Summary

Kelly Brady has been working in the field of web management and design as an undergraduate student, graduate student, and contract employee for over three years. Her areas of expertise include innovation within predesigned templates, photography for the web, and writing for the web. She is currently working towards a Master of Fine Arts in studio art with a post-baccalaureate certificate in interactive media design. Practical studio work focuses on the integration of fine-art photography, time-lapse photography, video, and simulation design in virtual wolds. Supporting research focuses on the art of food and anthropology of food, including history of food in art and media, and the power and politics of food and food culture.

Kelly has a wide field of interests, both academic and professional, including: anthropology, copywriting, creative writing, cultural studies, editing, editorial process, graphic design, information architecture, information technology, international studies, international travel, marketing, market research, media studies, photography, reading, social media, web design, writing. 

Please see examples of work in side modules and at the bottom of this profile. 

Work History

Work History
Nov 2010 - Present

Baltimore Restaurant Photography Examiner

Examiner.com

As Baltimore Restaurant Photography Examiner, I am responsible for taking photographs; writing short articles and reviews; developing evergreen articles; and featuring local events for examiner.com, focusing on restaurants in the Baltimore area. 

Oct 2009 - Present

Freelance Photographer

PlayBaltimore.com

Sports photography for local co-ed, intramural organization. Social media dispersion of photographs via Facebook, Picasa.

Oct 2011 - Present

Web Master

Department of Art, Towson University

Maintain department website with up to date written content and photographs. 

Promote department events and news using graphic modules. 

Oct 2011 - Present

Social Media Coordinator

Interactive Media Design Center, Towson University

Manage multiple social media accounts. 

Promote the program to prospective students. 

Promote relevant educational and professional content to current students. 

Manage design elements across social media platforms. 

Oct 2007 - Aug 2011

Web Design | Editorial Assistant

University Relations, Towson University

Previous titles: 

Web Content Assistant 

Student Administrative and Editorial Assistant 

Assisted with management of Towson University website, including reviewing and updating content for high-traffic pages on the TU website, content migration, building web graphics from scratch or templates, photo selection, photo editing and web optimization. 

Managed TU web feedback by responding to and forwarding through an online form, including solving issues when applicable. 

Wrote new web profiles and stories as assigned. 

Assisted with content audits and Web analytics projects.

Worked with Alumni Magazine; interviewing alumni and writing articles for publication in magazine. 

Administrative duties, including answering phones, filing, collating, and faxing documents. 

Jan 2009 - Aug 2009

Receptionist

Anne Arundel Veterinary Hospital

Customer service, including assisting clients with payment, purchases, and general questions; answering multiple phone lines, scheduling appointments, refilling prescriptions.

Jul 2007 - Nov 2007

Shift Lead and Photographer

Sharp Shooter Imaging

Shift Lead responsible for conducting opening and closing procedures, including using a POS program on the Windows platform to close out the day, and Microsoft Excel to enter sales goals and earned figures. 

Managing a sales and photography team of anywhere from 2 to 7 people while handling customer service and meeting sales goals.

Education

Education
Jan 2011 - Present

Master of Fine Arts

Towson University

Focus: Interactive Media Design 

Virtual worlds and simulation design; the intersection of art and anthropology, including the history of food art/media, how culture informs art and vice-versa, fine-art photography, time-lapse photography, video, the power and politics of food (media). 

Cumulative GPA: 4.0 

Jan 2009 - May 2012

Post-baccalaureate Certificate

Towson University

Design for the web, including aesthetics, HTML, XML, Flash, social media, information architecture and branding; simulation design, specifically for Second Life

Cumulative GPA: 4.0

Aug 2004 - Aug 2008

Bachelor of Science

Towson University

Major: Anthropology; areas of study include visual and media studies, tourism, urban space and place,

moral panics. 

Minor: Creative Writing; areas of study include short fiction, creative non-fiction and contemporary

literature. 

Awarded Most Distinguished Scholar in Anthropology, Towson University, Department of Sociology,

Anthropology and Criminal Justice, May 2008

Graduated cum laude with a cumulative GPA of 3.751

Skills

Skills

Adobe Lightroom 3

Information Architecture

Web Design and Development

Microsoft Office Suite

Adobe Creative Suite CS5

Adobe Creative Suite CS4

Photography

Familiar with both digital and film SLR. Black and white dark room skills. Experience with portraiture, sports, landscape/architecture, pets. 

MAC OSX Platform

Windows OS Platform

Photography

Hog's Mead

Papa's Cabin

Word [blog]

Foodie Traveler

www.rarecandyband.com

Published Articles

Creative Short Fiction