I attended Asbury College in Wilmore KY until December 2002. My degree was
in media communications and my emphasis in multimedia. Although I received a foundation
in multimedia Web and CD-ROM, I also received experience in audio recording, and various
broadcast and field video production. I have definitely developed a passion for video
production, but only recently discovered a greater passion for interactive media.
Whether in programing, animation, or static graphics you must design an experience for your
user. I've come to enjoy the final product, but even more I take great joy in the hammer and nail process
leading to that user experience.
As of June 2004 I completed my Masters in New Media at the University
of Syracuse. Most people that I interact with hear the term "New Media"
and have no clue how it has already been assimilated into their daily lives.
New Media is nothing more than taking tradition media like newspapers and television
and reconstructing them into new technology, new business models, and a new means of
expression. The newspaper hasn't changed it's format in 80 years! and yet readership
has been on the decline for the last 30. Though not limited to it, New Media tends to be
summed up in Internet technologies. This includes instant messaging, email, ecommerce,
customer services, virtual business relationships, digital products, wireless communication,
worldwide radio and video broadcasting, Voice Over IP and more. When I was introduced to this
industry I realized its potential for growth and my potential for creative development.
Since December 2005 I have been employed as the Web & Application developer for the
Colonial Intermediate Unit 20. Working there to advance their internal database systems and information
architectures through custom web-based applications. It has offered a positive environment for
professional growth as a progammer, information architect, and database administrator.
In a more general sense I love to create. Whether it is a duct tape
wallet, PVC flute, clay animation videos, or something a little more
productive like a web site I love it all. Perhaps that is why the
media field interests me the most. It supplies me with the most opportunities
to create. Its awesome to build and shape, but even more its fun to
create something that hasn't been seen before.