Professional Scholar of Multimedia Design with a fervency for all forms of art. Authenticated design through demonstrated skills with a variety of mediums from traditional fine arts to advanced computer integrated arts. Currently, I am more than willing to relocate anywhere within the US at my own expense for the right position if required. I also have the ability to tele-commute. Goals include strengthening and maintaining these skills through interaction with colleagues, friends, social events as well as obtaining my MFA.
2009-Current: Free-Lance Multimedia Designer
Cultivated corporate identity branding including business cards, T-shirts, car decals, stickers, banners and web design implementation and maintenance. Logo design, photography, digital conversion, server installation, print and delivery. Distinguished execution of 4 minute 3D animated presentation converted for delivery on web including environment set up, modeling, sound synchronization, animating, rendering. Implementation of 3D into 2D environment including picture rolls, compression and conversion.
2008-2009: 3D Multimedia Designer
Distinguished international company with successful attainment of Senior quality graphics and animations for a multitude of multi-functional purposes including video, web and print. Conceived in conjunction with local and international Unigraphic Engineers to devise the highest quality of images and animations. Instruct physicians in confidential advances of surgical supplies and usage by creating advanced 3D renders and prepared DVD production. Educate upper level management by creating instructional DVD by use of film and lecture production. Originate 2D animations including complex action scripting for web design and navigation. Tutor fellow employees in using Maya, 3D Studio Max and Unigraphics.
2002-2007: Graphic Designer, General Laborer
Promoted local company with all multimedia innovation and operated all custom picture framing including superior customer service. Effectively branded logo for use in multi-platform design elements and implementations. Developed magazine advertisements, business cards, coupons, and newspaper advertisements. Operated budgeting for software and hardware. Managed all print and formatting functions. Administered all web site design and maintenance of server and updates. Adept restoration artist of fine and digital art. Professional restoration and creative artist for picture frames.
Heritage Food Service Equipment
Presented national company through photography and manipulation of all inventoried parts, and delivery of print ready files for Quark including proofing and printing. Managed photography studio and expenditures. Expert categorization, record, redesign, and refinance of business cards and logos for entire national firm. Supported company through web maintenance and redesign of work orders. Analyzed and revised all ordering and pricing on major expenditures pertaining to computer equipment, technical pads, business cards, and marketing inventory. Indexed all parts through utilization of Excel spreadsheets. Pre-conceptualized trade show booths with use of 3D hypermedia.
2004: Professional Internship
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Visual Communications and Design Department
Exemplified Visual Communication and Design Department by composing educational material utilizing web, video and class demonstration for the “Theory of Color and Light” college-level course. Fabricated from conceptualization, modeling, texture, environmental design, camera, lighting, photon manipulation, rendering and implementation of varying lighting scenarios in a 3D animated environment. Successfully utilized 3D Studio Max to create an environment where diverse forms of light were cast unto a sphere to validate light in theoretical situations.
2007: Indiana University
Bachelor of Fine Arts- Graphic Design
2007: Indiana University
Bachelor of Fine Arts- Computer Art and Animation
1998-2000 PC Specialist
Two year training as PC Specialist, ICS Correspondence schools
1994 High School
High School Diploma, ICS Correspondence schools
OTHER MENTIONABLE INTERESTS
2001-2003 Student Senator for Indiana Purdue Student Government Association
Secretary and Founder of Student Organization Group, VPG
2002 - 2006: Honor Role Recipient
2002 - 2006: Sponsored artist
Main Street Chalk Walk during the Three Rivers Festival.
2003: Recipient “Mini Summer Research Grant” for Proposal:
“Advanced Research of Real Time and Interactive Environments for Scholastic Purposes”.
2003: Featured artist at Kelly Gallery: Juried Show.
Trolley Tour sponsored by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
2005: Artist participation during “Ornament”
A charitable event held for and by the Cinema Center.
2006: Artist participation for "Artist Against MS"
Contributions donated to finding a cure for MS
2007: Senior Show Exhibit: “View in 3D“. This was a immersive installation consisting of 3 separate, but interacting animations that incorporated the physics of light, and the interrelation thereof in space.
Jessica Ponko has been in the industry since 2000.
Equipment / Gear / Software
RELATED SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE:
5-11 YEARS: MOST CURRENT SOFTWARE
Adobe Packages; Premier Photoshop, Encore, Go Live, In Design, Acrobat Distiller, Illustrator
Microsoft; Excel, Word, Power Point,
Widows; Media Encoder, Movie Maker, Front Page
Discreet; 3D Studio Max 6 - Current, Combustion, Backburner, Cleaner
Maya 6 - Current
Macromedia; Free Hand, Dream Weaver, Fireworks, Flash
16 YEARS: OPERATING SYSTEMS
Windows 95 - Current
Mac OS 9 - Current
7 YEARS: SERVERS