QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Innovative designer and videographer with proven communications and client management skills. Demonstrated track record of designing, creating, iterating and launching campaigns. Focused on bringing value to clients via a creative, functional, brand-oriented interactive presence with a drive towards process efficiency.

Art Direction | Audio Production | Brand Design | Cinematography | Email Marketing

Flash DesignInformation ArchitectureInteraction | Photography | Project Management

Site Mapping | Social Media | Strategic Planning | Style Guides | Template Design

Training Materials | User ExperienceVideo Editing & Production | Wire Frames

CERTIFICATIONS

Video Production

(Boulder Digital Arts)

Feb 2011

Introduction to InDesign

(Boulder Digital Arts)

Apr 2009

Introduction to CSS

(Webucator Technical Training)

Jan 2009

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Present

Graphic/Web Designer | Videographer

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Multi-faceted creative artist with expertise in web design, digital media, and video production for touring Broadway shows and the region’s most esteemed theatre company.Areas of ownership include website design, creation of web graphics, banner ads, email templates, digital billboards, as well as in-house camera operator and video editor for online content.

  • Redesigned, tested, and deployed DCPA website within four week deadline which coincided with new online ticketing system that required matching look and feel.The website has over 1 million site visits a year and has an average of over 4,000 visits per day.
  • Researched, customized, and deployed micro-site for  events at Seawell Grand Ballroom, including coaching and integration with social media for dynamic, real-time updates from coordinators.
  • Researched, designed, and launched micro-site for new project based on innovative theatre, called Off-Center, which utilizes a minimal, elegant and modern site design.  
  • Videographer and editor of “10 Minutes to Curtain”, a behind-the-scenes look at the Tony Award-winning Denver Theatre Company with over 400,000 upload views, 25,000 channel views,and 2,000 views per episode.
  • Created 300+ static and animated ads for 50+ shows and events which are marketed online via high profile websites like Comcast, 9News, Fandango, and digital billboards managed by the City of Denver, as well as full online marketing campaigns using landing pages via social media.
Nov 2008 - Apr 2009

Solutions Architect/ Design Consultant

HiveLive

Web solutions architect focused towards bringing the power of community via customer loyalty, increased organizational intelligence and innovation, or increased revenue.Designed and created online communities with on-demand Web 2.0 technologies.Planned and designed community behavior, user experience and information architecture based on customer requirements and business needs. (Contract Job)

  • Primary architect for a custom designed enterprise community for Hearst Corporation and Vocollect, which launched on time and within budget, and supported projects with Adobe, ThoughtWorks and HubStreet.
  • Responsible for end-to-end community rollout based on CSS and HTML languages including wire frames, site maps, skin mockups, user experience and interaction.
  • Produced tutorial videos including original soundtrack to be used as product training materials and marketing collateral.
Jan 2007 - Mar 2008

Migration Specialist/Graphic & Web Designer

Adventure Central

Database administrator focused on maintaining system for over 100 adventure travel & experiential tour operators. Duties covered migration of client profiles and customer databases into online booking system based on ASP.Net 2.0 and SQL technologies, as well as training clients on user experience. Web administrator of assets and collateral on company website, including regularly updated adventure travel widget. Assisted with user experience, interface design, and QA testing of alpha/beta versions of the newest user interface and data migration tool released on the Adventure Central platform.

  • Created a more efficient migration process for loading new tour operators on .Net online booking system, which led to improving customer migration time from over 6 months to 10 days.
  • Increased online bookings by 700% for customers via the accelerated migration schedule.
  • Created custom web interface and wrapper designs for adventure travel & experiential tour operators mirroring their company website designs.
  • Redesigned company logo for marketing collateral used at major tradeshows and industry conventions.
Oct 2005 - Dec 2006

Project Assistant/Graphic& Web Designer

OMNI Institute

Education

Education

References

References

Sean Bell

"Gabe is one of those great contractors who can step into a project in the middle and hit the ground running. He excels in customer focused work and really thinks through all the factors of a design before presenting it. As a Solutions Architect / Design Consultant at HiveLive he is responsible for high visibility client community projects that involve: providing engaging community experiences, navigable IA and compelling visual design. Gabe takes constructive feedback well and needs very little oversight to produce great results within the given deadline. He is on my short list of people I want to work with regularly." Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity Sean Bell, March 31, 2009 (Sean hired as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2008)

Aaron Eve

“I first worked with Gabe at IBM as his supervisor, and have continued to work with him since throughout the years on various projects and he has continually impressed me. Gabe continues to expand his knowledge, learn new skills, and somehow manages to stay current in multiple industries. His dedication is unparralled. Gabe is a rarity - you will not find a more passionate, hard working individual.”

Aaron Eve, October 30, 2008(Aaron managed at IBM Global Services from 2002 to 2004)

Adam Jack

“Gabe is a dedicated contributor; an avid & quick study, who works diligently to ensure satisfied customers. Gabe's professionalism and personality optimize the good qualities an organization wishes to convey, and he makes a great representative for the company.”

Adam Jack, October 30, 2008

(Adam managed indirectly at Adventure Central from 2007 to 2008)

Jami (Mahaffey) Alley

“Gabriel was a energenic team member with a great work ethic. He is detailed oriented and takes pride in accomplishing work releated goals. It was a pleasure to work with Gabriel.”

Jami (Mahaffey) Alley, November 3, 2008

(Jami worked with directly at Adventure Central from 2007 to 2008)