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.

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  • Craft, WordPress & Joomla 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++, Atom, 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

Front End Web Developer @ The Indianapolis Public Library; 12/2019 to present

(Web Developer @ The Indianapolis Public Library; 5/2015 to 12/2019)

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 to 5/2015

  • Designed and developed websites, microsites and blogs for IFSA-Butler
  • Assisted student bloggers with their blogging technical questions
  • Set up Resident office websites and assisted resident office staff with all aspects of their websites

Artist/Designer Freelance Jobs

Where: Greenfield, IN; Madison, WI; Rochester, MN; Northfield, MN;
Dates: May 1990 to present

Market and sell original and custom designs and paintings - samples:

  • See portfolio/web design
  • See portfolio/digital imaging
  • See portfolio/fine art and… artshop
  • See dano-dna.spreadshirt.com

Contract Positions in UI Design

  • Web Graphic Designer; Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) via Brooksource Staffing; Indianapolis, IN; September to December 2008
    • Web interaction usability 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
    • 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
    • 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 (promoted to Professor Associate-level May 2005)

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

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)
    • 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- Center for Instructional Materials and Computing (CIMC)

Where: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Dates: December 1997 to 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
  • 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)

  • Ongoing web design, and development technical training via online resources such as Sitepoint.com; Dates: 1999 to Present; Where: Online from anywhere;
  • Dreamweaver and Internet accessibility training workshop series; Dates: 2000 to 2001; Where: Learning Technology and Distance Education - University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver: Intermediate/Advanced training; Dates: August 2000 and September 2000; Where: University of Wisconsin- Madison

Education/Honors/Awards/Special Studies

Education

  • Degree: Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)- Interactive Computer Media and Painting
    • Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
    • Department: Fine Art
    • Dates: 1995 to 1997
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)- Double-major in Art, and German Language
    • Institution: Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN
    • Departments: Art & German
    • Dates: 1986 to 1990

Awards/Honors

  • Award: 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
  • Award: Apprenticeship Financial Grant; Date: 1990; Description: financial grant, art studio, supplies, and exhibition provided; Provider: Saint Olaf College Art Department
  • Honor: Departmental Distinction in Studio Art; Date: 1990; Description: Grade point average deemed departmental distinction; Provider: Saint Olaf College Art Department

Special Studies

  • 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.

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: "Solo Apprentice Exhibit"; Date: 1991; 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

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