Profile Innovative and results-driven media professional skilled in developing strong concepts in highly specialized scientific fields. Combines a visionary creative philosophy with outstanding technical savvy. Brings 15 years of solid multimedia experience and strengths that encompass graphic design, web and video arenas. Delivers from concept to creation a highly functional and user intuitive product. Involves the user in a friendly and interactive environment through understandable navigation and refined site architecture. Equally proficient at project management, mentor leadership and creative production. Areas of expertise include:

Media Creation | Site Architecture | Code Development | Project Management | Usability | Product Development | Strategic Thinking | Tactical Execution | Customer Focus

Austin Community College, Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design Specialization, 2008
Austin Community College, Associate of Applied Science, Interactive Design Specialization, 2008
Austin Community College, Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Arts Technology Specialization, 2008
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering; 1999
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelor of Science, LAS, emphasis in Engineering Psychology; 1999

Professional Skills

*Creative Direction, Art Direction and artwork for conferences and supercomputer branding campaigns
*Created artwork for conference booths including SuperComputing '06, '07, '08, 2011, 2012 and 2013
*Created artwork and architecture for websites
*Designed and created assets and animations in Maya
*Designed logos, paper systems, posters, marketing materials and other media
*Developed and implemented a Student Internship program
*Help Desk Coordinator and Student Supervisor: Hired, trained and managed undergraduate and graduate students
*Produced multimedia and video projects
*Managed a 13-screen immersive/VR environment with stereoscopic capabilities powered by local and remote supercomputers
*Skilled in multimedia packages for data and image processing, video and audio editing, DVD authoring, web design, 3D modeling and animation, image acquisition, scanning, graphic design and layout
External Relations and Outreach
*Initiated collaboration with the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and facilitated production of a Large Format Film showcasing UT research
*Conducted tours for recruitment and education purposes for various audiences of 5 to 3000.
Customer Service
*Skillful in organizing and coordinating requests from over 1200 regular users
*Wrote end-user documentation for various applications and services as well as User Guides
*Published bi-annual Newsletters

Work History

2004-present    Texas Advanced Computing Center – Visualization Specialist, Art Director, Scientific Animation and Illustration, Graphic Designer, Visualization Lab Manager
2002-2004    Beckman Institute Systems Services – Help Desk Coordinator
1999-2002    Imaging Technology Group - Multimedia Research Consultant
1996-1998    Vizlab, Beckman Institute – Student Multimedia Consultant
1995-1997    Nuclear Physics Laboratory, UIUC - Drafting/Design Assistant