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Work experience

Sep 2008Oct 2008

Framer

Michael's

Responsible for creating framing orders and helping customers with frame and mat choices.  My main responsiblity is in putting together orders:  assembling frames; cutting glass; mounting artwork; closing up frames; attaching hardware; cleaning and packaging for customer pickup; calling customer to alert them their order is complete.  My range of skills includes ready-made to preservation work.  Left due to gross mismanagement and work hazards.

Oct 2007Aug 2008

Associate Photographer

Artistic Photography, LLC

Responsible for assisting and photographing as second shooter at weddings, high school senior sessions, engagements, anniversaries, children and family portrait sessions. I was responsible for postproduction of images and maintaining a professional relationship with clients and maintaining deadlines for work. Knowledge of basic studio lighting techniques and framing and mounting of my own work for gallery showings. 

Jun 2008Aug 2008

Featured Artist

Brick Oven Studio

I was asked by Jordan DeGree, the owner, to show 15 pieces of my work over the Summer months at his gallery/studio. All pieces were matted, signed and framed. 

Dec 2002Dec 2006

Administrative Assistant

I was responsible for multi-line phone system receiving applications for consumer loans and questions regarding interest rates and the application process. Also received applications online, ran credit reports to present to loan officers. I assisted the Vice President of Consumer Lending with presentations, spreadsheets and general office organization. I verified and maintained loan documents after loan application and approval or denial was complete. 

Education

20062007

Art Institute

Basic, first year credits earned: art communication, art history, perspective drawing; graphic design, drawing 

Skills

Computer Skills
  Proficient on PC & Mac Wacom Photoshop (CS3) ACDSee Aperture Pando Microsoft Office:  Word; Excel; Powerpoint 62 wpm; 100% accuracy  
Nikon Gear
Film: Nikon N55 Nikon 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Holga (new)   Digital: Nikon D300 Nikon SB-800 Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikkor AF 70-300 f/4-5.6 Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5  
Photoshop Editing & Restoration
Ability to edit and do all post production of event and portrait photography.  Also proficient at photo restoration; scanning old photos and repairing the scratches, tears and discoloration for reprint.  Also have some graphic design experience.

References

James Costanzo

Kelsea Wierenga

Jordan DeGree

Paul Cibaric

Samples Of My Work

Paris, 2004

Certifications

Top 10 Finalist

Gnarly Head Rib Tide Contest

Portfolio

Portfolio

Interests

Objective

I worked as an Associate Photographer for a little less than the past year. I am looking to relocate to the Los Angeles/Pasadena area of California in November of 2009.  I plan on working as an assitant photographer for a time after culinary school while pursuing my work as a chef.  Both of these professions will eventually intertwine into becoming a food critic/photojournalist. 

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