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Education

International Academy of Design, Tampa, FL
Bachelors of Science in Digital Art and Technology (Magna Cum Laude)… June, 2000 -GPA 3.89
Curriculum Emphasis: Advertising, Graphic Design, Typography, Logo Design, Design Continuity, Package Design, Internet Web Mastering, Video Production, Audio Production, Pre-Press Techniques, Computer Animation, 3-D Design.

Navy Certificate in Electronics Training
Completed 2 years in Electronic Warfare training…1992-1994
Curriculum Emphasis: Electronic Fundamentals, Electronic Systems Repair, Naval Ethics and Conduct, Management training.

New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY
Completed 36 hours in Aerospace Engineering…1990-1991
Curriculum Emphasis: General Education, Mechanical Drawing.

Experience

Rakuten LinkShare
Creative Specialist/ Graphic Designer. October 2007-Present

FullCircle Creative Solutions
Digital Media Developer/ Graphic Designer. February 2006-October 2007

Blue Reef Digital / Blue Reef Creative, St. Petersburg, FL
Digital Media Developer. January 2002-January 2006
As web master I maintained several client Web sites including Her Sports and Dawna Stone: The Martha Stewart Apprentice. As a video editor, multimedia designer, and digital media developer, I designed, programs and oversaw the creation of multimedia CD’s, Web and CD-based applications, and video CD’s and DVD’s for clients such as The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Convention and Visitors Bureau, MarineMax, Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF), LazyDays RV and Z-Tel. While functioning as one of two in-house and on-location video camera operators I shot video for clients such as The Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club, John Cannon Homes, and The St. Petersburg/Clearwater Convention and Visitors Bureau. With an extensive background in print I have designed ads for billboards, van decals, newspapers, magazines and more for a variety of clients. Designing across several different mediums I have been an integral part of different projects which have won in total 9 Silver Addy Awards and 4 Gold Addy Awards.

International Academy of Design, Tampa, FL
Instructor- Graphic design, Multi-media design, Director, Flash, HTML programming. January 2000-2008
Currently teaching a Photoshop 101 class with focus on the use of Photoshop in the field of no-linear editing. Taught the Design for Continuity Class, which covered the conceptualization and design of a marketing package for a desired client. Also Taught Web Mastering class, which covered in debt use of Dreamweaver as well as the transferring of files to servers, file coordination and basic flash animation.

Hydrogen Media Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
Multi-Media Specialist. July 1999-July 2001
Designed Web sites, programmed HTML pages, developed Interactive CD’s with emphasis on interface design and programming also designed company identity to be carried across several mediums.

American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review, Tampa, FL
Publication Specialists. August 1997-July 1999
Art Director and in-house graphic designer. Designed all promotional pieces, including but not limited to, flyers, brochures, advertising, and postcards. Designed multi-media projects and maintained corporate web page.

United States Navy, USS John Rodgers
Electronic Warfare Technician (E-5). 1993-1997
Observed and evaluated electronic signals. Maintained and technically serviced the AN/SLQ-32 (V3). Served as Work Center Supervisor and Lead Electronics Technician.





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