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Paolo Milana Shore Drive Pleasanton California

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									Paolo Milana
70 Shore Drive
Pleasanton, California 94566
(925) 922 2756
paolomil@comcast.net
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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