Paolo Milana 70 Shore Drive Pleasanton, California 94566 (925) 922 2756 firstname.lastname@example.org web site www.mindtube.com Technical Skills: Flash design and animation, Action script, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, XML, PowerPoint, In design, Axialis Icon Workshop, Microangelo Maya (3D) AutoCAD Work Experience User Interface Designer 7/2007 – 12/2008 Kyocera corp. Concord, CA Designed software installers, Icons, installation wizards and relative graphics, cd backgrounds, icons sets, logos and other graphic elements for the Kyocera design department, an interesting experience on corporate production projects that deepened my understanding of UI design and Interface Usability. Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Plone. User Interface Designer 4/2006 - 7/2007 Avanquestusa.com, Pleasanton, CA Designed software interfaces, splash screens, registration pages, drop down menus and icons for a number of products for Avanquestusa. After 3 months was given sole responsibility for running the Pleasanton Graphics department of the company. Helped business groups decide the look and feel of new interfaces, and rapidly acquired more and more responsibilities and influence over the company image and brand. Productively collaborated with QA and developer teams to create new exciting interfaces, delivering important projects on time, within budget and with minimal supervision. Successfully managed a team of graphic designers working in China, organizing their work and setting deadlines for the production side of the projects. This position allowed me to demonstrate superior organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to work under pressure and with teams of differing cultures and time zones. Web Designer 11/2005 - 2/2006 Allposters.com/art.com, Emeryville, CA Designed and supported an extensive Flash online catalog, Flash AD banners, international splash pages, QA and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for the Italian version of the company web site. Collaborated extensively with the Art department on a number of successful large projects. Web / Flash Designer 9/2005 - 11/2005 Shaklee , Pleasanton, CA Contract position as a web designer. Realized a crucial section of the Shaklee web-catalog of new makeup products. Developed flash banners for advertising purposes and the layout of a new section of their web site. Efficiently interacted with their creative department, and participated actively in the creative process. Web Manager 12/2004 - 8/2005 AbsolutelyNew, San Francisco, California, Updated and redesigned the company web sites using FlashMX, DreamweaverMX, and HTML. Responsible for the web department as well as for the look and feel of the corporate web sites. Was responsible for designing, producing and maintaining a number of websites. Assistant Producer 5/2004 - 12/2004 Peoplesoft, Pleasanton, CA Designed, updated and modified sections of the corporate site using Interwoven Team site, and Macromedia Home site on HTML pages. Contract web designer 8/2003 - 5/2004 Freelance Jobs, Pleasanton, CA Freelance-contract Designer: 2002 Web Master and AutoCAD Drafter 11/2000 - 5/2002 Instor Solutions, Fremont, CA Web Master/Designer and AutoCAD Drafter Developer. Designed and managed the company corporate web site (http://www.instorsolutions.com) using Flash, and HTML. Successfully developed a flash-based web site, with great emphasis on navigability and product display. Was able to deploy the site, which had 50 plus sections, in 5 months. The web site was also transferred to CD-ROM, to be used as a multimedia catalog for the sales force, and was very well received by sales teams and executive management. � Redesigned the company brochures, logo, and collaterals. Created a web site for www.equinix.com. The goal in this project was to create a small but stylish web site to advertise a new product that InStor was selling for Equinix. IBXFLEX was realized in 2 weeks with no supervision. � Responsible for providing salespeople with up-to-date AutoCAD drawings based on client projects specifications, as well as maintaining and updating the AutoCAD objects database. This work required considerable attention to detail and follow-through, and resulted in increased sales and client satisfaction. Lab Assistant 5/2000 - 9/2000 Mesmer Animation Labs, Berkeley, CA Member of the network management team, and created a 3D Animation demo reel. Assisted in troubleshooting, installation and maintenance of a network of 3D graphic stations (NT and Silicon Graphics based machines). Helped students solve modeling and animation related problems. Project Manager 5/1999 - 10/1999 TigerFly, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA Actively contributed to the creative process of designing professional web sites for the real estate industry. Managed and optimized the work flow between web designers, software developers, and sales managers. Maintained contacts with clients. Responsible for creating a strategic and crucial QA workflow report, which greatly improved the speed and efficiency of the company’s troubleshooting efforts. Monitored and reported web site development efforts to upper management. Responsible for setting and maintaining deadlines for web site modifications with web designers. Project manager 1/1988 - 1/1999 DEA 5, Rome, Italy 1988-1999: DEA 5, Rome, Italy - Lead Project Manager for a major digital video editing dubbing company in Italy. Successfully planned and organized company activities focusing on business development and account management for large accounts such as Warner Bros. inc. Buena Vista inc. and 20th Century Fox. Acted as supervising editor and occasional script - writer for dubbing projects. Responsible for the production and approval of Italian language scripts. Responsible for IT hardware & software purchases and managing the IT infrastructure, including strategic planning. The company is now one of the largest in Italy, in the television and movie dubbing business.
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