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KD Henderson Design - (Freelance)*
July 2007—Present

Brochures, logos, letterhead, corporate identities, fundraising campaigns, and lots of other work
HTML, CSS and Wordpress site design
Freelance copywriting
One-on-one basic instruction in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash
Ala cart work for photo retouching, logo and design changes of existing work

Web user experience consulting

*Note: Other employment in the aging services field has not been listed here. Please click here for a summary of other work during my freelance career.


The Pierce Family of Companies http://www.piercefamilyofcompanies.com/
May 2005—July 2007
Title: Director of Technology
Oversee two managers (MIS and Web development departments) with an emphasis on fostering collaboration and communication during a 130 person company restructuring.
Work with two managers to address personnel issues in web development and MIS departments, totaling 11 people.
Report on departmental progress and projects to CEO, Director of Sales, Publisher, and other executives.
Initiated ongoing departmental cooperation between four departments.
Manage the launch of new product offerings within the MyLittleSalesman.com marketplace, including production of sales materials and bringing teams together to institute protocol structures from sale to invoicing.
Analyse data and user trends from Google Analytics as to suggest improvements to the MyLittleSalesman.com marketplace.
In a previous role as Task Coordinator, oversee hundreds of tasks within the Internet department, being performed by myself, two programmers, two designers, and two tech support specialists.
In a previous role as Web Designer, design of client web sites to integrate with pre-authored .NET modules.

Luckystone Partners, Incorporated http://www.luckystonepartners.com/
September 2003—March 2005
Title: Print Production/Technical Troubleshooting
Participate with design team to perform assembly and pre-press production of print material comps and mechanicals for designer/owner of Luckystone.
Maintain relationships with clients including Steuben Glass, The Corning Museum of Glass, and Quest Diagnostics.
Implement and supervise network DAT back-ups, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Macintosh and PC computers/peripherals.
OSX file server administration.
 
E-Base Interactive, Incorporated http://www.ebaseinteractive.com/
September 2001—September 2003
Title: Manager of Web Design/Designer/Technical Writer
Managed, orchestrated, and assigned design/production projects to myself and three other designers in satellite offices located in Hyderabad, India and Geneva, NY.
Participated with teams and independently to design and implement web sites for clients, opt-in emailers for company email marketing tool (Bulletpass), web-based extranet applications, non-web based SQL applications, and company presentations.
Fleshed out design and functionality with programming teams in order to create web based SQL, CGI and ASP driven applications.
Oversaw and participated in team assembly of PowerPoint and Word sales presentations.
Authored, edited, and produced press releases and technical manuals.
Received awards for website design.
 
Iron Design, Incorporated http://www.irondesign.com/
May 2001—August 2001
Title: Print Production/Technical Troubleshooting
Full duty process and spot color pre-press print production for three designers.
Maintained, diagnosed, and repaired a 100 baseT Ethernet network of eight Macintosh workstations and one Macintosh print RIP station.
High resolution photography retouching.
Brainstormed with design teams and located design materials needed for other designers.
Supervised network DAT back-ups.
 
ThrottleBox Media, Incorporated
April 1999—January 2001 (bankruptcy of rich media business)
Title: Web Designer
With teams and independently, designed and implemented corporate web sites for clients in a wide variety of print and web applications.
Worked closely with back-end programming team to design sites that imported information from remote third party databases such as Hollywood Video.
Clients included Just for Men, Vagisil, Odoreaters, Scalpicin, MovieclubOnline, and Throttlebox Media’s music download web service.
Received awards for website design.
 
Cull Martin & Associates, Incorporated http://www.cullmartin.com/
February 1997—April 1999
Title: Graphic Designer
Worked in dynamic five person team to create complete packages for direct mail marketing of religious organizations.
Determined marketing concept and graphic focus based on audience response data and client identity.
Specialty design of greeting cards, calendars, ornaments, logos, premium/intention inserts, bookmarks, as well as other experimental design/marketing strategies.
 
JD Associates Advertising & Marketing Services (A former division of Dodge-Markham Company, Incorporated)
May 1993—February 1997
Title: Graphic Designer/Typesetter/Forms Designer
Participated with a small team and independently on a wide variety of print applications for mostly industrial clients such as Amano Systems, Indian Valley Industries, Raymond Corporation, GOPA Trading, and three internal divisions of Dodge Markham.
Job duties included operation of Anitec Laserred® System Film Imagesetter, Negative Stripping, Stat Camera, Plate Burning, and in-house press project supervision for web and offset.
Trained stripping personnel on Macintosh and PC computers to be able to perform typesetting and digital film output.
Produced three annual reports.
Received awards for catalog design and annual report design.

Programs & Special Skills
Many years of experience with Adobe CS5 Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, Quark-x-Press, Imageready, Dreamweaver, Flash, Freehand, Fireworks, and other standard inclusive software.
Working knowledge in Apple Macintosh OSX, previous versions of Macintosh operating systems, and Microsoft Windows XP and previous versions.
Working knowledge and experience in Macintosh networking of computers and peripherals, as well as knowledge base for Windows XP networking.
Working knowledge of basic front-end Javascripting, and an ability to locate and utilize pre-authored Javascripts.
Ability to create front-end html-based design for CGI, Perl, ASP, ASPX, SQL and other programming languages, with an understanding of programming needs for these languages.
Proficient in hand-coding html, with an intimate knowledge of problem solving techniques in html code/graphics for a variety of browsers and platforms.
Understanding of design needs for producing templates in PowerPoint and Word.
Excellent organizational techniques on large and small projects.
Experience in setting up and maintaining archival methods for print design firms, printers, and virtual environments/data.
Working with Wordpress and Blogger to create sites, and teach/empower clients to post their own site updates.

Education
Portland State University — Graduate Certificate in Gerontology 2010—2011
Portland State University — Bachelors in Psychology 2007—2010
Tompkins Cortland Community College — Associates in Applied Science in Graphic Design 1991—1993
Tompkins Cortland Community College — Certificate in Computer Graphics 1991—1992
Broome-Tioga BOCES Vocational Training — Graphic Design/Computer Graphics 1989—1991

Memberships & Volunteer Work
Volunteer Webmaster — Woodstock Neighborhood Association 2010—Present
Board member and volunteer print design and web site administrator. Will be designing a new Wordpress site this year.
Volunteer Webmaster — Mother's Against Drunk Driving PNW Chapter 2007—Present
Victim's Advocate and volunteer member. Will be designing a new Wordpress site next year.
Sustainable Advantage Conference — Business Board Member, Production Designer 2005—2006
University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business sustainability conference (formerly known as The Sustainable Business Symposium). Assist with conference as production designer during a complete rebranding of the conference (2005), creating a variety of materials.
Genesis Committee Member — Ad Club, Binghamton NY Chapter 1997—2001
Training seminars on new releases of design and rendering programs with representatives from Adobe, Macromedia, Unisource Paper, and Potlatch. Assisted during several awards judgings, and designed the Call for Entries for Genesis 8.
Southern Tier Printing House Craftsmen Member 1993—1997
Presentations on a variety of topics such as conventional printing, electronic prepress, Stochastic Screening, 6 color printing, professional digital photography and more.

Interests & Activities
Working with people of all ages to improve quality of life, environmental and sustainability efforts, a wide variety of music, gaming/role playing, drawing in mixed mediums, poetry, home improvements, gardening, and advocating for others who need help.

(Portfolio, References, and other Award information available upon request.
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