dean
roman

web designer/baker etc.

about

Having grown up with soccer, sun + sand (pre-internet) I now prefer the cold, dark city streets of NYC where I design + build websites (blukid.com) as well as manage social media platforms for a diverse set of clients. I've always had a keen interest in new/emerging technologies + constantly work with the latest applications + platforms to assess their potential for future projects.

While I'm away from my computers the kitchen affords me the opportunity to work creatively with my hands + I devote a great deal of time to cooking + baking foods from various cultures although I tend to focus on traditional rustic Italian cuisine.

The balance of my time is spent experimenting with electronic music/audio, reading/watching sci-fi/horror books/movies or out + about in search of new low-key spots for good food/drinks in lower manhattan or brooklyn. I do get out on the soccer field a bit as well...

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CAPABILITIES

Well versed in a variety of design, audio / video applications + social media services as well as sophisticated social networking expertise + advanced hardware knowledge on multiple platforms / devices.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL

1997 +
 Creative Director blukid, New York, NY specializing in small business, artist + hospitality site design along with social media branding, integration + management including: social profile, page, group + channel account setup + branding, ongoing profile, page, group + channel management, social network marketing, content distribution + promotion, branding + packaging design, 3D rendering / visualization, reputation monitoring, seo, smo, traffic + keyword analysis, strategy + brand development, copywriting, graphic design, web site design / development, video + audio production + editing

PAST PROFESSIONAL

2009 - 2010
 VP of Interactive + Web Design Old School Ventures, New York, NY directing integrated social media initiatives and marketing solutions for a wide range of clients including: social profile, page, group + channel account setup + branding, ongoing profile, page, group + channel management, targeted friend + fan outreach, social network marketing, content distribution + promotion, blog outreach, reputation monitoring, seo, traffic + keyword analysis, strategy + brand development, copywriting, graphic design, + web site design / development

2008 - 2009
 eLearning Course Developer The Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA developed an online graduate level eLearning course, sfin745 fine art self promotion including: resumes + cover letters, artist statements, biographies, digital asset preparation, digital asset selection + preparation, presentation folders, applications + placement, online presence / social networking, + promotion

2005 - 2007
 Pastry Chef Canyon, Fort Lauderdale, FL production of all desserts + dessert specials including: social page account setup, ongoing page management, media relations, reputation monitoring, seo, traffic + keyword analysis, copywriting, graphic design, web site design / development, photography, video + audio production

2003 - 2005
 General Manager Karma Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, FL managed the overall style of this upscale lounge including: artist / dj selection + scheduling, staff selection, training, + scheduling, customer / media relations, web site design / development, reputation monitoring, event promotion, graphic design, copywriting, photography, + inventory control

2002 - 2004
 Professor of Graphic Design Broward College, DTC, Fort Lauderdale, FL taught web design, graphic design, digital illustration, typography, digital imaging, + digital audio / video

1996 - 2002
 Adjunct Instructor Broward College, Central, North + DTC taught web design, graphic design, computer art, + sculpture Full Time Temp 1997

1997
 Adolescent Services Coordinator Seahawk Aftercare Program, Broward College, Davie, FL supervised a small, dedicated staff working with disadvantaged children including: child supervision, staff development, training, + education, case management, equipment maintenance, + implementation of new programs

1996 - 1999
 Fine Arts Gallery Director Broward College, Davie, FL directly responsible for all aspects of exhibition planning, installation + marketing including: artist outreach, community + media relations, artist + artwork selection, contract negotiation, packing, shipping / receiving, graphic design for print, exhibition documentation, exhibition installation, + event planning

1996 - 1999
 Camp BCC Senior Computer Counselor Broward College, Davie, FL developed a balanced camp program including games / educational applications + set up / maintenance of all computer systems Counselor Of The Year 1998

1993
 Production Assistant The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL responsible for graphic design, page layout + digital image processing

RELATED PROFESSIONAL

2008
 Presenter, Get A Second Life + Creating Community In Second Life The Savannah College of Art & Design Instructional Technology Council e-Learning Annual Conference

2008
 Second Life Mentor Second Life

2007
 Second Life Consultant The Savannah College of Art & Design Second Life Task Force Meeting

1999
 Website Consultant The Wolfsonian Museum Florida International University

1997
 Juror The Broward Art Guild Many Faces Many Voices Exhibition

1996 - 1997
 Fine Arts Computer Lab Faculty Advisor Broward College, Central Campus

1996
 Project Director Technology Enhancement Fund Broward College, Central Campus

EDUCATION

1997
 Child Care Certificate Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL

1990
 Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture The Savannah College of Art & Design, Cum Laude, Savannah, GA

1988
 Bachelor of Arts, Painting The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

1985
 High School Diploma The University School of Nova University, Davie, FL

You are what you do. A man is defined by his actions, not his memory.

- kuato, total recall

diversions

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CRISPY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

it's never a bad time for a cookie

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i'm always in the mood for fresh chocolate chip cookies... i specialize in a thin + crispy variety...

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MY NEIGHBORHOOD

two bridges, manhattan, nyc

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on the fringes of the lower east side + chinatown + bordered by the east river waterfont, two bridges is a beautifully diverse neighborhood (chung te buddhist association)...

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PUMPKIN BREAD

so simple

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i try + keep my diet semi-healthy + homemade pumpkin bread (made with light olive oil instead of butter) is great with fresh coffee...

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LOCAL FLAVOR

pastelitos de guayaba y queso

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one of the many benefits of living at the cultural crossroads of lower manhattan is the array of freshly prepared foods available... i get my pastelitos @ santo domingo bakery...

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GNOCCHI DI RICOTTA

fatti in casa

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when i'm in the mood for a good meal i love working with my hands + find the repetition therapeutic...

contact

LOCATION
  les, nyc
PHONE
  nope
EMAIL
 
WEB
  blukid.com