RESUME
Guides the design, production and technical process, realizing client's vision with solid creative skill. Team leader who collaborates with subject-matter experts, product owners, developers and end-users to clarify strategy and move projects forward. Recognized for versatile portfolio of digital products reaching worldwide markets, ranging from websites, eBooks, learning management systems and interactive whiteboards.
EXPERTISE
Project Management • Interaction Design • Digital Content Editing • User Experience Design • Wireframes Database Structuring • Budget Forecasting • Iterative Prototyping • Media Production
FREELANCE
Creative artist, bringing technical skill and imagination to a diverse client list, listening to needs, seeing the big picture and generating a comprehensive marketing message. Recent projects projects include:

Web designer, www.movelikedragon.com. Responsive website; researched, designed and coded from scratch.

Web designer, www.kasterine.com. Responsive website; researched, designed and coded from scratch.

Producer, Newburgh, NY: Beauty and Tragedy documentary film shot in the summer 2015. Responsible for video shoots, storyboarding, fundraising, and budget. Raised $80K via Kickstarter, grants and private donors.

Photographer, Fresh Cooking: Recipes from The Garrison Institute.  Photographed food still-lives for publication.

Producer, Newburgh on the Ritz Theater, public art exhibition of photographs. Created on-the-street videos, documentary photographs, and liaised with community organizations. News coverage included Times Herald Tribune and National Public Radio. Raised $15K via Kickstarter, grants and private donors.
PEARSON, Senior Digital Development Editor, 2014–2016 (consultant)
Recruited by Pearson to manage digital segment of blended learning program, used to train 100,000 elementary teachers in the teaching of math and science in Saudi Arabia. Valued team member of high profile, $8M project.
Coached a remote team of subject matter experts on creating innovative digital content.
Effectively communicated production processes to a multinational coalition of writers.
Maintained client focus and monitored cultural sensitivities in a schedule-driven environment.
Finalized over 200 digital activity storyboards, preserving core philosophy, concepts, and content while ensuring technical information clear and production-ready.
Reviewed and provided input on graphic design options, content development kits and functioning prototypes created by a third-party developer.
PEARSON, Senior Digital Product Manager, 2014–2015 (consultant)
Managed online course migration process for Pearson Inside Services & Direct Delivery division.
Maintained tight schedule; delivered 12 courses with highest quality.
Oversaw development team based in Poland and content expert based in South America
Communicated impact of feature and functionality changes to stakeholders.
Resolved technical issues resulting from the migration process.
Worked with Marketing and Technical teams to ensure registration process runs smoothly.
PEARSON, Senior Product Manager, 2006–2013
Supervised complex development of interdependent productions, while overseeing budgets, schedules, and media. Projects span pre-primary to higher education markets.
Generated digital offerings for first product breaking $100M sales mark.
Improved user experience by supervising the design of core features, guiding each stage from concept to reality.
Facilitated the UX design process, moving high-level decisions forward with speed and confidence.
Enhanced profitability by extending markets, developing software products for flagship brands, and moving division’s print-centered learning experiences into digital age.
Saved thousands of dollars by monitoring budgets, identifying areas of improvement, introducing efficiencies, ensuring cost saving and quality.
Opened revenue streams by re-engineering legacy products, minimizing investment cost.
Achieved best investment results by guiding global development teams, negotiating contracts, specifying requirements and supervising production. 
Maintained quality and vision by communicating business requirements between teams, monitoring expectations.
Established in risk management, assuming responsibility of several complex digital projects in transition, resulting is successful product launches.
PEARSON, Product Manager, 2000–2006
Oversaw creation of online learning object platform, specified feature requirements.
Maintained workflow by guiding all phases of production from content creation to testing, ensuring accuracy and completion.
Improved production delivery by coordinating project schedules, monitoring, and tracking simultaneous development and review cycles, ensuring high standard of production.
Enhanced project quality by supervising premium media content within course management system.
Provided premium content suite to division’s 1st online learning site by conceptualizing and storyboarding numerous subject-specific learning presentations, ensuring innovation and quality. 
Established future projection costs and time frames by developing and monitoring budgets and schedules for division’s initial generation of digital products.
Reduced development and review cycle significantly by training internal and freelance writers and editors, using online learning object platform, ensuring content quality and accuracy.
Supervised staff of associate digital producers and interns, developing future departmental policies and procedures.
Enhanced processes by establishing production efficiencies, standardizing documents for content creation, media turnover, and budget tracking.
EDUCATION
The Cooper Union, 1987, Bachelor of Fine Arts, New York, NY
Yale Summer School of Art, Fellowship, Norfolk, CT
TRAINING
General Assembly, 2016 -2017
Data Analytics
HTML5, CSS & Web Design
Data Analysis

New York University, 2015
Professional Development Gold Standard Courses
Mobile UX
Visual Design for UX
User Experience (UX) Design I
User Experience (UX) Design II

SKILLS
Agile • JIRA • HTML5 • CSS • Tableau •Trello • Adobe Creative Suite • Omnigraffle • Balsamiq • InVision• Microsoft Office • Smartsheet • Microsoft Excel • Mac and Windows • Microsoft Project • iMovie • Blackboard LMS • Sublime • GitHub • Intermediate SQL Query Writing • PostgreSQL 
Skilled in social media:  Facebook • Twitter • Tumblr • Blogspot • Kickstarter • MailChimp • Vimeo
Superb verbal and written communication skills; functional knowledge of Italian language.
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