City of Hopkins Aug. 2011- Present
Video Tech/Television Director – Hopkins, MN
Work independently to plan, direct, organize and record the live broadcast of City Council Meetings for cable access.
Convert video recordings into digital files for internet webcast.
Manage sound equipment, operate robotic cameras and digital editing software.
ShopNBC Oct. 2008- Present
Video-Photographer – Eden Prairie, MN
Style and videotape product for on-air presentation.
Revise, edit and digitally convert video file footage for air utilizing digital editing software.
Enter show data for director access to digital playlists.
ShopNBC Oct. 2005- Oct. 2008
Visual Product Coordinator – Eden Prairie, MN
On set experience reviewing show details, concepts, and set changes with producers and show hosts while communicating information to team members and support staff.
Delegated tasks and responsibilities while working under pressure to meet time-sensitive deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to maintain composure and work efficiently in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
Bartender / Freelance Graphic – Web Design Jan 2004- Oct 2005
Ruby Tuesday’s – Edina, MN
Exercised effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of customers and support staff.
Wrote and edited HTML code. Animated graphics and created company logos. Designed and produced company web pages.
Created original design concepts, including logos, brochures, flyers and collateral materials.
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity / AmeriCorps Aug 2000- Dec 2003
Construction Assistant – Minneapolis, MN
Assisted trades persons to erect and repair structures and facilities on
building and construction sites.
Managed the budgets for tools and equipment needed for building projects.
Performed supervisory duties, organized volunteers, explain directions clearly while instructing individuals from diverse ethnic and social background.
Winning Solutions May 1999- June 2000
Web Design – Ames, IA
Utilized composition and layout skills, to design and develop logos, websites and other
design projects using photo editing software and rendering freehand.
Managed static and dynamic website content.
Collaborated with account executives to discuss projects and create original
concept designs for clients.
Education & Technical Skills
Bachelor of Arts and Science – Visual Arts – University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 1999
Charcoal Renderings, Pen/Ink, Web Design and Design Composition,
Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Illustration, Freehand Drawing, Logo Design
Computer Software Workshops – Hennepin Tech College, Minneapolis, MN 2004
Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Quark XPress, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie
HTML, CSS, PHP, Java integration and information architecture