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...
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.
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
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
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
Production Assistant The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, FL responsible for graphic design, page layout + digital image processing
Presenter, Get A Second Life + Creating Community In Second Life The Savannah College of Art & Design Instructional Technology Council e-Learning Annual Conference
Second Life Mentor Second Life
Second Life Consultant The Savannah College of Art & Design Second Life Task Force Meeting
Juror The Broward Art Guild Many Faces Many Voices Exhibition
1996 - 1997
Fine Arts Computer Lab Faculty Advisor Broward College, Central Campus
Project Director Technology Enhancement Fund Broward College, Central Campus
Child Care Certificate Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture The Savannah College of Art & Design, Cum Laude, Savannah, GA
Bachelor of Arts, Painting The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
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.
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