Resume

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Experience


Freelance Digital Artist

August 2008 - Present

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Graphic Designer & Videographer for Curious City Music

  • Lead designer for the Chicago-based music journalism website Little White Earbuds (LWE) and its subsidiary Argot, Tasteful Nudes, and Stolen Kisses record Labels
  • Designed and encoded the Argot website based on existing brand identity to present the record label's releases, as well as an online store to encourage direct sales of the company's merchandise
  • Designed vinyl record labels and jackets to print specifications for use at pressing plant
  • Produced music videos to promote and encourage sales of new record releases

Video Editor & Visual Effects Artist for Angle of Attack Media

  • Created visually engaging and entertaining flight simulation training videos for the leading company in the industry
  • Analyzed complex aviation concepts and distilled them into easy-to-understand motion graphics
  • Composed pre-production storyboards for use by the entire production department and as visualization aids for clients

Graphic Designer & Videographer for White Oak Vineyards

  • Created website design to match the company's existing brand identity
  • Director of photography and editor for Vine to Wine, a promotional documentary about the vineyard for online and tasting room display
  • Managed e-mail newsletter using MailChimp

Photo Editor for Roberts Luthiery

  • Processed photographs of guitars to create promotional shots for use in print publications
  • Editing techniques included separating subjects from backgrounds, realignment, stitching, patching, blemish and reflection removal, color correction and color balance

Promotional Designer for Sixpoint Chicago

  • Designed promotional material including posters, flyers and postcards for monthly music events


Freelance Translator

June 2008 - Present

  • German-English translator for a variety of companies, including Ebiquity Plc in Chicago and WebInterpret in Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Translation subjects included, but not limited to, IT, medical, health care, pharmaceutical, petroleum, banking & finance, food service, travel industry, and general consumer goods


Newscast Director at WEEK-TV

East Peoria, Illinois

May 2006 - May 2008

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  • Directed fast-paced, graphic-intensive 5pm, 6pm, 9pm, and 10pm newscasts and occasional live sporting events for the number one television station in the 117th market
  • Collaborated with IT department to streamline the transition from analog, tape-based storage media to digital, server-based storage, identifying and solving implementation problems as required
  • Created newscast graphics using Infiniti Chyron and Adobe Photoshop
  • Produced promotional billboards and weather cut-ins
  • Trained new production employees, including 5 floor directors and 2 newscast directors
  • Performed floor director and TelePrompTer duties and maintained studio sets as required


Director & Camera Operator at Midstate Magazine

Peoria, Illinois

January 2005 - December 2006


  • Directed weekly, 30-minute variety show created by Bradley University students with segments including news, sports, interviews and unscripted live performances
  • Operated professional studio cameras during live productions
  • Designed studio set layouts for live performances


DJ & On-Air Personality at The Edge 98.9FM

Peoria, Illinois

January 2005 - May 2006



Graphic Designer at ACBU

Peoria, Illinois

September 2004 - May 2006

Skills


Language

  • Fluent in written and spoken German (I was born and raised in Germany)

Broadcast Production

  • Live production directing
  • Floor directing
  • Technical / switchboard ops

Adobe CC

  • AfterEffects
  • Audition
  • Brackets
  • DreamWeaver
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Media Encoder
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere

Software

  • Maxon Cinema4D
  • NewsKing
  • Infiniti Chyron
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Windows XP - 10
  • MacOS X
  • Microsoft Office

Hardware

  • DSLR cameras
  • Professional video cameras
  • Wacom tablets

Education


Bradley University, Peoria, IL

May 2008, Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television Production

Minor in Graphic Design and Studio Art



Chicago Executive Flight School, Wheeling, IL

August 2010

Private Pilot

Airplane Single Engine Land (ASEL)