I began working in print shops. I was introduced to a typesetting machine and found that I had a special knack for operating it. I then expanded into the full range of art preparation for printing customers and then earned my Bachelor’s in Communications from Florida State University.
I worked in publishing as an art director, editor and writer. While traveling in Australia, I interviewed several printing company owners and wrote feature articles on their operations, as well as articles on printing technology.
I went on to earn a Graduate degree in Social Media Marketing from Rutgers University and a Master’s of Science in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics from Utica College. My studies in computer forensics led me to explore and appreciate the Linux environment and open source technology.As I used open source technology I began writing about it and eventually starting contributing articles to Opensource.com, where I was named an Emerging Contributor for 2017. I now work at St. Lawrence University, where I am the art director for St. Lawrence University magazine, a print designer and print production manager. I am also certified by Google with the Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ).
Software & Systems:
Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesing, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver
Open Source: Scribus, GIMP, Inkscape..
Cybersecurity: WireShark, FTK Imager, Maltego, Bless, and PhotoME.
I have a strong interest in communications and consider myself quite adept at print design/production/management, writing/editing/editorial management, circulation management, web design, troubleshooting, vendor negotiations, contracts and finding ways to get the job done. I pride myself on looking at the whole picture, exploring all the options and developing reasonable plans that work. I also take great pride in finding efficiencies and cost-savings.