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Resume

Experience:

Roher Sprague Partners

Senior Graphic Designer, New Technology Management, Web Developer, Photographer, Information Technology

Employers:  Melanie Roher & Sue Ann Sprague

              January 3, 1999 – present

Responsibilities include:

Graphic design: 

Exhibit design (3D realistic concept images, trade show booths), Signage and Environmental Design (3D mockups and vector production designs for exhbits, conferences, large businesses, restaurants, business vehicles, airplane graphics), Print design (posters, brochures, magazine covers, postcards, business cards, employee manuals, restaurant menus, book covers, etc.), Packaging design (Food products, 3D package mockups, POS products)   Graphic design artwork stemming from an array of software expertise and talents including digital photography, digital imaging, 3D animation/design, web design, vector imaging, and natural media simulation.  3D program identification animations, vector and raster image combination animations, confernce video projection and floor video screen animations.

Web design/development:

User interface design, Navigational devices, Icons, Animations

Active Server Database integration with SQL Server and MS Access

Site design targeted at employee maintenance and ease of use

Large scale intranet site design.

Qualitative usability testing.

WebDAV collaborative setup and administration

SharePoint Team Services – subweb development on local server for client and project team collaboration.

Development of a single-file user interface design technique offering a high degree of UI maintenance ease.

CMS template creation for Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla and custom content management systems.

Photography:

Client events, product photos, portraits, imagery for artwork creation.

New Technology Management: 

Network Administration, setup, and hardware maintenance:  Macintosh OS X, hardware installations, software upgrades, Windows Server setup/maintenance – cross platform file/print sharing, Proxy server and firewall setup (POP, HTTP, FTP, Real Media), local web server setup and administration, print server setup; Windows NT, Windows 2000, Mac OS X, Windows Small Business Server 2003, Windows Server 2012, and Exchange 2013 administration. Office 365 set up and training for clients.

Tech Support:

Usage documentation, step-by-step instructions, web site maintenance instructional seminars, file transfer issues, Mac and PC differences and compatibility issues, client-productivity instruction. Teaching clients efficient ways of generating content, teaching internal employees efficient ways of designing content.

Pocketnow

Senior Editor, Reporter, Photographer, Video Editor

Employers:  Derek Snyder, Jared Miniman, Brandon Miniman, Anton Nagy

              February, 2002 – present

Responsibilities include: Travelling to attend press events around the country; reporting on events with text/videos/photography; reviewing mobile technology products including smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, laptops, in-car computers, and even cruise ships; writing editorials about industry news; collaborating with the team on other editorials. Skills involved: writing, speaking in front of the camera, macro photography, videography, video editing, publishing, and social networking. At present we have over 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers, 3 million unique website visitors per month, and 150,000 twitter followers.

Adam Lein Photography

Photographer

Employer:  self-employed

              2002-Present

Freelance photography for numerous fashion shows, special events, weddings, and portfolio development.

- Bellus Magazine 2016 NYFW coverage

- MADE NYFW

- Mercedes Benz NYFW

- Couture Fashion Week

- Style Fashion Week

NYC Fashion Runway

Official Photographer

Employer: Davina Reichman Schuck

2014-2015

Fashion event and model photography and designer marketing. Published in dozens of magazines.

Diaspora Models International

Official Photographer

Employer: Gabriella Schon

              2012-2014

Photography and promotional graphics creation for the Diaspora Models International Beauty Pageant.

Digital Equipment Corporation: Littleton, MA (LKG1)

Graphic Designer

Employer/program manager:  Cheryle West

              July 14, 1997 - August 28, 1997

Responsibilities include multiple Intranet web site graphic designs and poster designs using various 2D, Vector, and 3D graphics software.  External projects include on-line Help graphics, job aid design, and “Start Up Guide” cover design for Com2001 TransCOM software package. 

Guymark Studios: Hamden, CT

Internship

Employer:  Mark Gaurino

               May – June, 1998

Responsibilities include 3D computer graphics animations for corporate video clients, logo illustration.  Use of Macintosh computers, AfterEffects, Infini-D4, Lightwave 3D, Illustrator, and Media 100. 

Product Tester/Consultant

Adobe Illustrator 8/9/901, Adobe Acrobat 5/505, Macromedia Fireworks 2/3/4, OmniSky Wireless internet for Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC, CreativePro.com, Impresse.com, Virtual Mirror LiveAction/TextureWorks/Vector Studio, CE Soft QuicKeys for Windows 1/2, Extensis Mask Pro 2, Extensis Phototools 2/3, Extensis Portfolio 4, Extensis Suitcase 8, Extensis Photoframes 2, Microsoft Office 2000-2010, Microsoft FrontPage 98, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, Mac OS X, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Illustrator CS3, Illustrator CS2, Illustrator CS1, Illustrator 10 WOW! Book, Illustrator 9 WOW! Book, Illustrator 8 WOW! Book, Illustrator 7 WOW! Book:  Peachpit Press.

Consultant, Contributor

Author:  Sharon Steuer

              July 28, 1997 – October 28, 1997, Sept. 16, 1998 - 2003

Design of “Adam Z’s Shortcuts Kit” published on the Illustrator Wow! CD-ROM.  Windows based testing of CD compatibility.  Artwork contribution.

Hyperactive Media Systems:  Troy, NY

Senior Design Specialist

Employer:  Mathew Johnston, CEO

              August 1996 – January 1999

Responsibilities include logo design, web based graphics production, HTML, animation design, CD-ROM interface design and layout, content research, and imaging consultant.

Albertus Magnus College:  New Haven, CT

Teaching Assistant:  Digital Color Photography 

Supervisor:  Jerry Nevins

              January 1997 - March 1997

Aiding in the teaching of two classes emphasizing in the use of Adobe Photoshop.  One class taught for day students, the other for Continuing Education Students.  Responsibilities include performing demonstrations on the use of Photoshop 4.0 and 3.05 as well as personal attention to student projects and questions.  Special imaging techniques are also demonstrated throughout the classes.

Teaching Assistant:  Special Topics:  Internet and Web Publishing

Supervisor:  Robert Hubbard

              April 1997 - June 1997

Aiding in the teaching of HTML code as well as the use of Internet Navigational devices.  Responsibilities include demonstrating the use of HTML in the production of internet based media, demonstrating the use of graphic imaging on the internet, and discussions on upcoming web publishing techniques. 

Communications Department Work Study:

Supervisor:  Ron Waite

              October 1996 - June 1997

Responsibilities include computer software maintenance

Phoenix ATP Tour World Doubles Championship: Photography

              November 13, 1996

Audio Visual Work Study: 

Supervisor:  Scott Bartlett

              September 1995 - June 1996

Responsibilities include maintaining inventory of Audio Visual equipment used

by faculty members. 

Art Editor and Design: Breakwater Literary Magazine:

Supervisor:  Dr. Susan Cole

              March 1996 - 1998

Responsibilities include cover design, layout design, printing, and content management for this annual literary magazine. 

Albertus Magnus Yearbook Staff:

              January 1997 - 1998

Responsibilities include yearbook photography.

Masters Self Defense Centers:  West Boylston, MA

Instructor:  Shaolin Kenpo Karate

              Employer:  James Alty

                             February 1995 - September 1995

Tuttle and Traina Insurance Company:  Sterling, MA

Assistant Prospect and Marketing Management

Employer:  Richard Traina

              June 1992 - September 1995

Responsibilities include Contracting Company database maintenance using Tickler and ACT! database programs.

Tish’s Dishes:  Sterling, MA

Monthly Special menu design using Microsoft Power Point 4

Employer:  Tish Windward

              October 1993 - March 1994

Education:

Albertus Magnus College:

New Haven, CT

Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic Arts Concentration, Communications minor

GPA:  3.66

Graduated:  June 20, 1998 (cum laude)

Worcester Art Museum: Art Classes

                             Various Summer Art classes: 1983 - 1988

Wachusett Regional High School: class of 1995

              Holden, MA

Wachusett Mountain Snowboard Instructor Training: November 1994

Student Trooper Training Program: July, 1994

Massachusetts State Police Academy, New Braintree, MA

Computer Software Knowledge:

Graphics:

Adobe Photoshop 3 - CC 2015

Fractal Design Painter 4 - Corel Painter 2016

Adobe Illustrator 4.1 - CC 2015

Lightwave 3D 5.0 - 11

Adobe Pagemaker 6.5

Adobe InDesign 1 - CC 2015

QuarkXpress 3.32

POV-Ray 3.0

Adobe Premiere 4.2 - CC 2015

Adobe AfterEffects 4.1 - CC 2015

Adobe Encore CS6

Adobe Bridge & Lightroom

Adobe Flash 5 - Adobe Animator CC 2015

Other:

Windows 3  - Windows 10

Mac OS 7 - 10.9

Microsoft Front Page 98-2002

Microsoft Expression Web Designer

Microsoft Sharepoint Designer

Microsoft Visual Interdev

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft Outlook 98-2013

Microsoft Word 6 -2013

Microsoft Powerpoint 4 - 2013

Microsoft Access 2000-2013

Internet Information Server 4 - 9

SharePoint Team Services

Office 365 Enterprise

Small Business Server 2003

Windows Server 2012 Standard

Exchange Server 2013

Visual Studio 2010-2013

Numerous CMS sysems: Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, DotNetNuke

Other Skills and Interests:

Photography

Natural Media Arts

Road Bicycling

Bicycle Repair

Snowboarding

Martial Arts (Tae Kwan Do, Shaolin Kenpo Karate, Judo, etc)

Creative Writing

Musician - Harmonica

HTML / Web Development (since 1995)

Awards and Shows

Alumni Art Show

Albertus Magnus College – 2015

Achievement Award: Art and Graphic Design

Albertus Magnus College Outstanding Achievement award – 1998

Basys

Adam Lein’s personal senior degree art show.  April 23 – May 8, 1998

Student Art @ ARTSPACE

Five College Arts Collaborative: February 7 - March 8, 1997

Six College Arts Collaborative: February 7- March 8, 1998

Koenig Art Center: Honorable Mention

Undergraduate Student Art contest: April 10 -  April 30, 1997

Annual Sterling Arts and Crafts show: 1st Place

Sept. 6 - 7, 1997

 

Masters Self Defense Centers 1994 National Championships

Fighting - 4th place - Boys Intermediate 14-16yrs.

Sterling Education Association: Art

Art Award - 1991

Albertus Magnus College: Battle of the Bands 1996

1st place - special guest for Nocturnal Front. 

Connecticut Poetry Circuit: 1997

Chosen to represent Albertus Magnus College