets
Other MPEG Streamclip, Compressor, Quicktime VR, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel
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