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Jul 2017 - May 2020. Duration: 2 years, 11 months (Contracting freeze & hold due to COVID-19 crisis) Supervisor: Darian Klare, CTO Rôles: Technical Author, Technical Communications Administrator, BIM guru, 3D modeler, Renderer, Animator, Illustrator & Graphic Designer Skills: ArchiCAD & Revit BIM modeling & administration, process and standards documentation, file setup & BIM management, architectural drafting, detailing, vignettes & perspectives; renders; AutoCAD: drafting; Modo: modeling and rendering, rigging, animation, Substance Painter and Substance Alchemist for material development: use of these tools to provide prototype previsualizations and virtual table-top photography for documentation products; Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, Affinity P u b lis h e r, ProCreate, Concept, Rebelle: a range of illustrative and graphic design tasks, including teaching, style development and management. Technical writing / administration using single-sourcing methodology: MadCap Flare, Adobe Brackets, various XML tools and techniques. Freelance (Arch-GRFx Solutions): 3D modeler, BIM Tech & Coach, Renderer, IT, Graphic Design & Technical Illustration Jun 2001 - Present . Duration:19 years
Graphic design, document design, corporate identity; technical writing and illustration; technical editing; 3D modeling, rigging, animation and rendering; game environment design; architectural design, illustration, architectural visualizations, draughting and BIM. minarc:
2324 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone No.: (31)998-8899 Jan 2017 - Jul 2017. Duration: 7 months
Supervisor: Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Principal
Rôles: Designer, Drafter, IT Support, BIM guru, 3D modeler, Job Captain, Renderer, Animator, Architectural Illustrator Skills: ArchiCAD: BIM modeling, & documentation, file setup & BIM management, architectural drafting, detailing, vignettes & perspectives; renders within ArchiCAD; AutoCAD: drafting; SketchUp: modeling, documentation & perspectives, design; Modo: modeling and rendering, rigging, animation; Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, ProCreate, Concept, Rebelle: all illustrative tasks, including teaching, style development and management; Hand: detail development and illustration and colour work: ProCreate and Concept on iPad pro are my preferred media now. Ideation, SD, DD and CD phases; development and documentation of a new ArchiCAD based design & documentation system for minarc’s in-house proprietary building system mnmMOD; 3D modeling, texturing, rigging, animating and rendering of build-order videos of the mnmMOD system for investor relations and marketing. Mogavero Architects:
1331 T St, Sacramento, CA 95811 Phone No.: 916-***-**** Jun 2006 - Jan 2017. Duration: 10+ years
Supervisor: Craig Stradley, Principal, Nathaniel Sebok, Principal Rôles: Designer, Drafter, IT Manager, BIM Manager / BIM guru, 3D modeler, BIM Co-ordinator, Renderer, Architectural Illustrator Skills: ArchiCAD: BIM modeling, & documentation, file setup & BIM management, architectural drafting, detailing, vignettes & perspectives; renders within ArchiCAD; AutoCAD: drafting; SketchUp: modeling, documentation & perspectives, design; Modo: modeling and rendering, rigging, animation; Photoshop, Illustrator, Affinity Photo, ProCreate, Concept, Rebelle: all illustrative tasks, including teaching, style development and management; WordPress: site development from top to bottom, content editing, visual consistency management et al; QGIS: basic GIS functions and output; Hand: illustration and colour work - coloured pencils a preferred medium for materiality and colour studies, though ProCreate and Concept on iPad pro are rapidly becoming my preferred media now. Ideation, SD, DD and CD phases; winning competition experience: I have experience in project scopes ranging from market-rate single family communities, multi-family market rate, multi-family affordable, on-campus University student housing, University dining commons, mixed-use, infill, planning and streetscape studies, complete street studies and masterplanning. CA experience in multi-family residential settings and University Dining Commons. GraphXStaff
2020 Hurley Way, Suite 395, Sacramento, Ca 95825; Phone No.: 916-***-**** Jun 2005 - May 2006. Duration: 2 years (during my return to school) Supervisor: David Cox, Account Manager.
Assignments: UC Davis Reprographics Department, NorthFork Associates, Crocker/Flanagan (Ad Agency) Positions: Designer/Illustrator, Graphic Artist/Technical Illustrator. Solarponics, Inc.
8981 La Linia, Unit H, Atascadero, Ca 93422; Phone No.: 805-***-**** May 2002 - Jul 2004. Duration: 2 years Supervisor: Terry Keller, Vice President
Role: Marketing, Technical Communications & IT (administering a 15-unit LAN), Energy Assessor, Architect Liaison SAES Pure Gas, Inc.
4175 Santa Fe Road, San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401; Phone No.: 805-***-**** Jun 1999 - Aug 2002. Duration: 2 years, 10 months
Supervisor: Bill Lindahl, Director of Engineering, Document Control & Technical Publications Position: Senior Technical Writer, Technical Illustrator & Technical Editor, member of SAES Emergency Response Team (HazMat & First Aid; was certified HazMat FRO - certification lapsed).
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My skillset in context:
Previous to my return to school and subsequent entry into my chosen field of architecture, I had been responsible for marketing, public relations, and technical communications; from technical writing, technical editing and technical illustration to art, cartoons, graphics and pre-press production; document layout and design; also media tracking and costing. I have managed all digital assets for my departments, conducted significant technical research, trained new technical writers and technical publications assistants, and managed resource allocation for my group. I have been responsible for creating, documenting, and implementing a new structure, format, appearance and graphic language for intelligent tool operator manuals in the IC support industry, with a distribution of 116 foreign subsidiaries; my goal was to make transliteration easy, and to render complex procedures in a clear, unequivocal manner. In the IT field, I have also been responsible for all research, recommendation and purchase of specialized software and hardware to accomplish all information tasks; administration and troubleshooting of LAN & servers, and IT support of all Apple and IBM desktop and laptop machines. I have migrated an entire system from legacy Mac OS to Mac OS X; I was responsible for all administration and security for the new system. With Mogavero Architects I have both managed and executed all IT tasks and plans; these have included complete OS switches, major changes to IT infrastructure from hardware to virtualisation, to multi-server to SAN based topologies; recently managing a third-party IT contractor in all mission- critical tasks.
Software knowledge: general office, MS Office, MS Powerpoint & Project, Apple Work suite, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Pagemaker, Freehand, Corel Suite 11, Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer, ProCreate, Concept, Mishcief, Rebelle, Shap3r 3D, Onshape, Form•z, Sketchup, some Maya, extensive knowledge of Luxology Foundry’s modo, extensive knowledge of Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD and BIMX, some Rhino, Allegorithmic’s Surface Painter, Substance Alchemist, some Substance Designer, ACad, and a range of Windows and Mac OS X administration/ troubleshooting utilities and applications.
BIM Management: ArchiCAD based BIM template development, BIM Guru developing/teaching new workflows and bringing industry-standards to firms, 3D data interchange across a range of platforms and disciplines, video and written documentation of processes, developments, methods and workflows, application of knowledge as 3D generalist to AEC space. Equipment: Mac and PC desktops, all-in-ones, laptops, notebooks, tablets, mobiles, servers, various printers, ethernet hubs, firewall router & various LAN and server maintenance software tools. AED, O2 bottle & bag-valve mask, OPA, NPA, nasal cannula, first aid supplies, back board, neck braces, BP cuffs. Traditional art and production equipment from media through parallel rules, french curves, templates and all attendant equipment.
Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, Ca 95823
Architectural Design program - intended to transfer to CalPoly or Berkeley, but gained position with Mogavero Architects instead. Cuesta Collage, San Luis Obispo, Ca 93405 Sociology & literature CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 Technical Communications Theory Portland State University, Portland, Or Two years attended, no degree received Studied: Art, music, literature