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ctg* digital // brushmedia : beverly hills, california

ui designer & chief software architect : july 2009 - present

A spinoff of CTG Ent, specializing in new media, digital design and mobile development. Lead a global team of 6 creative and technical operators to design and build iOS mobile applications and their associated microsites. Manage projects from budget and concept thru delivery and sale. Responsible for UX and UI design, build protocols, integration and project-specific solutions. Also, lead marketing initiatives and promotional strategies.

 

ctg* entertainment : beverly hills, california

president, executive producer, vp client services : july 2009 - present

Founded the digital design studio to create visual campaigns for major network and cable outlets, as well as various other creative, editorial, post-production, motion graphic, 3d animated, print, industrial and digital projects. Manage all talent, corporate affairs and new business. Executive Producer for all aspects of various live-action productions: including casting talent, booking hair, makeup and production crews and managing overall production budgets. Routinely planning, organizing and hosting client appreciation events in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY. Extensive experience facilitating and hosting VIP clients, influencers and media agencies. Regular experience negotiating contracts, booking talent and securing event spaces.

ctg* creative brands : beverly hills, california

chief product designer : january 2011 - december 2013

Product development, product design, product branding, merchandising & marketing for a private food & alcohol label.

supercell design : los angeles, california

president, creative director : july 2008 - june 2009

supercell design (formerly a division of storm studios) was a digital design facility that created visual campaigns for various clients like ABC, ABC Family, FOX and FX networks. supercell created award-winning graphics packages, show titles and designed and developed for print, online and new medias.

 

Spearheaded a graphics and new media division of Storm Studios. Successful recruitment, mentoring and managing of creative and technical teams. Solicited, negotiated and managed new business opportunities. Supervised all creative projects and routinely contributed to online and mobile assignments.

storm studios : los angeles, california

vp sales & new media : january 2004 - june 2009
 
other positions included : director of technology, executive producer & director of operations

Managed post-production projects that billed an excess of $2.2mil. Built and expanded client relations, sought new business opportunities in graphic design, mobile, online, new media, digital and marketing. Personally, brought in $800k+ in new business, annually. Developed and executed all operational processes for creative and post-production staff of 25. Designed and developed integrated online client approval process as well as several vault & project management systems to ensure successful workflow, project unity and archive integrity. Managed and maintained technical upkeep and upgrade paths for editorial, audio and storage systems, staff computers, file and media servers. Proven mentor, supervisor and team manager. Collaborated on monthly, quarterly and yearly finance projections. Designed, developed and contributed to corporate website. Chief DVD designer, author and programmer. Credited on multiple live-action shoots as “Executive Producer”

responsible for all production aspects including casting talent (Judge Judy, Ron Perlman, Tom Bergeron), booking hair, makeup and production crews and managing overall production budgets.

 

clients include ABC, ABC Family, BBC America, Bravo, CBS, comcast networks, disney, focus features, FOX, FOX reality, FX networks, G4, hallmark channel, MyNetwork tv, paramount, universal and 20th century FOX. major projects included campaigns for “lost,” “fringe,” “american idol,” “24,” “glee,” “nip/tuck,” “damages,” “dirt,” “rescue me,” “star trek,” “gossip girl,” “hannah montana,” “ugly betty,” “desperate housewives,” “grey’s anatomy,” “the golden compass,” “knocked-up” and “hellboy II.”

agitprop media group : los angeles, california

chief media designer : september 2003 - january 2004

agitprop media group is a passionate, creative brand strategy group, dedicated to forwarding socially responsible, eco-conscious and wellness-oriented individuals, businesses and organizations initiatives.

 

Established and maintained corporate brand identity. Conceived, strategized, and directed all visual related events and materials both digitally and in print. Point person for updates to the online media kit as well as any sales related materials. Designed, developed and maintained corporate web presence.

elon university : elon, north carolina

technology evangalist : september 1999 - may 2003

Responsible for promoting student/faculty technology training and assisting in classroom technology integration. Personally specialized in website programming development, user experience, and graphic design. Also, responsible for organization website design, maintenance and all public relations (advertising, press releases and interactive CD-ROM design/creation). Additionally worked as an Instructional workshop facilitator for Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Photoshop, Flash).

education

bachelor of science

elon university   ✪   elon, north carolina // honolulu, hawaii, USA

 

computer science   ✪   film + television production, film theory

 

international study in australia, italy and south america

technology

advanced experience with HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS, FTP protocols, ecommerce, wordpress and SEO/ASO optimization

 

expert with mac OS 10.x, iOS 5+; intermediate experience with both windows xp, and 8+

 

extensive experience in the latest versions of adobe photoshop, acrobat, illustrator, indesign, dreamweaver, fireworks, flash, contribute, microsoft office, google docs, apple ilife and various communication utilities like hipchat, AIM, adium and kickoff

 

experienced computer instructor, consultant, freelance web designer & programmer (some experience with C++, visual basic 6.x and swift); accomplished UI / UX / web / graphics designer and marketing draftsperson

 

dexterous with visual hub, quicktime 7+, multimedia codecs, compression & streaming video technologies

 

proficient with studio suite, applescript and javascript as well as social media tools like facebook, twitter, pinterest, instagram and google+

 

familiar with hardware mechanics of both mac and windows machines, iPhone, iPad, bluetooth, wifi 802.11a, b, g, n & ac

 

competent with macintosh and windows hardware repair (installing RAM modules, replacing hard drives, etc.)

 

skilled in data migration, recovery, digital asset management

 

expert certification in dvd authoring

xfactor(s)

key skills

understanding “the big picture”

 

  supervising and contributing to projects from concept to execution

 

selling “ice to eskimos”

 

designing for print and online as well as mobile UI / UX

 

providing creative direction for motion graphic assignments as well as editorial and print projects

 

building and expanding client relations, seeking new business opportunities in graphics design, mobile, online, new media, digital and marketing

 

understanding project management methodology; developing and negotiating budget estimates; identifying and resolving issues and allocating resources efficiently

 

successfully hiring and managing a 25+ full-time and freelance team (creative and operational) as well as establishing job requirements and job expectations

 

proven mentor, supervisor and team manager

 

collaborating on monthly, quarterly and yearly finance projections and comparisons to actuals

 

maintaining and managing technical upkeep and upgrade paths for complete editorial, audio and storage systems, staff computers, file and media servers

core competencies

visionary leadership

 

team leadership and management

 

negotiating

 

tactical market planning

 

budget / sales forecasting

 

organizational restructuring

 

risk management

 

public & media relations

praise

achievements

six-time emmy nominee (four creative, two technical)

 

twenty-seven-time promax, telly and w3 award winner

 

published technical advisor

 

accomplished motivational speaker and two-time pennsylvania state oratorical award winner

distinctions

deep understanding of design, web development, information technologies, technical integrations, and relating

     advanced technologies into “layman's” terms

 

supervised, developed, programmed and contributed to hundreds of websites and mobile apps

 

previously developed and integrated online client approval process as well as several vault/project management systems to ensure successful workflow, project unity and archive integrity for various post-production houses

 

strong verbal and written communication skills, including published works in both respected news publications and technical periodicals

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