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					JOHN COZEN - digital media project manager PROFILE

Hard-working digital media specialist / project manager with strong communication skills, as well as expertise in online strategy, planning, and content development. Team player, efficient at prioritizing tasks, developing resourceful solutions, and driving projects to completion. Acknowledged for positive attitude, innovative problem-solving, and ability to collaborate across multiple departments.
EXPERIENCE FLASH DEVELOPER, NAVAJO INTERACTIVE MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS JUNE 08 - CURRENT

Concept, develop and manage web-based media-rich advertising campaigns for companies in the high tech industry. Project manager on complex interactive Flash, video and podcast projects spanning multiple departments and countries.
FLEX DEVELOPER / UX ENGINEER, 12SECONDS.TV APRIL 09 - CURRENT

Develop interface of video players and widgets, enhancing user experience of site.
MEDIA PRODUCER, THACHER AND THOMPSON ARCHITECTS — MAY 07 – JUNE 08

Lead producer for the company’s largest multi-million dollar high-profile project to re-develop an entire downtown community for mixed-use, increased greenspace, and pedestrian utilization. Oversee management of external web and graphic design firms including defining project scope, asset management, key deadlines, and creative review. Coordinate and oversee key external vendors to submit proposals, revisions, and complete final plans for municipal planning department review.
MARKETING MANAGER / DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST, MAIN STREET REALTORS — SEPT 05 - MAY 07

Hired to bring leading real estate firm into the digital age encompassing comprehensive re-design and relaunch of online presence, introduced effective video streaming technology, and direct mail strategy. Leveraged power of contextual search using Google and Yahoo adwords to triple traffic and lead generation for key multi-million dollar estates. Established online tracking tools to measure and maximize ROI for online advertising spend. Concepted and produced web-based recruitment video to attract prospective highproducing agents to the firm.
MARKETING ASSOCIATE, STELLA MEDIA — AUG 03 - SEPT 05

Produced online elements for key web clients, including Flash-based graphics and HTML-based DM. Managed high- volume photo database, including retouching and editing. Managed day-to-day custom website updates including copy, images, and downloadable PDF-based brochures.
FREELANCE DESIGNER AND PROGRAMMER — SEPT 99 - CURRENT

Networked and landed freelance project to design, program, and launch website for Lott’s Auto Stereo, largest auto audio installer in Santa Cruz county, in business over 50 years. Built reputation as respected web, DM, and media producer for private base of real-estate agents and brokers.
EDUCATION

University of California, Santa Cruz: Bachelor of Arts in Film and Digital Media: Production Concentration, 2003 Cabrillo College: Interactive Actionscript 3.0 projects, Maya 3D Modeling and animation University of California, Santa Cruz Extension Cupertino: incremental coursework in Marketing, Product Management, Database Management, Network Security, XML, Financial Planning and Analysis, 2005.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Accepted into UCSC Production Concentration program offered to select students after portfolio review by the director of the film department and two tenured professors, 2002. Awarded screening at the Santa Cruz Film Festival for The Artwork of Jean Hanamoto, an original documentary self-written, shot, edited and produced that chronicled the compassion and artw ork of terminally ill patients using alternative treatment methods to maintain their quality of life, 2003. Employee of the Year, Main Street Realtors, for “maintaining a positive attitude while delivering the seemingly impossible”, 2006. The reward: a vibrating, bass crazy gaming chair
SKILLS

Project Management: Microsoft and Apple OS, iLife, CS4, Adobe Acrobat Design: CS4, Maya, FCPro, After Effects, Premiere, Encore, Flash, HTML, CSS, PHP, SketchUp Audio Production: Audition, Ableton Live, Logic, GarageBand, Cubase, MIDI Presentation: Keynote, PowerPoint
REFERRALS

Excellent business references available upon request.

JOHN COZEN 711 Seabright Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 831.345.4832 john@johncozen.com

From my resume blog http://www.johncozen.com : In 10 plus years of management and production roles on complex media rich web projects, I've had the pleasure of working with leading tech companies including Dell, Symantec, IBM and HP. I'm particularly proud of is this Flash feature produced for Symantec to promote and educate their customers about a new version of BackupExec, a security product: I was responsible for the design, photo selection, storyboarding, graphic production, coding in Actionscript 3.0 and ensuring the piece was dynamically driven via XML files. Challenges faced on this project were overcome thanks to my in-depth knowledge of Flash and other web technologies. After producing the Flash piece, I assisted the Symantec web team in implementing this piece into their overall site and making preparations to the piece so it could be translated into 22 languages by Symantec's global teams and implemented across Symantec's global sites. After successfully supporting the Symantec Asia web team in overcoming an issue they were experiencing implementing Japanese, Korean and other non-Latin characters into the Flash feature, Setsuko Ando of Symantec Asia made my day in saying, "Thank you so much for your kind support! many many thanks!" Podcasts - a smart way to get the message out. The following is a podcast success story that I produced for HP detailing how HP's products facilitate the needs of their customers. I recorded the audio, edited the interview from 1.5 hours to an easy listening 5 min, and prepared the audio file for web streaming: (visit http://www.johncozen.com to listen) Website design - When Whitlow Concrete needed a site redesign, one of their colleagues recommended me. As you can see from this quote, I delivered a site that exceeded their expectations: "Thank you from all of us here at Whitlow Concrete. The Web site is just awesome. We Love it. So up to date and more than we expected. You did an awesome job and we are going to be very proud to show it off to our customers."


				
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