• Columbia College Chicago 2011 - 2015
Bachelor of the Arts Commercial Photography
• Rock Valley College 2004 - 2007
Associates in Science Digital Prepress
• 2016 - Present - APPLE, INC - Cupertino, CA - On-site Vendor: Production Artist/Retoucher
- Leading color accurate image creation in both lifestyle and product photography, organization of photo assets in a fast paced, high volume environment. Including building automation for Photoshop and file management, developing new processes and workflows, while assuring high levels of quality and color accuracy.
• 2011- Present - FREELANCE RETOUCHER
- Image correction and compositing to client specifications in both small and large production settings.
• 2015-2015 APPLE, INC - Cupertino, CA - Marcom: Production Artist (Intern)
- 3 Month Contract. Photo retouching and hardware rendering via Adobe Photoshop.
• 2011-2016 APPLE, INC - Chicago, IL - Instructor/Technician
- Discerning the best learning methods for a wide variety of clients, teaching the clients based on specialized needs and skill-sets. Training provided in personal ad group settings basic computer use through pro-Apps like Motion, Aperture, and Final Cut.
- Troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing mobile devices in a fast paced environment.
• 2008-2015 FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER
- Live Music, Headshots, Weddings Image capture of live Music events, Head Shots, and Weddings.
• 2008-2011 NOIR STUDIO - Rockford, IL
- First Assistant Photographer Assistant on commercial photography production both in studio and on location. Duties included handling of equipment data management, color management, and supplemental image generation.