Resume

 

Work and Production Experience:


Bonsai Creative Studios LLC

September 2009 – Present
Self-made and run Digital Production Company

  • Design applications for Mac, PC, iPhone, and Android
  • Create wireframes, mockups, and paper prototypes for various websites, games, and applications utilizing Photoshop, Illustrator, and other tools
  • Conduct UX research and trends using Qualtrics Surveys, continuing professional development, and one-on-one testing and walkthroughs
  • Design and code webpages with various languages including CSS, HTML, mSQL, PHP, and Javascript
  • Utilize various libraries for design purposes such as Bootstrap and jQuery
  • Install and customize various WordPress websites for local companies including this site
  • Wrote and self-published a book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the iBooks store
  • Presented Card Board Game project prototype at the largest board game convention on the east coast
  • Self-motivated to meet demanding deadlines and turnaround
  • Create narrative-based content such as interactive games, music videos, and short films
  • Animate logos for companies such as SugarHouse casino
  • Photography for high-profile events in Philadelphia
  • Worked with clients such as the Philadelphia Film Society for ads placed in bus stops, newspapers, online, and on buses
  • Capture video and take photos during high-profile film events in Philadelphia with celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg, Steve Harvey, and Selena Gomez
  • Create event videos for local businesses such as SugarHouse casino and Live Nations’s TLA to promote each respective venue.
  • Edit video for online, broadcast, and physical distribution for companies such as Google and Comcast

Independent Technology Coach – Greater Philadelphia Area

September 2009 – Present
President and Founder

  • Built and expanded client base
  • Develop client skills with Apple, Windows, Android, and various other products such as advanced photo editing
  • Problem solve various Technology issues on the spot
  • Provide long-distance support via phone, Facetime, Skype, email, text, and other communication technologies

Drexel University – Greater Philadelphia Area

July 2015 – Present
Instructional Technology Specialist

  • Help faculty and students organize and optimize their courses for online
  • Troubleshoot faculty technology issues covering a vast array of technologies
  • Design and run training for faculty on various platforms used at Drexel
  • Create various HTML, CSS, jQuery, and Javascript documents for things such as login pages, iFrames, and websites
  • Admin for Kaltura video streaming services, Qualtrics survey platform, and various other technologies
  • Create video and written documentation for support purposes

January 2018 – April 2018
Adjunct Faculty

  • Facilitate discussion about digital media’s influence in our culture
  • Grade papers and presentations based off custom rubrics
  • Research current events and topics for students to bring into class
  • Plan lessons and activities that helped relate the content of the course to the students

July 2014 – July 2015
Web Developer

  • Build and support websites using the CMS platform Sitecore
  • Create Javascript front-end applications for various University services and web functionality
  • Teach and train users, both virtually and in person, in web development along with other services such as Camtasia and photo editing
  • Give phone support to web content masters of all skill levels around the University
  • Style and build website components and layouts using advanced HTML5 and CSS techniques

Philadelphia University – Philadelphia, PA

May 2011 – July 2014
Help Desk Analyst

  • Give tech support to users remotely over the phone, by instant messenger, and over remote access sessions
  • Teach Faculty and Staff about using technology in the Classroom such as Blackboard and Adobe Connect
  • Manage and train student workers who work at the Help Desk
  • Problem-solve and troubleshoot technology and software issues with Faculty and Staff
  • Redesign the Technology Section of the PhilaU.edu Website
  • Create instructional videos for the PhilaU.edu Website for public and internal use
  • Received HDI Help Desk Analyst Certification.

Cinedork.com – Greater Philadelphia Area

August 2010 – May 2016
Editor in Chief

  • Manage a crew of about 30 writers
  • Reach out to publicity agents to obtain content for review and discussion
  • Write reviews and articles for the website
  • Send out a weekly email-blast to the Cinedork community signed up for our newsletter
  • Implement social media such as Twitter, Facebook, MailChimp, Instagram, and Tumblr
  • Make design changes to the site and make sure the system is kept up to date
  • Create video and audio interviews to use on the website
  • Work with outside vendors and organizations to design ads and banners for promotion

Allied-THA – Greater Philadelphia Area

September 2008 – Present
Publicity Assistant

  • Host Promotional Movie Screenings for audiences of 100 to 500 persons
  • Coordinate with staff during public appearance tours of film talent (directors, writers, actors)
  • Responsible for procurement of new working relationships and promotional ideas with local partners, press, online, and film organizations such as Casey Custom Sneakers, The Borgata, and FYE

Education:


Drexel University – Philadelphia, PA

September 2016 – Present
Masters – Digital Design

Philadelphia University – Philadelphia, PA

September 2013 – May 2014
Masters – Digital Design

Temple University – Philadelphia, PA

Graduated May 2010
Bachelor of the Arts – Film and Media Arts Major
Minor – General Business