I've had a camera for as long as I can remember. Observing from afar became second nature. I was never one to get the posed shot. Capturing life and nature as it happens is so much more interesting. Still, images were the start. Graphics, video, and multimedia design was the next step. Planning, organizing, and creating is the continued goal. 
Education : 
FullSail University, Winter Park FL 
May 2001 - Film & Video Production 
Aug 2005 - Entertainment Business

Event Logistics - Planning, coordinating, budgeting, organization.

Social Media - Setup and navigate social media platforms. Implement marketing plans. Measure and grow audiences through metric analysis.

Video Production - Recording, editing, dvd or online distribution.

Motion Graphics - Title sequences, animations, special effects, compositing.
Africa International House May 2002 - Present
Director of Media and Technology 

Pre-Kwanzaa Marketplace Coordinator 2016 - Present
African Festival of the Arts - Ticket Sales Manager 2012 - 2019
~Setup online ticket sales system for annual African Festival of the Arts. Oversee physical ticket distribution to outlet sales stores. Setup VIP sales packages for main stage area. Manage onsite patron issues during the four day event. Supervised on-site gate sales & electronic entry.
• Web Designer/Manager 2015 - Present
~Consolidated separate organization and event websites into one streamlined site and eliminated unused email accounts, saving thousands of dollars in hosting costs. Setup and managed separate social media accounts for organization to emphasize other events outside of the flagship festival event. Tracked metrics and developed marketing budgets for Facebook and Twitter ads.
• AFA Media Team 2015 - Present
~Designed motion graphic and video posts for social media campaigns. Expedited media request process by creating online media request forms. Created email marketing campaigns. Tracked social media metrics for event reports.
• Video Editor 2015 - Present
~Edit event footage for website and social media posts. Archived and catalogued all video footage and photographs for later use.
• AFA Marketplace Coordinator 2002 - 2011
~Assisted marketplace director with vendor registration. Digitized registration process by implementing online forms with payment integration. Assist with onsite vendor setup and marketplace troubleshooting throughout event weekend.
• Videographer for AFA Children’s Pavilion 2003
~ Recorded pavilion activities, workshops, and artist demonstrations.
Chicago Defender Charities - Feb 2017 – Mar 2018
Chicago Defender Charities Development Team
- Redesign of Bud Billiken Parade website
- Updated digital parade application
- created multimedia content for a sponsor event
- created design materials for CDC programs
- logistics development for the annual gala
Windy City Publishers - Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
Technology Director
Client Social Media Training
Help clients familiarize themselves with social networks
Assist in setting up Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn accounts
Advise clients on posting procedures and best practices

Print to Ebook conversions
Convert print books using Adobe Indesign CC
Convert files to reflowable ebook Epub & Mobi files
Print to Fixed Layout ebook conversions using Indesign CC & CircularFlo

Maintenance of corporate Wordpress site
Administration of corporate social media accounts
Design and maintain client websites
Install hosted Wordpress websites
Design Custom Wordpress themes using Artisteer
Social Media Director - Youth Anti-Tobacco Campaign
Videographer - Teacher workshop for Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa Festival
Motion Graphic Artist - Harambee Pre-Kwanzaa Festival Multimedia presentation

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