Summary

Media researcher and educational content designer with more than 5 years experience in audio-visual media research, workshop facilitation, curriculum design and project management for broadcast (TV/film) and educational media

Skills

Skills

Information Architecture

Creating robust, extensible content architectures for on-line team collaboration, content publishing and social networking.

Website Design and Development

Custom scripting, visual and interaction design for branded webspaces, leveraging current popular open-source technologies and content management systems.

Web Journalism

Research, writing and visual content design on issues surrounding digital technology, lifestyle trends, and cultural production. Website: @amateurmusicians.net

Customer Service Leadership

Manage teams that provide introductory and expert guidance to clients and customers, to better identify, problem-solve and satisfy needs.

Project Management

Manage people, processes and resources to make a project happen on time and within budget, and deliver the needed scope and quality.

Group Process Facilitation

Lead people through processes toward agreed-upon objectives in a manner that encourages participation, ownership and creativity from all involved.

Content Design

Develop, design and deliver interactive workshops, presentations, tutorials, kits, and resources, on- and off-line

Content Research

Find and clear cost-effective print, audio, and visual material for media publishing and production.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2003 - Sep 2012

educational activity designer • team leader, customer service

National Film Board of Canada

• designed methods to develop media workshops for the National Film Board that allow audience participation and meet key learning objectives

• developed two video exploration and training seminars for youth audience segments of 7-12 and 13-18 years of age

• coordinated the design team for the Science, Please! interactive educational game, for the 9-12 year old youth market segment

• designed workshop content and interactive instructional materials for workshop leaders and facilitators; Science Please!, Introduction to Video, and Video Production workshops

• developed and beta-tested workshop scripts for primary- and secondary-school teachers: Historica (2004-2007), the AQUOPS convention (2006), and the NFB WWII website (2008)

• updated structure and content of the following educational workshops: McLaren Animation Workshop, Seeing Sounds, Science Please!, Introduction to Video, and Video Production

Jan 2012 - Apr 2012

writer - promotional and production copy

Productions Artifact

• conducted orientation research using primary and secondary sources

• determined promotional copy objectives for a feature documentary film, in collaboration with the film director

• drafted and revised a promotional article for an audience of media professionals

• drafted and revised short promotional texts in flyer, catalogue, boutique and DVD formats, with keywords for search-engine optimization purposes

• edited and revised english subtitling for the feature-length documentary

Oct 2007 - Dec 2007

web designer and developer

Institut Patricia Pattyn

• advised client on site design and technology strategy for niche service offering

• custom-installed an open-source content management system on a remote host

• designed site layout, typography and color scheme with custom style rules

• designed graphic elements for site identification and navigation

• extended site functionality with custom scripting and plug-in installation

Dec 2005 - Mar 2006

archival media researcher and clearance strategist

Handel Productions

• established archive research and clearance strategies with the producer, in conformity with the production budget priorities

• designed an archive media database to record, index and rate research materials by source, relevancy and pricing criteria

• developed a comparative costing methodology using pricing variables of territory, medium and licensing period

• conducted visual and music archive research in film archives and image banks on the web, and in specialized libraries

• determined reporting format for archive media usage reports

• secured all motion picture, music, publisher rights and copyright licenses for archival materials retained in the final cut

• procured broadcast-quality master tapes of retained archival footage for the production company

Nov 2003 - Jun 2005

program evaluation consultant

Junior Achievement of Canada

• defined success indicators and results measures for program evaluation

• designed an evaluation framework and evaluation system components using logic models

• deployed quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods to assess program impact and stakeholder satisfaction

• designed data collection instruments, procedures and best practices

• formatted evaluation questions and designed survey instruments to evaluate program impact and end-user satisfaction

• conducted pilot testing to assess design of survey instruments and methodology

• analyzed and reported evaluation results and findings

Education

Education
Sep 1999 - May 2003

Concordia University

specialization in film production  • ancient greek philology

May 1998 - May 1999

Langara College

economics • political science • philosophy •  ancient greek and latin