resume

This is a long, detailed list accounting for most of my artistic, training, teaching, management and design experiences since 1990. Additionally, you will find details of my education, honors/awards, professional training, special studies and fine art exhibitions.  To jump to specific areas of my experiences, please use the menu below.

You may email me, dano[at]dano-dna.com, or you may use my contact form and I’ll send you my phone number or call you back.

  • Concrete5, Joomla & WordPress websites and blog design, installation and configuration
  • Design and develop: forms, modules, microsites and websites
  • HMTL5 (draft standards) validation
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
  • Websites with table-less, user-focused design maximizing cross-browser compatibility
  • Graphics creation for websites and email
  • HTML/CSS Wire-framing
  • Designing within LAMP & .Net environments
  • Experience with various web-based Content Management Systems (CMS, various)
  • Basic HTML E-mail creation (PHPList™, MailChimp, HTML email newsletter management)
  • Video and audio recording and editing, including compressions for QuickTime and Flash streaming
  • Digital- imaging/compositing and photography
  • Computer animation
  • Graphic design and page layout
  • Macintosh and Windows- operating systems, software and peripherals, and maintenance
  • Software: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator, Premiere, iMovie, Director, SoundEdit 16, GarageBand, SoundForge XP, Microsoft Office, Text editors for hand-coding: Notepad++, Brackets
  • Technical documentation/guides creation (hardware, software and procedures)
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative and ability to learn software and processes quickly and efficiently

Web Developer @ The Indianapolis Public Library (5/2015 – present)

Design/Technical Work
  • Short version: Creating, maintaining and enhancing library’s online services.
  • Longer version (ala job description):
    • Define functional requirements and technical specifications including planning, analysis, design, implementation, testing and delivery
    • Coordinate technical, design, engineering and editorial functions, and communicating technical protocols to creative and content teams
    • Ensure that daily production targets are met
    • Stay current with emerging technologies related to content production and delivery

Webmaster/Web Developer at Institute for Study Abroad (1/2009 – 5/2015)

Design/Technical Work

Artist/Designer Freelance Jobs
Greenfield, IN; Madison, WI; Rochester, MN; Northfield, MN
Dates: May 1990 – present

Technical Work
  • Create computer- graphic design, websites and audio-visual interactive computer designs and works in oil on canvas, and wearable art
Administrative Work

Contract Positions in UI Design

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Contract- Web Graphic Designer; Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) via Brooksource Staffing; Indianapolis, IN; September – December 2008

Technical Work
  • Web interactionusability design – UI design and HTML implementation
  • Integration of CSS and (X)HTML design layout with several small .Net applications
  • Work collaboratively with Management, Developers, Content providers and Marketing/Communications
  • Indiana Standards and Resources database styling:
  • http://dc.doe.in.gov/Standards/AcademicStandards/index.shtml
  • Wire-framing administrative back-end of Indiana Standards and Resources database for a development team

User Interface Design (UI)“Bug Squasher”; Authorhouse/Inkubook via Beacon Hill Technologies Staffing; Indianapolis, IN; Dates: March 2008

Technical Work
  • Assisted in resolving UI defects, including but not limited to: Cross-browser issues, visual defects and bugs in the Inkubook.com website
  • Worked quickly and independently with the Lead UI Designer to meet aggressive schedules

Program Chair/Associate Professor

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(promoted to Associate level May 2005)

Visual Communications Department
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana; Indianapolis, IN
Dates: August 2001 – July 2007

Instructional Work
  • Taught courses in web design (HTML, slicing, Cascading Style Sheets, basic animation), 2-dimensional design and color theory, digital- imaging and photography, drawing, vector illustration and typography
Technical Work
  • Departmental Macintosh guru and platform advocate – I was the only faculty member who switched my main desktop system to Macintosh and upon my arrival at the school in 2001 one of my top priorities was to add a Macintosh-based teaching lab for the Graphic Design curriculum
  • Spring 2005 re-designed the departmental website from a framed site to a design using HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) (archive viewable here:
    Old Retired Viscomm Website)
  • Researched appropriate software and hardware needs for the program and provided this information to the Computer Technology Services (CTS) director for procurement
  • Coordinated with and assisted the desktop administrators in lab hardware and software
    configurations, and trouble-shooting
  • Assisted program faculty and students to solve hardware, software and related technical issues, and directed them to CTS when necessary
Administrative Work
  • Supervised and mentored departmental faculty in curriculum and professional development
  • Organized and directed departmental adjunct faculty in curriculum delivery
  • Oversaw and guided part-time computer lab assistants and work-study students in lab maintenance and provided assistance to program students and faculty
  • Identified annual departmental budgetary needs and wrote necessary requisitions
  • Planned course content and descriptions, revised degrees and their requirements and planned for new degrees and their requirements as a member of the college state-wide curriculum committee
  • Developed dual-credit agreements with area high schools to allow college credit for specific high school courses
  • Arranged and gave presentations on the program’s degree concentrations during Campus
    Preview Day, Technology Day and on visits to area high schools
  • Counseled students and faculty regarding their home computer and software needs
  • Provide student advising and career counseling

Information Processing Consultant

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Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Dates: December 1997 – August 2001

Instructional Work
  • Taught iMovie and Dreamweaver workshops to faculty and graduate students in the School of Education
  • Provided consultation for faculty, staff and students on educational and professional multimedia projects
  • Trained and provided technical support for elementary and middle school teachers
    learning digital video editing and web development as part of an education grant, which was awarded to the CIMC for the purpose of providing equipment and training teachers
  • Trained computer lab assistants to aid CIMC patrons with computing needs
  • Trained library staff in digital image and video editing and web page maintenance
Technical Work
  • Assessed needs, then selected, purchased, set up, tested, did trouble-shooting, and updated hardware and software for CIMC- Computer Lab, Classrooms and Circulation-Media areas
  • Wrote scripts for automatic computer software installation and maintenance
Administrative Work
  • Led the CIMC Web Team in website production and maintenance
  • Hired, scheduled and trained CIMC student computer lab assistants
  • Scheduled classrooms and publicly available computers and specialty equipment
  • Served on search committees for CIMC graduate program assistants and full-time library staff
  • Authored annual Instructional Laboratory Modernization grants (1998- 2001)

Part-time Positions

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Computing Consultant (overlapping part-time positions)
New Media Center (NMC) and Biology New Media Center (BNMC)
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Dates: January 1997 – November 1997

Instructional Work
  • Presented an introduction to Macromedia Director 5.0 software during the Learning Technology and Distance Education Colloquium (BNMC, Summer of 1997)
  • Provided consultation and assistance to enable university faculty, staff and students to learn the suite of available multimedia software and equipment (NMC/BNMC)
Technical Work
  • Installed and did trouble-shooting of center’s hardware, software and peripherals (NMC/BNMC)

Student Lab assistant (part-time position)
School of Education Computer Lab
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Dates: September 1996 – May 1997

Instructional Work
  • Presented a workshop on Adobe Illustrator Basics (Fall 1996) and Digital Video/Animated Gif’s (Spring 1997)
Technical Work
  • Assisted faculty, staff and students with hardware, software and printing tasks in the computer lab

Art Instructor, Display Advisor, and Sales Consultant
Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists’ (SEMVA) Gallery (a coop gallery)
SEMVA – Rochester, MN
Dates: September 1992 – December 1994

Instructional Work
  • Taught adult and teenage students fine art, including drawing, painting and mixed-media techniques.
Technical Work
  • Constructed and arranged the physical structure of the SEMVA Gallery and hung and took down shows and artwork
Administrative/Sales Work
  • Collaborated with the gallery committee to plan exhibits in the SEMVA Gallery
  • Acted as a gallery sales consultant for all gallery members

Art Instructor (part-time)
Rochester Community Education
City of Rochester – Rochester, MN
Dates: September 1992 – February 1993

Instructional Work
  • Taught adults color design and acrylic painting techniques

Art Apprentice (financial grant funded position)
Saint Olaf College Art Department
Saint Olaf College – Northfield, MN
Dates: September 1990 – December 1990

Instructional Work
  • Critiqued and gave technical advice to students in oil painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics
Technical Work
  • Planned and produced a new body of oil paintings and gave a public exhibition of the new works

Professional Training

Ongoing web technical training via online resources such as a membership with Sitepoint/Learnable.com, and Salesforce Trailhead
Dates: 1999 – Present
Where: Online; Anywhere

Dreamweaver and Internet accessibility training workshop series
Dates: 2000-2001
Where: Learning Technology and Distance Education – University of Wisconsin- Madison

Macromedia Dreamweaver: Intermediate/Advanced training
Dates: August and September 2000
Where: University of Wisconsin- Madison

Macromedia Director 7: Beginner/Advanced training
Dates: May 1999
Where: Think Innovative Media- Milwaukee, WI

Macromedia Director 5: Beginner training
Dates: June 1997
Where: Division of Information Technology – University of Wisconsin- Madison

Education/Honors/Awards/Special Studies

Education

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Master of Fine Arts- Interactive Computer Media and Painting
Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Department: Fine Art
Dates: January 1995 – May 1997

Bachelor of Arts- Double-major in Art, and German Language
Institution: Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Department: Art & German
Dates: September 1986 – May 1990

Honors/Awards

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Adobe Dream Team Digital Video Contest – Second Prize Winner (Student Category)
Date: Spring 1997
Description: Free professional software of my choosing was awarded
Provider: Adobe Systems Incorporated

Apprenticeship Financial Grant
Date: 1990
Description: Financial grant, art studio, supplies and exhibition provided
Provider: Saint Olaf College Art Department

Departmental Distinction in Studio Art
Date: 1990
Description: Grade point average deemed departmental distinction
Provider: Saint Olaf College Art Department

Special Studies

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Art Apprenticeship (painting) with Art Department Faculty- Professor Wendell Arneson
Dates: September – December 1990
Where: Saint Olaf College; Northfield, Minnesota

Intensive German Language/Culture Study
Dates: February- April 1988
Where: University of Paderborn- Germany

German language studies with topics in Art History, History and Philosophy
Dates: April- August 1988
Where: University of Konstanz- Germany

Fine Art Exhibitions

Description: Numerous exhibitions (23 total) of interactive media works, oil paintings and wearable art from 1990 through 1999.

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FINE ART EXHIBITIONS

SOLO (9)

Title: “Small Paintings”
Date: 1996/97
Gallery/Location: Mother Fool’s/Madison, Wisconsin

Title: “Recent Landscapes”
Date: 1996
Gallery/Location: The Living Room/Madison, Wisconsin

Title: “Recent Landscapes”
Date: 1996
Gallery/Location: U-Frame It Frame Shop and Gallery/ Madison,Wisconsin

Title: “Recent Paintings”
Date: 1995
Gallery/Location: La Mop/Madison, Wisconsin

Title: “Landscapes”
Date: 1995
Gallery/Location: Steep and Brew Gallery/Madison, Wisconsin

Title: “Landscapes”
Date: 1995
Gallery/Location: Vibes Music/Madison, Wisconsin

Title: “Rochester Gallery Crawl”
Date: 1994
Gallery/Location: Studio of Dan Osmundson/Rochester, Minnesota

Title: “Careless Love”
Date: 1993
Gallery/Location: Rochester Repertory Theater Gallery/Rochester, Minnesota

Title: 1991
Date: “Solo Apprentice Exhibit”
Gallery/Location: King’s Room Corridor Gallery/Saint Olaf College

GROUP (9)

Title: “Digital Art Show”
Date: 1999
Gallery/Location: Seventh Floor Gallery/University of Wisconsin- Madison

Title: “Small Round Things”
Date: 1997
Gallery/Location: University Health Services Gallery/University of Wisconsin

Title: “Someplace on Earth”, Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
Date: 1997
Gallery/Location: Mode Theatre Gallery/Waterloo, Wisconsin

Title: “2-D Graduate Review”
Date: 1996
Gallery/Location: Seventh Floor Gallery/University of Wisconsin- Madison

Title: “Choke”
Date: 1995
Gallery/Location: Seventh Floor Gallery/University of Wisconsin

Title: “2-D Graduate Review”
Date: 1995
Gallery/Location: Seventh Floor Gallery/University of Wisconsin- Madison

Title: “Northfield Artists Group Show”
Date: 1993
Gallery/Location: Bridge Square Gallery/Northfield, Minnesota

Title: “The Dark Side”
Date: 1992
Gallery/Location: Icebox Gallery/Minneapolis, Minnesota

Title: “Owatanna Art Center Exhibit”
Date: 1992
Gallery/Location: Owatanna Art Center/Owatanna, Minnesota

JURIED (5)

Title: “Southeastern Minnesota Exhibition”
Date: 1994
Gallery/Location: Rochester Art Center/Rochester, Minnesota

Title: “11th Visual Arts Competition”
Date: 1992
Gallery/Location: Burnsville Area Center for the Arts/Burnsville, Minnesota

Title: “Southeastern Minnesota Exhibition”
Date: 1992
Gallery/Location: Rochester Art Center/Rochester, Minnesota

Title: “Wearable Art Show”
Date: 1991
Gallery/Location: Artifex Alternative Arts Museum/Minneapolis, Minnesota

Title: “Fresh Currency”
Date: 1991
Gallery/Location: Artifex Alternative Arts Museum/Minneapolis, Minnesota