Resume

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2004-2014 Radial Engineering Ltd.
Port Coquitlam, BC

Responsibilities: Product documentation, technical illustration and prototype 3D visualization. Design and layout of web sites, brochures, user manuals, illustrated assembly instructions, and marketing materials. Product photography, touch up and archiving. AdWord campaign creation and landing page metrics reporting. Trade show booth design and logistics for 5 annual events.

Web development, marketing assistant, product prototyping and technical documentation for an electronic hardware manufacture.

www.primacoustic.com ; www.radialeng.com

2000- 2004 Rocky Mountain Sound
Vancouver, BC

Commercial Audio / Video Systems Integration. Pro Audio/Visual sales and installation; site inspection, estimating and customer quotation, installation management, user manual. Tender Bid project documentation binders.

Responsibilities: Quotation, CAD design, and project management for commercially installed audio, video and data systems.

Installed systems: Sheraton Wall Centre Vancouver; Storeyeum Museum Gastown; Norman Rothstein Theatre Vancouver; Terry Fox Theatre Port Coquitlam; St. Pius X Church N. Vancouver, St. Paul’s Church Vancouver

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1996-2000
 , The Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople, Vancouver, BC

Production Sound Mixer, Overhead Microphone Operator, Independent.
Dead Mans Gun, Winkler Productions, Boom Operator.
Little Bear Printing Press, Production Mixer.
Addams Family, Boom Operator

Skills

  • Copy writing and editing for technical marketing and documentation
  • Graphic artist; technical illustrations, 3D prototyping, document layout
  • Five years trade show logistics, design and support
  • Large scale digital documentation and technical support management
  • Product photography and film/video production studio experience
  • Post-production skills; voice-over, green screen, graphics and moving matte animation
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Overview of Skills

Electronic publishing: Technical documentation, illustrations and user guides.

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Adobe Creative Suite expert with 20 years experience creating documents, illustrations, manuals, animations and video. My technical background helps me create information rich documents that support the marketing, sales and engineering departments. You can see samples here in my portfolio pages. I have also made posters and magazine ads, and illustrations for various folks over the years including a cover for a math textbook.

HTML5/CSS3/Javascript/PHP: Web development.

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I have been designing company web pages for 20 years. From p tags to nested tables to the current responsive frameworks I like following the evolution of the web. I like using HTML5 and CSS3 because I can hand code complex layouts with predictable page rendering. It’s a dependable way to craft small scale projects like landing pages and email newsletters. I use PHP server side scripting to manage interactive and dynamic content. JQUERY adds the spice, it’s a truly amazing resource for adding interactive code to a page or site. I can hack JQUERY plugins and refine them for my needs.

Online marketing technologies: AdWords, Mailchimp.com, Saleforce.com, and WordPress CMS.

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I have eight years experience with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) online marketing technologies. While at Radial Engineering I assisted setting up and trained staff to use Salesforce, SAP Crystal Reports, WordPress and MailChimp. I acted as a in-office help desk for staff. I coded HTML email messages for MailChimp campaigns and created unique landing pages on the company web site to track the effectiveness of promotions.

3D CAD/CAM: Prototype, 3D visualization and rendering

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CAD and 3D software is a passion of mine. After leaning several CAD/3D modeling, animating and rendering packages I realized how powerful 3D can be. I use 3D software to rapid prototypeand for visualizing complex scenes. It also a graphics tool used to create impressive 3D charts and logos. I used Solidworks to design cardboard packaging and sheet metal boxes with PEM’s.  I used SketchUp to design the company trade show booth.

Education

Digital Arts Program Certificate.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, Burnaby, BC.(Currently known as Art Institute)

Bachelor of Science Degree Communications
Emerson College, Boston MA.

Civil Drafting Certificate
Drexel University, Philadelphia PA.

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