Artist CV

 

CONSULTANT/MULTIMEDIA ARTIST

2019: Pittsburgh, PA - Director of Technology for Ebenezer Baptist Church.

TEACHING AND TRAINING

2018: Pittsburgh, PA - Transformative Teaching Artist Award. 

2018: Pittsburgh, PA - Photography intensive for high school students at Carnegie Library Hill District​

2017: Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts & East Liberty Carnegie Library summer intensive teaching Middle School students to process of creating a music video.

2013: Pittsburgh, PA -  Steeltown Entertainment Project/Lighthouse at   Westinghouse. Music Video Program. Artist facilitator. Worked with students at Westinghouse summer school to teach the process of creating a music video.

2013: Sewickley, PA - Sewickley Public Library - 48 Hour Film Project. Artist facilitator. Helped teens with two day film project. Taught filming and editing techniques.

2011: Sewickley, PA - Sewickley Public Library/PA Humanities Council - Teen Reading Lounge. Artist facilitator for teen reading workshop. Helped run teen discussion as well as facilitating teen art project. Project: To create a Graphic Novel based on the reading and pertaining to their lives.

2008: Oakland, CA -    Artists Summer School - Project teaching students layout and design of a Graphic Novel. Instruction in

pen and ink, storyboarding, adding computer accents, and cover art.

2007: Oakland, CA -    Hip Hop Entrepreneurial Workshops - Youth project dealing with starting a business off of a Hip Hop-

based concept

FILM WORK

2017: Pittsburgh, PA - “Opening A Dialogue” Roundtable discussion series. - Director/Producer

2017: Pittsburgh, PA - “The Rehabilitation of the Hill” Produced by Steeltown Entertainment Project and the University of

Pittsburgh. A feature film geared towards teaching and training adults and teens. - Education Manager/Producer.

2015: Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Thunderbirds Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team. Part of the camera crew working

all home games. Shooting, Live Stream, and send directly to ESPN.

2014: Pittsburgh, PA - Director/Editor/Producer Short film “Alone: the Story of a Ranger.

2014: Pittsburgh, PA - 48HFP Editor/Camera for Everything But The Name. People’s Choice Award, Best Director, Best Actor.

2014: Pittsburgh, PA - Game Changers Project Fellow. Featured project “Sankofa”. Released on WQED.

2012: Pittsburgh, PA - 48HFP Editor for Everything But The Name. People’s Choice Award.

2010: Pittsburgh, PA - Apple Inc. Welcome Video for Great Lakes Market Editor for video project. Compiled and composed

welcome video for new employees to Apple Stores within the Great Lakes area. Corporate videos for

branch openings. Instructional video for new employees.

2008: Oakland, CA - “Still Reppin’” music video- Director/Editor- Full House Music Group

2006: Oakland, CA -    Full House Music Group - Music Video “Streets of Rage”- Cameraman/Editor

2004 to 2006: Oakland, CA - Full House Music Group - Promo videos and EPK’s Cameraman/Editor for Artists: Blayze, Show, KC and Company

2003: Oakland, CA -    Bad Blood, Kung Fu Vampire Hunter, Love is Hard Knocks- Cameraman/Editor (Feature length)- Jaylin Films

2001: Oakland, CA -    “Streets of Rage” music video- Cameraman/Editor- Full House Music Group

1998: Bay Area, CA -  DP and Editor on multiple films to be produced straight to video for Blockbuster – Jaylin Films

MURAL WORK

2008: Oakland CA -  Mural for Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts

2005: Berkeley, CA -  Private Residence

2004: San Francisco -  City Limits Clothing Store

1995: Coraopolis, PA - Private Residence

ART SHOWS

2020: Sewickley, PA - MAVUNO, Black Art Matters Show.

2011: Sewickley, PA - STACKS, A Romare Bearden Inspired Show.

2008: Oakland CA - The Big Pick Funkfest - Gallery of Original Work based on Funk Culture.

2003: Oakland CA - Urban Arts Diversity - Music and Arts Showcase. 4 pieces displayed

2002: Los Angeles CA - Hip Hop Art Show

ART-BASED PERFORMANCES (Live Graffiti)

2012: Pittsburgh, PA - EnHergy for RAINN - Live Painting and silent auction contributor

2008: Oakland, CA - Speeches of a Dream- Poetry Slam- Live Graffiti During Performances

2003: Oakland, CA - Hip Hop Elevation - Live Painting behind artist performances.

Training &
Projects
Skills
  • Understanding learning styles.

  • Multiple Final Cut Pro Certifications

  • Multiple Adobe certifications

  • Multiple Microsoft Office Certifications

  • Printing/press experience

  • Managing teams of 20 or more people

  • Establishing curriculum and syllabi

  • Experienced using projectors, and smart boards (white boards) including working with iPad apps for smart boards.

Languages

HTML/CSS

Work​
experience​

TEEN LABS MENTOR

Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh 2018

At the Hill District and Sheraden branches, I worked with the Teen Librarian to teach Art and Technology to students.

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR 

Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh 2017

Instructor to college students from Pitt, LaRoche, and Carnegie Mellon. Teaching Video Production 1, the second class in the film line of courses. Class based on my own curriculum and syllabus. Duties include mentoring, grading, and production instruction.

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT

/PRODUCTION MANAGER

Steeltown Entertainment Project, Pittsburgh, PA 2013-2017

Management and editing of all Steeltown documentaries and promotional videos. Set management/lighting on all productions from Steeltown. I.E. “The Chair” Premiere. Manager for the Spotlight Interview Series; Don Roy King, Lauren Morelli, Louie Anderson and creation of all subsequent promotional videos. Manage and maintain Steeltown Editing Lab. Mentoring Pittsburgh Independent Filmmakers. Teaching in Steeltown's "Youth and Media" Project. Working with youth on projects that incorporate film aspects. Projects include: Music Videos, Teen Reporting, After School video projects, and Story Telling. Students are encouraged to create works that have a social aspect and a focus on issues they deal with on a daily basis. Trainer in L.A.C.E.S. workshop, teaching educators and students lighting, audio, camera, and editing, at AiU, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Propel Schools, Neighborhood Academy.

 

CREATIVE

Apple Inc., Emeryville, CA/Pittsburgh, PA 2006-2013

Providing one-on-one training for individuals as well as corporate clients including KDKA News camera crew and editing team. Teaching Workshops, Group Trainings, Open Training, Market Core, and various employee workshops. Instituted a Return to Learning Workshop for Specialists (Sales team) to learn more about Apple software. Facilitated a “Workshop” training for all Specialists to prepare them to teach workshops to consumers. Created company facing videos for Great Lakes Market. Training of all new trainers (Creatives) in GYOC program. Attended GYOG (Grow Your Own Genius) program to learn more about technical support and to help facilitate Mac tech appointments. Point person for all youth outreach programs for 2 years in Bay Street Store. In store specialties: video and design (web/print). Product professional certification. Final Cut, Motion, iWork, iLife, iPhone/iPod/iPad Apple Certified.

 

INSTRUCTOR 

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Oakland, CA 2006-2008

Program Instructor, teaching evolution of Urban Arts to Graphic Design. Class included video editing and web design.

 

PARTNER/INSTRUCTOR         

Baysic Inc., Oakland, CA 2004-2006

Baysic is a Non Profit in Oakland, CA. The goal of Baysic is to use the four original elements of Hip-Hop: DJing, Emceeing, Grafitti Writing, and Break Dancing to elevate and empower youth. The four elements were used in each module to bridge the gap between the arts and business. I designed and taught a class called Grafitti to Graphic Design, to High School students, in an after-school program. This class used the principles of Grafitti: layering, typography, and color theory then applied them to the same principles in Graphic Design with a focus on being an entrepreneur.

 

MULTIPLE POSITIONS HELD

Fedex Kinko’s, Bay Area, CA 2000-2006

Senior Assistant Manager- Second in charge of branch. Managed a team of 30 employees. Organized schedules. Dealt with Employee/Customer issues. Handled Accounting and payroll.

Senior Technical Specialist- In charge of tech and networking for 5 branches. Trained all employees on policies and procedures for technical and networking solutions. Oversaw new tech roll-outs. Produced training videos for corporate.

Computer Services Supervisor- Team leader handling digital orders, signs, banners, and desktop publishing.

 

ART DIRECTOR          

Full House Music Group/Hurricane Management, Oakland, CA 1998-2004

Handled all visual communications for independent record label and artist management company. Managed and designed all cover art as well as promotional art. Lead on all projects using both internal and external artists or vendors. Directed, Produced, or Editing on over twenty music videos.

Education
Art Institute International

​2000 - 2003

 

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University of Akron

1993-1994

 

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