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					                                  VICTOR MICHAEL
                                847-274-2900 – victor@victormichael.net



PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Highly creative, multitalented Digital Media Professional with extensive experience in
multimedia, web technologies, photography, videography and print and digital design.
Exceptional team leading, participation, collaborative and interpersonal skills with well developed
written and verbal communication abilities. I am skilled in establishing and maintaining client
and vendor relationships and particularly adept at providing world-class customer support.
Develops and maintains successful business alliances and partnerships. Possesses a unique
understanding of project management and technical aspects of service-oriented business.
Proficient in Mac, PC and UNIX/LINUX environments.


CREATIVE EXPERIENCE


    Print                              Photography                        Web & Multimedia
       Brochures                        Digital Workflow                  Web Design
       Newsletters                      Photo Optimizing                  Content Production
       Logos                            Major Retouching                  Database Integration
       Posters                          Composition                       Animation
       Post Cards                       Artistry                          Video Photography
       Stationery                       Photo Montages                    Video Production
       Photo Album Design                                                  Video Montages

        Tools                            Tools                             Tools
         Adobe Illustrator CS5           Canon 20D/5D dSLR                Dreamweaver CS5
         Adobe Photoshop CS5             Adobe Photoshop CS5              ASP/PHP
         InDesign CS3                    Photo Mechanic                   JavaScript
         Corel Draw                      Page Gallery                     CSS/HTML
         Adobe Acrobat Pro               Aperture                         Wordpress
         Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet           Photodex ProShow Gold            MySQL/MS Access
                                                                            Flash CS3
                                                                            Sony PD170/150
                                                                            Final Cut Pro 6.0
                                                                            DVD Studio Pro


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Affinity Media Inc.                     Naperville, IL & CA/AZ                11/2001 – Present
Designer/Photo Post Production
Created nationwide independent photography studio and multimedia company operating as
Metropolitan Imageworks and Metropolitan Filmworks offering digital media, photography and
videography services for consumer and commercial clients. Manage varying number of full-time
employees and up to 10 contractors.


        Designed all print collateral including logo, business cards, e-newsletter, brochures, and
         3 generations of the company’s website.
        Integrated focus of 3 branches of the business with consistent and coherent branding.
        Designed, concept to production using Adobe Photoshop, client’s wedding and other
         photo albums for digital print.
        Organize, optimize and otherwise manage digital photography and other production
         assets, such as album layouts, photo cards, and pre-press materials.
        Project managed implementation of full ecommerce website for the online resale of
         photographic prints for clients.
                               VICTOR MICHAEL
                              847-274-2900 – victor@victormichael.net

      Trained staff in consistent client interfacing and communication appearance, content and
       tone to provide solid branded and superb client/customer relations and support.
      Troubleshoot and problem solved, many times under deadline and pressure, to produce
       desired results to client satisfaction.
      Utilized Microsoft Office on Mac and PC for normal business operations, including client
       and vendor communication for contracts, letters, training materials, accounting and
       analytical spreadsheets.
      Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook and Entourage, on Mac and
       PC desktops.
      Boosted business exposure through nationwide marketing campaign utilizing social
       media outlets, such as Facebook.
      Full video production, from shoot to DVD, of wedding videos for clients using Sony PD-
       170 & PD-150 cameras, Final Cut Pro for editing, DVD Studio for disk production. Also
       provided shooting for commercial manufacturing clients.
      Managed shooters, editors, scheduling, production and delivery.
      Responsible for technology utilized throughout the business, including Mac OS X laptops,
       desktops, PC desktops, WAN and LAN implementations and maintenance.


Lincoln Capital Management      Chicago, IL                              10/1998 – 07/2001
Systems Engineer/Disaster Recovery Coordinator
Charged with establishing complete Disaster Recovery program for 80 to 100 employee financial
firm with combined assets of $65 billion, protecting sensitive information and maintaining data
integrity. Program necessitated comprehensive understanding of each department’s role in the
daily operations of the company and coordinating efforts with the entire IT staff.


      Acting creative and technical consultant and vendor liaison to board of directors in
       implementing new company website.
      Asked to create a special internal video production shooting skits from each department
       and editing into video montage using Adobe Premiere Pro 6.0.



EDUCATION

College of DuPage                 Project Management                          Mar 2010
Preparation for (PMP) Project Management Professional certification through PMI (Project
Management Institute)

Columbia College Chicago               Digital Media Technology                    2001-2003
4.0 GPA, core courses in Digital Media completed. 2002 Dean’s List

Wright City College, Chicago          General Studies                              2001-2002
3.8 GPA, Phi Theta Kappa (2 year college honor society)



WORK SAMPLES

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