August 2005 - June 2008. Master of Fine Arts, Ohio University Graduate program, concentration in Photography. Ohio University Tuition Scholarship, Athens, Ohio.
August 2000 - December 2004. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied Media Arts, concentration in Photography, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Minors: Printmaking and Psychology. Graduated Cum Laude, Award of Distinction, School of Art.
February 2014 - Currently. Freelance Photographer, Retoucher, IT Support, Brilliant Pixel Imaging LLC. Brilliant Pixel does digital image retouching for small and large clients, focusing on specific needs and requirements. I manage the back end of the website, aide in the design, manage data organization, deploy workstations for employees, and assist in business planning. http://www.brilliantpixelimaging.com/
April 2009 - May 2017. Director of Operations, Valex Sourcing and Sales LLC, Columbus, OH. I oversaw the operation of a 6 person team and advised on the purchasing of incoming product.
July 2012 - Currently. Designer for Uni-Liger and QuotestoLiveBy shop on Etsy. I created this shop to design and sell t-shirts related to pop culture, movies, and books. https://www.etsy.com/shop/QuotestoLiveBy
December 2009. Directed and edited the videography for Denison University’s dance performance, Affirmation. I operated one Canon XL2 and directed another cameraman for the shoot. Also edited, authored DVDs, and created cases for the finished product.
November 2009. Designed, created, and launched Trade In Your Tech website. The site’s function was to capitalize off used electronics and technology. The idea was to offer money or credit for people’s used gear. The incoming products are then offered for sale in the store portion of the site. For this whole set-up I used Joomla, which is a great site building system, with many different “modules” that are easily added and updated. Due to a competitive market in this space and my full-time job, this website has been shutdown.
April 2009. Assistant Cameraman for documentation of “Shared Ground”, a Denison University Department of Dance production. I operated a Canon XL2 for three performances. Mark Sewards was the primary cameraman and director of the shoot.
February - June 2009. Freelance Image retouching for Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, OH. Using Camera RAW and Bridge to maintain consistent color and exposure for hundreds of photographs. Photoshop CS3 used for retouching of models, backgrounds, and objects.
February 2009. CoEditor of video shot at a Denison University sponsored Flamenco performance by Clara Ramona at the Midland Theatre, Newark, OH. Edited 3 hours of HD footage from multiple cameras using Final Cut Pro, the final product fitting on a DVD.
December 2008 – February 2009. Distance Learning curriculum developer of film and audio courses for Northern New Mexico College; funded by a Microsoft Partners in Learning Grant. Helped develop, shoot, edit, export, and web publish videos to be used for teaching students how to visualize, shoot, and edit their own movies.
December 2008. Freelance Logo design, website creation, and promotional material for Bluestone Electric, Clarksburg, VA. www.bluestoneelectric.com
October 2008. Freelance Headshots of StrateSphere executives. Columbus, OH.
August - November 2008. Greenskeeper at Greensburg Country Club, Greensburg, PA. Maintained greens, leaf management, and general labor.
January 2007 - June 2008. Slide Services for faculty and Graduate students. I documented 2D/3D work, as well as most of the graduating grad student thesis exhibitions. Digital and traditional formats. I also scanned 35mm slides into digital files for faculty and students. I have produced high quality work for professional and amateur artists that they use for websites, postcards, and general promotional materials.
September 2005 - June 2008. Photography Equipment and Darkroom Ohio University. I helped manage student workers, gave out equipment, maintained darkroom and studio, as well as repaired and maintained a 20 inch Hope Color Processor.
January - April 2005. Internship at Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Set up a digital workstation for the museum to document objects. Documented four of Andy Warhol’s time capsules as well as all of their contents. The images were to be used for the museum’s electronic listing of artworks.
May - August 2004. Internship at Erie Maritime Museum Erie, PA. Sailed on U.S. Brig Niagara to document crew at work. Organized a catalog of images for museum to use for future publications as well as training examples for future sailors.
September 2003 – December 2004. Photography Lab Assistant, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA. Distributed equipment to students, mixed chemicals for use, kept area clean and maintained.
June 2003 – August 2005. Baker’s Apprentice at Giant Eagle, Edinboro, PA. Baked and packed product for the day, decorated cakes, kept department clean, occasionally opened bakery on my own.
January 2007 - March 2008. Instructor of Record, ART 112 Intro to Photography, ART 114 Digital Visualizations, and ART 281 Black and White Photography. Ohio University, Athens, OH.
September 2005 - November 2006. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Athens, OH. Classes: Intro to Photography, B&W film developing, fiber printing, Color RA4 printing, 4x5 Camera, Studio lighting.
October 2006. Taught a one day “How to Shoot Slides of Your Own Work” workshop to senior undergraduate painting students. I presented a simple way to document their work as well as helped them shoot digital and traditional slides of their work.
November 2009. “This Land.” Group show of 6 artists working in mixed media. Studio West, Eugene, Oregon.
June 2009. 52 Editions. Online gallery run by Arnaud Gregori. Each week a different photographer's image is showcased at a discounted price. There is also a gallery of images from other photographers on the site. www.52editions.com
June 2008. “Majestic National 2008”. Majestic Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio. National juried exhibition. Juried by Kevin Ewing, Ohio University visiting professor of painting.
May 2008. “Constellations”. Majestic Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio. MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition.
May 2008. “25 Under 25 Up and Coming American Photographers”. Gulf and Western Gallery, Tisch School of The Arts, New York, New York. Exhibition component to book project of Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Juried by Sylvia Plachy.
January 2008. “Space, Place, Life”. Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky. Juried by Arturo Sandoval, an Eastern Kentucky University professor of art.
June 2007. “New American Talent: The 22nd Exhibition”. Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas. Juried by Anne Ellegood, Associate Curator at the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Two year traveling exhibition throughout Texas.
February 2006. “21st Annual International Exhibition”. Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas. Juried by Andrea Karnes, curator of the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Awarded Second Place.
July 2004. “The Office”. Shuster Gallery, Erie, PA. Juried by Anita Snider, Director of the Shuster Program for the Arts. Best in Show. Solo Exhibition Award.
March 2009. The Rambler: A Magazine of Personal Expression. Ellen's Couch image printed on pg. 36 of the magazine, accompanying Vega article.
September 2008. Left and Leaving. Self-published book of current and past photographs. Published by Blurb.
May 2008. 25 under 25 Up and Coming American Photographers. Published by Powerhouse Books. National competition organized by Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. Juried by Sylvia Plachy. Edited by Iris Tillman Hill.
May 2008. Constellations. Self-published book that showcases the work in my thesis exhibition as well as the larger body of work that the exhibition was selected from. Published by www.blurb.com.
Spring 2008. Quarter After Eight. Annual literary journal managed by Ohio University, showcasing almost all forms of literary pursuits, as well as artwork.
EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, and SKILLS
Cameras: 35mm, Digital SLRs (Nikon, Canon), medium format, 4x5 large format, Canon XL2, and various prosumer video cameras.
Lighting: Novatron, Speedotron, and tungsten systems.
Scanners: Epson 4490, 4990, and V750. Nikon Coolscan.
Printers: Epson 1280, R1800, 2200, 7600, & 9600. HP 400PS.
Software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat, Premiere Pro Hugin, Epson Scan, Silverfast, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Camtasia, Quicktime Pro, Imovie, Iweb, Garageband, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Mozilla, Blurb, Google Chrome, Docs, Youtube, VLC, TeamViewer, ChannelAdvisor, Ecommerce Admin (eBay, Amazon, Walmart, Rakuten, Newegg, Sears), Squarespace, WYSIWYG editors, Wordpress, Joomla, Weebly.
Skills: Online Sales, Creative Problem Solving, E-commerce, Sales Support, Customer Relations, Photoshop Image Manipulation, Traditional and Digital Color and B&W Photography, Computer Hardware Mac and PC (repair, troubleshooting, OS deployment), Web Design, Graphic Design, Inventory Management, Logistics, Online Marketing, Video Editing, Project Management, Teaching, Printers, knowledge of power tools and woodworking equipment, welding, silkscreening, mat cutting, commercial painting, light automotive repair.