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    The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design / Multimedia Production
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Outside Concentration: Chemistry
Graduated May, 2001

  Web Designer / Multimedia Producer
Raleigh, NC
June.2001 to present

Lead designer responsible for 2004 web site redesign. Built templates and components to be used with custom Content Management System. Worked with photographers, reporters and other multimedia developers to produce numerous special sections, multimedia packages and advertising creatives.
    Web Designer / Developer
WingSwept Communications
Raleigh, NC
September.2001 to January.2004

Handled design, HTML, CSS, Flash, and branding on various projects for a local web development company. Brought on as lead designer after "saving" a $25,000 project as a freelancer.
    Partner / Designer
Thin Man Digital, LLC.
Raleigh, NC
December.2001 to present

Started up a web development company with four other partners. Projects include corporate web work, multimedia storytelling, print and flyer design, brand development, and Flash based portfolio projects.
  Graphics Editor
The Daily Tar Heel
Chapel Hill, NC
August.2000 to May.2001

Handled concept and creation of all graphic elements for a publication with a readership of 40,000+. Hired and ran a staff of 8. Responsible for training and overseeing assignments.
  Graphic Designer
The Daily Tar Heel
Chapel Hill, NC
August.1998 to July.2000

Handled concept and creation of daily graphics. Served as the paper's illustrator on any special projects.

Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Freehand MX, Flash MX 2004 Professional, BBEdit, Dreamweaver MX 2004, Swift 3D, Strata Pro, Peak DV Audio Editor, ProTools, Apple Final Cut Pro.
I use the applications in bold on a daily basis. I would consider myself an expert with Illustrator and Freehand, although I mainly use Freehand when producing vector art for Flash. My weapon of choice is Photoshop and I'll claim guru/back-of-my-hand status. I'm a big believer in multimedia so my experience with those applications is very extensive. I keep myself up to date with each new release of Flash, and while my experience leans heavy on the module design side, I'm proficient with actionscript.

HTML/XHTML, XML, Cascading Style Sheets, ActionScript 1.0/2.0, DHTML, JavaScript
I learned HTML by hand and prefer that over WYSIWYG editors, although I have used them. I feel comfortable trouble shooting any problem, because chances are I've come across it before. There's just something to be said about being able to code a site from scratch. When it comes to other forms of programming, I'll be the first to say that it's not my specialty. I concentrate on the kind of code I can use to produce functional storytelling packages and interfaces.
The skill that sets me apart is my drawing ability. Having the creativity and ability to produce original art (sketches, ink, charcoal, and painting) translates through on so many levels. I've been drawing all my life. The web, and multimedia specifically, just broadened the canvas.