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Sculptor/fabricator

Artist

Pittsburgh, PA

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To inspire the growth and creative development of business operations  
through elegant design and craft while honing organic thought processes 
and practical skills. My goal is to learn and utilize a skill set that stretches from classical fine art practices, to new and emerging digital skills that synthesize marketing, design and craft.

Work Experience

Sculptor/fabricator

Technique Architectural Products
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Pittsburgh, PA
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December 2014 to Present

Responsibilities 
Fabricating architectural products ranging from staircases, sculptures, doors, and parts. 
Working within the parameters of the design set by the architect and designer.  
Consulting on possible alternative design solutions and fabrication methods. 
Measuring job sites for the proper design and installation methods.  
 
Accomplishments 
Completed a number of projects on the Westmoreland Museum of Modern Art. Including two staircases, facade elements and sills. 
 
Skills Used 
this position has been a cumulative experience of every position I've held in my career. Expanding upon sculptural designs, maintaining craftsmanship, working with parameters and deadlines, utilization of software such as Adobe Creative Suite and autoCAD to adjust designs for CNC water jet cutting.

Creative Technician

Iontank
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Pittsburgh, PA

Responsibilities 
Iontank creates interactive kiosks. I am utilized for my graphic design ability and creative skills to create and maintain the interactives and studio equipment. 
 
Accomplishments 
Travelled to Denver for 10 days to work a tradeshow for the AAD. I worked with a team to assemble the Pixelwall and monitor the booths. 
 
Skills Used 
Photoshop 
Prototyping 
Design 
Fabrication

Artist

Freelance
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Pittsburgh, PA

Responsibilities 
Assisted on a guerrilla marketing project for Sniper Marketing, involving a bus and a faux "fallen" bridge piece.  
http://youtu.be/osKgNTRzFLs 
 
Consistently complete freelance graphic design work for events, venues, and bands. 
 
Utilize knowledge of fine art to create sculptures, and paintings for clients as commission based projects.

Maker

Makership Project
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Pittsburgh, PA
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August 2014 to February 2015

Attend classes and participate in projects that explore the use of technology in the manufacturing field in order to develop new avenues for career development.

Sculptor

Iron Eden
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Pittsburgh, PA
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May 2014 to December 2014

Responsibilities 
Fabrication of sculptural furniture or interior decor.  
Design of sculptural elements to be prepared for production. 
Blacksmithing, forging, welding, and many other metal fabrication techniques. 
CAD design for CNC water jet cutting on a 2d plane.

Graphic Designer

Cinsay Inc
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Austin, TX
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March 2013 to February 2014

Responsibilities 
Using Knowledge of Creative Processes and Concept Development in order to Identify Errors, Inconsistencies and Possible Elaborations of Creative Processes and Designs within Marketing and Sales Operations.  
 
Working with a Team to Implement Strategies and Designs for high-profile clients and various special projects under Strict Deadlines. 
 
Writing Interactive Copy for Clients Businesses and Products in order to Develop a Brand Identity and share it across social media networks using the proprietary software and services.. 
 
Maintaining Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign for the Creation of Artwork and Client Designs to be produced in at the Cinsay Print Production Facility. 
 
Skills Used 
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator  
Creative Writing 
Microsoft Office 
Quality Assurance Testing 
Event Coordination/Management  
User Acceptability Testing 
Creative Problem Solving

Cook and Kitchen Manager

The Mill Tavern
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Montoursville, PA
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October 2012 to December 2012

Acting as an interim kitchen manager for the restaurant until more help could be found. The majority of my role was to revise recipes, and maintain a cost effective use of product while meeting the needs of the business and the customer.

Equipment Operator

Weatherford
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Muncy, PA
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February 2012 to September 2012

As equipment operator and senior hand I was responsible for maintaining and operating equipment. Troubleshooting during emergencies and communicating to supervisors regarding job status.

Maintenance Worker

Hawley Borough
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Hawley, PA
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May 2009 to August 2010

I provided maintenance for both the Parks and Recreation and Streets and Roads departments of local government. Maintenance included cutting the grass, picking up garbage, paving roads, building bulkheads, and maintaining the Hawley Flood Project.

Cook, Host, Server

Cora's 1850's Bistro
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Hawley, PA
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April 2004 to July 2010

Starting in 2004 ad a dishwasher I slowly move up to the line cook, and front of house positions. During that time I was able to support myself through high school and most of college. Holding every position in the establishment I learned how a business needs to work together.

Education

BFA in Fine Arts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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Indiana, PA

January 2009 to January 2011

Skills

Contemporary design concepts, Creative problem solving, Abstract thinking, Large variety of artistic skill sets, and above average computer skills.

Certifications/Licenses

CDL Class-A

June 2012 to July 2013

Additional Information

Skills 
 
2-Dimensional Skills 
-Advanced knowledge and Application of Oil Paints, Graphite, Charcoal, 
Conte Crayon, Colored Pencils, Markers, Pastels 
 
Sculpture 
- Advanced Knowledge and practical application of tools, hardware 
and machinery used in construction and fabrication of sculpture 
- Advanced understanding and application of metal fabrication 
processes and techniques - Arc, MIG, TIG, Oxy-Acetylene 
Welding/Cutting, Plasma-Arc Cutting, Brazing 
- Participation, application and understanding of Aluminum and 
Bronze Casting 
- Practical understanding and application of plaster mold making and 
various cold casting processes including cement, soap, wax, plastics, 
latex and AQUAresin 
 
Woodworking 
- Thorough understanding and application of woodworking processes 
and machinery - Band saw, Table saw, Planer, Jointer, Router, Drill- 
Press, Chop Saw, Radial-Arm Saw, Laminations, In-Lays, Sanding, 
Staining, Lacquering, Painting 
- Advanced knowledge and application of woodturning and lathe 
maintenance 
- Understanding and ability to make use of joinery - Finger, Lap, 
Half-Lap and Dove-tail, Domino Joiner, Dowell Joining, 
- Knowledge and application of hand-carving techniques, 
Sharpening and Tempering of Chisels, Shaping by Rasping 
 
Jewelry and Metalworking 
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of metalworking and 
jewelry techniques cutting, sanding, filing, die-forming, lost- 
wax and burn-out casting 
- Understanding and application of soldering techniques including bezel 
setting, prong setting, marriage of metals and hollow-ware construction 
- Silver and copper electro-plating techniques 
- Knowledge and application of metal-smithing techniques, 
stretching, raising and forming 
 
Ceramics 
- Knowledge and understanding of ceramic construction techniques 
slab, pinch, coiling and modeling 
- Knowledge and understanding of glazing techniques including 
raku firing, high firing and low firing 
- Wheel throwing 
 
Graphic Design 
-Knowledge and understanding of Adobe Photoshop and photo editing 
software 
- Basic Knowledge and understanding of Macromedia Flash 
- Proficient knowledge and application of DSLR Camera‟s and lighting