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					                                                                                Kirk Mendoza
                                                                     524 Conservatory Lane, Aurora, IL 60502
                                                                                              (630) 779-3528

Artistic and results-oriented developer with excellent animation skills. Strong background in taking UI
design to Flash reality using ActionScript code and/or timeline animation. Experience with video for web.
Passionate about continuous learning and professional improvement. Prompt learner to new protocols
and software.

                       Web Development                                            Video
     Flash Builder (AS 3.0)   Flash Pro (AS 2.0 & 3.0)                       After Effects
     Adobe CS5 Design Std     Swift3D                                        Final Cut Pro
     HTML, XML, Javascript    SWFObject, SWFAddress                          DVD Studio Pro
     FlashVars                SVN Protocols                                  On2 Flix Pro

Flash Developer - July 2008 – March 2011
   VSA Partners, Inc., Chicago, IL
    Converted UI designs into interactive web features using Flash Builder and Flash.
    Worked with developer team to standardize protocols and organize ActionScript classes.
    Translated storyboard designs to animated videos for web, HD viewing and DVD using After Effects.

Flash Designer – FREELANCE - October 2007 – July 2008
   Chempetitive Group, Chicago, IL
    Converted graphics into animated web pieces & banner ads.
    Video Production - shot, edited, and composed soundtracks for web, DVD and convention displays.
    Planned projects and strategies with multiple creative directors.

Flash Designer – FREELANCE - August 2007 – December 2007
   InvisibleStreams, Inc., Naperville, IL
    Updated and developed existing Flash product for weekly mass communication presentations.

Multimedia Designer / Animator - October 2000 – May 2007
  Ian Ryan Interactive, Des Plaines, IL
   Developed interactive CD-ROM and online presentations with focus on using Flash.
   Generated Animation pieces for video content using Flash, After Effects and Final Cut Pro.
   Planned project work flow with producer while establishing solid client communications.

Multimedia Designer - August 1998 – October 2000
  MindBuilder / itBeat, Northbrook, IL
   Animated company mascot for promotional purposes using Flash.
   Developed content for video and CD-ROM.

Instructor - October 1999 – March 2000
   Illinois Institute of Art, Schaumburg, IL
    Instructed class on fundamentals of Storyboarding, Animation Basics of Flash and After Effects.

  Columbia College, Chicago, IL
  BA, Film & Video Editing - January 1998

Available upon request.

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