New Media Programs
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In 1996 I completed my unique, self-designed undergraduate major entitled “Multimedia Production Design”. The degree was made possible via Indiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences Individualized Major Program, that let me adapt my original Graphic Design degree into a focus on the emerging new media in 1994, (specifically the internet, computer based education, and game design.)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts / Individualized Major Program / Indiana University - Bloomington / May 1996
A self designed degree authorized by the College of Arts & Sciences entitled “Multimedia Production Design” focused on the planning, construction & production of new media projects from beginning to end. Degree included comprehensive studies of web design, game & simulation design, usability testing, project management, digital video production, and human computer interface design.  This degree was the first of its kind and paved the way for future students to pursue degrees in New Media through the Individualized Major Program. Graduated with Honors. http://www.iub.edu/~imp/
Advisors: Prof. Tom Coleman, College of Arts & Sciences, Hope School of Fine Arts
Dr. Robert Appelman, School of Education

College of Arts & Sciences, Hope School of Fine Arts / Indiana University - Bloomington / 1983 - 1987
Major in Graphic Design with a minor in telecommunications.
http://www.indiana.edu/~finaweb
Advisors / Instructors: Prof. Tom Coleman, College of Arts & Sciences, Hope School of Fine Arts
Prof. James Reidhaar, College of Arts & Sciences, Hope School of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Arts / School of Design / University of Cincinnati / 1981 - 1983
First two years of design school fundamentals completed at the prestigious UC design school.  Focus on Industrial / 3D design.  http://www.daap.uc.edu/
Transferred to Indiana University’s College of Arts & Sciences, Hope School of Fine Arts' Graphic Design program.  

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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Digital Media Producer : January 2014 – Present
Indiana University Bloomington - The College of Arts & Sciences
• Working to expanding department initiatives within The College of Arts & Sciences at Indiana University. Providing digital media creation, design, and implementation for web, print, and interactive publications and presentations
@ http://college.indiana.edu/

Assistant to the Director : August 2013 - December 2013
Indiana University - Bloomington, Themester Initiative
• Position involves administrative responsibilities, personnel management, and task tracking expected while
supporting the production of content for the semester long series of interconnected academic events. 
• The College of Arts and Sciences Themester is an initiative to engage the collective knowledge and creativity of the faculty and to involve undergraduate students in the exploration of ideas across the disciplines. The Fall 2013 theme is "Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World".
• Contract end date: December 13, 2013
@ http://themester.indiana.edu/ 

Journeyman : April 2013 – July 2013
Open Road / Walkabout
• Embarked on a four month long road trip across the Pacific Northwest & continental United States. Visited 14 national parks and absorbed wisdom, scenery, and memories during this once in a lifetime opportunity, post China adventure.
• Recommendation: Glacier National Park, Going to the Sun Road. Go.

Narrative Producer. March 2012 - March 2013
Mechanist Games - Xiamen, Fujian, China
Responsible for the production and continuity editing for the overall narrative content of the new browser-based, online game City of Steam.  Duties include the creation and instigation of the bridging cinematic sequences, providing world building descriptive content in and outside of the game, and the management of the interactive 3D character assets using Unity 4.
http://cityofsteam.com/
http://www.mechanist.co/en/

Game Developer's Conference Associate Staff. 1998 - 2013
Responsibilities include helping to coordinate, train, and manage the over 400 volunteer staffers in customer service & logistical support for the annual week-long game industry conference.
gdconf.com/attend/volunteer.html

Visiting Assistant Professor. January 2011 - May 2012
Indiana University - Bloomington Campus
School of Journalism & Hope School of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Studio Instructor.
Professional practices and production courses for undergraduate design majors.
Subjects include four color process, digital file maintenance, design project execution, and portfolio strategies and management. Developed class curriculum, assigning projects using a hands on approach for students using the Adobe Suite and current web management software programs.
journalism.indiana.edu/undergraduate/course-information
www.indiana.edu/~finaweb/graphic-design/

Webmaster & Publication Designer / 2003 - 2009
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington Campus
Created, updated, and maintained the regional college websites and internal networks. Publications included regional mailers, brochure designs, and in-house promotional designs, including online and digital video presentations.

Graphic Design & Web Management Adjunct Instructor / 2003 – 2009
Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington Campus / CINS & VISC courses
Taught the use of high end, professional level design software for print and internet. Classes included four-color process, digital imaging, and web design management. Developed class curriculum, assigning projects using a hands on approach for students using HTML, XHTML, CSS, and current web management software programs.

Game Developer's Conference Associate Staff / 1998 - 2009
This reoccurring position as staff for the largest conference of the Game Industry’s annual events allows contact with industries leaders and previews of the newest upcoming technologies. This position’s responsibilities include helping to coordinate and train volunteer staff in customer service and support information for the week long, 15,000+ attended, industry leading conference.
www.gdconf.com

Concept Artist, Web Prototyper, and Interface Design Consultant / 2002-2005
Information In Place
Created prototype interface concepts for testing state of the art wearable mobile devices.
www.informationinplace.com

Interface Designer and Webmaster / 1998-2002
American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University
Designed and implemented user interface schemes for American Indian Language
CD-ROMs used for teaching and preserving the languages of the Pawnee,
Arikara, and Assiniboine.  Maintained and updated departmental website.
www.indiana.edu/~aisri

Graduate Assistant & Instructor / Indiana University / 1997 – 1998
Assistant to Professor Tom Coleman in the Schools of Fine Arts  during first year of graduate school.  Supported graduate and undergraduate students in course projects and taught senior level design courses with Professor Reidhaar.

Graphic Design Computer Lab Consultant / Indiana University / 1994 – 1997
Part time position with University Computing Services. Supported faculty, staff, and students in using the state of the art digital design software for the Schools of Fine Arts and Telecommunications. 

Publication Designer / 1992 – 1994 / part time
Indiana University School of Continuing Studies / Extended Studies Office
Bulletins, promotional advertising and text book layout.

Graphic Design Internship / January – June 1985
International Business Machines (IBM) / Boca Raton, Florida Division
Professional internship with the graphic design office of IBM’s new technology office.


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Teaching Experience

- Spring 2011 - Spring 2012
Indiana University, Hope School of Fine Arts
S451: Graphic Design Problem Solving. TOPIC: Professional Practice.
S352: Production for the Graphic Designer.
Subjects include four color process, digital imaging, design problem challenge and solution, and portfolio management.
- Spring 2009

Indiana University, School of Telecommunications / Adjunct Faculty / part time
TEL 283: Introduction to Interactive Media Design (position declined due to time conflicts)
- Spring 2009
Academic Mentor for Harmony High School & Ivy Tech student Alisha Walker
Her final senior project in 3D Animation was successfully presented on 05/19/2009
- Summer 2008 to Spring 2009
Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington Campus
Research and development for three campus specific certificates created in
New Media.  Assisted faculty chair in creation of updated program website and
course gallery site. > New Media Website
- Fall 2003 to Spring 2008
Courses for Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington Campus included:
CINS 253 – GRAPHIC IMAGE LAB
CINS 257 – ADVANCED WEB MANAGEMENT
VISC 115 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS
VISC 114 – GRAPHIC DESIGN I
- Spring 2005 to Spring 2006
Purdue University / School of Technology / Adjunct Faculty/ part time
CPT141 – INTRODUCTION TO WEB DESIGN
- Fall 1997 to Spring 1998
Indiana University / School of Fine Arts / Adjunct Faculty / part time
S451 –Graphic Design Problem Solving. TOPIC: Professional Practice.
Subjects include four color process, digital imaging, and portfolio management.


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Publications and Presentations

- “Collaborative Design: The bane of Academia” / co-presented with Dr. Robert Appelman
06.10.08 – SMU / Game Education Summit 2008 / http://www.gameeducationsummit.com/
02.18.08 – Game Developers Conference / Education Summit 2008 / http://gdconf.com

O’Bannon Institute Retrospective– video highlights / 2009
Edited and Produced nine minute highlight reel for O’Bannon Institute broadcast.

“Lost Highways” – 6 minute video preview for interactive prototype simulation / 1996
Writer, producer, and editor for complete project created for promotion of the Lost Highways Project. 

“Nature’s Canvas” – 30 minute television documentary/ 1995
Co-Producer on the Indiana University production team for "Nature's Canvas" documentary. 
Program was fed to nationwide PBS station via Indiana University's WTIU in 1996.

“Wiley House” – 30 minute television documentary/ 1995
Producer for the Indiana University production team that created a documentary style retrospective on IU founding president Andrew Wiley, based on the family’s letters.  http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/

“Teleplay /Screenplay (various)” – WGA represented scripts / 1994 – Present
Wrote and pitched to motion picture and television studios from 1994 to 2001. 


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PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

- IGDA – International Game Developers Association / Member / http://www.igda.org/
- GDC CONFERENCE / UBM / Conference Staff / http://www.gdconf.com/
- ADOBE USER GROUP / Education Champions (eChampions) / http://groups.adobe.com/ 


HONORS

- Regional and National Award Winner for publication and web design from
the 2006 & 2007 National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) Awards.
- Video Production “Nature’s Canvas was the winner of the 1996 Golden Philo Award,
Midwest Chapter (http://www.mca-i.org/).
- Education publication excellence award for the 1994 Indiana University textbook:
History 226 -Women in United States History”.
- A founding member of Last Minute Productions Radio Theatre Company,
Producers of NPR Theater’s Hayward Sanitarium broadcast nationally in 1994. 


SKILLS / INTERESTS

- Extensive experience with the Adobe Master Collection Creative Suite 5
Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Flash, & more.
- Extensive knowledge of standards compliant with XHTML and CSS.
- Strong knowledge of JavaScript, ActionScript, and information architecture.
- Over twelve years experience in video production.
- Screenplay, and teleplay writer.  Pitched directly to industry executives and
maintain a Writer’s Guild of America Agent for representation of current work.


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