OBJECTIVES Help build a solid audience, client, and consumer base through the use of innovative visual and interactive marketing.
EDUCATION CSU Sacramento B.A. Communications/Marketing Major Media Production Concentration
WORK EXPERIENCE I have experience with and own a variety of multimedia equipment. Long hours on rewarding projects have never been a problem for me.
04/1997 - 06/2006 SACRAMENTO BEE (NEW MEDIA) (CARS.COM) INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR PHOTOGRAPHER - SEARCH DATABASE MANAGEMENT Helped launch Autofinder in 1997 which eventually became Cars.com Maintained dealer relationships and training, gathered and researched inventory data. Managed photography for extensive auto search engine and dealer network.
07/1996 - 1/2000 SACRAMENTO AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (SACOG) INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR PHOTOGRAPHER - MEDIA CONSULTANT Consulted on and supplied professional photography
for use in publication and presentation. Including events,
environmental portraits, and location photography.
Supplied professionally edited prints, slides, and electronic files.
09/1991 - 07/1996 UNIVERSITY MEDIA SERVICES PHOTOGRAPHER - MEDIA CONSULTANT Photographed campus events for variety of publications. Scanned images into photoshop for film output and presentation for a variety of departments. Photographed all campus sports for sports information. Consulted departments on visual marketing & educational projects. Assistant photography instructor for academic talent search classes. 09/1991 - 12/1995 STATE HORNET NEWSPAPER PHOTO EDITOR - ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE FEATURES WRITER - GRAPHIC DESIGNER Responsible for the set-up and operation of the Hornet's first digital darkroom, utilizing a Kodak film scanner and Macintosh based publishing system, with Pagemaker, Freehand, and Photoshop. Managed and trained staff of five paid photographers. Purchased hardware, software, and supplies for photo & graphics. Scanned photos, making corrections in photoshop for pre-press. Worked closely with section editors on page design and layout. Responsible for servicing existing accounts as well as contacting prospective advertisers for bi-weekly publication. Designed wide variety of client ads to suit their specifications utilizing Macintosh based desktop publishing. Added several new clients to account list each semester. Assignment photography; news, sports, features, etc... Experience writing feature stories, reviews, and interviews. Wrote the first proposal for an online edition, Fall 1995. Awarded staff member of the semester, Fall 1993 Click the Digital Hornet banner for more info. AWARDS California Intercollegiate Press Association 1994 Awarded 1st place feature photo, C.I.P.A. 1994 Newspaper general excellence non-daily, 1st place Awarded staff member of the semester, Fall 1993 05/1995 - 12/1995 SACRAMENTO RIVER RATS PRO INLINE ROLLER HOCKEY TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER Action video & photography, for publication and training. Worked alone or in part on all visual marketing projects.
01/1991 - 09/1991 MERCY GENERAL HOSPITAL (SACRAMENTO) MEDIA INTERN Video & still photography, video & print graphics. Multimedia presentation set-up and operations. Documented hospital events, daily and special interest