Roher Sprague Partners
Senior Graphic Designer, New Technology Management, Web Developer, Photographer, Information Technology
Employers: Melanie Roher & Sue Ann Sprague
January 3, 1999 – present
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Employer: Davina Reichman Schuck
Fashion event and model photography and designer marketing. Published in dozens of magazines.
Diaspora Models International
Employer: Gabriella Schon
Photography and promotional graphics creation for the Diaspora Models International Beauty Pageant.
Digital Equipment Corporation: Littleton, MA (LKG1)
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
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.
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.
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
Albertus Magnus College:
New Haven, CT
Bachelor’s degree in Art, Graphic Arts Concentration, Communications minor
Graduated: June 20, 1998 (cum laude)
Worcester Art Museum: Art Classes
Various Summer Art classes: 1983 - 1988
Wachusett Regional High School: class of 1995
Wachusett Mountain Snowboard Instructor Training: November 1994
Student Trooper Training Program: July, 1994
Massachusetts State Police Academy, New Braintree, MA
Computer Software Knowledge:
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
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
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:
Natural Media Arts
Martial Arts (Tae Kwan Do, Shaolin Kenpo Karate, Judo, etc)
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
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