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Objective

I am a highly creative grounded person of integrity who enjoys creating and inspiring others. I have a lot of positive energy, possess excellent communication skills, and enjoy the challenge of expanding my knolwledge. I would like to contribute my unique technical and personal skills within a creative and progressive company on a full time,  part time or contract basis.

Interest

  • Web, Graphic, & Digital Media Design and Implementation
  • Audio Engineering
  • Video editing
  • Internet technology
  • Roller Blading/outdoor activities
  • Singing
  • Playing guitar
  • Songwriting
  • Painting
  • Gardening
  • Yoga
  • Spiritual pursuits

Summary

  • Graphic and Web designer with strong skills from planning to implementation. Excellent knowledge of Adobe Suite design software including: Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Quark xPress. Cross platform  proficient Mac and PC PC environments.
  • Currently am a Digital Media Operations Analyst at Gannett / The Journal News.
  • Freelance web designer with 5+ years experience, producing a web presence which facilitates new marketing avenues for small businesses and the self-employed. Strong knowledge of Flash, code-compliant XHTML and CSS layout for cross-browser compatibility and stability. Interfacing and scripting for interactive and dynamic web designs.
  • AS in Design (Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia) and an 3 Year Design Diploma in Interior Design/Architecture with a final GPA of 4.0 for both degrees.
  • Freelance Web & Graphic designer - packaging, marketing graphics, banners, user guides, DVD labels, and other promotional materials.
  • Particularly interested in Flash and PHP web design, Marketing Design, Recording, Editing Audio and Video, and Teaching software applications.
  • Specialties include Flash based web development & design, vector-based art/animation, CSS and valid XHTML, typography, color theory, photomanipulation/digital art, branding/identity development, and audio.
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, both verbal and written, detail oriented, self starter, comfortable working individually or as part of a team. I am flexible, reliable, motivated, and dedicated.

References

Michele Krayniack

“Wendy Marino is a pleasure to work with. She is extremely dedicated to any task she is given while going above and beyond. I was fortunate to meet Wendy while working with her on an email database project assigned to her as part of the Solutions Team, a small group organized by the Publisher. Wendy increased the email database over 25%, within just under a two year time frame, and helped initiate a monthly newsletter. Within its first year, it won a first place award at The New York State Circulation Management Association, Inc. While working on this project, Wendy interacted with Marketing, Circulation, News and Graphic Design showing her abilities to interact across all departments while simultaneously building a cohesiveness amongst departments. This demonstrates Wendy's ability to think outside the box and interact with all levels beyond her department in an effortless manner. On the interpersonal side, Wendy collaborates well with her colleagues, team members and supervisors. She is both well-liked and respected by others. Wendy's positive attitude and passion for design, animation, and interactive projects has made her a great asset to The Journal News. Even though Wendy is not technically in the marketing department, I know that I can call upon her whenever needed and she will be there.”

Christopher Gaughan

"Wendy has been a valuable asset here at The Journal News working as a multi-media specialist. She has extremely valuable skills with audio, web design: including HTML and Flash, and  video production. Wendy has helped bring The Journal News and LoHud.com to it’s current level of media technology. She has a rare combination of a highly technical skill with a discerning creative eye. Her ability to quickly work on projects with little to no direction has enabled us to meet our deadlines in a timelymanner. She works well independently and in a team environment and hasexcellent verbal & communication skills. We would not have gottenthrough The Listening Room and LoHud Insider monthly E-Newsletter without her help due to the amount of work we had in-house at that time. She was able to quickly catch onto our process with little training and was willing to work extra time if needed. She was truly dedicated in helping us meet our deadlines."

Diana Costello

"Working with Wendy Marino has been a pleasure. As the sound engineer for the Listening Room video concert series, her work has been invaluable to the success of the project. It is no easy task to transform a newspaper organization into a recording studio, but that's exactly what Wendy has helped us to do. Confronted with challenges, she finds solutions. Wendy is reliable, dedicated, and creative in her work. Perhaps most importantly, she is also inspiring to be around, and her passion is infectious. I am confident Wendy would be a valuable asset to any organization."

A Few Examples of My Work

Work experience

Sep 2006Present

Digital Media Operations Analyst

Gannett / The Journal News
  • Design, Creation, implementation, and training of numerous online flash ads, and graphics for ad design and marketing department.
  • Design, Creation, implementation of flash GUI's for multimedia online use.
  • Creating video commercials and weekly informational videos for RNN (The Journal News affiliate TV station) and lohud.com from recording, to Final Cut editing completion, to final format.
  • Sound Engineer: The Greater NY Wine & Food Festival & The Greater NY Beer & Food Festival, the largest consumer event in the market.
  • Project Management Recording and Engineering of; The Listening Room projects and voiceovers from start to finish. Please visit:  http://www.lohud.com/listeningroom
  • Selected as Solutions Team member by publisher to work on special revenue generating projects
  • Created the team, ‘The E-Squad.’ Initiated 'LoHud Insider Newsletter' that is sent to subscribers, and non-subscribers quarterly. Within its first year, it won a first place award at The New York State Circulation Management Association, Inc. and was included in a corporate internal blog relating to standard operating procedures.
  • Project Management; Increased the email database over 25%, within just under a two year time frame.
  • Coordinating and overseeing entire project including; user research, managing the integration of graphics, text, and html into project, server side filing, and organizing and managing content flow.
  • Creation and implementation of The Journal News OnLine Media Kit.
  • Assisting employees with software applications, technical IT issues, and coding including; java script, html, css, and action script.
  • Initiate new and innovative ideas, implementing, and creating SOP's.
2004Present

Owner / Web, Graphic, Audio, Video Development and Design

Built On Dreams
  • Oversee all aspects of production, implementation and business transactions.
  • Created several multimedia websites including; http://www.michaelbolton.com
  • Develop, Create, Build, Structure, Design, and Complete implementation of various websites, including audio and video editing and conversion.
  • Create and Design various marketing materials for clients including; Brochures, Business Cards, Stationary, Posters, CD Jewel Packs, Logos, Wallscapes, etc..
1993Present

Performing Artist and Musician, Management

Hiawatha Productions
  • Management of sales, marketing, booking, and full band.
  • Created all promotional materials including; logos, websites, graphics for CD Jewel cases, stationary, business cards, posters, T-Shirts, etc..
  • Sound Engineering, Recording, Producing, and Editing.
  • Live Sound.
  • Vocalist and Songwriter
19891993

Freelance Interior Designer

Freelance Interior Designer
  • Residential and corporate interior design work
  • Created drawings, renderings, color coordination, selection of furniture, furnishings, and presentation boards.
  • Met with clients to specify goals and objectives
  • Award for presentation and layout for Hobbs Realty for representation of Merit Condominiums, 235 86th Street, New York, NY. Responsibilities included; Sales, coordination and ordering of fabrics and furnishings, floor plans, and location site specifications.
19911992

Sales/ Interior Designer

Domain
  • Sales, coordination and ordering of fabrics and furnishings, floor plans, and on location floor plan specifications.

Education

20042005

A.A.S.

  • Assistant teacher
  • Multi Media Design Team Leader
19841991

A.A.S and 3 Year Design Diploma

  • Highest Honors (4.0+ GPA)
  • Member of the Applied Arts Advisory Committee
  • Recipient of the Special Recognition Award
1984

SVA & FIT

Studied typography and package design

Skills

Digital media Skills
• Final Cut Pro • Illustrator • ActionScript • Pro Tools • Office OX • Computer Support • Javascript • Keynote • Sound Track Pro • Audio Engineering • Motion • Live Type • HTML • CSS • PHP • QuickTime Pro • Mac & PC  
Digital Media Skills
• Flash • Photoshop • Image Ready • InDesign • Dreamweaver • Quark  • Camtasia Studio  • Video & Sound conversion • Training/Instructor in Flash • Pre & Post production • Live Sound • Recording • Sound Track Pro • XML • Excellent understanding of user interface fundamentals